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24th May 2024

‘This Irish staycation spot felt like an overseas escape’

Sophie Collins

Inchydoney staycation

One of my favourite staycations of all time

Inchydoney Island Hotel and Spa is nestled along the scenic coast of West Cork and offers a peaceful retreat that really felt like an overseas escape. 

We had the pleasure of being invited for a two-night getaway here and have compiled a guide to making the most of your stay at this stunning destination.

So, if you’re looking for a great staycation option this summer, here’s what you need to know.

Upon arrival, we were invited to unwind in the hotel’s inviting lounge while enjoying a selection of drinks and relaxing to the sounds of piano music. 

The atmosphere here and just generally around the hotel sets the tone for a restful and calming stay.

Dining at the Gulfstream Restaurant is a must. 

With panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, the restaurant serves gorgeous dishes that highlight the best of local ingredients. 

The combination of fine dining and breathtaking scenery makes for an unforgettable dinner experience and is just as inviting in the morning for a more casual buffet breakfast.

Beach Walks

Take advantage of the hotel’s stunning beachfront location. 

You’re just a few meters away from the strand where you can bask in the sunshine and the refreshing sea breeze – it’s particularly enjoyable if you’re lucky to get the weather. 

The beach offers a perfect setting for both leisurely walks and more invigorating activities – all available with the hotel, like sunrise yoga, surfing, kayaking and even whale watching.

Spa Experience

The hotel’s spa is a sanctuary of relaxation. 

You can treat yourself to a day of pampering with a range of treatments designed to rejuvenate both body and mind. 

We were invited to experience a luxurious massage bath and a revitalizing seaweed body wrap and both were as relaxing as they were invigorating.

The Rooms

The rooms at Inchydoney Island Hotel and Spa are spacious, impeccably clean, and tastefully decorated. 

Each room provides a comfortable and serene environment, ensuring a restful stay – the best part is that you wake up to stunning views and the sound of waves.

Throughout your stay, expect top-notch service from the hotel staff. Their friendliness alone make the overall experience so welcoming.

This location offers a perfect blend of luxury, relaxation, and the natural beauty of Ireland – something you can forget exists when choosing potential holiday destinations.

Without leaving the country you can lounge in the gorgeous surroundings, dine with ocean views, explore the beautiful beach, or indulge in a day at the spa.

And if you’re lucky enough to get the weather, you truly feel like you’ve travelled abroad.