With two days off over Easter, we decided last minute to head away and spend he weekend cleaning, cooking and working but instead going to Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa for an over night stay.
The kids were thrilled as soon as they heard there was not “just” a beach but also a pool at the resort. Having grown up in Fiji they love the water and can easily spend hours in the water.
Inchydoney beach was voted Ireland’s best beach and Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa sits majestically in the center overlooking both sides of the beach.
We booked a spacious family room which was located on the ground floor overlooking the ocean.
Straight after check in to the seawater pool followed by a hot bath and a stroll on the beach before sunset.
The 4 star hotel has two restaurants – The Gulfstream – a fine dining restaurant and Dunes pub & bistro – a pub like restaurant with great food in a very relaxed atmosphere. Since we had the kids with us, we opted for dinner and a few drinks at the Dunes Pub & Bistro.
The Island Spa at Inchydoney is home to Ireland’s first Seawater Spa, offering a unique experience in Seawater Therapies as well more traditional Spa Treatments and Rituals ranging from facials to body wraps and plenty more. Check out their website for special deals and day packages.
All hotel guests can enjoy complimentary access to the Seawater Therapy Pool. Water is pumped directly from the ocean and then heated. If you are travelling with kids make sure to check out the times when kids are allowed in the pools to avoid disappointment. Part of the spa is the Ocean View Relaxation Areas as well as the Steam Room, Sauna and Gym and a fruit & juice bar.
We spent the morning on the beach playing Frisbee with the kids and watching surfers riding waves in the ice cold water. I am not sure if you’ll ever find me swimming in Irish waters – no tropical water temperatures here!
If you are staying for longer then a night, there are plenty of activities to choose from: whale watching, kayaking, golfing, cycling or enjoying one of many coastal walks.
Or simply spend the day on the beach and bring a picnic – the kitchen will happily put together a picnic basket full of treats for you.
Inchydoney has lots to offer if you are looking for a weekend away from the hustle and bustle.