Do you need a break, a de-stress, an escape? Then down tools and enjoy a spa break in Northern Ireland that promises to leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
With a fantastic selection of spas on offer, Northern Ireland is spoilt for choice when it comes to spa treatments with a difference including a relaxing dip in a seaweed bath in Newcastle or a sunset soak in a rooftop Jacuzzi in Belfast.
Tourism Northern Ireland’s Destination PR Officer Rachel Quigg believes Northern Ireland is a haven for spa lovers.
“There is an excellent choice of spas across Northern Ireland perfect for enjoying a relaxing break with family or friends. With top class facilities, a wonderful selection of treatments as well as luxurious accommodation and great food – a spa break really is the best way to treat yourself in 2017,” says Rachel.
To tempt your senses, Tourism Northern Ireland has put together a list of luxurious spa suggestions in Northern Ireland:
Set in 163 acres of lush parkland in Ballymena, Co. Antrim, the award-winning Outdoor Spa Village at the four-star Galgorm Resort & Spa is the first of its kind in Ireland and a true haven of peace and tranquillity.
Highlights of the Spa Village include the Jacuzzi pool and hot tub. Both set on the banks of the River Maine, these outdoor pool experiences will delight your senses and leave you refreshed and revitalised. Guests can also indulge in the resort’s signature treatments exclusively designed for The Spa at Galgorm for an unparalleled spa experience.
Situated on the wooded slopes of the Holywood hills overlooking Belfast Lough, the magnificent Culloden Estate & Spa in Cultra, Co Down is renowned for its five-star luxury. Guests can choose from a wide selection of treatments including an ESPA Chakra Balancing with Hot Stones, a Brightener Facial or Spa-tisserie – a spa pamper and scrumptious pastry package which is pure and utter bliss!
From its origin Lavender Health Spa was designed to revive the mind and body after the stress and tension that we can experience in our everyday lives. Found in the shadow of the ancient monument at Errigal’s old monastery, Lavender Health Spa overlooks one of the most beautiful valleys in Northern Ireland. Guests to the spa can choose from a collection of Holistic and Deep Relaxation treatments before relaxing in the Thermal Suite.
The five-star Merchant Hotel boasts a harmonious blend of Victorian grandeur and Art Deco inspired sleek modernity. Located in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter the hotel’s spa is a haven of tranquillity where you can indulge in a manicure at the Champagne Nail Bar, a Sodashi Vanilla Body Bliss, Merchant Essential Sugar Scrub or enjoy a dip in the rooftop hot tub.
The Thai Spa in the five-star Lough Erne Resort in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh is the only wholly Thai Spa experience in Ireland and the UK with a number of treatments and therapists originating from and expertly trained in Thailand. Your senses will be delighted with the combination of varying heat and scented air embodying essences reminiscent of the country, such as lemongrass, jasmine and coconut. Guests can enjoy their treatment in an individual treatment room or with your partner, friend or family member in a dual treatment room.
For a spa treatment with a difference head to Soak Seaweed Baths Spa in Newcastle, Co. Down. Bathe in a silky hot seaweed bath and enjoy this unique experience which will help detoxify your body and enrich your skin, giving you a natural glow.
The seaweed bath is a modern take on an old tradition and uses fresh seaweed sourced locally from the South Down coastline.
Set amidst the gorgeous surroundings of the Roe Valley Country Park, the multi-award winning Spa at Roe Park in Limavady, Derry~Londonderry offers a wide range of spa treatments for guests and day visitors. Relax and unwind under the expert hands of highly trained therapists and choose from an exotic selection of Relaxation Treatments and Beauty Therapies while also enjoying the hotel’s Aqua Meditation Chamber, sauna and steam suite.
Based in County Tyrone, secluded in the heart of Clogher Valley, Corick House Hotel & Spa promises to deliver an enchanting spa escape with eight luxurious treatment rooms offering a range of luxurious packages to suit all your pampering needs.
Standing on 6 acres of private grounds, the magnificent four-star Slieve Donard Resort & Spa is nestled in the heart of County Down where the ‘Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea.’
Spread across two floors, the spa consists of a pool, rock sauna, amethyst steam room, vitality pool, fitness suite and drench showers as well as a state of the art ESPA spa paradise.
World famous ESPA spa treatments include hot stone therapies, facials, tailor made massages, pedicures and manicures ensuring you soothe your soul during your relaxing retreat.
To find out more information on spas in Northern Ireland or for further information on places to stay or things to see and do, check out www.discovernorthernireland.com