The Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa Blog

Island Spa

August 07, 2015

Home to Irelands first Seawater Spa, The Island Spa offers our guests and members a unique experience in Seawater Therapies as well as more traditional Spa Treatments and Rituals.  For the second year in a row, The Island Spa at Inchydoney Island Lodge has won the Irish Tatler Spa Award 2015 for Best Service.  To add to this prestigious award we have also been named Ireland’s Leading Spa Resort three times at the World Travel Awards.  This recognition is in no small part down to the dedication and hard work of our spa manager Brid O’Sullivan, Spa Supervisor Lucy Williams and all our fantastic Therapists who ensure that our guests feel comfortable, relaxed and pampered during their visit. 

For our guests and for our members, what makes our Island Spa so unique is without doubt our Heated Seawater Therapy Pool.  Based on the concept of Thalassotherapy, which is the therapeutic use of seawater, we pump water directly from the ocean and heat it to 31 degrees.  At this temperature, the pores of the skin open, allowing minerals, protein and vitamins to be absorbed. There is also a series of underwater jets, bubble seats and neck showers help to soothe aching muscles while toning the body.  Not only can our guests and members enjoy all the wonderful benefits of the Seawater Therapy Pool but they also have the ocean-view relaxation areas, the fruit and juice bar, the steam room, sauna and gym to indulge in.  Listening to relaxation music while enjoying a fresh juice and views of the Atlantic Ocean… what more could you ask for? Bliss!

With 22 treatment rooms the Island Spa also offers a wide range of Beauty and Body Treatments as well as Rituals and Day Packages.  Along with our partners Elemis and Les Luneides in Paris there is a treatment for everyone and every skin type.   A particular favourite Body Treatment of our Spa Manager Brid is the “Face & Body Sensation”.  This is a combination of therapies that uses extremes of temperatures for the ultimate body awakening experience.  Body Brushing, Aroma Stone Massage followed by an intensive Anti-Ageing Booster Facial, it is a complete treatment for Body, Face and Mind.  Next on my list!

For those looking for that wonder product, Lucy, our Spa Supervisor and guru on all things Elemis, recommends Elemis Pro Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm “This is one of my most favourite products from Elemis. It’s my make- up bag must have!  Scented with neroli, orange, lemon and bergamot and suitable for all skin types, it can be used as a daily moisturiser and a make-up primer.  The flash balm instantly brightens and tightens the appearance of the skin and helps smooth and even the skins complexion. Not only does it contain a vitamin complex which is fantastic for the skin, it also helps defend against skin aging”

Regardless of the treatment or product you choose, our friendly dedicated Therapists will be there to make sure your visit is both remarkable and relaxing.  For more information about the Island Spa, Membership or to book a treatment, call +353 23 883 3143, visit or email

Sherna Malone
Sherna Malone
Sales & Marketing Executive

The Hotel Island Spa Clonakilty Wild Atlantic Way West Cork

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