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Fota Island Spa

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Fota Island Resort, Fota Island, Co. Cork, Ireland
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The concept behind Fota Island Spa, Cork is one of wellbeing, offering a unique combination that caters for both the restoration of personal energy and vitality or holistic relaxation and pampering. Fota Island Spa, at the Fota Island Hotel & Spa, lies deep within one of the most dramatic and outstanding natural settings on the Irish Coast.

Breathe the pure air, let your eyes linger over the stunning views of the Resort's mature woodlands and surrender yourself to the luxurious natural serenity of Fota Island Spa, this is the magic that awaits in one of Cork's finest Spas.

The Spa features a full fitness suite with Life Fitness equipment, an indoor heated swimming pool (children permitted 9-12pm and 4-6pm) and a superb hydrotherapy suite, home to Ireland’s only walking river, which is renowned for its assistance in healing sports and fatigue related injuries.

With eighteen spacious treatment rooms offering over sixty treatments, Fota Island Spa is rightly regarded as one of Ireland's finest and best equipped spas.

Treatments & Packages

Body Treatments

Body Treatments from Fota Island Spa

Kerstin Florian Turkish Body Scrub - 50 minutes €95
An exhilarating thermal salt exfoliation followed by a loofah scrub. Completed with an application of crème or lavender body spray.

Kerstin Florian Chamomile Body Scrub - 50 minutes €95
A gentle chamomile oil body scrub recommended for normal to delicate skin types. Soothing & relaxing.

Les Luneides Sunshine Body Polish 20 mins | €60
A sunshine body scrub to exfoliate and aid cell renewal, leaving the skin looking fresh and revitalised.

Envelopments €70

Les Luneides body wrap.
Indulge in a floating experience combining relaxation with the absorption of an ingredient chosen from the following menu:

Classical Algae
Laminaria digitata seaweed to stimulate and balance your metabolism.

Slimming Algae
Fucus seaweed to refine your silhouette.

Regenerating Grape
To rejuvenate and improve skin tone.

Sensual Chocolate
To relax and promote well being.

Detox Green Tea
To eliminate toxins and re-energise.

Milky and Honey Wrap
To nourish and hydrate the skin.

Envelopment Rituals - 75 minutes €100
A full body three-in-one treatment.
Includes: a full body exfoliation,
a body envelopment & a luxurious oil application.

Les Luneides Chocolate Sensuality

Les Luneides Grape Regeneration

Les Luneides Green Tea Slimming Silhouette

Les Luneides Gold Ritual - €145
A rich exfoliating diamond, glycerine oil and marine salt body polish is applied to the body, helping to gently remove dead skin cells. A moisturising milk and honey wrap nourishes and hydrates the skin.
This amazing ritual is completed with an application of luxurious gold cream. The tremendous energy of 24 carat gold will leave the skin magnificently supple, silky and luminous, gleaming discreetly with golden essences.

Paradise Ritual - 75 minutes €105
This is a ritual of pure sensory delight and deeply relaxing for the whole body and mind. It will invigorate and revitalise the skin thanks to the 100% Natural Vanilla, Coconut as well as the rare and powerful Sandalwood, Neroli and Jasmine essential oils. A revitalising coconut body polish followed by coconut body wrap and completed with precious body oil applied to the skin.

[Comfort Zone] Body Treatments

All [Comfort Zone] body treatments begin with the Tranquility Welcome Ritual, to relax and soothe the senses in preparation for treatment, and incorporate a comfort touch body massage.


Lavender Dreams Ultimate - 95 minutes €150
Dreams of lavender fields envelop your senses as you drift on waves of blue in this completely balancing and rejuvenating spa experience.
To begin, earthly minerals are combined with lavender's healing properties in an invigorating full body exfoliation.
Following is a pampering back, neck and shoulder massage with organic lavender oil and warm healing stones. As an added treat warm lavender oil will be applied to the full body.
Next nourish and relax inside a warm cocoon, while a luxurious foot and pressure point scalp massage completes this head to toe service.

Comfort Touch

Innovative Products at Fota Island Spa

Nestled in the Kerry Mountains Flourish Organics is inspired by the unspoiled landscape to produce their innovated organic skincare range in harmony with nature. All products are handmade in small batches by husband and wife Geraldine and Klaus Woessner to ensure the highest of
quality. We have only one body. We have only one planet. Flourish Organics take this into consideration and treats both with great love and care.

Comfort Touch
50 mins | €100

Flourish Organics help to care for and nourish the most sensitive of skin with its natural and organic ingredients. Gentle blends of aromatherapy oils
help to soothe and calm on a physical and emotional level and aids patients dealing with skin-related side effects caused by chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Each treatment includes
an in-depth consultation with your expert therapist, which will enable your therapist to tailor the treatment specifically for your individual needs.

Chakra Balancing Massage
65 mins | €125

This unique treatment combines 3 aspects which work synergetically to relax, ease muscle tension and instil peace and a sense of wellbeing in the
mind. It brings balance and harmony to the energy centres of the body. Aromatherapy harnesses the energy and therapeutic benefits of the finest organic flowers, herbs and resins and blends them to create an oil that is pleasing to the senses and a harmonizer of energy. Each massage is infused with a gentle healing energy which adds an extra dimension to the treatment - deeply relaxing, the Chakra balancing energy flows through the entire Chakra system clearing any blockages, warming both body and emotion and brings harmony and healing to your body, mind and spirit .

Kerstin Florian Facials

Kerstin Florian have combined a passion for innovative skincare, beauty, natural wellness & the spa lifestyle to create skincare programmes that deliver results with a beautiful sensory experience.

The Customised Facial - 50 minutes €90
A deep cleansing purifying treatment for all skin types. Exfoliates, renews, balances & nourishes.

Organic Aromatherapy Facial
50 mins | €105

reconnect with nature, spirit, and self with this deluxe facial that combines modern skincare with the ancient art of aromatherapy.

BerryPlus Antioxidant Infusion Facial
80 mins | €135

Ultra-oxygenating, anti-aging treatment based on vitamin-rich super berries and plant cell structures to fortify, rejuvenate, and renew.

Gentlemen's facial
50 mins | €90

A deep cleansing and nourishing facial designed for the special skin care needs of men. Soothes the skin as it refines pores. Includes an uplifting massage and deep cleansing masque.


Advanced Repair
50 mins | €105
results orientated treatment individually customised to address any skin type and concern, including sensitivity, fine lines, congestion and premature aging.

50 mins | €105

Advanced formulas and luminising rice peel-off masque target hyper-pigmentation of face, neck and decolleté for immediate improvement to tone., texture and luminosity.

Massage Treatments from Fota Island Spa

Relax and unwind with one of our massage treatments.

Indian Head Massage - 50 minutes €80
Based on ancient Ayurvedic healing techniques involves massaging the head, face, neck, shoulders and upper back.

Thai Foot Massage - 50 minutes €85
Concentrating on the soles of the feet, combined with massage of the toes, ankles & calves. Thai Foot Massage detoxifies the immune system and improves quality of sleep. Regular treatments help to relieve everyday stress and reduce the risk of lifestyle ailments, which cause damage to the cardiovascular system.
Please note: This treatment is suitable for pregnant clients who are past the first trimester of pregnancy.

Bamboo Full Body Massage - 80 minutes €150
Using Bamboo whisks, smooth Bamboo sticks massage techniques, this massage will promote well-being, relieve stress, tension and stimulate blood circulation.

Bamboo Back of Body Massage - 50 minutes €115

Swedish Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage - 25 minutes €65

Swedish Full Body Massage - 50 minutes €105
This classical massage stimulates circulation, eases muscle tension, improves flexibility & relaxation.

Harmony Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage - 25 minutes €65

Harmony Full Body Massage - 50 minutes €105
This is a massage of the full body combining both Hot Stone Massage Therapy and Swedish Massage.

Reflexology - 50 minutes €90
Reflexology is a complimentary therapy that promotes healing by stimulating the nerves in the body & encouraging the flow of blood. It has been known to help alleviate physical and emotional symptoms.

Hot Stones Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage - 25 minutes €65

Hot Stones Full Body Massage - 50 minutes €115
The basalt lava hot stones massage combines therapist and hot stones working in synergy to give the ultimate massage experience.

Maternity Treatments


Your body goes through a lot during pregnancy so it is the perfect time for you to check out of reality and into a spa. BASQ NYC spa treatments are our special programme of skin salvation indulgent spa treatments. Remember take good care of yourself and find joy in the amazing achievement. Grab a few moments to care for yourself and enjoy.

BASQ in the Moment Pregnancy Massage
65 mins | €130
A customised full body massage using safe pre-natal techniques. Designed to relax, reduce fatigue, release tension, aches, pains, swelling and other discomforts associated with pregnancy. This indulgent massage will help increase circulation and benefit Mammy-to-be.

BASQ Baby Bump Treatment
40 mins | €80
This treatment is designed to reinforce the skin with deep hydration and a mega dose of nourishment that targets scars and marks, whilst also helping with the tone and elasticity of the
bump area. Your journey begins with a skin exfoliation using a dry brushing technique, followed by an application of BASQ Lavender Perfect Scrub. Next, the tummy is treated to a layering of our wondering stretch mark oils and
butter, which combine to replenish deep down while also soothing itchy skin. While we allow these absorb into the skin, the lower legs are massaged to assist circulation and reduce swelling and heaviness in the legs.

BASQ Head to Toe Experience
80 minutes | €150
A complete head to toe spa experience that focuses on the head, face, bump and lower legs. We begin with a relaxing head, face, neck and shoulder massage to release tension and congestion. We then move to the bump, where gentle dry brushing increases circulation, and a gentle exfoliation removes dead dull cells which improves the tone and elasticity of the skin. This is followed by an application of our luxurious BASQ Resilient Body Oil and BASQ Mega Moisture Butter on the skin to help prevent stretch marks. Whilst the cream and oil absorb into the skin, the lower legs are massaged to assist circulation and
reduce swelling and heaviness in the legs.

BASQ Skin Boosting Body Exfoliation
65 minutes | €140
Relax and breathe deep; inhale the calming benefits of lavender in this completely balancing and rejuvenating spa experience. An instant fix for dry, itchy and stretched skin. Using our BASQ Perfecting Lavender Sugar Scrub, we work to repair and restore youthful looking skin. Exfoliation is the best way to fuel skin renewal and discard damaged skin. As we polish, thirsty skin pulls in nutrients, resulting in a beautiful, healthy glow. This is followed by an application
of our BASQ Mega Moisture Butter to nourish the skin with a blend of our powerful omega oils.

BASQ Remedy for Tired Legs
25 minutes | €65
The lower legs and feet are treated to an exfoliation massage to improve circulation and reduce any swelling, heaviness and other discomforts often associated with pregnancy. Whilst the legs are wrapped in a cocoon of luxurious salts and oils, a relaxing scalp massage is performed to melt you away in the moment.

Please note: We ask that those wishing to book
a BASQ maternity treatment are past their first trimester.

Signature Treatments

Serenity Massage - 65 minutes €140
Unique to Fota Island Spa, the Serenity Massage allows you to unwind in total relaxation. Begin your treatment with a refreshing foot soak followed by a full body massage including a hot stones back massage. A foot mask and a face & scalp massage will then complete your relaxing, pampering experience.

Harmony Full Body Massage - 50 minutes €105
This is a massage of the full body combining both Hot Stone massage therapy and Swedish massage. The basalt lava stones are used in conjunction with classic massage movements to ensure a truly complete massage experience.

Little Bit Sweeter- 50 minutes €115
Take time to relax and unwind with our signature massage at Fota Island Spa. This treatment is designed to combat mental and physical fatigue with a rich chocolate full body massage which will leave your skin feeling soft and silky smooth. You will also receive a delicious chocolate mousse post treatment, the ultimate indulgence!

The Ultimate Anti-Ageing Rejuvenation Treatment
110 mins |€190
This wellness-inspired Kerstin Florian face and body experience is the latest signature treatment of The Fota Collection and promises to deliver full
body and mind rejuvenation. The journey begins with a full body exfoliation using a gentle Spanish rosemary and bamboo manna polish, followed by a full body massage using our unique blend of oils, combined with a luxurious silky lotion packed with healthy minerals and trace elements.

After a luxurious scalp massage, the treatment is completed with a results driven, anti-ageing luminescent facial. An exclusive Pearl Powder nourishes and brings radiance to the skin. An
acupressure point exercise with firming extract refines the skin before a unique cooling masque with luminous rice, as well as a concentrated powerhouse ampoule is applied to provide long lasting hydration. Results are immediate, leaving
the skin looking supple, vibrant and luminescent.

Spa Packages from Fota Island Spa

Spa Packages with Thermal and Hydrotherapy Suite

These full day packages include lunch, chosen from our healthy options menu, and the time spent in our Thermal Suite and Hydrotherapy Suite.

Regenerating Berry Bath & Kerstin Florian Ultimate Rejuvenation Treatment
This wellness-inspired face and body experience promises to deliver full body and mind rejuvenation.

The journey begins with a multi massage hydrotherapy bath, with added berry extract bursting with anti-aging properties. After unwinding in the bath your skin is treated to a full body exfoliation using a gently Spanish rosemary and bamboo manna polish.

This top to toe treatment is followed by a full body massage using a unique blend of oils and lotions packed with healthy minerals and trace elements. After a luxurious scalp massage, the treatment is completed with a results-driven, anti-aging luminescent facial. We use our exclusive pearl Powder, an ancient beauty secret to exfoliate, nourish and bring effective radiance to the skin. An acupressure point exercise with firming extract refines the skin before using a cooling masque with luminous rice, as well as a concentrated powerhouse ampoule to provide long lasting hydration. Skin appears lighter, brighter, and more refined. Results are immediate, leaving the skin looking supple, vibrant, and luminescent.

Tranquility hydrotherapy bath & Pro Sleep Massage

Tranquility bath and Pro Sleep Massage, relax in a luxurious bath nourishing tranquility oil to deeply hydrate and moisturise the skin. Complete your journey with an innovative massage which acts on three different sensorial pathways: smell, touch and hearing, for profound relaxation. The synergy of a unique blend of essential oils, the bespoke Tranquility Sound, Ayurvedic and Indonesian Sea Malay techniques combined with the use of soft brushes, gently guide the way to achieving a quiet and peaceful mind and body state.



Kerstin Florian Customised Facial & Full Body Masage
Relax and rejuvenate with our Kerstin Florian Customised Vitamin Facial. This anti-aging facial, which includes a customised exfoliating peel to renew skin, a relaxing massage to promote circulation, followed by a masque to balance and nourish the skin. Your journey is completed with a Full Body Massage, which will stimulate circulation, ease muscle tension, improve flexibility, and promote relaxation.

Chocolate Hydrotherapy bath and Little Bit Sweeter Chocolate Massage
Relax in a chocolate bath and combat mental fatigue through the active ingredients of the cocoa bean to experience total well-being. The Little Bit Sweeter Massage is designed to combat mental and physical fatigue with a rich chocolate full body massage, which leaves your skin feeling soft and silky smooth. You will also receive a delicious chocolate mousse post treatment.

Kerstin Florian Turkish Body Scrub & choice of treatments

The ideal package for those looking to create their own unique spa experience .
Your journey begins witha Turkish Body Scrub, a refreshing top to toe body thermal salt exfoliation that will invigorate tires, dull skin, boosting circulation with rich minerals and essential oils. A treat for the senses, this treatment includes a luxurious body créme to smooth and soften the skin.

Then choose one of the following:
- Soothing Harmony Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage with Basalt lava hot stone and classic massage techniques to release muscle tone tension
- Deep cleansing kerstin Florian Refresher Facial to demineralise tired, dull skin.

Stress and Anti-ageing Antidote

Stress and Anti-ageing Antidote

65 mins | €100

The perfect antidote to modern fatigue and chronic stress in the skin and the muscles. The treatment starts with 15 mins Bamboo Back Massage to relieve stress and stimulate blood circulation, then followed by Skin Regimen Urban Longevity Facial – the combination of natural aromas, Macro Waves Sound and Qigong & Roullage massage techniques to recharge and correct the skin.

Available Monday to Friday, also available on Saturday and Sunday €20 supplement.

Valid from 1st November 2018 until 31st January 2019.

To book please contact the Spa reception on:

T: 021 467 3131

Sunshine & Bamboo

Choose a luxurious Full Body Exfoliation of your choice to hydrate, nourish and regenerate the skin. Next enjoy elements of a Bamboo Full Body Massage which will relieve stress and stimulate circulation.
Complete your journey with some light refreshments in the post treatment relaxation area.

80 mins | €140pp

Sunday - Friday (Excludes Saturdays)

Valid until August 31st

To book, please contact Spa Reservations on:
T: 021 467 3131

Treats for Two

Couples Massage - 50 minutes €100 pp

Together you can experience a massage which allows you to relax and rebalance the mind and body in our couple's suite.

[Comfort Zone] Twice as Nice Facials - 50 minutes €100 pp
A treatment for couples and friends, experience a [Comfort Zone] facial side by side. Your therapist will consult with you on the facial best suited to your skin's condition.
Please Note: A supplement of €10pp for the Chrono Reverser Facial and €20pp for the Chrono Reverser Collagen applies.

Together is Better - €205 pp
Includes lunch chosen from our healthy options menu and the use of our Thermal Suite and Hydrotherapy Suite.
A rejuvenating experience, relax and unwind with a back, neck and shoulder massage followed by a [comfort zone] 50min facial. Take a seat in our American style massage pedicure chairs where your feet will be pampered, while you enjoy a glass of Prosecco. (pedicure customised for male clients)

[Comfort Zone] Facials

A complete sense of beauty
Each [Comfort Zone] facial treatment begins with a deep cleanse and exfoliation of the skin to brighten dull and tired skin. This is followed by a Face, Neck and Shoulder Massage. Your therapist will then consult with you to determine the [Comfort Zone] Mask and finishing product to best suit the condition of your skin.

[Comfort Zone] Skin Regimen/Urban Longevity Facial

The perfect antidote to modern fatigue and urban lifestyle, this facial is ideal for when you feel your skin is stressed and showing the first signs of aging. Customisable to correct dullness, dehyration, and expression wrinkles. The combination of Skin Regimen natural aroma, Macro Waves Sound, and massage techniques such as unique Qigong and Rolling Roullage will leave you feeling recharged and ready to face your busy days.

[Comfort Zone] Hydramemory - 50 min ¦ €100
To moisturise, protect and hydrate dry and dehydrated skin.

[Comfort Zone] Skin Remedy - 50 min ¦ €100
Renewing, fragrance-free, strengthening, and soothing treatment recommended for skins which are sensitive, fragile, and prone to redness. Smooths and restores the protective skin barrier through a delicate dermal-affinity action and strengthens the natural skin barrier through a delicate dermal-affinity action and strengthens the natural skin barrier.

[Comfort Zone] Active Pureness Rebalancing - 50 min ¦ €100
An ultra effective purification treatment for all skins, particularly for rebalancing oily and acne prone skin types.

Sublime Deluxe Skin Lift - 80 mins | €125
Resurfacing, illuminating, lifting and
redensifying. Includes a collagen masque to plump the skin.

[Comfort Zone] Harmony Facial - 50 minutes €100
A treatment that combines Hot Stone Therapy and a Taster Facial from [Comfort Zone]. The treatment will be opened with a Hot Stone massage of the Back, Neck and Shoulders and followed by a [Comfort Zone] Taster Facial designed specifically to suit every skin type. (This facial is suitable for both men and women)

Reviews of Fota Island Spa

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Reviewed by Helena 28th September 2014


"I was here for the full day package which is €195,for that I got 3 treatments and lunch. The staff were lovely and I had the same therapist for the day which was nice I was able to build up a rapport with her, the changing rooms were not nice and are shared with people using the hotel pool, no privacy and no zen like feeling to the place. The lunch was also disappointing, I placed my order when I arrived only to be told after my first treatment that what I had ordered was no longer available, at 12.30am! So I had to make do with some cold wrap instead as they only offer an alternative from the Spa menu even though you have to get redressed to go across to the main hotel restaurant as there isn’t one in the Spa and because of this I would have thought they might have allowed me to choose from the restaurant menu. I've been to nicer Spa's and much better value for money so I won’t be returning."

Reviewed by Local 6th May 2014

Not value for money

"I had the “Lighten your legs” treatment which is a maternity treatment. Very disappointing for 55euros and would have expected a lot more. All it involved was a soak of the legs first and then I’d say no more than 3 massages of each leg - only the lower leg. This is the 2nd time I have been disappointed by the spa. The last time I rang up to make an appointment and specifically asked could I have a face massage, but then when I went for the treatment I was told they could do a facial only. While the spa is very nice I think the treatments need to be upped as I don’t think they are good value for money."

Dissapointed Woman
Reviewed by Dissapointed Woman 6th January 2014

Treated badly

"I'm used to high end spas to be quiet and relaxing. When I was shown to the changing room I was shocked, it wasn't like any spa I've been to before, it was to be honest, a locker room like you'd find in a public swimming pool. The hotel pool and the spa share changing room, So what you get is lots of women and children coming in from the pool when you are supposed to get into your robe and slippers. I found that very off putting as well as the lack of privacy, I had to change in front of all them. Then I had an issue with the size of my robe. I'm not a small women and I had to go back to reception to ask for a bigger one, that was embarrassing enough. I had to ask a further two times and each time they gave me the same size. One receptionist even laughed at me when I asked for another robe. I felt awful and left in tears. It was horrible and mortifying, I would not recommend this spa! "

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