Escape to Fota Island Resort and bring together your loved ones in the beautiful East Cork Countryside. Enjoy a fun-filled summer staycation where you will receive the warmest of welcomes in the most luxurious surroundings with a wide range of activities to suit all tastes.
Keep discovering the beauty of East Cork and treat your senses to a luxurious escape in the true beauty of Your Private Island.
Stepping into one of the 123 luxurious en-suite rooms at this luxury Cork hotel is a memorable occasion. Select from a classic or deluxe room, a number of which come with their own private balcony, or one of the spacious family rooms comprising of a double and single bed and the option of an interconnecting door. For an extra special occasion check-in to one of the Resort’s eight individual suites, each one unique in design and layout but equally as stylish.
No matter which room you choose the soft carpets spring underfoot, the cosy furnishings and high-tech technology coax you to relax and the spacious bathrooms have been designed to really impress. Each room offers stunning views of the Resort’s woodlands or golf courses and the majority of suites also come complete with a terrace balcony offering more space to relax with your favourite book and a glass of wine, or simply watch the world go by.
From dusk until dawn, the team at Fota Island Resort led by Executive Head Chef Cedric Bottarlini are on stand-by with a tempting selection of dining options to satisfy the appetite of every guest. Each menu is carefully crafted to highlight the skills of the culinary team and showcase the local area’s abundance of wonderful ingredients, whether it is fresh seafood from Castletownbere or Ballycotton, fabulous local cheeses or organic produce from nearby farms.
Fota Island Resort has been a three-time host to the Irish Open with all three golf courses (Deerpark, Belvelly and Barryscourt) maintained to the highest standard all year around. Just a few minutes’ walk from the popular clubhouse you will find one of Ireland’s most sophisticated and modern golf facilities, Fota Island Golf Academy. Focused on ensuring golfers of all ages and abilities have the support they need, step inside and you’ll find a dedicated personal trainer and fully equipped strength and conditioning gym, daily tuition enhanced by Trackman high-tech video systems and superior coaching from talented PGA professionals. Coaching is also available on the course and in the newly renovated outdoor practice bays.
For those who prefer a slightly faster pace to proceedings, Fota Island Adventure is ready and waiting to put you and your body to the test. Hidden in the woods along the shoreline, Fota Island Adventure is the perfect setting for a day packed full of activities.
This world-class spa features a large indoor heated swimming pool, relaxation area and Hydrotherapy Suite with a ‘walking river’ of water currents and reflexology to revitalise, while the Thermal Suite contains a tepidarium and hammam. Step inside one of the 18 treatment rooms, which include a luxurious couple’s suite, and indulge in an array of face, body and holistic treatments devised by some of the world’s leading spa brands including [Comfort Zone] and Les Luneïdes.
Bootcamps, spinning sessions and other fitness classes are also on offer at Fota Island Resort and take place in their own dedicated facility with a fully equipped and spacious gymnasium and state of the art High Performance Gym all on-site. There’s everything you might need to help smash those fitness goals! Or if you prefer to find your own pace in the great outdoors, explore one of the signposted jogging and walking trails of different lengths and ability.
For any couples, families or groups of friends that enjoy a game of tennis, The Munster Tennis Hub is proud to have their home at Fota Island Resort, located in the midst of the peaceful woodland setting and comprising of two all-weather floodlit AstroTurf courts. Whether you enjoy playing for fun or are a competitive enthusiast, The Munster Tennis Hub at Fota Island Resort provides you with the ultimate platform to improve your game, boost your fitness levels and meet others who share your passion for the sport.
Aside from the wide range of resort activities, the East Cork region and Ireland Ancient East is a hub of family attractions, rich history and some culinary treats too.
Below are just a selection of the great family attractions that can be enjoyed:
Fota Wildlife Park is one of Europe’s most progressive wildlife parks with over 90 species from five continents, with many of the species free to roam the park.
Discover Ireland’s Captain’s and Convicts, Rebels and Rioters, Sinners and Saints at Spike Island. The Island is located off the coast of Cobh in Cork Harbour and has over 1300 years of Irish history.
The Jameson Experience at the Old Distillery is where you can learn how Irish Whiskey is crafted and be in with a chance to become a qualified 'Irish Whiskey Taster'.
The Titanic Experience is located in the heart of Cobh Town. Your personal tour guide will take you on a virtual journey; you will experience life aboard Titanic and learn a little about the conditions on board for third and first class passengers.
The guided house tour will take you on a journey through the grand décor of the principle rooms and behind the scenes to the exquisite boudoir and charming Victorian nursery.
Every Saturday morning in Midleton town centre holds one of the most popular Farmers Markets in the region. The market sells a range of fresh locally produced homemade cakes, breads, gourmet snacks and woodfire pizza.
Ballymaloe Cookery School is one of the world’s most prestigious cookery schools, and the only one to be situated on its own 100 acre organic farm.
To book your escape to Cork's idyllic 5 stay Resort, contact our reservations team who will be happy to assist you in planning your stay: