Want your Christmas to come early this year?
There are few things that feel as downright luxurious as packing an overnight bag and nipping off somewhere fabulous for a little rest and relaxation during the frantic weeks of December.
And if it’s absolute tranquility you’re after, you’ll find silent nights aplenty in the glorious surrounds of the Fota Island Resort.
Set on its own private island, yet just a 15-minute spin from town, the five-star retreat has just unveiled an enticing little deal that is guaranteed to get you on the nice list if you’re considering treating someone special.
The luxury festive celebration package includes a decadent Festive Afternoon Tea in the warm atmosphere of the Amber Lounge on an afternoon of your choice, a two-night stay in a sumptuous guest room including breakfast for two people and a complimentary glass of mulled wine to get you in the Christmas spirit.
Picture it: you can while away the days dipping in and out of the pool, saunas, and jacuzzis in the leisure centre, book yourself a treatment in the Spa, or get a few rounds in on the magnificent golf course – a player’s paradise, surrounded by tall oak trees, and bathed in peace and quiet.
Once darkness falls, soak up the magic of the grounds with a stroll at dusk (listen carefully and you might even hear the odd roar or grumble from the exotic residents of Fota Wildlife Park).
You can then retire, rosy-cheeked, to The Amber Bar & Lounge for dinner and find a comfy seat beside the fire in the lobby for a cocktail before sinking between the sheets for a restoring night’s sleep.
The next morning, breakfast among the twinkling lights of the Christmas trees in the restaurant (the hot menu is top-notch and the pastry selection is *chef’s kiss*) – the perfect start to another magical day.
Fota Island Resort’s Festive Escape is available to book now from €259pps.