Ever wondered what a Disneyland for adults would be like? Well we found it and it’s called Monart Spa nestled in the woodlands of Co. Wexford along Ireland’s sunny south east.
On arrival at Monart you’ll slip into a fluffy robe and slippers and follow the scent of aromatherapy oils down the cleverly lit glass corridor towards the utopia of thermal suites waiting for you in this world-class destination spa. Actually, why not make a quick detour to the Garden Lounge before your treatment to sip a dirty martini, because there really is nothing more decadent than frequenting a bar in your robe.
And if that visual didn’t have you locking down dates already, here are some of the reasons we know you’ll never want to leave Monart Spa…
1. Complete digital detox
Monart is a no phone zone! You’ll find no wifi anywhere on the main hotel grounds or in your bedroom, with the exception of the drawing room in the old house in case of emergencies. You are encouraged to leave all your shiny gadgets switched off for the duration of your stay, especially in communal relaxation areas like the spa where phone use is strictly forbidden. The dream.
2. Adults-only playground
Not only will there be no phones, there’ll also be no children. Monart is a 5 star adults-only destination spa situated at The Still in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford and it absolutely lives up to the namesake of the region.
3. Meet the Monart monks
From September to December every year Monart is home to up to three Shaolin Buddhist monks who bring with them the healing knowledge of Chinese medicine, Qi-Gong and Tai Chi. Every morning at 8:15am they offer guided meditation and throughout the day you can visit them for scheduled classes to optimise the flow of Qi or energy around your body. These ancient practices are offered complimentary to Monart guests and vastly improve overall health and wellbeing.
4. Reconnect with Mother Earth
Stroll around the perfectly pruned Monart gardens surrounded by Wexford’s lush green woodlands or do the 3.5km Gallop walk that begins right outside the front doorstep. In fact, even if you simply stay in bed you’ll still feel nature all around you as the resident ducks chatter outside your window and raindrops lightly tap on the roof.
5. Health food haven (with a side of the bad stuff!)
Every taste and requirement is catered for at Monart making it a real foodie’s heaven. Whether it’s a healthy detox or an indulgent 3 course meal you’re after, you can be guaranteed this Michelin recommended dining experience won’t disappoint.
6. Be treated like the royalty that you are
The hospitality at Monart is truly next level. From the moment you arrive at the gates you will not lift a finger. Your car will be parked and luggage delivered promptly to your room where a selection of canapés will be waiting for you. Plus, robes and slippers are standard attire throughout the entire hotel and spa at any time of the day or night. Absolute bliss.
7. Rest, relaxation, restoration
Monart’s unique environment feels like a carefully created bubble of peace and tranquility, completely free from the toxic parts of our day to day lives. A space where you can detox, cleanse and eliminate life’s stresses. Recently named as one of the Top 3 Spa Resorts in the world by Conde Nast Traveller it’s a gem to have on our doorstep.
8. Monart has beds, baths and booze to die for!
Just in case you needed any more convincing, we’ll leave you with these three vitally important reasons to visit…