Take a short break from your hectic life - it’s time to rest and rejuvenate.

Let’s face it: Life can get crazy sometimes, and it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our busy schedules. We often forget to take a moment for ourselves and indulge in a little self-care, so as far as we’re concerned, a day of relaxation and pampering definitely does the soul some good. So if you’re looking to have a day dedicated to wellness, serenity, and self-love – you're in luck as Ireland has some spectacular options. 

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So to take the stress out of finding the perfect spa break for you, we took it upon ourselves to be buffed, primed, and polished across the country (hard work, we know) in order to bring you a curated list of the best service, therapists, and properties in Ireland. The tenth annual Irish Tatler Spa Awards, In Association With Kerstin Florian, were held on Monday, September 23 in the Brasserie at The Marker Hotel.

Celebrating the best spas and wellness destinations, Ireland's much-decorated spa industry gathered together to celebrate excellence in Irish spa services and treatments all in order to bring you a curated guide to best spas in Ireland. 

Whether you’ve got tired, city-beaten skin that needs reviving with facial, stressed-out muscles that need soothing with a massage, or you’re simply in search of somewhere lush for a little ‘me time’, this is the best spa in Ulster. 

The newly renamed CARA Organic Beauty Spa at Lough Eske Castle Hotel is for sure a five-star spa resort experience. Starting with the stunning scenic drive encompassing the Wild Atlantic Way en route to Lough Eske, you already begin to relax on your journey north. And, as you make your way down the winding driveway of the castle, you know you are in for a luxurious break.

Topping off an impressive setting is a staff that embodies a warm Donegal welcome. The majority of the staff in the hotel are locals, marrying a friendly and professional edge with a community mindset. The elegant spa, which is appointed in aqua green and gold mosaics, is Instagram-perfect. It boasts seven treatment rooms, a fully equipped thermal suite, and an infinity pool to ensure complete relaxation.

Top tip: book into the exquisite couples’ treatment rooms for a romantic spa break.

For packages and rates phone 074 972 5100 or check out their website here.

This article was originally published in the November issue of Irish Tatler.