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Fota Island Resort

Child friendly self catering, Co. Cork – Luxury family holiday resort, Fota Island, Cork

About Fota Island Resort

Fota Island Resort is a luxury award-winning family holiday resort, situated on a private island in County Cork. The resort offers family adjoining hotel rooms, 8 private penthouse suites and self-catering lodges sleeping from 4 to 7 people, all ideal for a memorable family holiday in Ireland. Holiday lodges have a fully equipped kitchen, TV and internet and offer the freedom and space that families really appreciate. The fabulous resort facilities, wonderful nearby attractions, vast beaches and scenery that County Cork has to offer are the icing on the cake.

Fota Island Resort

Fota Island Resort is a truly luxurious award-winning resort, situated on a private island in County Cork in the South West corner of Ireland. The resort incorporates 123 contemporary rooms and 8 private penthouse suites, as well as self-catering lodges sleeping from 4 to 7 people, which are ideal for your family holiday. All have a fully equipped kitchen, TV and internet. These lodges are great for families, enabling you to enjoy all of the fabulous resort facilities combined with the perfect luxury home from home.


At Fota Island Resort there are a wide range of facilities to keep the children occupied. The resort incorporates acres of woodland to explore as well as a large pool (which has designated kid's times) and playground. Cots and highchairs are provided and there are local supermarkets nearby, or alternatively, meals can be delivered from the Fota Island Resort Clubhouse if you fancy treating yourself.  

Out & About

Fota Island Wildlife Park, a great family day out, is located just 5 minutes from the resort. This is Ireland's only wildlife resort and is home to over 70 species of exotic wildlife including ostriches, giraffes, kangaroos, zebras and antelope. Concession tickets are available to all guests staying at Fota Island Resort.

This stunning resort is nestled amidst picturesque woodlands with 3 superb championship golf courses which have twice played host to the Irish Open.  If you have some spare time then the Fota Island Resort Spa is the perfect escape for you to indulge in some well-deserved pampering. The spa incorporates 18 treatment rooms and offers over 60 sublime treatments, from couple's suites, a hydrotherapy suite and affusion showers, to floatation baths, a thalaxion room and conservatory. Why not book in for a personalised treatment and then relax and unwind by the pool.

Cork City is famous for its gourmet dining and culinary delights and Fota Island Resort is proud to be part of this with the Fota Restaurant and the Amber Lounge, which are perfect for family dining. Alternatively, the Cove provides an intimate atmosphere for a quiet evening away, complimented by an excellent menu to savour. A baby sitting service is also available should you wish to enjoy a romantic dinner for two. 

Getting There

Fota Island Resort is only a 15 minute drive from Cork City and within easy reach of the delightful fishing harbours. You can book a boat trip or visit one of County Cork's 11 blue flag beaches or unspoiled sandy coves.

Fota Island Resort is also only a short distance from Cork International Airport or about 2.5 hours drive from Dublin. If you arrive on the ferry from Swansea, then it is just a quick 10 minutes away from Cobh ferry port.

This is a fabulous luxury getaway resort, ideal for a family holiday. 

There are some great Family Offers throughout the year, so please send an enquiry via this feature or take the link to the website for more details.  Don't forget to mention Away with the Kids when booking.

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