Set in the heart of Delphi Valley in South West Mayo, on 300 acres of forested estate, the recently opened Delphi Mountain Resort and Spa was created as a place where people could escape to the mountains to let NATURE rejuvenate them. The surrounding landscape, a spectacular and magical mountainous wilderness, is the inspiration for this luxurious destination spa, which takes a holistic route towards health enhancement and lifestyle improvement. This broad-based approach combines fitness and activities with relaxation and treatments to achieve a finely tuned balance between mind and body.
An oasis of organic luxury, the Delphi Mountain Resort and Spa is designed to reflect and enhance the experience of natural beauty of Delphi Valley. Carefully designed in local stone and wood, the building exists in harmony with its surroundings while from indoors, large bay windows make the most of the spectacular vistas. Most of the bedrooms have patios and all with stunning views, while the loft suites are individually themed and decorated exclusively in a selection of timbers including oak, ash and elm.
The restaurant specialises in fine dining, serving delicious meals prepared from fresh, seasonal ingredients for nourishment and vitality. Highlights of its fine cuisine include excellent local seafood and organic vegetables, home grown in gardens edging the forest. Dining is made even more enjoyable with large windows throughout that command stunning views of the surrounding Mweelrea mountain range. An open plan café bar with intimate snugs and fireplace is open throughout the day to serve specialist coffees, smoothies and fruit juices.
The Health Suite includes a Steam Room, Sauna, Spa (Jacuzzi), Hydrotherapy, Relaxation Room and Treatment Rooms, collectively creating a haven of relaxation. A choice of massage is available including Swedish, Sports, Herbal, Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Indian Head Massage. Nature again provides the inspiration for their range of pampering treatments which incorporate the beautiful aromas of essential oils with ingredients such as sea salts, seaweed extracts and marine clay. Treatments available include luxurious prescription facials, body exfoliation, balneotherapy to detox, revive and stimulate the body, plus a range of body wrap treatments to alleviate a variety of symptoms from body stress to cellulite to muscle fatigue.
Exercise and fitness are all about enjoyment at the Delphi Mountain Resort and Spa. Lifestyle improvements are promoted through education for the long-term whereby visitors can find activities they enjoy which will become a lifelong habit, or avail of lifestyle, nutrition and weight analysis for a better understanding of their body and controlling their health, energy and happiness. The spa offers relaxing classes such as Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation or energetic Tae Bo classes and there’s an excellent range of activities to help visitors enjoy the benefits of the fresh air and breathtaking scenery of the outdoors. There’s something to suit everyone from walking and cycling to canoeing, pony trekking and sailing. Dolphin spotting boat trips are also available which take in Killary Harbour, Ireland’s only fjord.
For further information on health spa packages, activity breaks and rates, contact the Delphi Mountain Resort and Spa, Leenane, Co. Galway on (095) 42987 and [email protected], or visit their website on www.delphiescape.com.