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04th Oct 2022

Irish manor named the best resort in the world

Hugh Carr

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The resort came out on top over locations in Dubai, Bali, and Qatar.

Planning on a big trip soon? Maybe a honeymoon, or an anniversary coming up?

What better way to treat yourself than with a trip to the best resort in the world? And even better, what if you could go there, without heading too far from home?

Well, you’re in luck, as readers of Condé Nast have named Adare Manor in Limerick as the best resort in the whole world.

The resort has won multiple awards from the magazine over the years, making it onto the Reader’s Choice List every year since 2017.

“Trappings of heavy velvet and armor, superbly polished floors, and the satisfying crunch of a well-raked gravel drive are present,” the magazine wrote.

“Yet this is a thoroughly modern reinvention of a country escape—draft excluders be gone, with airtight double glazing and lashings of hot water in a tub overlooking a waterfall on the River Maigue.

“An eye-opening afternoon of falconry, including an introduction to mesmerizing owls large and small, is fueled by an open-faced grilled-prawn sandwich and a glass of Sancerre worthy of Adare’s recent Michelin Sommelier award, served fireside in the stained-glass Gallery.

“This is a welcoming place without pretension—a remarkably understated lobby and check-in is pleasantly filled with a congenial mix of world travelers, in- and-outbound from Shannon’s international airport only 30 minutes away.”

And if you’re curious, here’s the top 10 resorts in the world according to readers of Condé Nast.

  1. Adare Manor, Limerick
  2. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, UAE
  3. Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa, Trancosa, Brazil
  4. COMO Uma Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
  5. Atlantis, The Palm, UAE
  6. COMO Uma Canggu, Bali, Indonesia
  7. Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam
  8. Singita Sabi Sand, South Africa
  9. Virunga Lodge, Burera, Rwanda
  10. Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, Qatar

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