New Openings: Discover Monkey Island Estate in Bray-on-Thames

14 Apr 2019
2 min read
Ready to rejuvenate? Complete with a floating spa, sophisticated restaurant and 41 charming rooms, Monkey Island Estate in Bray-on-Thames is officially open – here’s all the tranquil details.

A site steeped in fascinating history, YTL Hotels is delighted to announce the official opening of Monkey Island Estate in Bray-on-Thames.

The island, with an intriguing 800-year-old past, has been the haunt of monks, monarchs, aristocrats and writers alike for centuries.

Now, luxury travelers can be transported to their very own world of countryside charm through Monkey Island Estate’s stylish yet simplistic luxury.

Set across seven idyllic acres, with 41 bedrooms and suites, the restored Monkey Island Estate boasts both a striking white bricked Pavilion and Temple building surrounded by beautiful English country gardens with picturesque views of the River Thames. Here’s what’s awaiting…

Natural Charm
Pay a visit to admire a landscape filled with mature trees, shrubs and a huge variety of British plants.

The natural beauty conjures an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of city living, conjuring the perfect place to unwind and escape from the hectic routine of daily life. When it comes to décor, think a juxtaposition of timeless glamour and traditional features with a modern and relaxed countryside style.

The work of award-winning New York-based Champalimaud, the finished result merges past with present, creating a beautifully tranquil hideaway.

Water-inspired Wellness
Relaxation and pampering in Bray-on-Thames can be also found at The Floating Spa, moored on the banks of the island. Wellness experts at Spa Village have created signature treatments to celebrate the power of water.

Inspired by the monks who once inhabited the island and its riverine surrounds, each spa treatment will begin with a sensory ritual and ‘Elixir Tasting’ of one of the monk-brewed ancient herbal tonics.

Gourmet Gastronomy
The culinary excellence of Bray-on-Thames makes Monkey Island Estate the perfect foodie pilgrimage with it being the only village in the world that lays claim to three Michelin-starred restaurants.

Bray has long been a destination for gastronomic-enthusiasts and Monkey Island will also be making its mark on the area with Monkey Island Brasserie, headed up by Executive Chef William Hemming.

Dine at the sophisticated yet casual brasserie, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a modern take on British classics, with produce freshly sourced from the surrounding countryside. Signature dishes include Monkey Island Estate smoked Salmon, 35 Day Dry Aged Sirloin Steak and Old Spot Pork Belly.

Ready to rejuvenate? Nightly rates at Monkey Island Estate start from £275 per room, per night in a Temple Room. To find out more, please visit