Five Romantic Getaways Around Ireland For Lovers

After the long dark winter, the Valentine’s celebration seems like a good reason to get out and enjoy some “us” time. Travel2ireland has come up with some great suggestions of hotels and places to consider around Ireland, for that special treat. 

Five Romantic Getaways Around Ireland

Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa, Co. Cork 

If walking on the beach holding hands is in your romantic images, then the beach at Inchydoney Island is perfect. It stretches as far as you can see and is beautiful at dusk. Make sure to book a sea view room in this lovely modern hotel. Most of the rooms have terraces or balconies, perfect for watching the sun go down with a glass of Champagne. Indulge yourself in the seawater therapies in the spa or enjoy a couple’s treatment. See here.

Farnham Estate, Co. Cavan 

This picturesque setting provides the perfect backdrop to a truly romantic escape. Start as you intend to go on with prosecco and chocolate dipped strawberries in your room on arrival. The remoteness of this hotel will make you feel that you are far away from the stresses of life. Walk hand in hand through the seven kilometers of woodlands around the estate. The rooms in the old house are very romantic. Recharge in the beautiful spa with its infinity pool. See here.

 

Lakeside Hotel, Killaloe, Co. Clare 

The location of this hotel takes full advantage of the mighty River Shannon flowing alongside.  Most of the rooms have lovely river views and also of the twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina, Co. Tipperary. The lakeside rooms have balconies, perfect for watching the sunset. For the active lovers, there is a spa, gym, swimming pool and a figure-of-eight waterslide. This is a beautiful part of Ireland and well worth exploring. See here

Waterford Castle Resort, Waterford

The ultimate romantic getaway for Valentine’s can combine a castle with an island for a stay in Waterford Castle Resort. It is only ten minutes by ferry from the city centre yet a whole epoch away from daily life. Valentines will experience some extra treats, like a chocolate plate in your room and a special breakfast in bed. The private island offers lots of activities like golf, tennis, nature walks, croquet, clay pigeon shooting and more. See Here

 

The Twelve Hotel, Barna, Galway

If food figures high on your list of things to enjoy over Valentine’s then a visit to the Twelve Hotel in Barna may be a good choice.  Apart from having the best-priced hotel suites, they also have three food outlets.  Push out the boat at West Restaurant, dine gastro pub style in Pins Bar and enjoy freshly made pizzas at Pizza Dozzino. Before dinner, try an Irish spa treatment in the Petit Spa with seaweed baths and Voya products. See here.

Joan Scales
Award-winning journalist, Joan has been writing about travel and tourism for many years principally for The Irish Times and lately for travel2ireland. Joan has appeared many times on television and radio talking about the business of travel and all its component strands. She is also a public speaker and has appeared at many international conventions and conferences.

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