Two’s Company – Romantic Hotel Breaks for Couples

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It is time for couples to think about a romantic treat in one of Ireland’s luxury hotels devoted to making a getaway a special time in your relationship.

Two’s Company – Romantic Hotel Breaks for Couples

If you’re stuck for inspiration for your next romantic break, escape to the west and explore its breath-taking landscape and dramatic views with a spa stay at Knockranny House Hotel & Spa, in the picturesque town of Westport, Co. Mayo.

With the Two’s Company experience you and your partner will be treated to an hour-long shared Serial Mud Chamber treatment, leaving your skin feeling exfoliated and refreshed. Afterwards, enjoy a muscle melting back, shoulder and neck massage each along with a tailored Kerstin Florian refresher facial or a gentleman’s facial.

Knockranny House Hotel Newport, Co. Mayo

Spa Salveo at Knockranny House Hotel is centered around a beautifully designed vitality spa pool. It includes a brine inhalation room, aromatherapy grotto, herbal sauna, scented steam room, monsoon shower and hydrotherapy body massage stations, and fitness suite. There is also twelve spacious treatment rooms and excellent treatments using Kerstin Florian products.

On an evening of your choice, have dinner in La Fougère Restaurant, with a menu showcasing the best local produce from the area. While you’re staying, why not hire a bike and make your way around the Great Western Greenway, paddle board or kayak at the beach or have a guided tour of the Connacht Distillery.

Two’s Company includes two-nights’ accommodation in a classic room with a delicious breakfast each morning, dinner on one evening at La Fougère Restaurant, a one hour serial mud chamber treatment for two, a neck shoulder and back massage and a facial each. Prices start from €335 per person.

To find out more see here.

Summer Romance Fishing on the Moy, Co. Mayo

The Ice House Hotel, set on the banks of the River Moy in North Mayo, is the perfect destination for some summer romance with the hotel’s new The Perfect Catch experience.

Check into your river view room before enjoying a day long fishing excursion on your own private boat. Meander along the picturesque Moy estuary while being expertly taught how to catch some of Ireland’s finest sea trout. After you have cast a line, park up at the gorgeous Bartra Island, have a barbeque in the sun and sample your catch of the day with your special someone.

During your stay, enjoy full access to the award-winning Chill Spa’s thermal suite, where you can relax in the Aromatherapy Room, refresh in the Experience Showers and drift away in the Snooze Room. On an evening of your choice, have dinner at restaurant 54° 9°, with a menu that focuses on the finest and freshest produce that Ireland has to offer.

The Perfect Catch includes two nights’ accommodation in a deluxe river view room, breakfast on each morning and dinner on one evening in 54° 9°. A day long boat excursion with a sea trout fishing lesson and a barbeque on Bartra Island is also included. It starts from €370 per person sharing. The fishing trip is weather permitting and must be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.

For more information see here.  

Liss Ard Estate West Cork

Liss Ard Estate, just outside Skibbereen, is giving guests an opportunity to overdose on the sensory — from land to sea to sky. A place where the lush forests with velvet moss underfoot and broad shining lakes are the sensational setting for two special experiences, one by day and one by night.

Renowned American artist James Turrell’s only Irish installation, the Sky Garden at Liss Ard is a deep green bowl of grass open to the sky, designed to be a naked-eye observatory on a grand and dramatic scale. The West Cork sky is the subject here, and this extraordinary crater has been exquisitely designed to make sure there is nothing to distract you from the perfect view, straight up over your head.

At nighttime, a very different but equally breathtaking experience involves being out on the water from dusk into deep darkness. Led by the professionals from Atlantic Sea Kayaking, this night kayak begins with sunset, then the rising moon, the sounds of seabirds coming in to roost, the aromas of shore plants on the breeze, the panoply of stars overhead, the astonishing bioluminescence and the deep, dark peace and serenity of night.

A place of space, style, luxury and peace, Believe in Light at Liss Ard Estate is the perfect getaway for any couple who want to reconnect with the natural world around them in a deeply sensory and engaging way. An overnight at Liss Ard Estate with breakfast, private access to the Sky Garden, a two and a half hour nighttime kayak on Lough Hyne and dinner starts from €489.

For more see here.

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Joan Scales
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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