11 Alternative Honeymoon Destinations in Ireland

Ireland does honeymoon destinations very well. We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to luxury hotels and spas, plus there are tonnes of alternative honeymoon destinations too. From haunted houses to private pubs, today’s post, in collaboration with with Chill Insurance, brings you some of the most unique honeymoon spots in Ireland.

Secluded Island Break

Though none of them could be described as bustling, Inis Meáin is the most quiet of the Aran Islands. However, that seclusion doesn’t mean you’ll have to forgo luxury. Inis Meáin Restaurant and Suites is a secluded boutique hotel that’s caught the attention of all the big names in travel. It’s hailed as authentic, aesthetically in sync with its surroundings – a haven for those who want to unplug.

Book very early to avoid disappointment – 2019 is all booked up!

Dog-Friendly Honeymoons in Ireland

Lots of hotels in Ireland allow for pets, but Batty Langley Lodge in Kildare is something special. It’s a historic house with river views, and you’ll be the only couple there. It sleeps just two (plus one pup) and is self-catering. A gem for couples that want to wind down from their wedding by not having to speak to any other humans for a few days.

If cooking isn’t your thing, try Tankardstown House’s award-winning restaurant. Its cottage suites are dog friendly, plus there are acres and acres of space for walks on the Tankardstown Estate.

Retreat Honeymoons in Ireland

Stay in an eco-cabin and steam the wedding-stress away at Ard Nahoo in Leitrim. It’s a popular yoga-retreat destination, but you can also sack off the exercise and toast to your marriage in and outdoor hot tub.

Delphi Resort is another option, with scheduled retreats throughout the year and an on-site spa with more relaxing treatments that you could get through. Note the Voya Baths in particular – heaven in a ‘tub!

Unique Accommodation

Lighthouses, tree houses, self-catering pubs –  if you want to rest your head somewhere that’ll make for a good story, you’ve got a lot of options.

Conroy’s Old Bar is a pub that’s not really pub. You won’t be expected to pour pints for locals. Instead, you rent the whole bar, bedrooms and garden included. There’s a cosy open fire and plenty of free bar stools.

There’s more than one lighthouse in Ireland that takes holiday bookings, but Clare Island Lighthouse makes the list for its incredible views and proximity to gorgeous sightseeing spots.

For more, including the aforementioned treehouse, check out Glamping Ireland.

Historic Honeymoon Accommodation in Ireland

You probably thought historic accommodation would be a castle, but what’s alternative about that? Instead, we’re going for a medieval ringfort in Wexford. You are welcome.

If you like your history to be a little more recent, check out four-star Renvyle House in Galway. W.B. Yeats was a frequent guest here, spending his time conducting seances and generally trying to have a natter with some ghosts. A prime spot for honeymooners with an interest in both the paranormal and luxury surroundings.

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