How about a Staycation?

As Summer approaches I thought I’d share something that may interest you, a Staycation! A staycation is much like a vacation only instead of going abroad you stay at home and explore your own beautiful country. And lets face it, Northern Ireland has some amazing spots to check out – we weren’t listed as Lonely Planet’s Number 1 place to visit for nothing…

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Some of my favourite home destinations that I’ve visited reside along the Antrim Coast; the village of Cushendall , the beauty of Glenarif Forrest Park and the charm of  Carnlough all draw me in but most recently I headed to County Fermanagh to take in the Beauty of Lusty Beg Island.

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Surrounded by Lough Erne this island offers everything you want from a staycation; tasty food, spa treatments, excursions and Irish Charm. A place for a short romantic break, the perfect spot to celebrate an anniversary or a magical destination for a family holiday – Lusty Beg Island and it’s 7.5 acres has it all!

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The island offers the chance to stay in a variety of accommodation, traditional hotel, a chalet, a town house or even a log cabin awaits you and each offers a different perspective! When we stayed it was in one of their luxury log cabins; equipped with its own balcony overlooking the woodland, this form of accommodation just fits with the surroundings. We spent the day walking along the lough perimeter, we enjoyed a lunch in the Captains room and enjoyed a quick dip in the pool and relaxed in the outdoor hot tub at the Island Spa. We returned to our Log Cabin to enjoy a few glasses of Red and later we dined at the Island’s restaurant, good hearty food with a view over looking the water.

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Why consider a Staycation? I ask you to think of the movie Home Alone, the manic rush to get ready to board a plane, to headcount, to carry luggage, and more luggage and then go through the joy of what is, airport security, waiting times and check ins – a staycation lets you escape without the hassle – just set off and enjoy the beauty of NI while leaving all the stress behind.

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Lusty Beg is definitely a place to unwind, my favourite part of the stay was just chillin’ with Lily by the Outdoor Hot Tub in the Japanese Garden, a wee bit of serenity after a quick dip in the pool, this was shortly before we headed for dinner and our night ended with a bottle of red, some chocolates and as always…some gentle nursery rhymes to help ease Lily off to sleep!

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The perfect way to escape without actually escaping, staycations have been perfect for us, a new baby, cost effective, stress free and brilliant fun, if you decide on one this summer then Lusty Beg should be considered, an island of beauty awaits you.

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To avail of offers at Lusty Beg Island please follow this link and sign up – you might end up getting a great deal making the island even more appealing!

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