“The island comes alive after the last boat leaves” is a phrase both islanders and visitors have used to describe the experience of staying overnight on Inis Mór. So if you think you’ve already DONE the Aran Islands, think again!
Now more than ever before, we all need a well deserved break! Who’s with me here?! So why do people choose Inis Mór for a staycation? Here’s our top reasons, which you may never have thought of before.
1. Beach Holiday – no passport required!
KILMURVEY BEACH, INIS MÓR: WITH ITS BEAUTIFUL WHITE SAND & BLUE WATER YOU WOULD BE FORGIVEN FOR THINKING YOU WERE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN.
Packing your bags and getting onto a ferry or airplane just feels more like a holiday, right?! There’s nothing quite like heading onto the ferry with your luggage and travel buddies, settling into your seats while watching the shore (& all your worries) disappear. Next stop … island getaway!
And what’s the first thing we all want to do when we arrive on holiday? Find the beach! Well beach lovers are in for a treat on Inis Mór. There are a number of stunning & hidden beaches but our favourite has to be Kilmurvey Beach with its powdery white sand and stunning cliff faces. Whether it’s salty dips, lungfuls of fresh Atlantic air or tasty picnics you are after, this is a beautiful spot to while away lazy hazy summer days.
2. Reconnect & Celebrate
SEAVIEW CHALETS AT THE ARAN ISLANDS HOTEL: LOTS OF SPACE TO RECONNECT WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS AND MAKE LASTING MEMORIES.
How many of us ‘celebrated’ big milestones during lockdown? So many anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, new babies and dare we say weddings! Now is the time to make sure you mark these important moments, make memories and celebrate in style. You never know, you might even start a new tradition of reconnecting with friends and extended family in a beautiful place where you can completely unwind, tell stories, share dreams, sing songs and have a laugh.
If you choose to book with us, make sure to let us know what you are celebrating so we can help make the trip extra special.
3. Try something new – post lockdown bucket list
DIVE ACADEMY INIS MÓR OFFERS BEGINNERS DIVES, FAMILY DIVES AND ADVANCED DIVES. YOU MIGHT BE LUCKY AND EXPERIENCE AN ENCOUNTER WITH A LOCAL SEAL OR DOLPHIN DURING YOUR DIVE.
Lockdown gave most of us time to think about things we’ve ‘always wanted’ to do but never got around to it because we were caught up on the hamster wheel. We are finding more and more people choosing to experience something new on their trips to Aran. For some that is getting a horse & cart tour of the island, for others it can mean something more adventurous like scuba diving with @dive_academy or fishing with @galway_bay_fishing or a sing song with Micheal Muldoon while doing a bus tour and for foodies it can mean a guided island food tour led by Gabriel O’Fatharta (@gabriel.ofatharta) of ‘Aran Islands Goats Cheese’.
LOVELY POLLACK CAUGHT ABOARD GALWAY BAY FISHING BOAT. WEEKLY FISHING TRIPS FROM INIS MÓR PIER, SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES AND BEGINNERS TO ADVANCED.
Whatever you have added to your post lockdown bucket list, you are sure to be able to tick lots of them off during your island escape to Inis Mór.
A PINT OF GUINNESS WITH A VIEW OF THE WILD ATLANTIC AT THE ARAN ISLANDS HOTEL
The Aran Islands Hotel is a perfect haven for your island escape, no matter the weather. Everything from a cosy pint by the open fire to filling your belly with tasty local food before (or after) your adventure to enjoying a cool beverage on the deck of your private bedroom chalet with stunning sea views …we are here to help you make the most of your staycation.
HEARTY FOOD TO FILL YOUR BELLY AFTER A DAY OF ADVENTURING ON INIS MÓR AT THE ARAN ISLANDS HOTEL
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