Lusty Beg Island

So I’m sure most of you would have caught from my Instagram that we spent a night on the beautiful Lusty Beg Island. I had been dying to go here after reading lots online and seeing many reccomendations. Lusty Beg Island is based outside of Kesh in Fermanagh.

Getting there

First things first, you’ll be happy to know you can drive on to the actual island. When you arrive there is a phone box that allows you to call across to the island or the ferry might be there waiting – as it was for us. Now I thought it was a good long trip across to the island, it’s not 😂 It akes about 2 minutes, and the ferry takes two cars at a time. This is free. We noticed many locals just going to the island for lunch or a walk. Thankfully we were blessed with the weather, no rain cold but lots of sunshine! We spent an hour strolling and exploring which just adds to the whole experience!

What to do?

On the island there are plenty of activities – they do however recommend to book in advance. For example, clay pigeon shooting and kayaking. We didn’t do any of these so instead took advantage of the island spa, and took in some of the beautiful views instead.

Rooms / Lodges

After checking in we strolled down to our room. There is an option of self-catering cabins or a basic en suite room. We went with the later. To stay on a Sunday night (bed and breakfast) it was £99. Rooms are nice, but basic.

The Island Spa

The island spa is a really gorgeous touch! Here you have a sauna, swimming pool and outdoor hot tub. The only criticism I have about this is is the unusual opening hours. It opens from 8:30-10:30 am and 17:00-19:00 pm. Maybe this changes during busier seasons.

Before we left we had a seaweed bath! This is £80 for a couple. I had never had one before but it really was fab and so relaxing! I recommend this to add to the ‘island’ experience!

Eating & Drinking

That night we ate in the restaurant based in the island. Known as ‘The Lodge’, food was really good and portion sizes very generous. So maybe don’t go starter and main like I did 😂

I definitely recommend the mussels – again it adds the ‘island experience’. Price wise food and drink on the island is very reasonable. We had two starters, two mains, and two alcoholic drinks for £49! The menu is available to view on their website.

As mentioned we had breakfast included in our overnight stay. Breakfast was nice – a good selection of everything to cover most needs.

All in all we really enjoyed our on Lusty Beg island. Staff were also very friendly which is always an added bonus!

Have you been before? Did you enjoy it?

Happy travels,

Sinéad x

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