Myself and my husband Mark arrived down to Lusty Beg Island on Thursday, it took approximately 2hours and 30minutes from Ratoath in Meath.
While driving on the main road along Lough Erne we spotted the incredibly picturesque Lusty Beg Island. I felt like the Jurassic Park theme music should have been playing as we drove up, it was stunning.
We arrived at a dock and boarded a small ferry to bring us onto the Island. We arrived at reception where we were greeted by very friendly ladies who assisted us to our cabin.
Our cabin looked small from the outside but once inside we were met with a large double bed, full kitchenette, living space with sofa’s and a tv. This was a luxury cabin, elegantly furnished and decorated with a beautiful wooden balcony looking out onto the lake and woods.
We then walked down to a thatched cottage which was a cafe. We met with the super friendly owners Arthur and Liz. It was now time to choose our activities.
•Clay pigeon shooting
•Off road driving
Or a Spa treatment.
I love boats so we were treated to over an hour on the picturesque Lough Erne. We then jumped into a Land Rover jeep and set off down an off road trail, through the lake and bounced up and down hills. Our last activity was clay pigeon shooting, I gave it a shot (pardon the pun) but it wasn’t my cup of tea. Worryingly enough Mark was a pro. In our mixed group of lads & lassies it got quite competitive and created a great atmosphere for the rest of the evening.
Myself and Mark then slipped off to the spa to soak in a seaweed bath for 30 minutes. It was quite possibly the most relaxing experience of my life my legs were like jelly they were so relaxed. The therapist who lead us into the room where both baths were laid side by side, informed us to rub the seaweed into our skin for maximum benefit. She also advised not to shower for almost 6 hours after to let the minerals oils from the seaweed soak into our skin. We took her advice and both agreed that evening over diner our skin felt extremely soft.
That evening started with a cocktail reception, where we sipped on what tasted similar to a strawberry daiquiri but was cleverly named “The Lusty Lady”.
To start I had the goats cheese and Mark had the gambas (prawns) both tasted great and were presented well.
For mains we both opted for the 12oz sirloin steak which came with green beans and fries, cooked medium it was perfect.
Then onto my favourite part of dinner DESSERT!!
I had sticky toffee pudding and Mark had the brownie sundae. Both hand made to perfection and devoured.
After a a couple of hours chatting with everyone at our table we stepped outside and sat in front of the peaceful lake then walked along the dock and up to the cabin to Bed.
This Island is pure zen, ideal for any age, I’ll definitely be returning with my two sons the next time I come only I’ll stay a bit longer.