Valentine’s Day may be considered by many as a ‘Hallmark’ day but it is also the perfect time for you to show that special someone how much you love them!
Ditch the roses and chocolates this year and escape to Delphi Resort for a uniquely romantic getaway. Choose from a one night break from only €89pps or a two night escape – €127pps and then take your pick of our suggestions on how you can really woo your partner!
Below are our 14 unique ideas for how you could spend 14th February this year.
1. Get down & dirty…
Literally, get down and get dirty in a pit full of mud and race through the bog obstacle course together this Valentines Day! Push your boundaries as a couple in this mud fueled adventure. You’ll be soaked to the socks and up to your eyes in mud, but it will be an experience you will never forget. You’ll be so busy laughing as you journey together through various obstacles. It’s exhilarating, it’s messy, but most of all… it’s great fun!
2. Or get hot & steamy..
..in the Sauna! In the intense heat of the steam or sauna, you can feel your tired muscles soften and relax. This is a more romantic way to spend your time, or maybe the perfect way to relax and unwind after an action packed day of adventure! Make use of the complimentary access to the Thermal Suite, which is included in your stay.
3. Race to see who will finish first!
Experience the thrill of Delphi’ Resort’s new 220m zipwire! Chase up the tower and speed down the zip-line, in a race to see who will finish first! Experience the buzz of this adrenaline pumping activity – an exhilarating race through the Connemara air!
4. Pop the question on Diamond Hill
Where would be more fitting to propose than on the top of a mountain, fittingly named, while the sun sets over the Atlantic? During your stay at Delphi, visit Connemara National Park and embark on the Diamond Hill Walking Trail. Starting and finishing at the visitor centre, the trail is easily accessible and well maintained. The walk features wooden boardwalk sections through rich bogland, idyllic heath landscape and culminates in a cairn that marks the 445m-high summit and the most breathtaking and rewarding views. This hike takes around two to three hours, the perfect length of time to pluck up your courage to get down on one knee!
Photo credit: www.connemaranationalpark.com
5. Try your hand at a different sort of ‘rock’..
Not ready for that level of commitment yet, then why not show a different sort of courage and put your hand to a different sort of rock – on a rock climbing lesson! There are 8 climbing faces to choose from at the 40ft adventure towers in the Delphi forest. ‘GoClimbing’ is great activity no matter what your level, with grades to suit beginners and seasoned climbers alike, you’ll be in great hands with our hardy instructors close by giving you the support you need.
6. Relax in pure luxury in an intimate Couples Seaweed Bath
Take a steaming bath of fresh seawater, add in some wild, organic seaweed and you’ve got the most intimate treatment that Delphi Spa has to offer couples this Valentines Day. Float away effortlessly together in a soothing and tranquil state. Take deep breathes and feel the tensions, aches and pains simply slip away. This is another bonus that is already included in a Valentines Package at Delphi Resort.
7. Road trip one of the most scenic sections of the Wild Atlantic Way
Which ever road you take when you take a drive in Delphi, you are guaranteed to be impressed. Take a loop around the Inagh Valley over the Sky Road, through Sheffery Pass or Doolough Valley for awe-inspiring views. The Inagh Valley winds its way through majestic heather covered mountains and around picturesque lakes. The colours in the landscape is ever changing, from day to day. The journey along both sides of Killary Harbour is one of the most impressive drives you can take – the ‘harbour’ is actually a fjord-like sea inlet, dominated by the mountain of Mweelrea. If you choose the route north through Doolough; it’s been described by many as an unforgettable driving experience. The road, winds its way through a series spectacular valleys between the peaks of Ben Creggan and Ben Gorm. The Sky Road drive near Clifden is a popular route in the Connemara region and has been described as being the most impressive coastal drive in the country. The steep ascent along the coastal edge provides a wonderful vantage point with panoramic views of the Connemara coastline, Clifden Bay and the islands off the coast.
8. Learn how to shoot Cupids arrow ➳
Ready, aim, fire! Fancy learning the skills of Cupid, or maybe you see yourself as the next Robin Hood or Katniss Everdeen? A target-orientated activity, you will learn how to aim and fire within our safe target range, then put your skills to the test in our archery games. We can’t guarantee you’ll be able to split an apple on someone’s head, or make someone fall deeply in love with you but we can promise you’ll hone your skills under the expert eye of our qualified archery instructors.
9. Sip on some bubbly in the fizzling waters of Delphi Spa’s Jacuzzi
Imagine just sitting back in the Jacuzzi in our beautiful spa, feeling warm spring waters bubble and fizz around you as you sip on prosecco and look out over the breathtaking valley views. Pure bliss, we know, we’ll say no more…
10. Take a romantic walk on the beach
Choose one of our many local beaches and go for a stroll hand in hand along the wild strands of the Atlantic coast. Carrownisky is a stunning 4km long scenic beach, with a vast expanse of sand and great waves. It is a well known surfing destination as it provide one of the only consistent breaks in the area. This beach is the primary beach for Delphi’s Surfing lessons as it is only a 20 minute drive from the resort, but it is also perfect for a romantic walk.
11. Surprise her with a picnic by a majestic waterfall
Just 5 mins from the resort, this picturesque waterfall, is the perfect place to take your sweet valentine on a romantic picnic. Located on the River Erriff, is located just before the river meets Killary Harbour, parking is available at a lay-by and a pathway allows visitors to make the short walk to the waterfall. You don’t even have to come prepared – you can rent a picnic basket from our Wild Atlantic Cafe who will even prepare you sandwiches, hot take-away drinks and snacks.
12. Splash about
For the ultimate couples experience, take a paddle together and splash around the flat waters of the stunning Killary fjord at the heart of Connemara. You’ll see the beautiful Atlantic coastline from a whole new perspective with the northern shore boasting spectacular views of Mweelrea Mountain; Connacht’s highest, rising to 814 metres, while to the south are the Maumturk Mountains and the Twelve Bens. Book a session of kayaking or canoeing during your stay but be quick, as this it is highly recommend and books out fast!
13. Hike the hills or cycle forest trails
Delphi Resort is the ideal base to avail of the endless low, medium and high level walking and cycling routes. If you want to spend Valentines exploring, we can offer endless recommendations to suit your fitness and experience level. From climbing Croagh Patrick or Mweelrea to walking looped low level walking trails through our own 300 acre forest. Cycle to the Lost Valley or take a Mountain Bike lesson with a qualified instructor.
14. Enjoy a Romantic 3 Course Candle-lit Meal
Delphi Resort is undoubtedly a destination for romance this Valentine’s and no matter what why you choose to spend your day, you will come home to delicious dishes, made with the finest locally sourced ingredients. Included in your stay is a 3 –course dinner by candlelight in the hotel’s 814 Restaurant. What a perfect way to end your day.
So there it is, 14 of the most unique ways to spend Valentines Day this year. Why not treat that special someone (and yourself) to a romantic escape, you’ll never forget. From the moment you arrive at Delphi, you’ll feel as if it is just the two of you. Romance will be in the air with a trail of extra romantic gestures including delicious chocolates and luxurious robes and slippers laid out in your room.
Click here to book a Romantic Escape at Delphi Resort from €89pps (for one night) or from €127 pps (for two nights) which includes a couples seaweed bath, complimentary Thermal Suite access for 60 minutes, a 3-course dinner and breakfast.
For more information on the Valentine’s Day retreat at Delphi Resort call +353 95 42208 or visit www.delphiresort.com