Enjoy a seaside escape with luxury accommodation on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Activities

Explore the surroundings of wonderful Kerry with several activities for all ages.

During your stay, you can book a range of activities including Golf, Fishing, Cycling, Walking, Surfing or Horse Riding.

Discover Skellig Ring

The ring of Skellig, extension of the famous Ring of Kerry, is a real hidden gem route that will show you the gorgeous wonders and beauty of Ireland. Explore Valentia Island, Portmagee, St.Finian’s Bay and Ballinskelligs. By Car or by boat (you might see Atlantic Dolphins), Valentia Island can be discovered by different means and covers many sites: Skellig Experience and Valentia Heritage Centre are most definitely visits recommended, and Bray Head is an amazing walk to do. Along the Skellig Ring, you can also discover Ballinskellig Abbey, Skellig Chocolates Factory (Reception team can organise a tour for you), Glanleam Gardens, Geokaun Mountain (accessible to young and old for the pleasure of all!), Fogher Cliffs and Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, which is a good example of the rich history to be witnessed on the Skellig Ring.

Surfing

Skelligs Watersports Surf School, based on this beautiful sandy bottom beach located between Waterville and Ballinskelligs, caters for surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and windsurfing enthusiasts. This is the best to have a fun session and improve your watersport skills at the same time.

Horse Riding

Horse Riding is available at The Ring of Kerry Riding School, located just outside the village. The Riding School caters for all abilities. From Trekking along quiet country roads, beach rides or lessons in flatwork, jumping and dressage, they provide many different options. The Reception Team can make arrangements for you shall you wish to book prior your stay with us!…

Skelligs Trip

Take a trip to the Unesco World Heritage Site Skelligs Rock, located 12kms aways from the coast of Kerry, one of Ireland’s most important Christian Site. Also known by all the Star Wars fans, the Skellig Rock is famous for being featured in the film “The Force Awaken”, Breath-taking views of the bay will surround you on the boat trip from Portmagee Harbour. Once landed, you’ll make your way up to the great Skellig where the monastic settlement is located. The small Skellig is easily viewed from here with all its puffins, razorbills, and others. A wonderful spot where we can discover many threatened species of sea birds and where botanists can marvel at the abundant local flora, much of which cannot be found anywhere in Ireland.

Cycling

Cycling Holidays in Waterville Waterville offers a myriad of options for cyclists of all types. From Fair weather cyclist wanting an easy spin, to cyclists looking for a challenge, Waterville and its surroundings have many different routes with incredible views. Shall you have your own bicycle or wish to hire one, we have you covered, make sure to contact our Reception team and they’ll be able to help you organise your trip. The best part about cycling in Waterville is coming back at the end of the ride and enjoying a relaxing and well-deserved pint at Fishermen’s Pub! Route 1 Leave Waterville going towards Caherdaniel, just about 1km approx take a left for Waterville Lake Hotel and this road will carry you approx 16km to a dead end and return same route. Parts of it runs along by the lake shore where you will get a scenic view on your…

Walking

Situated as it is between the sea shore and the majestic mountains and headlands, the area offers many interesting routes for strolling, walking or hill climbing. The following are some suggested routes. The more adventurous visitor will find, of course, that these will only whet the appetite. Waterville – Golf Links ‐ Waterville Leaving Waterville Village follow the road to the left at the Huntsman Restaurant. This brings you along the cliff road. It is a very spectacular, pleasant walk. You have a view of the whole of Ballinskelligs Bay and Carraig Eanna, a reef of rocks less than a mile from the shore. Continue to the end of the road until you come to the Inny Beach, a long sandy beach alongside the Golf Course. Return Distance – 2 Miles Waterville – Baslicon – Waterville Using Waterville as a starting point, head towards Caherdaniel. Continue for about 1.25…

Shooting

Rough Shooting for Snipe, Woodcock & Duck In Waterville Shooting begins 1st of November through to 31st of Janurary. Waterville is an excellent area for rough shooting woodcock and snipe. We organise shooting guides with dogs etc. Gun licenses can be arranged…

Fishing

Waterville's Lough Currane is world renowned for the quality of its Salmon and Sea trout fishing. Lough Currane is a short distance from the sea and is separated from it by a small river. It has a beautiful backdrop of mountains and spruce forests. Big spring salmon and vast numbers of sea trout have to travel only 500 yards through the river to reach the lough. Fly fishing is the norm and some trolling for early season sport is carried out on the lough. Ghillies will hold the boat close to underwater rocks, islands and headlands, while anglers fly fish.

Golf

The Southwest coast of Ireland is a mecca for golfers from all over the world. It boasts some very famous courses such as the Old Course and Trent Cashen courses at Ballybunion, Tralee Golf Course, Old Head Kinsale and Killeen Course in Killarney all within reach. Waterville's own Championship Links, just 1 mile from the hotel and regarded by many as the jewel in the crown, has hosted and continues to host many of the world's top ranking golfers, such as Tiger Woods, David Duval, Mark O'Meara and the late Payne Stewart. Today a life sized bronze statue pays tribute to his special relationship with Waterville.