If you and your partner are looking for enchanting and relaxing baby moon ideas, you’ll find them right here, in Northern Ireland. 

Your baby moon starts here 

It’s a time to spoil yourselves and Northern Ireland’s spas are calling. At the 163-acre Galgorm (4*), the Thermal Village and Serenity Garden make relaxation effortless, just the way it should be. While the River Room is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner for two.  

Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, has golden beaches on one side and Royal County Down Golf Club on the other. Inside, exquisite cloud beds make every night a dream and, in the award-winning spa, the views from the infinity pool go on forever. And that’s probably how long you’ll want to stay. 

Just 10 minutes from Belfast, the palatial Culloden Hotel and Spa (5*) seems a world away. A former Bishop’s Palace, it sits in 12 acres of stunning gardens and woodland. Super-luxurious bedrooms and a beautifully appointed Spa area make it a wonderful place to unwind. A pamper – before the pampers come along. 

A cottage or two (for a soon-to-be-three) 

There’s nothing more romantic than a cottage hideaway and Royal Hillsborough’s Arthur Street Guest Cottage (4*) is one of the cutest, in its village of chiming church bells. Original wooden floors, beams and open fireplaces give Larchfield Estate Cottages in County Down their unique character. And, with a 600-acre garden of silent forests and peaceful riverbanks, it’s luxury indoors and out here.  

Not too far away, Bay Tree Cottage Self Catering cleverly blends New England style and stonewall cottage. Calm, refreshing and supremely comfortable, bedrooms are light and airy, with breakfasts lovingly cooked by owner Susan. And if you’re craving lunch, the Yellow Door at nearby Hillsborough Castle serves up deliciously seasonal local produce. 

Holiday romance in the city 

Historic Derry-Londonderry is home to some fantastic escapes. Go for all out penthouse glamour on the 7th Floor of The City Hotel Derry (4*), five minutes’ walk from the city walls.  Well, if you can’t indulge yourself now, when can you? 

Of course, every romantic getaway needs a romantic dinner. So book yourself in to The Wig and Gown Champagne Bar and Restaurant or foodie-favourite, Browns in Town. And, as this is a city made for walking, take a stroll around or join a city walking tour. There’s lots to see (yes, shops too) and great opportunities for romantic hand-holding. 

Castles in the air 

The enchanting Ballygally Castle Hotel (4*), at the tip of the Causeway Coastal Route, has views all the way across the Irish Sea and is a great base for exploring the Giant’s Causeway. Try to get there for sunset – one of the most beautiful and romantic sights you’ll ever see. A definite memory-making moment. 

Though we’ll bet you can’t help falling in love with the stunning Killeavy Castle Estate (4*) at Slieve Gullion either. It’s got it all - a Grade A listed castle, the modern comfort of a converted mill and coach house, a self-catering Gate Lodge. And a spa.  

A baby break in Belfast 

No trip to Belfast is complete without taking in the superb Titanic Belfast attraction. Have afternoon tea here and get your photograph taken at a replica of the ship’s iconic staircase. The luxurious Merchant Hotel (5*), with its roof-top hot tub and stunning views is close by. As are the imaginatively appointed Fitzwilliam Hotel (5*) and the bold and quirky Malmaison (4*). You’ve shopping centres on your doorstep and the nearby Lisburn Road for independent designers. JoJo Maman Bébé is just one. Just saying. 

For dinner, make it very special at the riverside Michelin-starred OX restaurant. Or go bistro, with a New York vibe, at local favourite James St

Seeing stars. And a baby moon. 

Lough Erne Resort (5*) has everything you could wish for in a lakeside setting – stunning views and places to explore, the championship Faldo Golf Course and an inviting Thai Spa for when your day is done. The Catalina restaurant is known for its exceptionally fine dining, transforming seasonal local produce into show-stopping classic and contemporary dishes. (Though, you should know, Lough Erne’s Blissful Babymoon package includes a special ‘Cravings’ room service menu too.) 

A special time in a special place. That’s what Northern Ireland promises. Not only for baby-mooners, but for every one of you who comes to visit. Hope to see you soon. 

Galgorm
Hotel
Vitality Pool at Galgorm

Galgorm is one Ireland's premier Resorts, set in 163 acres of lush parkland near Northern Ireland’s most renowned scenic attractions it is the perfect location to truly relax & unwind.

Slieve Donard Resort and Spa
Hotel
Grand lobby of Slieve Donard with dark wooden floors, lots of greenery and a large chandelier.

A beloved destination for families, golfers, and holiday travellers, Slieve Donard is a local landmark that’s equal parts homey and breath-taking. The resort sits at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, on the edge of Royal County Down Golf Club, ranked no. 1 in the world by Golf Digest.

Royal County Down Golf Club
Links Golf Course
Image showing Royal County Down Golf Course and Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, with Slieve Donard mountain in the background.

Royal County Down is located in one of the world's most naturally beautiful links settings in the Murlough Nature Reserve. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne.

Culloden Estate and Spa
Hotel
View of the hotel and landscaped grounds on a bright sunny day

Standing high on the wooded slopes of the Holywood hills, overlooking Belfast Lough and the Co. Antrim coastline, is the magnificent Culloden Estate and Spa, one of the most prestigious 5 star hotels in Northern Ireland.

Arthur Street Guest Cottage
Self-Catering
Image shows front door of No 16 with lantern on the brick wall outside

Comfort Meets Elegance. Welcome to Arthur Street Guest Cottage, A family run cottage who will do their utmost to make your stay relaxing and memorable. The comforts of home in the historic village of Royal Hillsborough.

Rose Cottage Larchfield Estate
Self-Catering
Image shows large bathroom with roll top bath and large mirror above it. Large rug. armchair, wash basin with storage underneath

Renovated to a very high standard. Double bedroom, spacious bathroom with roll top bath, kitchen with mod cons, sitting room with double sofa bed, ensuite bathroom with rain shower. Patio. Luxury breakfast hamper. Entrance via Bailliesmills Road.

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens
Historic House / Palace
Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Hillsborough Castle is one of the most beautiful, and interesting historic properties in Northern Ireland, and the official residence of the Royal Family when they are in Northern Ireland. These special gardens are a delight throughout the seasons and offer countless places to unwind, contemplate, socialise and seek inspiration.

The City Hotel Derry
Hotel
The City Hotel Derry

The City Hotel Derry is perfectly positioned for sightseeing breaks in Derry City. A stay at our Derry hotel guarantees easy access to some of the most remarkable golf courses in Ireland. Explore Derry, Donegal and the Causeway Coast.

The Wig & Gown Champagne Bar and Restaurant
Restaurant
The Wig & Gown Champagne Bar and Restaurant

Delivering comfort, style, taste and quality as standard. Expect stunning, locally sourced, seasonal dishes presented in their own contemporary style, delivered with impeccable service.

Browns in Town
Restaurant
Browns in Town

Browns in Town is Ian Orr's second restaurant and partner to Browns Bond's Hill. It offers a modern menu containing perfectly plated starters, mouthwatering mains and delicately prepared desserts.

Ballygally Castle Hotel
Hotel
Ballygally Castle Hotel

The Ballygally Castle Hotel faces the soft, sandy beaches of Ballygally Bay. The Castle dates back to 1625 and is unique in that it is the only 17th Century building still used as a residence in Northern Ireland.

Giant's Causeway
The National Trust
The basalt stones at Giant's Causeway

Flanked by the wild North Atlantic Ocean and a landscape of dramatic cliffs, the Giant's Causeway is a geological wonder and home to a wealth of history and legend. The 40,000 basalt stone columns left by volcanic eruptions 60 million years ago, has captured the imagination of all who see it.

Killeavy Castle Estate
Hotel
Aerial view of Killeavy Castle Estate. A luxury Hotel Spa destination in Newry, Northern Ireland.

Welcome to Killeavy Castle Estate, the perfect antidote to the modern fast paced world. Named winner of the Luxury Castle Hotel (Europe) Award at the prestigious World Luxury Awards 2021, it’s the ideal place to escape and unwind, and is located just 10 minutes outside Newry City.

Titanic Belfast
Visitor Centres & Museums
Titanic Belfast

Welcome to Titanic Belfast, an award-winning visitor experience offering the opportunity to learn about Titanic’s history, just a few minutes from where the ship herself was famously designed, built and launched in 1911. This self-guided tour tells the Titanic’s story from conception through to its first and final journey across the Atlantic, as well as the historical and cultural impact on Belfast and beyond.

The Merchant Hotel
Hotel
The Merchant Hotel

Situated in the heart of Belfast city centre's historic Cathedral Quarter, the grandeur of the original Grade A listed building is complemented by an elegant Art Deco inspired wing with a multitude of exciting amenities.

The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
Hotel
The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast

Sleep in one of our 146 elegantly designed guestrooms. Cocoon yourself in sumptuous surroundings and create your own oasis of comfort. Warm American walnut walkways ease you into your personal sanctuary.

Malmaison
Hotel
Malmaison

Stunning city centre boutique hotel perfectly located for sightseeing and shopping. Close to Titanic Quarter, Cathedral Quarter and Victoria Square. Renowned for great style and great service. Offering superb brasserie food,fine wines and cocktails

OX
Restaurant
OX

OX is a Michelin starred restaurant that most recently won best restaurant (in Northern Ireland) at the National Restaurant Awards 2022. It offers relaxed dining overlooking the River Lagan, and is within walking distance of the Belfast Waterfront, Titanic Belfast, St Georges Market and Odyssey Arena.

James St.
Restaurant
James St.

James St is a casual and contemporary, brick-walled restaurant specialising in chargrilled and aged steaks. The charcoal grill still plays centre stage, cooking not just some of the best steaks and prime cuts Northern Ireland has to offer but also fresh whole fish, pork and vegetables.

Lough Erne Resort
Hotel
Lough Erne Resort

Lough Erne Resort is Northern Ireland's five-star countryside retreat. Dine by the lakes, walk in nature, play championship golf, pamper yourself in The Thai Spa or discover the beautiful Fermanagh attractions.

Lough Erne Resort - The Faldo Course
Golf Resort
Lough Erne Resort - The Faldo Course

Lough Erne Resort is home to two Championship Golf Courses, The Faldo Course and Castle Hume Course. The Faldo Course designed by Six time Major winner Nick Faldo, features in Golf World & Golf Monthly Top 100 Course (UK & Ireland) and is the first Faldo designed course in Ireland.

The Thai Spa at Lough Erne Resort
Spa and Well-being
The Thai Spa at Lough Erne Resort

Drawing on the power of nature and inspired by the origins of Thailand, The Thai Spa at Lough Erne Resort is an idyllic haven of peace and tranquillity; a place for mindfulness and meditation.