Things To Do

4 Star Luxury Royal Marine Hotel & Spa in South Dublin.

For the comfort and pleasure of our guests, we have complied an interesting and exciting list of things to do and places to visit whilst staying in Dun Laoghaire.

We hope that you will find this useful as you plan your trip to the area.

1. sansanaSPA

Situated in the Royal Marine Hotel, The Award Winning sansanaSPA includes 9 Treatment Rooms and a Thermal Suite Area which has Unique Waterbed Relaxation, Float and Relax Rooms, Rock Sauna, Steam Room, Aroma Room, Mud Room,
Experience Showers, Manicure and Pedicure Suite, Dry Floatation, Hydrotherapy, Spray Tanning Booth and Lounge Area.

Guests of sansanaSPA receive full use of the Pier Health Club which is adjacent to sansanaSPA this features State-of-the-Art Cardio and Resistance Equipment.
An 18 meter heated swimming pool, hydro pool, sauna and steam room. For enquiries
please call sansanaSPA directly on 01 271 2563/ guests in-house call 52536 from your bedroom.

2. Irish National Sailing School

The Sports yacht and Dinghy courses can truly cater fo everybody from the seasoned racer to the complete novice.
For those looking for a white knuckle experience, we have spinnaker and racing courses designed to teach you everything you need to blast around a race course.

For those looking for a more sedate experience, we have our adventure courses such as sailing to Howth for Fish and Chips or cruising to Greystones taking in the beautiful scenery on the way. Instructor, School, Junior and summer camp sailing courses also available.

So whatever you are waiting for, have a look at the courses on offer on the website www.insc.ie. Ph: 01 230 0030

3. East Pier and Teddy’s Ice Cream

You can’t visit Dun Laoghaire without taking a stroll on the East Pier and taking in the breath taking views.
The East Pier is just under 3km to walk there and back so is ideal for young children and also suitable for people who have minor difficulties
walking as the ground surface is very even.

Often they have music playing down there whether a solo accordion player or the more upbeat guitarist.
Just across the road is the famous Teddy’s Ice cream which is defi nitely worth a visit before or after your stroll. After all you will burn those calories off during your walk so its classed as guilt free!!!

4. Segway

The Segway cross terrain transporter is the latest self-balancing human transporter that provides enhanced performance on a variety of terrain with minimal environmental impact.

The Segway is a new and exciting way of getting to see all of what Dun Laoghaire has to offer. We run daily tours along the sea front and visit all local historical attractions along the way. This has proved to be a great way for tourists to get to see exactly what is on offer in the area while enjoying the new experience of the Segway.

5. Bike Rental

Looking for a cool way to see Dún Laoghaire Town and get a bit of exercise at the same time? Why not rent a bike and explore the town and the lovely coast! There is no better way to see Dún Laoghaire’s blue waters and charming streets than by bike!

Aboveboard provides bike rental services right from the West Pier, just as cpadventure! Bikerack also provide bike rental services in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area. Whether you are an expert biker or a beginner, there are lovely areas in Dún Laoghaire to explore by bike. Grab your helmet, because an awesome adventure in Dún Laoghaire is waiting for you!

http://www.aboveboard.ie/

http://www.thebikerack.ie/

6. Kayaking

We use both closed cockpits and sit on top Kayak’s. Kayaking is a fantastic way to explore Dun Laoghaire. We use Sea Kayaks and sit on top Kayaks, propelled with a double paddle.
Our experienced instructors will teach you safety procedures and how to manoeuvre your craft, before embarking on a relaxing trip. For the more experienced we offer a fun and exciting range of games and group tasks on the sea front.

  • Prices From €20

7. National Maritime Museum

Open daily 11am to 5pm. The National Maritime Museum of Ireland is operated by the Maritime Institute of Ireland assisted by a Community Employment Scheme of the Department of Social Protection. The Maritime Institute of Ireland fosters an appreciation of our maritime heritage. Located just next door to the Royal Marine Hotel it is a great opportunity to soak up some of the local history.

  • Admission €5 per adult, Family ticket €12 and Children under 12 €3.
  • For more details visit www.mariner.ie
  • Phone: 01-2800969 or contact our Concierge team on 01 230 0030.

8. Pavilion Theatre

The Pavilion Theatre is only a few minutes walk from the Royal Marine Hotel.
They have a seasonal programme with a wide range of acts and shows taking place throughout the year.

  • Box office opening hours are Mon-Sat 12-5pm (8pm on performance nights) Sun 6-8pm (Only on performance nights).
  • Box office 01 231 2929
  • Visit the website at www.paviliontheatre.ie.

9. People’s Park

The People’s park in Dun Laoghaire is only a few minutes walk from the hotel, the beautiful landscaped gardens are the ideal place to go for a walk and rest and take in the day to day life. There is a playground area for young children and every Sunday they have a farmers market where local products are available to buy and take home as souvenirs.

Throughout the year they have events on so keep an eye on their website for updates www.dlrcoco.ie/parks/peoples.html.

10. Dublin Bay Cruises

Dublin Bay cruises sail between Dun Laoghaire & Howth up to 6 times a day from March to October.
The 90 minute cruise brings you not only around the beautiful vista of Dublin Bay but it also helps you to travel through time and to understand how and why the Dublin development has become the capital city of Ireland.
Take in the sights of Dublin Bay with its history, heritage and culture, its maritime life, bird sanctuaries and wallabies, the mountains, headlands, islands and coves.
Also experience its towns and villages with seafood and culinary delights.

For more information call the booking offi ce on 01 901 1757 or check out the website www.dublinbaycruises.com