Make it a boys' weekend to remember at Wineport Lodge
Whether you're looking for the ultimate stag weekend, or simply a boys' break for the more discerning traveller, then Wineport Lodge in the Irish lakelands has the perfect answer for the modern man - an Action Man getaway that you and the guys will treasure forever; with spectacular food and wine, speedboating on the Shannon, a private cinema screening and some serious pampering at this ultra-stylish retreat.
Boasting a breathtaking setting on Lough Ree, this idyllic boutique hotel is just an hour from Dublin, with flights from 25 UK airports from as little as £14.99. You will be greeted with a glass of bubbly on arrival and shown to your spacious lakeview room, with contemporary design and plenty of gadgets including a well-stocked iPod to get you in the party spirit. Friday evening will be spent enjoying a casual bite with your buddies in the Harbour Room Cinema with a wide selection of movies to choose from.
On Saturday morning, it's up early for some serious action-hero fun with a powerboating lesson on the lake, where you will learn to manoeuvre at high speeds as you head up the river Shannon. Back at the hotel, lunch in the Taittinger Bar will be followed by a trip to Wineport's kitchen, where the renowned chefs will teach you a few culinary tricks that are guaranteed to impress.
In the evening, enjoy shaken Martinis before dinner in The Restaurant - home of Ireland's leading celebrity chef TV show - with a tasting menu where each delectable course is accompanied by a matching wine, promising a gastronomic delight.
And if you want to venture out, the charming town of Athlone is just five minutes' away where you can sip a pint of Guinness in Europe's oldest pub, Sean's Bar, and hear great bands and local musicians playing most weekends.
For the perfect Sunday morning recovery, take a dip in the rooftop hot tub followed by a Men's Top-to-Toe massage and a Yon-ka facial at the hands of the hotel's expert therapists, leaving you feeling totally relaxed and revitalised.
The Action Man weekend package costs £525 per person sharing, including two nights' accommodation in a deluxe lakeview room, bubbly on arrival, one casual dinner in the Harbour Room Cinema, a powerboat lesson on Lough Ree, lunch in the Taittinger Bar, culinary workshop, evening Martinis, gourmet dinner in The Restaurant with tasting menu and matching wines, plus men's top-to-toe massage and facial. To book, visit wineport.ie.