Destination guide

Head to the historical city of Valentia Island

The area's history and museums are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Valentia Island. This city is well-known for its island views and zoo. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Valentia Island

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Valentia Island a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hillside Haven Pet Farm (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Waterville Golf Links (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Skellig Bay Golf Club (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Irish Adventures (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)
  • Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium (16.3 mi / 26.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Valentia Island

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Valentia Island is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ballinesker Beach (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Waterville Beach (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Slea Head (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Derrynane Bay Beach (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Dunmore Head (14.7 mi / 23.6 km)
  • Ventry Beach (14.9 mi / 23.9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Valentia Island

The nearest airport is in Cahirciveen (CHE-Reeroe), located 5.7 mi (9.2 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Valentia Island?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 152 holiday lettings around Valentia Island. From 92 cottages to 48 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Valentia Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Valentia Island. From travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • County Cork: 520 holiday homes
  • Corca Dhuibhne: 389 holiday homes
  • Caherdaniel: 228 holiday homes
  • Kells: 271 holiday homes
  • Waterville: 228 holiday homes offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Valentia Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Valentia Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Valentia Island with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Caherdaniel: 228 holiday lettings
  • Kells: 271 holiday lettings
  • Waterville: 228 holiday lettings
  • Dingle: 169 holiday lettings
  • Emlaghmore: 239 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Valentia Island? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Valentia Island. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Derrynane Bay Beach: 373 holiday rentals
  • Inch Strand: 411 holiday rentals
  • Derrynane House: 375 holiday rentals
  • Ventry Beach: 294 holiday rentals
  • Dingle Harbour: 327 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Valentia Island listed on where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.