Explore the Wonders of Finn Lough Bubble Domes: A Hidden Paradise in Ireland

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Are you wondering what it’s like to experience a Finn Lough bubble dome stay?

A true Instagram-perfect, bucket list experience, I’d been anticipating my stay for what felt like an eternity. Staying in a bubble dome in Ireland, a long way from home was an anticipated part of our trip to Northern Ireland. After a breathtaking scenic drive approximately 35 minutes from  Enniskillen, it was finally happening. We arrived at the imposing iron gates of Finn Lough, ringing the bell to be let in. It was all I could do not to be overcome by excitement by this unique bubble dome glamping experience. 

I’m excited to dig into my Finn Lough bubble dome review, sharing what to expect, candid photos from my experience (plus some truly inspirational ones that have been shared with me), and how you can plan your own Northern Ireland bubble dome retreat.

Disclaimer: While I share my own thoughts and stories about these experiences, should you click on the affiliate links, I may receive a small commission on that sale which helps fund Adventure Awaits.

Getting to Finn Lough

Finn Lough bubble domes are located on the Fermanagh / Donegal border. This is about a 30-minute drive from Enniskillen and Donegal. If you’re coming from Dublin it’s about 2.5 hours, or 2 hours from Belfast.

What is the closest airport to Finn Lough?  

The closest airport can be found in Donegal, which is about a 28-minute drive. However, if you’re flying from an international destination the closest major airport can be found in Belfast. 

Car Rental

If you’re choosing to rent a car be sure to note that they drive on the left side of the road in Northern Ireland. Also note that the roadways are quite narrow, especially for those who are used to driving in North America. If you opt to drive we recommend booking with Discover Cars (we love how quick it is and their full coverage insurance is cheap compared to booking directly with providers).

Book your car rental with Discover Cars here!

If you’d like a more luxurious experience you can hire a driver to escort you around. I recommend Dee Morgan, a Blue Badge professional tour guide based out of Belfast. Email her at [email protected]

Finn Lough Bubble Domes

view from outside a Finn Lough bubble dome sitting in the forest
Photo Credit: Tourism Ireland

Located in a private forested area of the resort, you walk through the gated entrance down to your bubble. But don’t run in and open up every door though, you need to learn a few lessons first! Each Finn Lough bubble dome is kept inflated by air pressure and the entrance is an airlock chamber. Open both doors at the same time and you’ll start deflating the structure.

What is a bubble dome?

This unique glamping style accommodation is made out of a glass entry door and steel frame, with a pressurized chamber that helps keep it inflated. The domes are waterproof, flame retardant, UV resistant, and heated inside, keeping you nice and cozy.

Inside A Finn Lough Bubble Dome 

view from the outside of a Finn Lough bubble dome when its starting to get dark and the stars are coming out
Photo Credit: Tourism Ireland
bed area inside a Finn Lough bubble dome

Inside a Finn Lough bubble dome, you’ll be greeted by a comforting 400(ish) square feet circular room. In the middle of the dome, you’ll find a king-sized bed, two chairs, a fireplace, coffee, and a fridge. To be honest though, you’ll probably spend most of your time admiring the 180-degree transparent view that wraps completely up and around and over you!

Where do you go to the bathroom in a bubble dome?

Finn Lough bubble dome bathroom

Each bubble dome is equipped with a full bathroom that includes a shower, toilet, sink, and mirror. I nicknamed it the “bubble shower” and no, this part of the bubble isn’t see-through.

Are the bubble domes private?

Your bubble is located on a private lot in a secluded part of the resort, with large garden hedges and naturally dense woodland that gives you complete privacy. The bubbles each have their own locked gate entrance and only residents can access them. You can be assured that the bathrooms themselves are not see-through and do indeed give you the utmost feeling of privacy and respect. 

Are bubble domes warm? How do you stay warm in a bubble dome?

bathrobes and sleep masks laid out on the bed inside a Finn Lough bubble dome

I loved coming out of my hot shower to find a fluffy soft robe waiting for me, and a warm fire keeping the bubble’s temperature perfect. The best part? I had turned my heated blanket on before I hopped into the shower, so my bed was warm and toasty! This was the ultimate luxury glamping experience!

Sleeping in a Bubble Dome – View From My Bed

starry night sky view from inside a Finn Lough bubble dome at night
Photo Credit: Tourism Ireland

It is a unique feeling to be sleeping in a bubble dome at Finn Lough, where 180-degree views wrap both side to side and up and over top of you. It feels like you are sleeping underneath the stars, all while enjoying the ultimate luxuries of comfort including a heated blanket, king bed, luxurious linens, and any items of comfort you may need right within arm’s reach.

Finn Lough Bubble Dome Pictures

To give you the best inspiration as well as what to expect, here are a few more photos that showcase the Finn Lough bubble domes:

view from someone lying in bed inside a Finn Lough bubble dome
sitting area inside a bubble dome in ireland
king size bed inside a Finn Lough bubble dome
nighttime view looking inside a Finn Lough bubble dome from the outside

Finn Lough Resort Amenities


While one could easily be tempted to hang out in your Finn Lough bubble for the duration of your trip, the Finn Lough resort has many more incredible experiences worth checking out. Here’s what you can expect:

Biking at Finn Lough

biking trails close to the lake at finn lough in ireland

Whether you’re into singletrack rides or want an easier loop around the lake, the resort has lots of bikes on hand that are free of charge for you to roam around and check out the property.

Walking Trails at Finn Lough

people walking past fields of sheep at finn lough resort in ireland

The overall essence of Finn Lough is to slow down and embrace the natural environment. There’s no better way to do this than going for a wander down one of the many forested trails. 

Finn Lough Lounge

lounge area in the reception area of finn lough resort

The reception area welcomes guests with a variety of Insta-perfect lounging areas. Whether you want to catch up and use the internet, grab a drink, or meet new friends, the comfortable reception area ensures you feel welcome. If you are traveling with others, the lounge is a great spot to spend time together, as seating for a group of people is limited in a bubble dome at Finn Lough. 

Gin Tasting Experience

gin tasting platter at finn lough resort

Splurge on a tasting and sample some of the best local gin that Ireland has to offer. A tutorial from the bartender will teach you all you need to know about each gin and exactly what you need to order to create your dream drink. Then all that is left to do is sit back and enjoy your cocktail… you didn’t think Ireland was only proficient in Whiskey, did you!?

Finn Lough Dining – The Barn

restaurant tables inside finn lough resort

Upstairs in the main building of the resort, there is an incredible restaurant called The Barn. Reservations are mandatory so the Chef can ensure a dining experience you won’t forget. From small plates with bold flavours, to full unforgettable meals, be sure to book a meal here during your stay in a bubble dome at Finn Lough Resort. With a passion for locally sourced ingredients and a distinction for Irish culinary fare, this is an important part of nourishing your body and fueling your soul during your stay. 

Movie Theatre

movie theatre room inside the finn lough resort in ireland

Want to hit Netflix and get some well-needed downtime? The beautiful theatre is made for guests to sit back and relax and enjoy a film.

Spa at Finn Lough Resort

sign in the forest outlining the spa experience at finn lough resort

Finn Lough offers guests a unique experience at their Elements Trail Spa. Guests will enjoy a 2-hour experience of walking through the forest and stopping for different therapeutic services, enjoying each service for 20 minutes before continuing to the next. “Our Spa experiences aim to reconnect you with the elements, to offer quiet seclusion from your busy everyday and imbue a deep sense of nature’s calm.” – Finn Lough Resort

woman looks out over the lake while sitting inside a sauna at the spa at finn lough

I had never been to a spa where part of the experience was traversing through the forest, taking in one treatment at a time. Queued by a bell that rang, signaling our time to move from one experience to the next, I got to take part in a salt float bath, a traditional Finnish-style sauna (complete with the opportunity to do a Nordic plunge in the lake), an aromatherapy herbal sauna, a salt scrub station, a hydrotherapy hot tub, and relaxation and restorative station.

woman sits in a hot tub overlooking the view at finn lough resort

This spa was like nothing I had ever tried before. The combination of an intimate forest setting, with relaxing spa services that change in intervals, made for the ultimate in relaxation experiences and connection with nature.

woman walks through the forested trail at the spa experience at finn lough in ireland

Walking away from the spa left me feeling rejuvenated, invigorated, recharged, relaxed, and reconnected with nature and my surroundings.

Finn Lough Bubble Dome FAQs

What is the Finn Lough Bubble Dome Price?

Pricing for your bubble dome experience varies based on the services that you would like included in your stay. For example, they have a “Stay, Sip, & Savour” that includes breakfast, dinner, and a Finn Lough bubble dome stay, for $217 (pounds) per person. So this experience is best for couples wanting to share a room. Other experiences include the “Elements Spa Escape,” which includes their spa experience and breakfast. 

So depending on your dates and what you want to experience, will help determine the final pricing.

Are there other accommodations other than the bubble domes at Finn Lough?

Finn Lough offers guests the choice between waterside cottages, lakeside lodges, catered suites, or their iconic bubble domes. This family-owned property is setting the new standard for accommodations in Northern Ireland offering guests a variety of accommodations with 5-star service and experience to go with it.

Finn Lough Bubble Dome Review

How do I summarize my stay at Finn Lough Resort? Even this writer is stuck for words that can capture the true essence of the experience at Finn Lough. A quintessential bucket list experience, a luxurious outdoor spa, and world-class food, it was as if I was living an Instagram moment every step of my day. I left inspired by the owner’s passion for their product and guest experience, in awe of the creative accommodations, and wowed by the sky full of stars under which I fell asleep each night. I hope you enjoyed my Finn Lough bubble dome reviews, and it inspires you to book your own Bubble Dome at Finn Lough Resort.

Excited to learn more about Northern Ireland? Check out these articles for information and inspiration!

Is this a sponsored post?: Yes, but while we were graciously welcomed to partake in this experience by Tourism Ireland, all of our thoughts and opinions are our own.

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Jami Savage
Jami Savage
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