Inis Meáin (2,252 acres) is the middle island and is said to be the most untouched of the three Aran Islands. Here you will experience the natural, cultural, traditional way of life of the islanders. The island is currently populated by about 200 people. This botanical paradise has over 300 flowering plants from places as far apart as the Arctic and the Mediterranean region. Among the plants to be found on the island are Orchids, Honeysuckle and Irish Saxifrage. A wide variety of nesting birds and natural ecosystems are also to be found. Hotel and Bed and Breakfast accommodation is available on the island. When travelling to Inis Meain it is recommended that you would organise accommodation prior to arriving. Ferries are available from Rossaveal all year and from Doolin from April to October.