Your holiday

The Islands are the perfect holiday destination to do as much or as little as you feel like.

Each Island has something special to offer so make the most of the excellent boat trips available, and be sure to allow some time for a trip out to see the wildlife swimming and flying around the uninhabited Isles.  If the weather permits take the opportunity to go out to Bishop Rock Lighthouse-our Gran was the first lady to ever go up in a Breeches Boy!

Homemade ice-cream on St Agnes, the Daymark and gorgeous Great Bay on St Martin’s, a walk up Samson Hill on Bryher and a picnic on Pentle Bay on Tresco are just some of our suggestions to include on your visit.

Don’t overlook the beauty of your host Island, St Mary’s, in favour of exploring the others. Water-sports, bike rides, horse riding and walking the coastal paths are great ways to see much of this lovely Island and at the same time work up an appetite for a local crab lunch, indulgent cream tea or al fresco supper.

Find out some facts in the museum, take a bus tour and potter about in one of the galleries picking up some great local arts and crafts.

Beaches on Scilly really cannot be beaten, pack up a picnic in the backpack we provide and wander off in search of a deserted cove, you are almost guaranteed to find a beach to yourself, if not the whole beach then a fair proportion of one!

The clear waters, fascinating shipwrecks and superb marine life make diving and scuba diving in Scilly very popular. There are several diving operators who can cater for beginners and experienced divers alike.

Evenings in Scilly can be just as action packed as your days-should you wish. Whatever you do don’t miss the excitement of the weekly gig races on Wednesday and Friday nights, followed by a pint of local ale in one of the lively pubs. Most evenings there is a supper boat to another Island and there are plenty of good places to dine on St Mary’s, from traditional pub grub to a more luxurious experience in one of the hotels. However, be sure to enjoy the stunning sunset views from the comfort of your own apartment, in our opinion it is hard to beat a cup of tea or a glass of wine while watching the evenings comings and goings in the harbour as the sun sets.