While we may remain grounded in the UK, there’s no reason not to plan a break on one of our own beautiful islands.
We love the Indian Ocean islands of The Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles. The Balearics and Greek islands, Canaries and Cyprus are all perfect for summer sun, sea and sand. But we have some incredible islands here in the UK that should be on your travel bucket list too. Whether you travel with friends, family or just the two of you, we’ve put together a terrific selection to get you thinking differently about your 2021 travel plans.
We still offer our NO RISK travel terms on our UK breaks. Low refundable deposit and if we arrange your air travel to your destination, your booking will be ATOL bonded. Perhaps take a helicopter to Scotland or fly in a private 4-seater plane to Burgh Island? Wherever you choose to travel, do it well.
Lough Erne Resort, Northern Ireland
Hidden deep in the stunning but rarely visited Fermanagh Lakelands, Lough Erne Resort is a world apart, set on a spectacular 600 acre peninsula with two championship golf courses, authentic Thai Spa and host of dining experiences by Noel McMeel.
In addition to the hotel, families will love the freedom of the self-catering cottages and have plenty of activities to enjoy within easy reach of the resort.
Kinloch Lodge, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Skye’s Kinloch Lodge is a foodies’ paradise. The team of chefs have an ever-growing list of local suppliers and amazing produce, with the mission to bring the island and its rich larder of seasonal ingredients to life. Kinloch is perfect for walkers and anglers, foragers and deer-stalkers. Less energetic but no less important, take a trip to nearby distilleries for a spot of whisky tasting.
Rooms are individually decorated in the colours and textures chosen to reflect Skye’s distinctive landscape. Each is furnished with distinctive antiques, prints and paintings, and most have open views across sea-Loch na Dal or towards Kinloch Hill.
The Atlantic Hotel, Jersey
A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, Jersey’s The Atlantic Hotel is set in ten acres of private gardens overlooking the stunning golden sands of St Ouen’s Bay. With a celebrated fine dining restaurant, stylish rooms and health club, The Atlantic Hotel is a cosmopolitan coastal escape.
It makes a terrific base for a whole family holiday. Close to the Jersey Wetland Centre, it’s great for wildlife watching, and a visit to Jersey Zoo, home to the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, is a must. Young surfers can take lessons and while parents and grandparents can retreat to The Palm Club Spa.
Hell Bay Hotel, Isles of Scilly
The Hell Bay Hotel on the island of Bryher in the Scilly Isles has to be one of the ultimate UK destinations to get away from it all and just re charge. This chic retreat offers private painting classes so perfect for budding artists seeking inspiration. Foodies won’t be left wanting either – the Hell Bay Hotel is home to Scilly’s only 3 AA Rosette restaurant, a bar serving excellent food at lunchtimes and evenings, and the unique Crab Shack.
Gardeners will enjoy a bucket list trip to the famous Tresco gardens, perhaps by helicopter, or indeed split your time between these two beautiful islands for a truly out of this world experience. Bryher island may not be the easiest place to get to, but the best places never are and at least you can say you’ve been to hell and back, and loved it!
Chateau Rhianfa, Anglesey
Situated near Beaumaris on Anglesey, Plas Rhianfa is a lavish Grade II listed property inspired by the chateaux of the Loire Valley. Nestled away on the picturesque Isle of Anglesey on the Menai Strait it has breathtaking views overlooking Snowdonia.
There’s plenty of action and adventure to have on this stunning Welsh island. From coasteering to jet skiing down the Menai Strait, have a go at kayaking or fish for your supper with our lobster pot experience and impress chef with your hunter-gathering skills. Or head out into the enchanting wonderland of the Snowdonia National Park.
Burgh Island Hotel, Devon, England
An iconic Art Deco landmark and retreat, The Burgh Island Hotel is positioned on a wildly beautiful and secluded tidal island. The hotel was once described as a shining white ocean liner surrounded by golden beaches and silver seas.
Guests can step back in time to the opulence and glamour of the 1930s when this stunning hotel first opened. Burgh Island is widely regarded as one of the foremost places to see and experience Art Deco in Europe at its best and most authentic. It’s a beautiful place to retreat from the world and simply be.