Welcome to isleofwight.com. Our website includes a comprehensive range of everything that is great about the Isle of Wight. “The Garden Isle”, as it is known, offers a vast array of holiday accommodation for every taste and budget. There are hotels, bed and breakfasts, holiday parks, self catering holiday cottages, caravan and camping parks and boutique hotels. There is something for all the family, couples, youngsters and hopeless romantics looking for that special break.
The Isle of Wight is perhaps one of the most special places in the UK to enjoy as a holiday or short break. Located just off the south coast, you will sail away to a beautiful Island and leave the “hustle and bustle” of mainland Britain behind. The short ferry journey across the Solent is both inspiring and relaxing.
The Isle of Wight has so much to offer, from the Isle of Wight Festival, Bestival andGarlic Festival to our miles of stunning walks and cycle tracks. Much of the Isle of Wight has been designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty and the rolling downlands that form the backbone of the Island extend to the towering white cliffs at Alum Bay in the west and Culver Cliff in the east. We have superb beaches of golden sand at Sandown, Shanklin, Lake, Ryde and Colwell to pretty coves and bays, such as Ventnor and Steephill. For those wanting a more dramatic backdrop and a spot of surfing and fossil hunting, try Compton and Brook – you won’t be disappointed.
Approximately 23 miles by 13, the Isle of Wight has long since been noted for its beauty and scenery and breathtaking views and coast line. Indeed, it has attracted the likes of Dickens, Tennyson and of course Queen Victoria, who made Osborne House at East Cowes her home in her later years.
Fun for the whole family is guaranteed in our endless range of attractions and activities – lovers may fall in love all over again and walkers, cyclists, campers, caravanners and sportsmen and women of all ages will thrill at the challenges ahead. The Isle of Wight has something for everyone and all ages groups.
The Island also offers a wealth of specialist restaurants offering fresh, Isle of Wight produce from both the land and of course the sea with Ventnor Bay crab and lobster is often found on menus. We also have an array of pubs and restaurants that offer good value for money for those looking to stay with us on a bed and breakfast or self catering basis.
Wherever you go on the Isle of Wight, one thing is for sure. You will always receive a warm welcome and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Our motto is “a place to stay is a click away”, so we look forward to welcoming you soon on the Isle of Wight.
Garden Isle hotels offer fine quality accommodation in both Shanklin and Sandown, coupled with great facilities, such as indoor and out door swimming pools, spa facilities and modern, welcoming bedrooms.
Oh Wow. This very stylish boutique hotel has recently been refurbished and is located on the cliff tops at Shanklin, looking out to see. The food here is excellent and that coupled with their relaxing bar makes this a great place to stay.
Oh WOW. This superb hotel is located in the heart of Sandown, close to the beach and the town’s amenities. The meticulously run Wight Hotel has superb facilities, which include stylish and modern communal areas, a large indoor heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi and a spa.
Managed with real enthusiasm and a real understanding of their guests needs, The Wight Hotel will be the perfect base for your holiday on the Isle of Wight.
Well, it has been a week since I built the framework to the new website and I am delighted to say that we have now started to transfer the information from the old site to the new one. Kate aka Smythers, has done really well getting to grips with the new control panel and I have to say that I am really excited about the way the look and feel of the new site is beginning to look.
New Security for isleofwight.com
We are delighted to welcome Grace Daniells to the isleofwight.com team. She has joined the company after a 5 year sabbatical as the new Head of Security. A specialist in her field, she weighs a whopping 75 Kilo’s and can’t wait to get her teeth sunk into the position, taking no prisoners who dare to disrupt the day to day running of the website. Though she may seem to be asleep for 22 hours a day, she is forever alert and sticks to strict diet of stolen sandwiches, roast beef, lamb or chicken.
New Website NOW LIVE
Well, the new isleofwight.com website has now gone live. The changeover took place in the early hours of Sunday morning and the move from one server to the the other went seamlessly. The new website works on a different technology and has been designed to be especially interactive with mobile phones and tablet devices. Whilst the old isleofwight.com was “mobile friendly” which is what the search engines such as Google look for, the new site works on GPS and Near Field Location, so that if you were perhaps in Freshwater and you wanted to find a hidden beach, cafe or restaurant, then you can find them easily with the search menu at the top of the site. Once you have selected what you are looking for, the results are displayed on a map and you can look at what is available. Once you have made your choice, the website will direct you to the point via “turn by turn” satellite navigation. The site also has a fresher look and we have spent ages ensuring that the site is clean and especially easy to use for site visitors. Thank you to everybody involved. Kevin Daniells
Halloween is Fast Approaching
Halloween is fast approaching and I know that my kids are getting excited – one is 21. We here at isleofwight.com we have put together out latest weekly newsletter so that if you are thinking of taking a break on the Island, you can see the hotels, B&B’s, self catering and holiday parks that are waiting to welcome you. CLICK HERE to find out what is available for you to see and do on the SPOOKY Isle of Wight.
New Gallery Section for The Isle of Wight
We are delighted to announce the new gallery section to isleofwight.com, which features images from around the Isle of Wight. We will be building on this section over the coming months to offer people thinking about the Island as a holiday destination, an insight on what there is on offer on the Island. CLICK HERE to see for yourself. The most common comment I have is that the Isle of Wight is very small and there cannot be that much to do – well how wrong they are. There is so much on offer from over 70 attractions, countless hotels and bed and breakfasts, as well as self catering accommodation, holiday parks and camping and touring sites. There is accommodation for every pocket and so much to see and do that does not cost money, such as downland and coastal walks, mountain biking and historical buildings. Though the Island is just 23 miles by 13, everything is so nearby and you do not have to drive miles to see it, as you would in the West Country or Scotland. SPREAD THE WORD, the Isle of Wight is beautiful and open for business all year around. We would love you to […]
New Pictures of the Isle of Wight
we are delighted with pictures that we have received from people living and visiting The Isle of Wight. I asked people to share them with site and Social Media users to show case the Island and encourage people to come and visit and I have to say that I have not been disappointed. They are simply stunning and I particularly want to thank Keara Smith for the images she sent through of The Needles and Carisbrooke Castle – so different from the norm and they capture them perfectly. Take at a look at our gallery section by CLICKING HERE and please share with your friends.
November Holiday Newsletter for the Isle of Wight
Hi there, Have you seen our latest November Holiday Newsletter that has been sent out to our mailing list and across Social Media. Well if not, you can take a look by CLICKING HERE Even though the summer is over and Christmas is fast approaching, there is plenty to see and do on the Isle of Wight, so why not treat yourself to a short break and walk along a deserted beach, or take a stroll along the rolling downland. The Island is beautiful all year around and we have some cracking accommodation deals just waiting for you.
Sat Nav Guidance to the Hidden Isle of Wight
We are delighted to announce that “Turn by Turn” navigation is available for all of our listings on isleofwight.com. This is a first for the Isle of Wight tourism websites and signals part of the £60,000 investment made in the website to deliver information to the site user easily and effectively. This is a major leap forward as over 70% of traffic to isleofwight.com is done via a smart phone or tablet device. Integrating Satellite navigation allows the tourist to discover so many more places and possibilities. At the bottom of each listing, as shown in the image below, there is a “Plan my Route” button. Once selected, the site will guide the user directly to what they are looking for. What this means is that places that are tucked away and very often missed by the tourist, can now easily be found and located, opening up so much more for the tourist.
Christmas Special Offers and Deals
Christmas is fast approaching and it can be such a stressful time, so why not treat yourself and your family to a FANTASTIC FESTIVE BREAK on the beautiful Isle of Wight. Kate has been beavering away getting all the special offers in one place, so CLICK HERE the following link to find out more.
Have a VERY SPECIAL New Year on the Isle of Wight
New Year marks a fresh start for most of us, with resolutions being made and promises to loved ones. Why not make it extra special by coming to the Isle of Wight and treating yourselves – start the New Year as you mean to go on and CLICK HERE to find out what we have on offer for you on the Isle of Wight.
Crabbing on the Isle of Wight is great fun and one of the things to do.
Well I found this picture of Crabbing on the Isle of Wight, so I just had to share it and embarrass my two boys who are now so much bigger. Find out about my top tips for crabbing. https://isleofwight.com/crabbing-on-the-isle-of-wight/
Well, next year sees the 70th Anniversary of India gaining its’ independence from the UK. Queen Victoria was the last Empress of India and many of the articles and items that she was given during her time can be seen at the stunning Osborne House. Osborne, on the northern tip of the Isle of Wight is located at East Cowes and was the holiday home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. When Albert died, Victoria spent much of her time at Osborne, looking out across the Solent to the Mainland.
Nowadays, Osborne is carefully looked after and maintained by English Heritage and it offers a truly fascinating insight in to The UK’s greatest Monarch, at a time when she was Ruling over much of the World.