Catch up with what is happening with isleofwight.com and also on the Isle of Wight.
MONKEY HAVEN IS ENGLAND’S TOP SMALL ATTRACTION
The Isle of Wight’s Monkey Haven has been named as the best Small Visitor Attraction in the country by tourism chiefs at VisitEngland. On Monday 24th April, the primate rescue centre was given the top spot in the 2017 Awards for Excellence at a ceremony hosted by comedian Sue Perkins at London’s Hilton Waldorf. A spokesperson for VisitEngland, the country’s official Tourist Board, commented: “Congratulations – winning the award allows you to claim justifiably to be the best in your category in England.” The animal sanctuary just outside Newport is home to rescued monkeys, owls, meerkats and other exotic creatures. The judges praised the Keeper talks, website, new signage and high standards of maintenance. It’s been a hugely successful year for the team, as in February, they were awarded a prestigious gold accolade from VisitEngland and they’ve maintained their top slot on TripAdvisor as the most popular attraction on the Isle of Wight. Founder Don Walser, who attended the ceremony with his daughter Kelly Wickes commented: “We are amazed and delighted! This award means so much to us. Six years ago, when we set up a primate rescue centre on the Isle of Wight, everyone thought we were crackers. Now […]
Spotlight on Ninham Country Holidays Isle of Wight
Ninham Country Holidays is an award winning family run holiday park set in an idyllic location. The park is set in a valley, surrounded by mature woodland and rolling countryside offering a unique setting for lovers of the outdoors. Ninham has a range of different holiday accommodations to suite every taste from 2 glorious camping areas set either side of the wooded valley and both within easy access to the Swimming pool and games room. Both camping areas have their own separate washing facilities & laundry area, and both offer options for tents, touring caravans & motor homes. For those wanting to enjoy the beautiful countryside but without the camping there are three great self catering options to choose from: Ninham House a six bedroomed converted farm house, Treetops a stunningly converted barn with 3 bedrooms or one of the 6 leisure static homes. All guest have use of the pool and games room during their stay and depending on season and WiFi is available Working towards being a sustainable business, we encourage the use of bicycles on site, insist on recycling and continue to invest in renewable technologies where possible. All our electricity is 100% renewable and supplied by Ecotricity and supplemented by our […]
FANTASTIC RESTAURANT now open 5 Days a Week
Exciting news! As of today we are open 5 days a week Wednesdays to Sundays for breakfasts & dinners for the Summer season! Come and try Swiss, Polish or Full English breakfast or Bembridge crab pancake, Isle of Wight tomato salad, beef carpaccio, mouth watering lamb rump or local rhubarb & apple crumble for dinner. See you at the Keats https://www.keatscottage.co.uk/tearoom/food-menu
Spring into Summer Isle of Wight Holiday Newsletter April 2017
Spring into Summer With Spring in the air and Summer just round the corner this is a perfect time for a relaxing stay on the beautiful Isle of Wight. We have some great offers available whether you are looking for a last minute deal for May, Bank holiday bargain or just a lazy June retreat. We look forward to seeing you soon We hope that this news letter will wet your appetite and get you thinking about a Spring/Summer holiday, but if there is any further information or help that you require to help you make that decision, please feel free to contact us on email@example.com. Image by Elm Studio Photography Workshops Whitecliff View – 01983 404435 – See More Whitecliff View is located in the heart of the seaside resort of Sandown on the Isle of Wight. The property makes an ideal family base for exploring the Island and Sandown Bay itself. Come stay with us this Spring from just £25 pp, pn – includes full breakfast! The Hambledon – 01983 862403 – See More A ferry inclusive holiday or short break at the Hambledon Hotel, Shanklin offers tremendous value for money from just £108pp Just look what’s included: 2/3/4 […]
Fantastic, Luxury Duplex Suites
Chale Bay Farm, Luxury Bed & Breakfast Chale Bay Farm is located between the village of Chale and the coast, at the southern tip of the Island and not only does it offer some great, luxury facilities, but its’ position makes it ideal for exploring the Island coastline and beaches. We have just had some new pictures sent through to us of their FANTASTIC duplex suites and we wanted to share them with you. To find out more CLICK HERE
Great offers on touring and camping and holiday caravans
The Orchards Holiday Park near Yarmouth is an award winning, family owned, holiday park with high quality facilities. The park is located in the West Wight countryside with amazing rural views in every direction making it a perfect place to relax and unwind. This Spring & Easter Orchards has some great offers on it’s Holiday Caravans and for Camping & Touring with both short stays and week long breaks available Holiday caravans from just £200 including ferry and great discounts on the camping and touring breaks Find out more at http://www.orchards-holiday-park.co.uk/special-offers/
Eklectia – Find out more about this EXCITING new event.
Ekelectica is a brand new music festival which is being held in September at Robin Hill Country Park. It promises to be an eclectic mix of music and there are some of the BEST tribute bands on for your entertainment. Set in the stunning heart of the Woodlands you’ll find the epicentre of electronic and dance music, featuring a programme of fresh, up-tempo sounds. Saturday’s line-up promises a cut throat and current line up to include the Superb ‘Daft Club’ daft Punk tribute experience, plus south coast talent ‘Kry Wolf’ and friends. Assuming a ‘dance classic’ posture, the Sunday line-up includes essential listening for cultured clubbers, including sounds from some of the UK’s champions of club classics. Sunday’s line up to be announced soon. CLICK HERE to find out more
Spotlight On – Nettlecombe Farm
Nettlecombe Farm, nestled in a picturesque corner of the island and surrounded by beautiful South Wight countryside, is now popular with a wide range of visitors, who can participate in an impressive number of activities. Consisting of nine converted self-catering premises benefiting from several delightful rustic play areas, three coarse fishing lakes, a light and airy function barn and a petting area that has a very wide selection of interesting animals, including alpaca, donkeys, poultry, goats, reindeer and an emu! An amazing opportunity for kids (and big kids!) to get involved in feeding time at the farm. From May – September you are welcome to join Farmer Jon on his morning feeding round and try your hand at being a farmer More than just your standard self catering holiday! Find out more visit – Nettlecombe Farm
Swing by the Monkey Haven this Easter
There’s so much to see and do including… A FREE new awesome App for 2017. Follow trails, collect virtual bananas, get sneaky peaks behind the scenes and fun photo filters! Two great play areas for children (under 5s and over 5s). Fun events FREE booklet of Monkey Puzzles for kids. FREE Wifi. Colouring activities in the Reptile Lodge. Monkey Haven is a Gold award-winning attraction that makes animals happy… and people happy. Come and see us at our primate rescue centre and sanctuary just outside Newport. You’ll meet our wonderful family including whooping gibbons, mischievous monkeys, amazing owls, incredible reptiles and the naughtiest meerkats ever! There are keeper talks and animal feeds throughout the day, where you can find out all about our awesome animals and how they came to be here. You can even get up close and personal with some of the reptiles and hand-reared owls who make regular appearances at the daily talks. Find out more visit The Monkey Haven page
Last Minute Dinosaur Farm Easter Break
Last Minute Easter Caravan Offers Come stay with us in the wonderful West Wight at Dinosaur farm holidays this Easter Available from April 8th 4 Nights Stays from only £250 or stay 7 Nights from only £260 We have six-berth caravans situated near to the farm bungalow, with rural views. They have three bedrooms and are modern, well furnished units with modern conveniences. A shower and a flush toilet are inside each caravan. They have electric lighting, fridge, kettle, microwave and toaster plus gas cooker, fire and water heater with hot water to all sinks and showers. Electric and gas are inclusive. Find out more: //isleofwight.com/item/7614/
A Touch of Class…
A Touch of Class… Looking for that extra special accommodation for a romantic break or special occasion? We have listed a few fabulous place to stay on the Isle of Wight where you can relax and unwind in style and comfort. Go on, treat yourself….you deserve it! Above image is of the Nightingale Hotel in Shanklin Rijnstroom IV – See Page Located on Embankment Road, on the eastern shore of Bembridge Harbour, is the 97 ft long, historic original Dutch Barge, Rijnstroom IV. Having recently undergone a complete rebuild, she has never looked so good, and never offered a better time to spend your holiday on board this floating masterpiece. Sleeps up to 10 Rylstone Manor – See Page Rylstone Manor Hotel located in the beautiful Rylstone Gardens in Shanklin is a stunning manor house dating back to 1863 and is exquisitely decorated throughout. A fantastic base from which to explore the Isle or just relax and enjoy its unique surroundings. The Leconfield – See page The Leconfield in the historical village of Bonchurch is a luxury guest accommodation with panoramic sea views from most of its guest and public rooms. A warm welcome awaits you […]
Bring Man’s Best Friend on Holiday Too
Dog Friendly Accommodation on the Isle of Wight We have some great accommodation on the Isle of Wight, so if you want to bring your beloved pet on holiday too, the WHY NOT? Nowadays, it does not mean that you have to stay in a tent in the corner of a camp site, we have some stylish hotels, bed and breakfasts, self catering holiday cottages and apartments as well as holiday parks, that will let “Fido” have as good a time on the Isle of Wight as you do. Take a look at our dog friendly beaches by CLICKING HERE Discover the accommodation available to you by CLICKING HERE
UP TO 30% off 2017 Holidays
Up to 30% off luxury breaks in 2017 at Woodside Bay Retreat These stunning locations are perfect for creating amazing experiences, whether it’s unwinding in the bubbles of a hot tub, enjoying a cycle along a woodland path, or seeking adventure. CLICK HERE to find out more
LAST MINUTE EASTER BREAKS
LAST MINUTE EASTER BREAKS Grab a Last Minute Easter break at this gorgeous pet friendly self catering cottage set close to a working farm in the village of Niton on the Isle of Wight. Sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms Dairy Cottage offers a traditional cottage holiday with all modern conveniences. Situated behind the original farmhouse and close to fields and National Trust countryside, Dairy Cottage makes a wonderful base for your holiday. From £350 pw Short breaks from just 3 nights also available Meadowview Holidays, Niton, Isle of Wight
Spotlight on The Clifton
Spotlight on: The Clifton The Clifton in Shanklin provides quality holiday guest accommodation from its cliff top location, offering amazing sea view and great service is is an perfect spot for a tranquil and relaxing holiday on the Isle of Wight Come relax in the lovely garden where you can also take advantage of the fabulous view, warm Isle of Wight sunshine, wonderful sea air, and refreshments from the licensed bar. The garden leads out to the picturesque Coastal Walk between Shanklin and Sandown (part of the Isle of Wight Coastal Path) with fantastic views across Sandown Bay, also leading to the famous Shanklin Chine with a pathway down to the sandy beaches. Within easy reach by foot are the picturesque Shanklin Old Village with its thatched roofs, and the beautiful Rylstone Gardens. With just 15 rooms we are small but perfectly formed accommodation in Shanklin – the right size to give our guests suitable attention without them feeling overcrowded. Our delightfully furnished en-suite bedrooms have been designed to provide a comfortable retreat where you can really relax. CLICK HERE to find out more
Spring and Easter Offers Newsletter for the Isle of Wight
Still looking for that last minute getaway or Easter escape? We have put together some great spring deals and Easter offers to help you out from self catering cottages to boutique hotels by the sea plus some great attractions and activities to keep you entertained during your stay on the beautiful Isle of Wight. CLICK HERE to read and find out more
EASTER DEALS AND OFFERS ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT
EASTER DEALS AND OFFERS ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT Easter is fast approaching and we want to share with you why the Island is such a great place to come and enjoy a holiday. Not only is the Island a haven for wildlife, but the scenery, rolling chalk downlands and fabulous sea views are a draw for people all year around, but at spring time, they are extra special. We have footpaths, bridleways and cycle tracks for you to explore and enjoy and once discovered, they will draw you back to our shores time and time again. DISCOVER MORE BY FOLLOWING THE LINK BELOW. //isleofwight.com/easter-fun-and-offers-on-the-isle-of-wight/
Only £22 per night until April 12th at Whitecliff View
MEGA DEAL £22 per night includes breakfast Get away between now and April 12th for just £22 pp, pn Doubles, Twins and Family rooms available Book Now: //isleofwight.com/only-22-per-night-until-april-12th-at-whitecliff-view/
Flash Sale at Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park
FLASH SALE – THIS WEEKEND Quick… take advantage of Whitecliff Bays deal – this weekend only! In the spirit of the sun shining we thought you’d like to see hot weekend deal. But hurry, this offer ends Sunday! Flash Sale
Prehistoric Easter at Whitecliff Bay
Experience Easter the Jurassic way at Whitecliff Bay, there is lots to do on park with great facilities plus some ‘Dino-tastic’ activities for kids of all ages. PLAY specific activities: Rex tea cakes Dino armour Dinosaur chocolate nests Dinosaur hand and foot painting Peekaboo eggs My Active specific activities: Jurassic raft building Archery – match the dinosaur to the eggs Laser tag – protect the Dinosaur And with great accommodation available it is the perfect choice for a family break this Easter Experience one of our super Luxury caravan with hot tub from only £389 this Easter! We also have available accommodation in our canvas village, chalets, lodges and caravans from just £260 //isleofwight.com/item/whitecliff-bay-holiday-park-bembridge-isle-of-wight/
Quality Holiday Accommodation at Bembridge, Isle of Wight
Spotlight On: “Leander” A luxurious, spacious family home sleeping 8 within the seaside village of Bembridge – now being offered at as much as 20% off the original price. Beautifully appointed, this 4 star awarded home has been recently renovated and extended providing a very desirable living lifestyle that extends to a landscaped garden perfect for alfresco dining. The ground floor has been designed to offer complete open plan living, including a luxury fitted kitchen, with central- island, real wood floors, dining area with large roof lantern and lounge opening out on to the south west facing garden and decking. Find out more on the ‘Leander’ and other great self catering holiday homes with Island Holiday Homes Self Catering Holidays on the Isle of Wight
Countryside Escapes on the Isle of Wight – Part 1
Well, Kate has been busy putting together the latest newsletter for isleofwight.com and this week she has highlighted the beauty of our countryside and some of the many accommodation providers that are nestled out in the country and just waiting for you. To see the latest newsletter, please CLICK HERE to find out more
Members Welcome: Northcourt Manor Bed & Breakfast
Members Welcome: Northcourt Manor Bed & Breakfast A beautiful and grand Jacobean manor set in 15 acres of stunning gardens and you have the chance to stay in this gracious and beautifully located property. We have 3 en suite rooms available for bed and breakfast, all rooms are large, comfortable and furnished in a traditional way. Each room has its own period character such as panelled walls. CLICK HERE to find out more.
St Patrick’s Day Celebration
IOW 2017 St Patrick’s Day Celebration March Friday 17th – 7:00pm 11:00pm Join us at the farm in celebrating St Patrick’s Day. Live music from the brilliant Slainte Va, dancing, Guiness and amazing food! St Patrick’s Day Ticket x 1 – £24.95 Includes 3 course meal and welcome drink Discover what the Garlic Farm has on offer by CLICKING HERE
Carry on Glamping on the Isle of Wight
Glamping on the Isle of Wight Take a look at our latest newsletter for the latest craze of “Glamping” on the Isle of Wight. We have put together all the best that is available for you on our beautiful Island, to try and tempt you to our shores. You can read the newsletter by going CLICKING HERE
15% Discount for March Holidays
15% discount for March stays booked through our website at Sandown Manor Great for families, Sandown Manor is located at the northern end of Sandown Bay, looking out across the Bay, Sandown and Shanklin. The friendly welcome that you will receive is not just from the owners, but also the many animals that live at the property too. It is great for kids and adults alike Get code and find out more by CLICKING HERE
Oh How the isleofwight.com Team LOVES their Food
Nightingale Hotel Restaurant, Shanklin, Isle of Wight. Well, we love our food here at isleofwight.com and we have just had these pictures through from the Nightingale Hotel at Shanklin, which we just had to share with you. If you are looking for a great place to eat with classy surroundings, then give them a call on 01983 862742 to reserve a table. Or visit their isleofwight.com brand page NOW by CLICKING HERE
March Last Minute Deals at Warner Norton Grange Isle of Wight
Last Minute March Mini Breaks at Warners Norton Grange Monday 6 March 2017 – 4 night break Norton’s 2017 Opening Break – Warner Introduces heroines of harmony, The Boogie Belles from only £135 per person Friday 24 March 2017 – 3 night break Big Night LIVE with the amazing harmony group, Troubadour from only £151 per person” – price based on a Premier chalet, Friday 31 March 2017 – 3 night break Top Tribute Party with Hitzville performing the hits of the American Drifters, plus comedy from Steve Stevens from only £160 per person Find out more about Norton Grange: //isleofwight.com/item/warner-norton-grange-coastal-village-isle-of-wight/
New Members Welcome to the Garlic Farm Yurts
New Members Welcome: Garlic Farm Luxury Yurts The Garlic Farm in Newchurch now offers unique holiday experience of stays in one of their new luxury yurts located behind it’s ever popular attraction, the Garlic Farm. Offering 3 luxury yurts in a private field hidden behind the farm all fully equipped with everything you could need for a superb self catering holiday on the Isle of Wight and with the added benefit of have the renowned shop, café and restaurant close by. //isleofwight.com/item/garlic-farm-luxury-yurts-isle-of-wight/
Spring Isle of Wight Car ferry inclusive Special Offers
Spring Isle of Wight Car ferry inclusive Special Offers 31st March – 13th May 2017 (excludes Easter 14th -17th April & 28th April – 1st May inclusive). Car ferry inclusive bed & breakfast – based on 2 people sharing a standard double room with en-suite, 3 nights @ £145.00 per person or 4 nights @ £180.00 per person. Car ferries available with Red Funnel from Southampton or with Wightlink from Portsmouth or Lymington, at times of your choice, subject to availability. These offers are only available when booking directly with The Havelock, please quote ‘Spring Saver 2017’. For further information, or to book please contact Ann on 01983 862747. //isleofwight.com/item/the-havelock-shanklin-isle-of-wight/
Great Offer for Camping and Touring Offer from the Orchards – Isle of Wight
Great new touring/camping offer you won’t want to miss! Available from 31st March 2017 Why not book a touring/camping holiday with your friends. If you book both holidays at the same time, providing the minimum spend is over £200, we will give you both £25 off the cost of your holiday. That is £50 discount, between you. If you can’t both come at the same time, don’t worry, as long as you book both holidays at the same time, they can be in different months, you will both receive £25 off the price of your holiday, as long as each holiday is more than £200. You must quote “SHARE” when you phone to book this holiday offer. Phone 01983 531 350/331 //isleofwight.com/item/the-orchards-holiday-park-yarmouth-isle-of-wight/
Melville Hall, Isle of Wight – Special Offer Spa Break
Special Offer Spa Break at Melville hall Hotel Stay up to 31st March Book a Spa Revival Break & Stay 2nd Night for £20pp 2nts Bed & Full English Breakfast from £118pp 1 x Spa Lunch 1 x 2 Course Dinner £35 Spa Treatment Credit FREE Ferry Travel Exclusively Adults Only Call Now on 01983 869921 Melville Hall Hotel, Isle of Wight
Marvellous Entertainment Breaks at Warner Bembridge Coast Hotel – Isle of Wight
Marvellous March Entertainment Breaks Some of our great early 2017 offers to suit everyone’s tastes. And if you can’t find the offer you were looking for, why not visit our main Offers section on our website 03/03/2017 – 3 Night Breaks with 50s LIVE with Joey & The Jivers Was from £278pp – Now from £134pp – Save up to £144pp 06/03/2017 – 4 Night Break – Warner introduces heroines of harmony, The Boogie Belles Was from £332pp – Now from £204pp – Save up to £128pp 10/03/2017 – 3 Night Break with Top Tribute Party with Hitzville performing the hits of the American Drifters Was from £288pp – Now from £144pp – Save up to £144pp 24/03/2017 – 3 Night Break with Top Tribute Party with Bublé Time by Jordan Williams with live band Was from £300pp – Now from £154pp – Save up to £144pp All offers are subject to availability and are based on our standard accommodation, For more information or to book your break please call direct on 01983 873 931 and quote: ISLEOFWIGHT.COM //isleofwight.com/item/warner-bembridge-coast-hotel-isle-of-wight/
Cheverton Copse Holiday Park Isle of Wight – Spring Offer
SPRING OFFER 2017 Enjoy stays of 3 or 4 nights from only £179 For stays w/c 1st April – w/c 20th May 2017 This offer includes stays during the Easter Holidays & is strictly for new bookings only, and may be withdrawn at any time. Book now to secure the accommodation of your choice. Bookings can be made on our website or over the phone 01983 403161. Please contact us if you have any questions. Cheverton Copse Holiday Park, Sandown, Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight Ferry Inclusive Offer with the Belmont
Isle of Wight Ferry Inclusive B&B Offer Phone Bookings. 01983 867875 During March – June 2017 Based on 2 people sharing a Classic Double Room Bed & Breakfast with a Car 2 Night Break £253 per Room B&B including Car 3 Night Break £343 per Room B&B including Car 4 Night Break £433 per room B&B including Car 5 Night Break £538 per room B&B including Car 6 Night Break £628 per room B&B including Car (Subject to availability, based on 2 people travelling in a car) (Peak times and dates may incur a surcharge) //isleofwight.com/item/the-belmont-hotel-shanklin-isle-of-wight/
Spotlight On: Ventnor International Festival – Isle of Wight
Spotlight On: Ventnor International Festival For many the Isle of Wight is synonymous with festivals. From the original 1968-1970 events that attracted over half a million people and represented the height of the era’s counterculture, to the 13 years Bestival blossomed on the Island establishing a new boutique model. Now this unique location is to host a new festival that will pioneer a new format. The Ventnor International Festival (VIF for short) will take the form of an urban city festival with venues including a church, warehouse, rooftop and harbour. All dotted across the Island’s southernmost town, the beautiful hillside home of just 6,000 occupants. Around 20 acts are set to be announced to play intimate shows throughout Ventnor providing the perfect backdrop to discover new music from across the UK and beyond. To find out more CLICK HERE
Dine and Stay Newsletter for the Isle of Wight
We have a real passion for food on the Isle of Wight, with an abundance of quality food and drink grown and produced locally, including the famed Isle of Wight Garlic, plump tomatoes, freshest fish, award winning ales and delicious Ice-cream to name but a few. It is no wonder people love dining out on the Island and you will be spoilt for choice when visiting with the many of great restaurants, country pubs and superb hotels all cooking with the freshest ingredients to make sure you get to experience all the Island has to offer. Click the link below to read the Newsletter. Dine & Stay Special, Isle of Wight Holiday Newsletter
Read our Newsletter for February Offers and Events.
The Isle of Wight is just two hours from London and is waiting to welcome you to its’ shores. The Island has so much to offer, not only with great hotels, B&B’s, holiday parks and self catering accommodation, but the countryside scenery and stunning views will help you RELAX from the toils of a modern life. Have a look at our news letter by clicking the link below. February Holiday News Isle of Wight
New Members Welcome: Wight Coast Holidays
New Members Welcome: Wight Coast Holidays Specialising in providing quality self catering holidays on the Isle of Wight, Wight Coast Holidays is a family run business with years of valuable experience in the holiday sector, we are aware of the needs of our holidaymakers. Wight Coast Holidays work relentlessly to personally inspect all our holiday homes to ensure they exceed your expectations. The properties we offer are hand-picked carefully to suit your requirements and to offer you a variety of choice. Wight Coast Holidays
New Members Welcome
New Member Welcome: The Coach House at Frenchman’s Cove If you’re looking for self-catering accommodation on the Isle of Wight, look no further than The Coach House at Frenchman’s Cove. The self-contained apartment sits in the grounds of Frenchman’s Cove, sharing the beautiful views of Tennyson Down and its surrounding countryside, and offers self-catering accommodation for four – ideally suited to two adults and two children. Whilst guests at The Coach House are welcome to experience and enjoy all that Frenchman’s Cove has to offer, The Coach House is a brilliant space for those looking to create their perfect holiday for themselves. Frenchman’s Cove Guest House and Self Catering, Isle of Wight
Well Done – Another Award for the Isle of Wight Monkey Haven
Monkey Haven wins top tourism accolade We are delighted to announce that the Monkey Haven on the Isle of Wight has just won Gold, by winning one of the biggest awards available within Tourism – a VisitEngland Gold accolade in the prestigious Visitor Attraction category. VisitEngland commented: “This accolade is testament to the high standards achieved, which the assessor felt were truly deserving of recognition.” The animal sanctuary near Newport is a happy home for monkeys, bird of prey, meerkats, reptiles and other exotic creatures. As well as being a primate rescue centre, they run a birds of prey ‘rescue and release programme’, caring for injured birds until they are well enough to be returned to the wild. VisitEngland’s golden gong comes just weeks after the attraction was awarded a Gold in the Beautiful South Awards for 2016/17. The rescue centre has also been TripAdvisor’s No 1 attraction on the Isle of Wight for the past two years. “What a fantastic start to the 2017 season”, commented Don Walser, Founder of Monkey Haven. “We’re so grateful to our amazing staff, volunteers, visitors and supporters. Together, we’ve been caring for animals in crisis since 2008 and that’s what gives us the greatest […]
New Members Welcome Rijnstroom IV
New Members Welcome Rijnstroom IV Located on Embankment Road, on the eastern shore of Bembridge Harbour, is the 97 ft long, historic original Dutch Barge, Rijnstroom IV. Having recently undergone a complete rebuild, she has never looked so good, and never offered a better time to spend your holiday on board this floating masterpiece. With 5 cabins, one of which is the Captains Suite offering an en-suite cabin and shower room. This cabin also has its own stair case leading up to a separate lounge, with its own balcony. The remaining 4 cabins, 3 doubles and 1 twin, share a main bathroom and a shower room, altogether offering holiday accommodation for up to 10 people. See Video https://youtu.be/UoZqiOCoYx0 //isleofwight.com/item/isle-of-wight-holidays-serenity-and-rijnstroom-iv/
New Members Welcome: Serenity
New Members Welcome: Serenity High on a cliff top, overlooking the English channel, surrounded by lush green grass, in one of the Islands most popular holiday villages, our mobile home Serenity offers everything that is perfect about that holiday at home. Located in the pristine Sandhills Holiday Park, one of the cleanest, smartest parks you will ever see, and just a few minutes walk from an equally stunning beach, the two bedroom, 6 berth holiday caravan is the perfect base for a family holiday.
New Website Launched for the Right Toastmaster
We are delighted that the team have put together a new website for Peter Tautz AKA The Right Toastmaster. Peter, formerly from the Isle of Wight is now based on the mainland, but has kept close ties with us here at isleofwight.com as we have always managed his web hosting and website. It was our advice to Peter that his website needed to be updated to look modern and professional as well as be mobile responsive – that is that the site can be seen on any device including mobiles and tablets, transforming seamlessly and loading quickly. We were delighted with the end result and so was Peter. See what he says below: “Anyway, I have had another look at the website, even done it on my phone and its great, just love the movement and colour of the pages, thank you so much for all your hard work and putting up with my emails and comments ” Peter Tautz The Right Toastmaster. Take a look at the website at www.righttoastmaster.co.uk and remember, if you need to hire an MC or Toastmaster for a wedding, Masonic Evening or Special Function – Peter is your man.
Welcome to our new members Needles Pleasure Cruises, Isle of Wight
New Members Welcome: Needles Pleasure Cruises Offers 2 unique boat trips from Alum Bay on the Isle of Wight, taking passengers on short cruises for close up views of the Needles Rocks and Lighthouse, plus panoramic views of the coloured sands of Alum Bay 1st April until 29th October 2017, 7 days a week. Put it on your ‘Must Do’ list next time you visit. Needles Pleasure Cruises, Isle of Wight
New Members Welcome: High Down Inn – Totland
The Highdown Inn and B & B is a beautiful example of a traditional country pub. Set in outstanding natural Isle of Wight surroundings complimented by a rich history across the West of The Isle Of Wight. All of our bedrooms are comfortably furnished and offer stunning uninterrupted views across the West Wight countryside. Find out more: //isleofwight.com/…/highdown-inn-bed-and-breakfast-is…
New Members Welcome: The Royal Hotel in Ventnor
New Members Welcome: The Royal Hotel in Ventnor Sitting close to the heart of the beautiful Victoria town of Ventnor and within a 3-minute walk of Ventnor Beach, The Royal offers that special touch for discerning guests and those special occasions, such as anniversaries, weddings and birthdays. The Royal Hotel has been so called ever since Queen Victoria enjoyed taking afternoon tea at the hotel, whilst visiting her friend Sir John Hambrough, at nearby Steephill Castle. Find out more: //isleofwight.com/…/royal-hotel-ventnor-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. //isleofwight.com/crabbing-on-the-isle-of-wight/
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.
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.
Updated Flickr page for isleofwight.com
Hi there, ave been busy getting all of the beautiful photo’s that we have of the Island on our Flickr page. ou can take a look too by going to https://www.flickr.com/photos/145604763@N08/?
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 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
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.
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.
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