The Isle of Wight has a great deal to offer with many superb sandy beaches, mile upon mile of stunning countryside and coastal walks and all the usual modern holiday facilities in the resorts. Sandown is the island's principal resort, and offers a wealth of entertainments. Sandown Bay is the largest on the island and offers a long, safe, sandy beach framed at either end by stunning white cliffs contrasting with the rich blue sea. There are good shops and an open air market on Mondays. Dinosaur Isle offers life-like dinosaur models and skeletons. There is also a pier, directly in front of our hotel. In addition, Sandown boasts Brown's Pleasure Park, swimming and squash at the Heights Leisure Centre and a fascinating Geological Museum. There are plenty of evening entertainments to suit all tastes. Nearby Brading has Wax and Doll Museums and a Roman Villa complete with mosaic floors.
TOUR OPERATES SATURDAY TO SATURDAY
Full Day Excursion to Alum Bay and Cowes
We journey across the island to Alum Bay, famous for its coloured sands. Nearby are the magnificent chalk Needles, the remains of a ridge which once joined the island to the mainland. Returning via Britain's yachting capital, Cowes.
Full Day Excursion to Newport and Godshill
We travel along the southern edge of the island to Ventnor, before turning inland to Newport, capital of the island. Steeped in history with many interesting buildings including a Roman Villa, with a well preserved mosaic. Returning via the picturesque village of Godshill with its imposing church and thatched cottages.
Half Day Excursion to Rosemary Vineyard and Ryde
We travel along the eastern coast and have a fascinating visit to Rosemary Vineyard (included in the tour cost) before continuing on to Ryde, which offers many shops and a splendid pier with outstanding views across the busy Solent.
Situated in a magnificent position on the seafront, opposite the beach and pier and close to the shopping centre. The hotel has a light and spacious bar and lounge area, with a large dance floor where entertainment is provided most evenings.
There is a sun lounge overlooking the sea and there is a games room, TV lounge and attractive restaurant. 77 bedrooms with central heating, private bath/shower and WC. Lift serves all floors (a few stairs on split level floors).
Note for clients with a mobility impairment: this hotel has three unavoidable steps to the front entrance and there are also four stairs from Reception down to the ballroom and a further three stairs between the ballroom and the restaurant. There are no ground floor rooms and all of the bedroom corridors have small changes of level. Please ensure you submit a Special Needs form if you have a mobility impairment.