Tag Archives: Island

Reasons to love the Isle of Wight this winter

Everybody loves Isle of Wight summers, but winter is our favourite time of year to explore the Island. After the summer crowds have left, those in the know escape to the West Wight for a peaceful getaway, far from the frantic pace of modern day life. Winter on the Island is all about walks on the … Read more

An interview with Martyn Bailey, our Head Tennis Coach

We’re excited to introduce you to our Head Tennis Coach, Martyn Bailey. Martyn is a level 4 LTA Senior Performance Coach with over 10 years coaching experience following a semi-professional playing career. Martyn is also a fully qualified Sports Performance Psychologist who has experience working with sports people from many different sports, including Tennis, Rugby, Golf Cycling … Read more

New online booking with Sykes Cottages

Over the past few weeks we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to bring a new and improved booking service to you. We’re excited to announce that we’re introducing online bookings at West Bay so that you can book wherever and whenever you like. And if you’d rather call, the phone lines are now open … Read more

The best of Island food this autumn

The autumn harvest is just around the corner and Isle of Wight food is at its best! This is our favourite time of year to feast on seasonal food fresh from the Island’s rich and fertile soils. Don’t miss… The Isle of Wight Sweetcorn Fayre There’s something for everyone at this fun annual celebration of … Read more

Our top restaurants on the Isle of Wight

With long hours of sunshine, rich and fertile soils and its southerly location, the Isle of Wight is a foodie paradise! Around our shores you will find foraged, seasonal and home-made delicacies, crab shacks, farm shops and roadside produce stands – all providing food fresh from our soil and seas. At West Bay we love… The … Read more

Top 5 tips for stress-free summer travel

We’ve all seen the news – summer holiday travel isn’t always easy. But it doesn’t have to be a disaster! Here are our top tips to ensure the summer holiday fun starts from the get-go. 1. Take your time Your family holiday should start as soon as you leave your front door, not just when … Read more

The top 5 things to do on the Isle of Wight this summer!

The Isle of Wight is the perfect place for the ultimate summer holiday. There are so many fun days out for the whole family to enjoy, from fossil hunting to adventure parks! Take a peek below at what’s on on the Isle of Wight this summer… Cowes Week The Isle of Wight is world-renowned for … Read more

Family Fun at Blackgang Chine

If you’re looking for an easy option that will keep your children entertained this Easter, a trip to Blackgang Chine is an experience your kids are sure to remember. Overlooking the south coast of the Island, and set against a backdrop of beautiful clifftop gardens, this famous Chine is an ideal location for a family … Read more

The Island-Wide Great Food Guide: The Taverners, Godshill

The Taverners pub in Godshill is a firm favourite with both locals and tourists. Serving wholesome pub staples such as a ‘proper’ beef, ale and suet crust pie, this family-friendly pub is ideal for a fuss-free, hearty meal. Dishes are cooked using local produce, which is bought daily from the surrounding markets and farms. The … Read more

The Island-Wide Great Food Guide: Spice, Yarmouth

Spice is a fully-licensed Indian restaurant located above the Wightlink ferry’s ticket office. Offering aromatic, enticing dishes cooked with seasonal spices, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a sophisticated family meal. Spice boasts an extensive menu of classic curries, including tikka masala, rogan josh, and korma. And if you can’t see your favourite dish on … Read more