If you need to get away from the stresses in life, the Isles of Scilly provide the perfect chill out spots.
They are made up of 5 populated islands including Bryher, St. Agnes, St. Martin’s, St. Mary’s and Tresco and a collection of smaller, unpopulated islands and rocky coastal islets. Each island offers something unique and a variety of sunny, tranquil hidden places.
The best way to visit and truly experience the islands is by boat, across the sparkling clear waters, taking in the wide ranging views, the perfect place to relax. You can charter a sail boat to breeze around all the smaller, uninhabited isles or catch a ride on one the many glass bottomed boats in the area, a unique way to experience the islands. If you want to kick it up a notch, you can speed boat around the islands, for some heart pumping fun.
Besides exploring the waters by boat, you’ll find a wonderful variety of fun things to do like a game of golf on St.Mary’s, which provides outstanding views of the beautiful blue waters and the harbor from every tee. You can also enjoy tennis, diving and even horseback riding on the pristine beaches, excellent chill out spots. Another great way to spend the day is to visit St. Martin’s vineyard for a place to relax, enjoy some spectacular wine and take a self guided tour of the vineyards themselves. There is also a beautiful Tresco, a family-owned island with tropical Abbey Gardens (for more info go to http://tresco.co.uk)
The Isles of Scilly also have several guided tours that are a lot of fun including vintage coach tours, a great way to explore the islands. You’ll want to check out the many art galleries in the area and perhaps take a workshop or two. In the evening you can take an evening boat trip under the stars, enjoy live music at one of the many pubs on St Mary’s and dance the night away at an island disco.
Now we get to the food! It just doesn’t get much better if you love fresh cuisine. You’ll love the to die for local lobster and crab and a variety of other fresh fish. You’ll also want to taste perfectly cooked local lamb and beef and the freshest vegetables and dairy you’ve ever tasted. Along with the crusty fresh bread and butter and glass or local beer or wine, your meal will be compete and something to be remembered.
In conclusion, if you need to get away from it all, just imagine yourself, laying on one of the many beautiful island beaches, completely satisfied with your day, taking in a spectacular sunset, truly soaking in the beauty of these perfect chill out spots.