An island off the south coast of England, the Isle of Wight is known for its beaches and its impressive scenery, but it’s also just over two hours from London via ferry or hovercraft, making it a blissful place for a weekend spa break.
The great outdoors is very much a characterising feature of a getaway on the Isle of Wight. The beaches are beautiful, in particular, the golden sands of Shanklin Beach and the vintage beach huts at Ventnor Beach are popular. Adventurers will delight in the dinosaur remains and fossils to be seen at Compton Bay and Yaverland Beach, while all along the coast there are beautiful walks to enjoy as well.
The Needles are an icon on the seascape. They comprise a row of three stacks of chalk rising to 30-metres above the water and complete with a striped 19th century lighthouse. You can view it from land or sea, take a boat trip or even hop on the Needles Chairlift and see it as you hover over the waves!
Other attractions range from Queen Victoria’s cherished home, Osborne House to Fort Victoria Country Park, experience the microclimate at Ventnor Botanic Gardens, go cycling or take part in a variety of water sports during your stay.
Spas near the Isle of Wight give you the chance to celebrate the beauty of the surrounding area and really relax during your stay. New Park Manor is not far away in Hampshire for tranquil retreats, while Rena Spa at Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour in Southampton is a stylish waterfront hotel and spa.