The Isle of Wight has a great deal to offer holidaymakers, from pristine beaches and rugged cliffs to bustling towns and sprawling countryside. A popular holiday destination, the island is also home to an impressive selection of attractions, keeping the whole family entertained. One of the Isle of Wight's premier attractions is the Amazon World Zoo Park. With plenty of hotel options nearby, the Zoo is high up on most visitors' lists of things to do.
The Amazon World Zoo Park
The Amazon World Zoo Park is a varied collection of animals, situated near Sandown and Shanklin, in the East of the Isle of Wight. Founded in 1990, the Zoo is now home to around 200 different animal species, many of which are rare or endangered.
Visitors to the Zoo can see all kinds of animal, from frightening crocodiles to cute pandas and wallabies. With wheelchair access and the facilities for school visits, coming to the Zoo couldn't be easier. There's also a refreshment centre, toilets, and a gift shop where visitors can get the ultimate gift of adopting an animal.
The Amazon World Zoo Park brings together a diverse selection of creatures and critters, but the overarching theme of the Zoo is focused on conservation and education.
Hotels Near the Zoo
Many of the best hotels on the Isle of Wight can be found within a short distance of the Amazon World Zoo Park, meaning there's no excuse for not dropping in and entertaining the kids.
The suitably named Koala Cottage is a luxury bed and breakfast located within minutes of the beach in the seaside town of Ventnor, not far from the Zoo. There's a pretty garden and extensive spa facilities that includes a sauna. In the other direction towards <a href="https://www.expedia.co.uk/Ryde-Hotels.d182626.Travel-Guide-Hotels"Ryde is the Blanding Guest House - a four star option with high-speed internet access.
The nearby town of Shanklin boasts a veritable smorgasbord of accommodation options, the bulk of which are within easy reach of the seafront. Guests can take their pick from affordable and intimate bed and breakfasts and up-market, luxury hotels. The town is also home to some fine places to eat and drink.