All of Cornwall is special, offering some of the county's best beaches and prettiest villages. A short distance off its south-western tip lies the Isles of Scilly. The Isles of Scilly are an archipelago, featuring idyllic landscapes and a favourable summer climate. Easily reached from the mainland and peppered with exquisite hotels, the Isles of Scilly make a popular holiday destination.
St. Mary's: Your First Stop
There are five inhabited islands in the group, but St. Mary's is the most popular by far. Thanks to its transport links and superior infrastructure, this is where the vast majority of visitors to the island choose to stay. With some 85% of the islands' income coming from tourism, it's no surprise that visitors are spoiled for choice when it comes to accommodation.
Hugh Town is the real hub of activity on the island, home to a good variety of places to eat and drink, as well as some independent shops to browse. There are plenty of stunning beaches nearby, and even a pretty quay.
Hotels Around St. Mary's
St. Mary's may only occupy less than 2.5 square miles, but there are plenty of options for accommodation. In fact, St. Mary's is home to some of the best hotels in Cornwall. Those in search of an intimate place to stay can consider the Colossus B&B.
The Atlantic Hotel offers great sea views, as well as its restaurant and free WiFi. Outside of Hugh Town, the Isles of Scilly Country Guest House offers the peace and tranquillity that many people travel to the archipelago in search of.
Accommodation on St. Martin's
For visitors looking to leave the beaten track and head to the smaller island of St. Martin's, there's still plenty of exquisite accommodation. Karma St. Martin's is a hotel set within a pretty stone building, just a stone's throw from the glorious, white-sanded beach. The hotel boasts a spa and bar, as well as a variety of water sports. On the picturesque island of St. Martin's, visitors can sit back and take it the remarkable natural beauty that draws so many people to these stunning little islands each year.