The Isle of Wight is well known for its spectacular coastlines and traditional Victorian towns, both of which attract visitors to the island each year. One of the most popular seaside resorts on the island is located on the south coast, in Ventnor. In addition to the outstanding natural beauty of the surrounding area, Ventnor is home to some of the finest B&Bs and hotels on the Isle of Wight.
Ventnor's Traditional Esplanade
If Victorian England did anything well, it's seaside resorts. Ventnor pays homage to this unique and special era, with its opulent seafront esplanade and wealth of magnificent turn of the century buildings.
The sheltered seafront location faces south, lapping up the very best of the summer sun. Visitors can take the gentle stroll along the beach, stopping for fish and chips, cups of tea and all manner of traditional snacks and indulgences along the way. The Botanic Garden is also well worth a visit.
Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts in Ventnor
As one of the island's most loved holiday destinations, the southern town is packed with fabulous places to stay, from grand hotels to quaint and intimate bed and breakfasts. The bulk of the hotels are located either on or very close to the seafront.
The Royal Hotel offers guests a central location, a grand property, and even its own swimming pool. The hotel was built in 1831, and has featured in every edition of the Michelin Guide since its inception in 1911.
For a cosier, more intimate stay, visitors can try the St. Maur guesthouse. This charming bed and breakfasts operates out of a pretty Victorian Villa, surrounded by sub-tropical gardens, ideal for total relaxation.
There's plenty to see and do around Ventnor, for tourists of all persuasions. Kids love to learn about the history of dinosaurs on the Isle of Wight, and there are plenty of attractions to help them do just that. The fun-packed Dinosaur Isle isn't far away, in Sandown. And Not far from Dinosaur Isle is another insight into the island's history. The Brading Roman Villa some spectacular mosaics and other Roman artefacts.