Now, we know that a visit to the Isle of Wight is a treat in itself, especially in the summertime when the sun is out, the beaches are beautiful and the streets are bustling, but if you’re looking for some extra treats whilst visiting the Island, there’s a few places that you can head to get that little bit of luxury… Go on, you deserve it.
1. Isle of Wight Pearl.
The Island’s seaside heritage means that this first treat is not much of a surprise. Instead of diamonds, the Island is famous for it’s beautiful pearls, and there’s nowhere better to get these than the Isle of Wight Pearl. Open for over 30 years in Brighstone, the Isle of Wight Pearl is home to a stunning selection of pearl jewellery, where you are bound to find something in the collection to suit you.
You can even hand-pick an oyster from their oyster pool, and watch as it’s opened to reveal your unique little gift as a keepsake to take home with you. For that extra experience, you can even book in for a masterclass with one of their peal experts – discovering how these beautiful gems are cultured, cultivated and turned into the beautiful jewellery that makes up their collection.
If you’re not looking to purchase anything, a trip to the pearl is a delight in itself, with it’s spectacular cliff-top views over the English Channel, butterfly meadow and a lovely little cafe where you can sample homemade sandwiches, cakes, cream teas and more.
2. The Waverley Paddle Steamer.
For something a little bit different, you can head to the Waverley Paddle Steamer. Here, you should don your deck shoes and get ready to dine in style aboard a beautiful steamer boat as it takes you on a trip around the Isle of Wight’s coastline.
Waverley is a unique piece of Britain’s maritime heritage, bringing pleasure to tens of thousands every summer. She has been magnificently restored with towering funnels, timber decks, gleaming varnish and brass, and is a favourite for many a visitor who wants to see top tourist views – such as the needles – in style.
Harking back to the Victorian days, when the first steamer trips began, this experience offers you the chance to see the Isle of Wight from a whole new angle and see the sights from the comfort of one of their restored period lounges, alongside some beautiful food and drink.
3. Book a Spa Treatment
For some traditional rest and relaxation, there can be nothing better than a bit of expert pampering from one of the spas here on the Island. One of the top spas here is set in the beautiful village of Seaview, and offers a delightful haven of peace and tranquility combined with an expert team of skincare experts that will ensure you leave feeling refreshed, with a natural glow. The Seaview Beauty Clinic offers a range of beauty and skincare treatments including facials, manicures, massages and remedial therapies. Using only the highest quality products in their treatments, a few hours here will be all you need for a delightful treat and some true relaxation.
4. The Isle of Wight Proms
If you fancy getting all suited and booted, the Isle of Wight Proms might just be the perfect treat for you! The annual festival of open-air picnic concerts is set in the beautiful grade two listed Georgian manor, Northwood House, in Cowes. The Proms invite people from all across the wold to get their gladrags on and celebrate all that the Isle of Wight’s music, food and people have to offer. Catering to lovers of classical music and musical theatre, the four day festival will feature free art workshops, a sculpture exhibition and talented musicians playing delightful classics and new pieces for visitors to enjoy. The festival ends with a grand finale show – ‘Last Wight of the Proms’ on the final evening, and promises to be a show that is not to be missed.
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