Sunny Family Holidays
Just 2 hours from London lies the tranquil and beautiful Isle of Wight - one of the sunniest parts of the UK. Stay at one of our 3 holiday resorts and you can enjoy family activities and entertainment, an eatery or restaurant and a swimming pool. You can even choose from pet-friendly or hot tub accommodation at all our Isle of Wight destinations.
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Whether your kids want to go pond-dipping or take on the challenge of mini archery, they will find a wide variety of activities at our resorts. The Lakes Rookley is our main activity hub on the island, with everything from crafts to watersports, but you'll also find family activities this summer at Colwell and St Helens. In St Helens, you can also take advantage of the great local watersports on Duver beach, just down the road.
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All of our resorts are designed with families in mind, so you can rest assured that your children will be welcome at our restaurants, pools and grounds. They'll be sure to make plenty of friends on holiday, whether they're enjoying a family activity, splashing around in the swimming pool, or visiting the beach. The Lakes Rookley has a children's play area, while Colwell and St Helens are just a short walk from the sea.
Isle of Wight Resorts
Cruise to an Island
Start off your holiday in style with a relaxing cruise across the calm waters of the Solent, as the Isle of Wight comes into view on the horizon. It's the perfect way to relax and build the children's excitement for their final destination. If you reserve a holiday with Aria Resorts, we can book a place on the ferry for your vehicle and family for up to 50% off the published price.
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The Lakes Rookley
The Lakes Rookley is a beautiful collection of holiday cottages, lakehouses and caravans in a sunny parkland setting at the heart of the Isle of Wight.
Set in an idyllic countryside location and within 20 minutes' drive of half of the island's beautiful beaches, it is a perfect location for families, with daily activities and entertainment throughout the school holidays.
With indoor and outdoor pools, there's always somewhere to splash around at The Lakes Rookley. As well as a range of family activities, a brand new entertainment programme and activity lakes, The Lakes Rookley is a wonderful family destination on the Isle of Wight.
At the very heart of The Lakes Rookley, you’ll discover our spacious and relaxed Bar & Eatery. This is the place to eat, meet and relax.
The Isle of Wight is famous for its beautiful beaches and seafront promenades, such as sandy Shanklin Beach and south-facing Ventnor Beach, which is dotted with vintage beach huts. Dinosaur remains and fossils can be seen in areas like Compton Bay and Yaverland Beach. On the island’s western point, The Needles are 3 huge, white chalk rocks, guarded by a 19th-century lighthouse.
It is easy to see why the Isle of Wight is still seen as one of the best UK destinations for a family holiday.
The Bay Colwell
The Bay Colwell is proudly positioned just a short stroll from the sandy shores of Colwell Bay. Previously known as Colwell Bay Holiday Cottages, this beautiful resort of cottages has been refurbished to a high standard and now offers some of the highest quality accommodation on the island.
Being located on the Isle of Wight, with its famous white cliffs and yachting scene The Bay Cowell is a perfect location for a big family holiday or weekend break.
The heated indoor swimming pool will be completely refurbished in 2019, with a new roof and improved interior. Guests will be able to take a dip inside even in the winter months.
Families are made to feel at home with our play facilities which will keep your children happy on site when they're not busy playing in the waves or building sandcastles at the beach.
The Isle of Wight has over 57 miles of coastline, featuring some beautiful beaches. If you’re looking for a traditional British seaside holiday, complete with bucket and spade, sandcastles, deckchairs and windbreaks, you’re in luck. However, the Isle of Wight also has fantastic undeveloped stretches of coastline, such as at Compton Bay; perfect for kitesurfing. Then there are beautiful coves, like Freshwater Bay and stretches of un-spoilt tree-lined sand, including Priory Beach.
There is also a huge variety of tourist attractions to visit while you're on the Isle of Wight, with everything from theme parks to a zoo, chairlift, castle and stately home.
What Aria Resorts has to offer...
The Lakes Rookley
Isle of Wight
This beautiful lakeside resort is perfectly located at the heart of the Isle of Wight, with hot tub cottages, lodges and caravans surrounded by rolling countryside. Just a short drive from the beach and the many island attractions, Rookley has two swimming pools, a bar/restaurant, entertainment and family activities.