The rise of the staycation

2017 is set to be the year of the staycation. With the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit, the pound has been hit hard and exchange rates mean that foreign holidays are more expensive than ever. However, we all need a break and to feel like we have headed off somewhere new. Here’s how the Isle of Wight can deliver just that.

Heading off somewhere new without the hassle

The great thing about heading to the Isle of Wight is that you can get there via ferry – and what provides more of a holiday experience than crossing the water!? Unlike flying away somewhere new, the ferry ride is unbelievably simple. Load up your car with all you’ll need for your holiday (there’s no baggage allowance here), arrive just an hour before your sail time (not the three hours recommended for a long-haul flight) and enjoy the views of the Solent as you cross in under an hour.

Suitable for all

The ease of travel also means that the Isle of Wight is an accessible holiday destination for the whole family, with a range of accommodation available. There are options suitable for large parties of up to eight people, as well as dog-friendly properties for families with four-legged friends.

If you have young children, being able to take your own car also means you can bring with you everything you might need including toys and bedding.

Local knowledge

Traveling around the Isle of Wight is extremely simple. Addresses on the Island use the mainland Portsmouth ‘PO’ postcode so using your sat nav for directions is simple. If you have a car, it’s easy to cross the island multiple times a day as you travel from one attraction to the other.


Holidaying on the Isle of Wight means you don’t have to worry about changing your money into foreign currency and the frustrations that come with exchange rates. You’ll also find comparable pricing on the island to what you would find at home, unlike in countries like France where the exchange rate means that even simple things such as bread and milk are significantly more expensive than at home.

Brilliant beaches

When the sun is shining, there is no better place to visit than the beach, and the Isle of Wight has some of the very best beaches around. The island holds some of the best blue flag beaches that the UK has to offer, including Colwell Bay and Totland. Families can feel safe in the knowledge that the island's beaches are some of the cleanest and safest, which combined with sunny weather, means you could be forgiven for imagining that you are basking in Spanish sunshine!

We all want a fantastic holiday and we hope this has shown you that the UK has some of the best breaks in the world. Take a look through our website at some of the great attractions you can visit on the Isle of Wight and book your holiday here today. 

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