Want to get away from it all and experience a little known destination, yet still enjoy a holiday in the UK? We’ve got the competition for you – a chance to win a week’s stay on the Isles of Scilly, plus £1,000 spending money.
Located off the south-west coast of England and just a short flight or ferry ride from Penzance in Cornwall, the Scilly Isles are a haven of peace and tranquillity. While they may be made up of 200 small islands, they are big on wonderful attractions.
It is with very good reason that they have been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The archipelago combines rugged granite cliffs and headlands with sandy bays, hidden coves, shifting dunes and saline lagoons.
Combine this with one of the mildest climates in the UK, and the Isles of Scilly are a rare delight.
And this exclusive competition could see you and your loved ones enjoying a luxury stay on the island of St Martin’s. Read on to discover more about this special destination and this incredible prize.
One of the Scilly’s greatest secrets is St Martin’s. Though just two miles long, the island is renowned for its exceptional white-sand beaches.
From Par Beach to Great Bay – which was voted the best in the UK for swimming – to Little Bay, and the delightfully named Bread and Cheese Cove, the island delivers plenty of toes-in-the-sand choices for even the most ardent beach lover.
You can be as active or as relaxed as you wish here. Enjoy cycle rides, leisurely walks, swimming or kayaking around the coast, or explore life beneath the waves with a diving or snorkelling session. And look out for the island’s cutest residents, the playful seals that revel in greeting human visitors to their ocean home.
The exceptional microclimate of the Isles of Scilly makes the island an ideal place to farm grapes. St. Martin’s Vineyard was established in 1996 and today it produces five varieties of wine. Tour the vineyard and sample its vintages on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
For lunch or an afternoon cream tea visit the Polreath Tea Room, a five-minute saunter from the white sands of Par Beach and Higher Town Quay.
A magnet for artists, adventurers and escapees from city life, the islands feature quintessential English countryside and unspoilt coastline, perfect for a romantic escape.
Pack up a champagne picnic filled with treats from the island bakery, and seek out a picturesque spot for an afternoon for two, admiring the views – and your company of course.
Where to stay
Karma St. Martin’s
The island is also home to the newly refurbished Karma St. Martin’s hotel, which brings the luxurious lifestyle of shared-holiday ownership to the Scilly Isles. Wake up to stunning coastal vistas and the sparkling azure waters of the Tean Sound.
For some ‘me time’, and to sooth your soul, Karma is a holistic hideaway just a stone’s throw from the shore and a world apart from the everyday life.
Resting on nearly three hectares of hillside, the resort has 30 rooms – four deluxe rooms, 21 ocean rooms, two superior ocean rooms, two family suites, plus a honeymoon suite. With a room type for every guest need, the accommodation is perfect for couples, families and even the family dog, as the resort is an award-winning pet friendly hotel.
The resort’s traditional stone cottages signal your escape from everyday life. Venture inside and you will discover luxurious contemporary interiors, complemented by eclectic English design accents.
A visit to the Karma Spa is a must to boost your wellness factor and you will find an overflowing menu of therapies and treatments in which to indulge.
After a day spent exploring or relaxing on the island, visit the Cloudesley Shovell restaurant to dine on the freshest catch of the day, while leaving room for a mouth-watering dessert.
Following dinner, head to Karma St. Martin’s Bar for a nightcap. The wine lounge features the Wine Emotion tasting experience, which dispenses the finest vintages by the glass, allowing you to explore the world’s best grapes – one sip at a time.
To finish your day, enter into a restful slumber with the sound of the ocean gently lapping against the shore as your soothing soundtrack.
Get a taste for the life of affordable luxury and book a mini break to experience the island and the resort surroundings. Special opening offers are available when booking direct at Karma St. Martin’s.* Email [email protected] or phone 03333 232 353 to make a reservation.
WIN a stay at Karma St. Martin’s on the Scilly Isles
Like the sound of the Isles of Scilly? A week in this sub-tropical paradise could be yours in our latest competition, exclusively for LiveShareTravel readers.
For a chance to win a one-week stay for two at Karma St. Martin’s, plus £1,000 spending money, simply answer the following question…
Important notice: The week’s prize stay must be taken from September 8 to 15, 2017 – so check you are free to head for a taste of paradise during that week. Your booking reservation must be made by June 30.
For full terms and conditions visit rcitc.com and read all terms and conditions applicable to this prize draw promotion.
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