Enjoy the Isles of Scilly

  • Posted on: 16 November 2015
  • By: Senichi

The Isles of Scilly could be a world away, but you don’t need to leave the UK to enjoy them.  Hop on a flight from Exeter Airport and you can touch down in paradise in just 60 minutes. Traffic, noise and deadlines all melt away as you take your seat on board a Skybus aircraft, for an experience that’s almost worth a trip on its own.

With fewer than twenty other passengers for company, the flight gives you space to reflect.  While you do, you’ll be treated to aerial views of Cornwall’s famous golden beaches and the rugged coastline of Land’s End.

Once the Isles of Scilly appear on the horizon, it’s easy to see why they make the perfect location for a secluded escape.  There are hardly any roads on this tiny collection of islands, instead you’ll find luscious green hills, long white-sand beaches and winding coastal paths.  Here you can disconnect from the noise of modern life and reconnect with loved ones, or simply take time out for yourself.

Tiptoe into crystal-clear waters or wander through acres of subtropical gardens.  Explore the islands by kayak or dive beneath the bays and visit their vibrant reefs.  Book an excursion to go snorkelling with grey seals or plod through Scilly’s spectacular countryside on horseback.

If you’re searching for something completely different, to go off the beaten track and uncover a hidden gem, the Isles of Scilly are just that, a leap outside of the ordinary, without needing to leave the UK.

Be Transported – The Isles of Scilly are just a hop, skip and jump away.

Escaping to the Isles of Scilly couldn’t be simpler, Skybus flights from Exeter start from £135 one way.  You can also fly from Newquey and Land’s End.  You can sail on the Scillonian passenger ferry  from Penzance Harbour.  The crossing takes 2hrs 45minutes, which is just enough time to have something to eat and look out for dolphins from the deck.