Close to home’ Tresco Island, Isles of Scilly, UK
YOU DON’T HAVE TO TRAVEL HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD TO FiND YOUR İSLAND PARADİSE
Part of the Isles of Scilly, just of the Cornish coast, Tresco is blow-your-mind beautiful. A tiny patch of perfection which has only 175 residents, it’s ideal for a sea-breezy British honeymoon. Admittedly, it does take some getting to – a 30-minute fight from Newquay, followed by a water taxi, and then tractor, before being dropped at the door of your own New England-style cottage – but it’s an adventure that’s totally worth it.
Map of Tresco Island
Tresco Island, Isles of Scilly, UK – Map of Tresco Island Photo Gallery
Arriving at your beach home – one of 12 Flying Boat Cottages – you’re struck by the simple but super-luxe decor, complete with local artwork, drifwood details and traditional stone that bring the seaside inside. Spend your days sailing in the sparkling Gulf-stream-warmed sea, going out on romantic walks along the gorgeous coastline (keep your eyes out for pufns and seals) or cycling around the island.
If you’re looking for any more relaxation (clue: you won’t be) there’s also an onsite spa ofering a range of indulgent treatments. In the evening, dine on island-reared beef, fresh crabs and delicious lobsters at Te Ruin Beach Café, then relax in front of your very own log-burning fre. Bliss.
A week’s stay in a Flying Boat Cottage costs from £1,475 a week (tresco.co.uk). Skybus (ios-travel.co.uk) return fights from Newquay start at £180.