Un viaje de descubrimiento a las mejores playas del mundo
Aguas cristalinas, playas idílicas y una dominante sensación de calma convierten a St. Martin en una verdadera delicia. Con su icónica baliza diurna en rojo y negro, erigida en 1683 por Thomas Ekins, es la primera isla que vemos en la travesía desde Gran Bretaña.
Aunque la isla tiene poco más de tres kilómetros de longitud, presume de algunas de las playas más hermosas de las Islas Británicas, por no decir de todo el mundo. Tanto si exploras las piscinas naturales entre las rocas de Lawrence’s Bay, como si te das un chapuzón en la amplísima playa de Par Beach o si sencillamente optas por relajarte en Bread and Cheese Cove, Great Bay o Little Bay, te resultará difícil decidir cuál se lleva el premio a la mejor playa. Pero eso no es todo: la espectacular flora de la isla, las aves exóticas y las sensacionales vistas desde los caminos rodeados de brezales que recorren los acantilados… todo contribuye a la inconfundible belleza de St. Martin. Si sales al mar para explorar los islotes de Nornour, Ganilly y Menawethan desde St. Martin, también tendrás la oportunidad de ver colonias de focas a poca distancia de la costa.
Este privilegiado entorno está habitado por una comunidad diversa y emprendedora. Los aproximadamente 120 habitantes de la isla son gente diligente y trabajadora que lleva delante diversas actividades comerciales: una granja de flores y un viñedo – ambos abiertos al público -, una fabulosa escuela de submarinismo que ofrece aventuras subacuáticas y snorkel con focas, un diseñador de joyería en plata de inspiración local, una próspera panadería con una amplia variedad de panes artesanales y pastas saladas, y una maravillosa galería que expone las obras de los artistas locales.
En la tienda de ultramarinos, la tienda de licores y la oficina de correos de St. Martin puedes adquirir todo lo que necesitas para unas vacaciones fabulosas; incluso puedes encargar por adelantado que te lleven la compra hasta tu lugar de alojamiento en cualquier punto de la isla. También cuenta con una variedad de cafeterías y restaurantes donde degustar deliciosas comidas, aperitivos o pastelitos con nata cuajada.
Just 28 miles of the Cornish coast you will discover 5 islands, surrounded by azure waters, white beaches and a wonderful climate where sub–tropical plants thrive.
Hop on board the Scillonian III, our recently refurbished ship and discover the Isles of Scilly. The Scillonian Passenger Ferry sets sail from Penzance harbour up to 7 days a week.
Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, Steamship House, Quay Street, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4BZ.Read more »
Skybus fly all year round to St Mary’s from Land’s End and Newquay, and from Exeter between March and November. If you are staying on Tresco, we recommend that you book your journey through the Island Office as our fares include all island transfers.Read more »
A US based travel company servicing the US and Canada for vacation packages to the Isles of Scilly, England.
Our one-price complete package includes return flights for all domestic and international travel needs plus internal travel in England and accommodation.
Options include travelling via Dublin or London.Read more »
St Agnes Boating is a small family owned business that has over twenty years experience boating within the islands using Scilly's only purpose built catamaran the Spirit of St Agnes. For a more intimate bespoke service the Enterprise is available for special hire, fishing and sightseeing trips. Call us or go online to discuss your requirements.Read more »
We are a friendly and reliable taxi service based on St. Mary’s, working seven days a week, including evenings and weekends. We have two vehicles available for hire, one carrying four passengers and one carrying six passengers. The larger vehicle has two integrated baby/booster seats so children can be transported safely and comfortably. We are available for a quick taxi trip to get you from A to B, as well as more leisurely tours of the island.
We really look forward to being of service to you whilst you are on the islands.Read more »
The Scilly Cart Co is a family owned and run business providing electric vehicles for use across St. Mary’s. With flexible hiring options and easy to use carts, it’s a great way to discover the many varied and beautiful places on the island. It is also ideal for people with reduced mobility who wish to explore.Read more »
“Endeavour” is the fastest passenger boat in Scilly. We offer a bespoke water taxi service offering a fast and thrilling transfer between the islands at your request.
Rib Blasts to enjoy the thrill & excitement of travelling at speed afloat.
Marine life trips to look for Dolphins and Seals.Read more »
There are daily trips to the islands and out to see the wildlife and lighthouses. Boats leave from 10:15am and return until 4:45pm. The service is seven days a week from just before Easter or the beginning of April until the end of October. There are evening trips available through the main part of the season.
There is an attractive special offer on purchases of ten or more tickets. We can cater for special groups and parties. Made up of the ten largest boats operating from St Mary's, we are the prime mover of visitor traffic.Read more »
What better way to discover St Mary's than by bike! Bikes for all ages, abilities and sizes. ELECTRIC BIKES NOW AVAILABLE.
- Coming for a day trip? We can deliver to the airport.
- Guided bike tour around St Mary's Thursday1st June - Contact us to book or for more infomation <Read more »
The Isles of Scilly Boat Hire Company offers daily hire through to long-term timeshare in their range of boats. From the 16' Orkney motorboat fitted with an electric start and tilt 25hp engine, through to the award winning Powercat 525 catamarans fitted with twin 40 hp electric start and tilt engines, colour GPS chart plotters and VHF radios to the fabulous top of the range 200hp Sealegs Amphibious Rib. The choice is yours and all are available regardless of which island you are staying on. We deliver the boat to you. Please visit our website for full details.Read more »
We make jewellery that is worn across Scilly, the UK and beyond.
It all started twelve years ago with a silver shell range and we’ve grown each year and now have several ranges including fish, flowers, seeds and Scilly cowbells. We do lots of commission work from wedding and engagement rings to personalised pieces.
Our studio is a truly Scilly affair with lots of reclaimed island materials and local art being used in the design – the cabinets have even been made out of the timbers from an old boat.Read more »
Come and see a working vineyard in action. Enjoy an informative tour and sample our unique selection of fine wines - or simply pop by the visitor centre/shop at your leisure. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (11.00am - 4.00pm) by appointment or when the gate is open!Read more »
Come to St Martin's for a fabulous, award winning, wildlife experience. Snorkel with the seals and get close to these elegant creatures in their natural environment. All the equipment you will need is supplied and you don't require any previous experience. Read more »
Scilly Flowers based at Churchtown Farm on St Martin’s is Scilly’s postal flower service. We send gift boxes of scented flowers to any UK address all year round. In the winter we grow and send Scented Narcissi and in the summer, Scented Pinks. If you are on St Martin’s, pop into the farm and see what we do.Read more »
Wines for Christmas --- We have a selection of our 2014 vintage available:
Crisp Seyval Blanc to go with your seafood starters
St.Martin's Reserve - a fruity dry white for the main course
Seigerebbe - aromatic and smooth to accompany your desert or as an aperitif
And a dry Rose for something completely different.Read more »
The island's convenience store, post office and off-licence stocks a wide range of local Scilly produce, including St. Martin's wines, SC Salt, local eggs and veg, crab, delicious Troytown Farm ice cream and Veronica Farm fudge plus quality meats from Cornwall and Scilly gifts and postcards. Groceries can be pre-ordered and delivered to your accommodation.Read more »
Bespoke hostel sleeping up to 14 guests over 4 rooms. Private rooms avaialble on request. Stable door leading to a Private Courtyard and Garden Room facing west where you can sit with a glass of wine enjoying the evening sun. Located in the very quiet Hamlet of Trevescan, 1/4 mile from Land's End and 3 miles from Land's End Airport. Bike and surfboard storage available.Read more »
This traditional Scillonian granite cottage is next door to Glenhope High, and is ideal for couples and families. Situated on the western side of Bryher, a stone’s throw away from Great Porth Beach and close to Hell Bay Hotel.Read more »
Little Avalon commands one if the best locations on St. Mary's. From the lounge window there is a panorama stretching in a wide arc to include the Garrison and harbour as well as the off islands. The lounge and private garden overlook a secluded sandy beach locally known as Shark's Pit. Little Avalon is about 1km from the centre of Hugh Town along a delightful sea shore path.Read more »
Jolly Rock View is in a quiet position by the historic Garrison Walls and has lovely views of the harbour and Peninnis Light House. This 2 bed room ground floor apartment is ideal for walking, visiting the beaches or relaxing. A short stroll takes you down to shops, restaurants and the quay for boat trips to explore other islands and wildlife.Read more »
The apartment and cottages situated on Seaways Flower Farm are all converted farm buildings; two of which were the orchid glass house and the barley store. Carefully converted and modernised over the years they now offer a comfortable and very convenient holiday home with spectacular views, mainly across the harbour but also with a more distant seascape.Read more »
Ideally situated just outside the heart of Hugh Town, this well-appointed first floor apartment has high-quality furnishings throughout and sleeps two in a double or twin arrangement.
Please note that two further guests can be accommodated on the sofa bed in the lounge.Read more »
Belladonna is a well-appointed second floor flat situated in a quiet location close to the heart of Hugh Town.
Sleeping up to six guests in one double, one twin and one bunk room, it is a popular choice for families and equally suited to friends sharing.Read more »