2018 wellness on the Isle of Wight with Wightlink

A healthy focus on wellbeing continues to be the hot topic as everyone flocks to find the best way to ensure their own wellness

Osborne House, Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is the perfect escape for some good old-fashioned rest and recreation, with a host of options offering visitors a chance to enjoy fitness activities while getting the opportunity to relax and indulge themselves. With speedy crossings offered by Isle of Wight ferry company Wightlink, and an array of activities on offer including walking festivals and yoga workshops, wellness-seekers should look no further for their perfect relaxing break in 2018.

Walking trails and epic spaces

There are few spots in the UK where visitors can enjoy such glorious scenery than the Isle of Wight – from ancient woodland to clifftop paths with Solent sea views, the Island is a unique spot. One of Britain’s top destinations for walking holidays, there are miles of routes to enjoy. Walkers can take a look at Wightlink’s suggested trails for a variety of routes ranging from a two mile ramble to a 16 mile hike, or take part in some of the many walking events taking place on the island.

With a host of events including the Isle of Wight Walking Festival 2018, Walk the Wight and the Isle of Wight challenge, there are a number of ways for visitors to get involved and meet like-minded people along the way. Joining the Walking Festival between 28th April and 13th May is an ideal way to get started, with guided walks across the Island suitable for every level of fitness and ability.

For those keen to simply take in the beautiful spaces, the top Isle of Wight vista points allows visitors to enjoy sweeping views of the English Channel or historical monuments such as Brading Roman Villa. Visitors travelling out of season are more likely to have all these stunning views to themselves.

Yoga on the Island

The practice of yoga is a popular way to relax and refresh, but the Island offers a few new ways to experience the popular pastime including yoga on a paddle board. This fun and innovative way to practise yoga incorporates programmes with the local water sports centres and offers a new approach to an old favourite. Offered by Yoga with Emma, no previous experience is necessary and newbies just need that ‘zest for life’ to give it a go. Isle of Yoga also offers some great retreats including two nights’ accommodation, breakfast and a one hour yoga session per day; all from just £78 p/p.

Spa indulgence

While the Island offers some fantastic fitness activities, some visitors will also be after a spot of indulgence. The West Bay County Club & Spa offers beautiful accommodation as well as an Island Wellness Spa, all located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This also includes the exclusive ‘House of Liz Earle’. Here, visitors can enjoy a Liz Earle Naturally Active face treatment to relax and restore, and leave with healthy-looking, glowing skin. With prices from just £60 p/p, guests can relax and enjoy some much needed pampering.

With all this and plenty more to see and do, the Isle of Wight offers a huge variety of opportunities to relax and help visitors find their inner-zen. To book crossings, head to www.wightlink.co.uk to book a Short Stay or Long Stay trip from just £57.50 return*.

Routes and crossing times
  • Portsmouth Car Ferry Port – Fishbourne Car Ferry Port: ferry from 45 minutes
  • Lymington Car Ferry Port – Yarmouth Car Ferry Port: ferry from 40 minutes
  • Portsmouth Harbour Railway Station – Ryde Pier Head: FastCat from 22 minutes

*This price is based on a day return ticket travelling out at 0300 on 1st August 2018.

To book visit www.wightlink.co.uk