Island Escapes pilots new Safe, Clean & Legal Covid-19™ accreditation
The accreditation has been launched by Visit Isle of Man in conjunction with tourism and hospitality quality assessment provider; Quality In Tourism (QiT). QiT has been assessing hospitality and tourism properties to set and improve industry standards across the UK for over 15 years, with Visit Isle of Man having worked with the assessor for over 13 years.
An on-Island Escape
Like so many others, our travel plans were thwarted when Covid19 hit the world. My husband and I had been about to embark on our honeymoon in March, when lockdown struck. Finding the silver-lining to the cancelled-honeymoon-cloud, a friend of ours had the great idea of suggesting that we have a staycation, when lockdown eased sufficiently enough for us to do so.
Island Escapes joins forces to support self-catering holiday demand
In a spirit of COVID-19 induced inspiration, Island Escapes have teamed up with Isle of Man Travel Services to support demand for self-catering holiday experiences on the Island.
Favourite walks of the north west of the Isle of Man
The north west of the island is a great place to explore on foot – with uncrowded beaches, hills, hidden glens, keeills, and tholtans. Local guide, Catriona Livingstone shares with us a selection of her favourite walks around Kirk Michael and Ballaugh.
5 of the best Isle of Man short walks
“Wow! It’s a walker’s paradise” or “I never knew that the Isle of Man has so many beautiful and varied landscapes to offer walkers”. These are phrases our visitors often tell us when we are out guiding and showing off our island on foot. But it’s not a surprise to us with a near unlimited choice of routes and landscape to choose from and stunning views around every corner.
Enjoy a paddleboarding adventure on the Isle of Man
The dramatic coastline of the Isle of Man lends itself well for watersports, and Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) as it gets called is growing in popularity on the island as more and more people discover the sport. Michelle from Saltworks SUP tells us some more about this new paddlesport.
Spend a day in Laxey – a great favourite with the Islanders
One of the joys of a visit to the Isle of Man is the sheer diversity of the localities packed into its 227 square miles. High among the favourites of many locals and visitors is the picturesque village of Laxey, about 7 miles up the East coast of the Island from the capital town, Douglas.
Island Escapes adopts what3words technology
Island Escapes has adopted new what3words location technology to help guests find their property quickly and more easily.
Island Escapes and Manx National Heritage in new partnership
Island Escapes has secured a five year contract to provide management and marketing services for holiday accommodation owned by Manx National Heritage.
Island Escapes customers help raise £1000 for the Manx Wildlife Trust
Island Escapes is pleased to announce we have raised £1000 for Manx Wildlife Trust (MWT) through our initiative to ask customers for an optional £3 donation when booking one of our Isle of Man holiday cottages.