Discover Your Island
The Coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly changed how we live day to day. For many of us Isle of Man residents, it's afforded us a fresh perspective. We're appreciating the little things more, complemented by all that our Island has to offer.
Endless opportunity for discovery and exploration has lead us to try new things, but also revisit old favourites. Quite simply, this time has allowed us to reconnect with our often overlooked Island and its beauty.
Due to ongoing travel restrictions, at Island Escapes we are unable to welcome our visitors from off the island, which provides an unusual situation where many of our fantastic properties are unoccupied over the coming months.
Head south "over the bridge" and you'll find Port Erin and Port St Mary for a seaside island escape! Enjoy a paddle boarding adventure, explore the stunning section of the Raad Ny Foillan coastal footpath or simply unwind amongst spectacular scenery.
Maybe the wild expanse of the north is more your thing. Take to the bike and meander through the country lanes, wander in the Ayres or see if you can spot a Wallaby?
Take the whole family too... many of our our properties are pet friendly!
So, what are you waiting for. It's time to find your perfect escape and Discover YOUR Island.
Windsurfing with Dave's Waves!
2021 and the months are racing past, leaving us behind in their dusty trail. Do you remember last summer? It may feel like a distant memory from a curious time long gone but it definitely happened! John from Island Escapes looks back fondly at a hot day in sunny Port Erin, when he attempted to harness the mighty wind.
A Spring getaway
Our Isle of Man Lockdown version 2.0 is, thankfully, no more. With the UK situation still so very unpredictable, nobody could blame you for feeling ready for a holiday. The cold snap of winter will soon make way for the bright, fresh new dawn of spring. There’s plenty to look forward to in the coming months.
Celebrate all the changes Autumn brings in our own Island way. Find joy in the early evenings and the comfort that accompanies the changing of the seasons.
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.
Our Survey Says…
'Only' 32% of Isle of Man residents would consider an Island Staycation, and we think that's brilliant! Here's a glass half-full spin on things from our perspective.
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.
Learn to eat again on a Foraging Tour of Port Erin
Due to its biodiverse landscape the Isle of Man has been given UNESCO biosphere status. This, therefore, is “foraging heaven” according to chefs that visit the Isle.
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.