What is a Green Star business? - Isle of Wight - Sustainable Travel

Spotted a Green Star at your hotel or favourite tourist activity, but not quite sure what it means? Visit Isle of Wight’s Green Star award tells you that the business you’re visiting has pledged to play their part in protecting the environment.

They will have met a number of criteria relating to promoting the use of sustainable transport and they will have made resources available to help you plan your journey. Here are just some of the ways in which you can enjoy a car-free holiday to the Isle of Wight.

Goodleaf Tree Climbing - Green Star - Isle of Wight Leconfield Hotel - Green Star - Isle of Wight
  • Bring back childhood memories of playing in the trees with Goodleaf Tree Climbing; an environmentally friendly business based in the beautiful Appley Park, Ryde. Goodleaf offers a 5% discount to climbers arriving on public transport, bike or by foot.
  • Catch the Island Coaster bus from the Leconfield hotel, Bonchurch, and enjoy the stunning views on the journey to the Needles. This child-free hotel can offer you free bus travel if you would otherwise have travelled by car.
  • Enjoy a walking holiday with your four-legged friend at Sentry Mead, Totland, where dogs will be looked after with water, blankets and towels. You’ll also find a year-round dog friendly beach just around the corner.
Coral Star - Green Star - Isle of Wight Monkey Haven - Green Star - Isle of Wight
  • Stay at Nettlecombe Farm and try the local walking and cycling routes recommended by the owners. You’ll also be safe in the knowledge that your bike can be locked away in secure facilities overnight.
  • Sit back and relax onboard The Coral Star for a round trip to the Needles. You’ll save £1 on a trip with Anderson Boat Cruises when you arrive using sustainable transport.
  • Watch the animals monkeying around at Monkey Haven. There’s a bus stop right outside the entrance and you’ll receive a 10% discount on your visit if you arrive by bike or bus.
Ninham Country Holidays - Green Star - Isle of Wight Grange Farm Holidays - Green Star - Isle of Wight
  • Be inspired by the many ways in which Ninham Country Holidays suggest travelling around the Island on foot, bike, bus or train. There are plenty of ideas to keep you busy!
  • Treat yourself to a relaxing getaway at The Corner House, Ventnor, where you can relax in a gorgeous roll-top bath after a hard day’s walking or cycling. You’ll be able to lock your bike up overnight and you’ll be in walking distance from many local amenities.
  • Out walking on the West Wight? Take a pit stop at the Isle of Wight Pearl café, admire the panoramic views of the English Channel and browse the beautiful jewellery while you’re there.
  • Get close to nature on a break with Grange Farm Holidays. You might spot red squirrels, foxes, birds and owls on their gorgeous woodland walks.