You've decided on the Isle of Wight for that much needed escape, and now to find the perfect place to stay. We can help!

At 25 miles long and 13 wide, wherever you choose, you’re never going to be far from the sea and glorious beaches. The Island is packed with bustling little towns, picturesque villages and breath-taking countryside so there’s lots of options for where to bed down, spread out and have fun. 

Shanklin Old Village

Discover chic hotels, family friendly B&Bs and beautifully appointed self-catering. If you’ve an urge for something a little more rustic, we’ve got yurts and shepherd’s huts nestled in the countryside and boat houses on the shore. See 'unique places to stay'.

Still undecided? How's about getting at one with nature and opting for an award-winning campsite or glampsite? For more inspiration, read on!



For a little bit of luxury when someone else is making the beds, have a look at one of our outstanding sea front hotels. Luccombe Hall in Shanklin is great for families having both indoor and open-air pools, a games room and loads more. A prime cliff top location offers sea views so fabulous you may not want to leave your room!

Another top-notch family hotel is The Royal in Ventnor. Overlooking the esplanade and with exotic, south facing gardens and heated open-air pool, it’s spot-on for soaking up the sun.

If you’re wanting a hotel for grown-ups, try Haven Hall in Shanklin, a small, luxury boutique hotel set in two acres of gardens with a swimming pool. It’s smart, chic and also has self-catering options.

Aerial view of Haven Hall

Guest Houses and B&Bs

Looking for a B&B? The Clifton in Shanklin is number one for a seriously relaxing stay. Gorgeous gardens, views across the bay and slap on the coastal path.

If Sandown takes your fancy, check out The Wight. This super relaxing B&B is set in two acres of gardens and offers lots of activities – swimming pool, Jacuzzi, work out room and snooker. The ideal holiday combo.

For a comfortable and stylish stay close to the beach, see The Bay. Just a stone's throw from Freshwater Bay and Tennyson Down, this friendly B&B is a great base for anyone wanting to explore the Island.

For culture, music, food, beaches and more, Ventnor is a must visit during your stay on the Island. St Maur is a renovated Victorian villa situated between the sandy beaches of Ventnor and pretty Steephill Cove, a secluded bay popular for fresh crab and dreamy sunsets.

Steephill Cove

Holiday Parks

For heaps of family fun and freedom, one of the Island’s award-winning holiday parks could be just for you. The Orchards Holiday Caravan & Camping in Newbridge nestles in 15 acres of parkland and lovely old apple orchards with beaches just a 10 minute drive away.

Appuldurcombe Gardens Holiday Park is an award-winning family run site that caters for touring caravans, statics and self-catering all enjoying very pretty scenery and an easy drive to local beaches.

Pool at Appuldurcombe Gardens Holiday Park

For a family run holiday park with charm and sea views, see Waverly Park Holiday Centre. With an outdoor pool, kids play area, games room, bar and just a short walk to East Cowes seafront for ice creams and the sea, the Waverly is popular with families, and camping and touring fans.

For a proper family holiday, see Parkdean Holiday Resorts, offering a variety of chalets and lodges, family entertainment, food, drinks and more! Choose from parks at Thorness, near Cowes (Thorness Bay), Shanklin (Lower Hyde and Landguard) and St Helens (Nodes Point). 

Holiday Cottages

If a gorgeous holiday cottage is more your thing, take a look at Classic Cottages and Wight Coast Holidays, both are well established and clever at pairing customers with the right place to stay. There’s everything from cosy couples’ bolt holes to fabulous old houses with blissful swimming pools just waiting for you to dip your toe.

Unique Places to Stay

For something completely different, check out some more unusual accommodation. You’ll love the American airstream trailers at Retro Staycations, they’re crazy, comfortable and have lots of gizmos. And if there’s a group of you, have one each. It’s party party all the way. More help can be found on our groups guide.

Airstreams at Retro Staycations

Paws for Thought

The Island is mad about dogs and very pooch friendly. The ferry companies’ welcome dogs and you’ll easily find accommodation to suit both you and your four-legged friend.


To save on the pennies, we recommend you book direct and remember, lots of accommodation providers can supply you with a code to use when booking your ferry so don’t forget to ask. 

There’s always special offers and discounts to be snapped up so browse our Special Offers page to make sure you don’t miss out.

We'll see you by the sea soon!