Nestled in the heart of the Irish Sea, as the only entire nation in the world to be recognised as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the Isle of Man boasts one Extraordinary Story to discover. Renowned for its awe-inspiring natural attractions, landscapes and scenery, the Isle of Man is the perfect place to experience new adventures. Whether you’re looking for your next bucket-list trek, to conquer some of the most breath-taking trails on land or in water, or to be dazzled by tales of unique heritage and tradition, the Island is the perfect escape from life’s daily distractions.

Tired of quarantine and isolation rules? The Isle of Man offers you the perfect stress-free holiday.
 

Covid made travel tricky during 2020 and 2021. But finally, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. From 31 March, planning your Isle of Man holiday just got so much simpler.

Regardless of your vaccination status, unless you have travelled from a red list country, all travellers are welcome to the Island with no restrictions or controls on arrival. And because the Island is part of the Common Travel Area, there’s no need to quarantine on arrival back to the UK. So you can relax knowing there’s no border stress or extra financial implications.

Prior to your departure, you will need to complete a short pre-registration form within 48 hours prior to your arrival to our Island. Once you arrive, go forth freely and create your extraordinary story!

Please keep an eye on our COVID-19 Information and Advice page for up-to-date travel information.

All unique UK staycations start with a magical travel adventure
 

The extraordinary charm of the Island captures your senses even before you arrive. Surrounded by the Irish Sea and occasionally hidden away by the mystical Manannan's Cloak, your journey to the Island is part of the adventure. Whether you arrive by air or sea, there are plenty of travel deals to suit your budget.

Travelling by Air
 

The Island benefits from excellent air links with many airports across the UK, Channel Islands, Ireland, and further afield.  Enjoy breathtaking views of the Island’s coastline as you fly into Ronaldsway Airport in the south of the Island.

Step outside the terminal, and you'll find plenty of buses and taxis ready to whisk you away to your accommodation. Want to book a car for your travels around the Island? Find a list of car hire companies here. Alternatively, if you would like to use our reliable bus network, why not purchase a Go Explore Card – these cards entitle you to unlimited travel on our buses throughout the duration of your visit.

Travelling by Sea
 

The Steam Packet Company operates ferry services to the Isle of Man from Heysham, Liverpool, Birkenhead, Dublin, and Belfast. Enjoy a relaxed crossing, with everything you need, including a cafe, shop, and bar on board. You may even be lucky enough to see inquisitive dolphins frolicking in the waves during your sail!

Travel as a foot passenger or bring your car, motorhome, motorbike or bicycle to explore the Island’s breath-taking landscapes.

Tour Operators
 

If you’d rather relax and leave the planning to an expert, our on and off-Island travel and tour operators are here to help. Experienced and knowledgeable, they’ll put together a hand-picked and unique itinerary to suit your interests and budget

Make your Island staycation memorable with a range of accommodation for every budget
 

From luxurious spas to sleeping under the stars, the Island’s range of accommodation offers something for everyone. Whether you prefer the convenience of a hotel or the freedom of self-catering, you’re guaranteed a warm Manx welcome during your Island staycation.

One thing’s for sure, the Island's accommodation is very popular with tourists and locals alike. So it’s advisable to book in advance to enjoy a stress-free holiday in the accommodation you want.

Hotels
 

The Island’s hotels vary in size and amenities with many of the larger hotels being in and around the Island’s capital, Douglas.

If the thought of waking up to the sound of waves gently lapping the beach is your idyll, the Halvard Hotel has picturesque views across Douglas Bay. Situated only a short walk from the Sea Terminal, this hotel is within walking distance to plenty of shops, bars, and top-quality restaurants.

For a quieter out-of-town stay, the 4 star Comis Hotel and Golf Resort sits in 250 acres of beautiful Manx countryside. For families, the Comis offers a fabulous deal with children under 12 staying free if in a room with parents. What’s more, the hotel also welcome pets – perfect if travelling with your four-legged friends. Did we mention...the Comis also has a luxury spa? 

The spa at The Comis

B&Bs
 

Why not enjoy the comforts of home from home with a stay in one of the Island’s B&Bs. Choose from an array of beautiful homes, offering a warm welcome and generous hospitality.

The Hillingford B&B, situated in the north of the Island, is the perfect base to explore hills, countryside, and beaches. Set in landscaped gardens, the Hillingford boasts a sauna, hot tub, and log burner– everything you need for a restful break.

Looking for luxury? Enjoy a calming and spacious retreat at the Sea Cliff. Only a short walk from the Island’s capital, you’ll enjoy superior facilities and exceptional home comforts.

Couple in hot tub at Hilingford B&B

Camping & Self-Catering
 

If you prefer to set your own agenda, self-catering gives you the ultimate freedom. Want to wake up to the sound of the sea in true Island style? Seaside Cottages offer two self-catering properties in the Island’s popular southern town, Port Erin. Beautifully decorated, both cottages, Palm Villa and Seaview, offer a peaceful and calming experience. Island Escapes also offers plenty of self-catering options to suit all tastes, from beachside apartments to countryside houses.

Couple and their dog at Seaside Cottages

The Island is also home to plenty of scenic camping and glamping sites. Make the most of our dazzling dark skies and spend a romantic night under the stars at Glendown Farm Camping Park or in one of Knockaloe's cosy glamping pods.

Couple sitting outside Knockaloe Glamping Pod

Relax or Explore...6 surprisingly different activities to try on the Isle of Man
 

Whether you’re looking to relax and enjoy the local culture or raise your adrenaline levels with a thrill-seeking adventure, there’s no place for boredom during your stay. The Island boasts an enormous range of activities suitable for all.

Walking & Hiking
 

Walking and hiking trails in the Isle of Man are as diverse as they are numerous, and with 40of the Island uninhabited, there are countless guided walks, self-guided walks and those off the beaten track that allow visitors to discover their own Island story.

Ever wanted to walk around an entire nation? The Raad ny Foillan is a 100-mile footpath that takes you around the entire coast of the Island, through cliff-hugging trails and wide open moorlands, to wooded glens and quiet sandy beaches. Enjoy stunning views as you walk from Port St Mary to Port Erin and reward yourself at the end with a refreshing glass of rhubarb fizz from Foraging Vintners.

Woman and her dog walking a section of the Raad ny Foillan

Boat Trips to the Calf of Man
 

The Calf of Man is a 600 acre Nature Reserve and Bird Observatory at the Island’s very southern tip. During the summer months, boat trips run from Port Erin and Port St Mary. If you want to step away from the hustle and bustle of life for a few hours, a trip to the Calf of Man is the perfect picnic retreat.

People on a boat trip around the Calf of Man

Coasteering, Kayaking & Paddleboarding
 

Like the sound of sea kayaking to a hidden marine cave or scuba diving beside friendly grey seals? Whether you’re after a relaxing day out traversing the coastline on a sailboat or adrenaline-swirling excursions like coasteering along the craggy cliffs, the Island’s choice of water-based activities are abundant.

Port Erin is a paddleboarder’s paradise. With its sandy beach and calm bay waters, it’s also popular with swimmers – the ideal place to rejuvenate your sea soul.

A group of paddleboarders

Spa Break
 

After all those adventures, you may want to relax and enjoy some downtime. Escape to a world away from stress and enjoy a haven of peace and tranquility at BrightLife, one of the Island’s top spas.

With unrivaled facilities including a hydropool, sauna, aromatic steam room, quiet lounge with complimentary teas & coffee, and five bespoke treatment rooms, The Spa offers a unique experience in relaxation that can destress even the most harried of individuals.

Interior of Brightlife Spa

Quad Bike Mania
 

Say goodbye to traditional transport and jump on a quad bike to experience the beauty of the Island. Guided quad bike tours run from South Barrule and are an adrenaline-charged way for groups, families, and individuals to enjoy time outdoors.

Quad Biker at South Barrule

Foraging
 

Foraging has become a favourite practice of top chefs everywhere, and it’s no different on the Isle of Man. At Versa in Port Erin, the kitchen works exclusively with local ingredients, and you can join head chef and owner Pippa Lovell on an hour-long tour to learn the basics, as well as the same preservation methods used by Michelin-starred restaurants. She’ll introduce you to the Island’s seasonal wild foods while sharing her knowledge on how to use them in a variety of dishes. 

Preparing food at Versa

The Island is waiting for you. Come discover a land of secrets and stories, memories, and magic and create your own extraordinary story.



 

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