This summer, your island paradise may be closer than you think. Take a short flight across to Tresco and try these seven suggestions for a spellbinding Scilly summer. With limited availability in our smaller properties, a romantic couples’ escape awaits on this subtropical idyll.
1. Cocktail o’clock
Think sophisticated sundowners and peachy island sunsets. This summer, the Flying Boat has introduced a delectable cocktail menu featuring drinks inspired by our world-famous Abbey Garden. Sip on a Rosehip Cup featuring our exclusive Tresco gin, or toast holiday moments with a classic Aperol Spritz.
2. Island hopping
Hire kayaks or SUPs from the sailing school and set off from Tresco’s gorgeous eastern coast. Spend a day amongst turquoise shallows discovering the scattered islets between Tresco and neighbouring St. Martin’s. The island of Tean has a tempting natural plunge pool between rocky outcrops – an irresistible wild-swimming spot.
3. Picnic pursuits
Our ultimate picnic spot is King Charles castle – worth the walk, this breathtaking vantage point overlooks the Tresco channel, dotted with visiting yachts during the summer months. Take a pit stop here during a coastal stomp, or for something really special spend an evening here watching a Tresco dusk descend. Our picnic essentials include a loaf of freshly-baked sourdough, Cornish cheese, salami and olives, and a bottle of fizz – all this and plenty more stocked at Tresco Stores.
4. Dark skies
The Scilly archipelago is a designated Dark Sky Discovery Zone – the lack of light pollution across the islands makes for epic night skies. Take a blanket and a thermos to Blockhouse Castle or Cuckoo Rock and marvel at the skyward sights.
5. Supper club
Cross the water for dinner – evening boating to neighbouring Bryher takes place multiple times a week during the summer months. We love the Crab Shack – the freshest local crab served in Portuguese cataplanas, you’ll be elbows deep in no time.
6. Soothing self-care
Add an extra level of relaxation to your island escape with a session in the Tresco Island Spa. Blissful treatments using natural ila products and a calming indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room provide a rejuvenating recipe for self-care.
7. Coastal culture
Throughout July and August, our charming beachside gallery changes its exhibition every ten days. Attend an opening evening and enjoy wine and canapés while viewing the new collection.
Find a breakdown of our August availability below, or contact our team on 01720 422849 for more information.