|Travel by Coach|
Day One - Home to Sandown
We make our way from the interchange to Sandown where we check in and enjoy an evening meal. (D)
Days Two to Seven – in and around Sandown
You will have six days to enjoy the town of Sandown and the Isle of Wight as a whole. Sandown has a beautiful seafront, as well as an exhibit on the huge number of fossils that have been found on the island. There are easy rail connections from the town’s station to the Isle of Wight steam railway which has preserved part of the island’s historic railway system since 1971.
Or explore further afield to the numerous attractions the Isle of Wight offers, with bus connections available from Sandown. For such a small place the island has a varied geography, with rolling green fields interspersed with tiny Hamlets and pretty villages in the interior to the beaches at Shanklin and Ryde and dramatic chines and Tennyson Down on the south and west coasts. See some popular spots including pretty Yarmouth, a bustling town with a natural harbour. (B,D)
Day Eight – Sandown to Home
After breakfast we depart and return home via the interchange. (B)
Broadway Park Hotel
Stay amid beautiful gardens, close to all the attractions Sandown and the Isle of Wight have to offer at the beautiful Broadway Park Hotel in Sandown.
The hotel is in a popular area of Sandown, not far from the seafront and the town centre. Sandown has all the fun of the seaside with its beach and pier as well as a number of bars and restaurants, but without the usual overcrowding in summer and relatively mild weather in winter. One of the town’s main highlights is the popular Dinosaur Isle exhibition, which tracks the history of fossil discovery on the Isle of Wight.
From Sandown the rest of the island is easily accessible by both car and public transport. Ryde is a short train ride away and has all the attractions you would expect from a traditional British seaside resort, with a huge number of amusements and even a funfair. For great landscapes and sea views head to the Needles and the Tennyson coast on the island’s west coast.
In the hotel enjoy open gardens, great for relaxing and enjoying the great Isle of Wight sunshine. If it gets a little too hot, take a dip in the outdoor pool, or get inside and enjoy a game of snooker or fantastic entertainment in the evenings.