Book and Isle of Wight escape in 2024 and SAVE 25% on ferry travel
Escape it all and discover something wonderfully different in 2024. With over 25 beaches, 50 attractions and miles of countryside and coastline, all just a one-hour sail from Southampton, the Isle of Wight is a unique destination just waiting to be discovered.
Whatever your idea of a dream staycation, you can SAVE 25% on Vehicle Ferry travel when you book your accommodation through Red Funnel Holidays.
Relax, wine, and dine, at one of the Isle of Wight’s lavish boutique hotels and enjoy a little indulgence, or cosy up for quality time in a homely self-catering cottage nestled in rolling countryside. Set off on a leg burning walking adventure across miles of unspoiled landscape, or relax and reset by the pool with a tall glass of something in hand – did we mention the Island is one of the sunniest places in the UK? Immerse yourself in a rich local heritage and discover iconic Island landmarks like The Needles Rocks & Lighthouse and the mesmerising waterfalls at Shanklin Chine or spend the day at one of the Island’s favourite attractions such as The Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Monkey Haven and more.
You can book everything you need – accommodation, ferry travel and attraction tickets – all in one place with Red Funnel, to make your holiday one to remember.
Whether you’re looking for a short break or a summer holiday, check out our hand-picked selection of places to stay on the Isle of Wight, and get your 2024 Island escape in the diary.
LOOKING FOR A LUXURIOUS RETREAT?
For the ultimate boutique experience, and a chance to indulge in fine wines, book a stay at The Terrace Rooms and Wine in Ventnor. Overlooking Ventnor Bay, and originally built in 1840, the recently restored villa offers a taste of elegance and luxury, with a specialist wine cellar and shop, beautiful décor throughout and a sun terrace offering spectacular views of Ventnor Bay.
The award-winning Luccombe Hall Hotel guarantees a comfortable stay and the warmest of welcomes. Wake up to stunning sea-views and a spectacular sunrise, before exploring the local area. You’ll find plenty of walking trails along the seafront and from Shanklin Old Village nearby.
LOOKING FOR A HOME FROM HOME?
Choose from three award-winning Berryl Farm Cottages nestled in a National Landscape in the historic village of Whitwell. Hedgerow, Fossil and Bake House cottages, are original Island stone buildings that are several hundred years old, restored by National Trust builders, and are ideal for romantic breaks, walking breaks and would be a great base for landscape & wildlife photographers.
For a modern and stylish home from home, Southlands is the ideal base for your Island adventures. Sleeping up to 6 people, the whole family can enjoy the luxury of this holiday cottage, recently built to the highest standard. Nestled in the popular village of Bembridge, you’re just a short walk from great places to eat, three idyllic beaches and a thriving high street.
Borthwood Cottages, originally a milking parlour has been rebuilt to form three individual cottages Elm, Oak and Rose. All situated in a tranquil, rural location of outstanding natural beauty with views over the surrounding countryside to Culver Cliff each within walking distance to Borthwood Copse a National Trust Wood. The cottages are an ideal base for exploring the Island, just 2 or 3 miles from the sandy beaches of Sandown and Shanklin and a short car drive away from the bustling towns of Ryde and Newport.
LOOKING FOR A FAMILY-FRIENDLY PLACE TO STAY?
Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park is a popular resort favoured by families, offering a range of self-catering accommodation options from the fun and exclusive Tribeca and Rockstar lodges to comfortable caravans, with all guests having direct access to the secluded Whitecliff Bay, beneath Culver Down. With indoor and outdoor pools, entertainment and a restaurant and bar, Whitecliff Bay is a top choice for your family holiday.
Don’t miss the opportunity to stay in an American Airstream at Retro staycations. Situated in a spacious meadow on a working farm, the peaceful and picturesque surroundings provide miles of countryside views and a great spot to relax after a day of exploring. Whilst retaining many of their original 1940s 50s and 60s features, the Airstreams provide a vibrant retro style that’s subtly equipped for the 21st-century camper.
For a jam-packed family adventure, The Lakes Rookley offers everything you could need and more to make your stay one to remember. Located centrally on the Island and set in acres of parkland, The Lakes is the perfect base for walkers, cyclists and those looking to explore all the Island has to offer. On-site you’ll find an indoor and outdoor pool, entertainment lounge, bar & restaurant plus a whole host of activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding and pleasure boat picnics.
LOOKING FOR DOG-FRIENDLY PLACES TO STAY?
Luccombe Manor, recently awarded Gold for Best Dog-Friendly Business in the Red Funnel Isle of Wight Awards 2023, offers guests (and their owners) the perfect dog-friendly holiday form the moment you make a booking. The journey starts with an email to you four-legged friend form the resident pooch. This hotel is not only luxurious for the humans, but the dogs really are treated like royalty, with their own welcome packs, sausage breakfast, muddy paws towels and dog beds and blankets.
The Royal is one of the oldest hotels on the Island with a rich heritage dating back to 1832. This magnificent four-storey building 51 finely furnished rooms and spectacular dining experience, with their restaurant owning four AA Stars and has held 2 AA Rosettes for over 25 years. The Royal understands that dogs are a part of the family too, so they have dedicated rooms where your four-legged friends can relax.