How many of us fill those early days in January with notebooks and ideas, jotting down everything that we wish to achieve or fulfil in the coming year?


It might be that we want to spend more time to ourselves, relaxing on a beach to the sound of the waves gently lapping… or maybe we wish to take ourselves outside of our comfort zone and try something new…


The Isles of Scilly is an amalgamation of everything that makes life magical.


At once it is a relaxing heaven from the real world and a destination that inspires the imagination and brings to life your inner adventurer.


It is a place to visit when you need both a good rest, and when you want to feel truly alive.


With this in mind, we have compiled a list of resolutions and bucket list items that are frequently written down as goals for the new year and share how a visit to the Isles of Scilly can help you achieve every one of them.


An empty beach




It can be difficult sometimes to be able to spend as much time as we would like with those who really matter. Whether it be with friends or family, the islands offer a place where the time we have with the people we love is quality time.


There are a range of experiences you can enjoy together that will give you memories to look back on. Imagine rock-pooling with the family where you learn the secrets with friendly guides and discover another hidden world as one. Or why not have a romantic stroll through an idyllic vineyard, stopping for a wine tasting in beautiful surroundings.





The Isles of Scilly have a plethora of offerings if doing something different is at the top of your list.


Whether it be horse-riding along a beach and paddling across the water, visiting deserted islands amidst a turquoise sea, or making your own gin, there are many options available for when you want to get out your comfort zone and try something different.


Two people on a boat




The islands offer a myriad of ways to be more active.


From the gorgeous waters that will tempt you to head in for a swim to the stunning coast paths that offer scenic views with every walk, being active is easy here.


If you would like to cover more ground by cycling St Mary’s, there are also bikes available for hire. With traffic-free roads and gentle slopes, the Isles of Scilly is perfect for exploring on two wheels.


The islands are truly a place that makes being active exciting; with each step walked more of the beauty of Scilly is discovered.


A couple cycling beside a beach




Explore uninhabited islands by kayaking towards them from St Martin’s. See gardens that offer a subtropical delight at Tresco Abbey Garden. Or why not go swimming with seals in their natural habitat?


Every island offers its own unique experience.


Two people kayaking




The Isles of Scilly isn’t just about activity and adventure. It’s also a place where the world lives at a slower pace, the beaches unspoiled and uncrowded. It’s where our mainland problems can stay on the mainland.


It can be a place to truly unwind. From incredible star-gazing opportunities at night, to beaches so quiet that the only footsteps left behind are your own, a trip to the Isles of Scilly can offer a sense of peace that is the ultimate self-care.





Not only do many of the eateries have a fabulous view of the sea and islands, but they also serve freshly caught fish for a delicious meal to remember. Enjoy crab sandwiches and lobster linguine for a true island experience. Or why not taste local delights such as fudge fresh from Veronica Farm or Troytown Farm’s very own ice cream?


As you wander around the islands you will see honesty boxes on display. Pick up some locally grown veg as you explore the archipelago, and enjoy spotting the little treasures that can be found on a walk.


Food on a table




Tick these items off the list by making a booking for 2024. Whether it be as a day trip, a weekend stopover, or a week’s holiday, a trip to the Isles of Scilly is something you can truly look forward to.


To book online, head to our bookings page here. Alternatively, please call our friendly passenger relations team at +44 (0)1736 334220.