Karma St Martin, Isles of Scilly
Example Booking: Extra Holiday £439, Hotel (Sleeps 2), 7-Nights, July 2017
Available to eXpectations members on RCI.com was this 7-night RCI Extra Holiday at Karma St Martin’s during 14th – 21st July 2017 for only £439 (at the time of writing: 09/12/2016). Over 77% of TripAdvisor reviewers have rated their stay as either “Excellent” or “Very Good”, which gives an insight into the quality holiday you can expect.
Discover one of England’s finest treasures, St Martin’s, the third largest of the Scilly Isles. Only 30 miles from the coast of Cornwall, this unspoilt island invites visitors to uncover it’s hidden gems and stunning natural beauty.
On this secluded two-mile-long island, St Martin’s pleasantly surprises guests by blending Caribbean-style white sandy beaches with traditional English stone cottage villages. This beautiful haven is a delight to explore rugged coastlines and Britain’s award-winning beaches. Enjoy walking along path trails through rich green pastures spotting an abundance of wildlife and rare coastal birds.
St Martin’s, Sunshine Isles
St Martin’s island creates a sense of adventure with its long, white sandy beaches and secluded coves to miles of heather-lined pathways leading you across cliff tops offering impressive sea views. Browse around the village’s quaint shops selling home-grown flowers, unique silver jewellery, and mouth-watering patisseries.
Visiting St Martin’s in July is a wonderful time of year as the Isles of Scilly boast sunnier days and a slightly warmer climate to the UK with a pleasant average of 20 degrees Celsius.
Discover Karma on St Martin’s
Fly from Exeter, Newquay and Lands End to the main island of St Mary’s and catch a regular connecting ferry to St Martin’s. Alternatively, enjoy a 2 and a half hour boat crossing from Penzance or Land’s End direct to St Martin’s.
Karma St Martin’s, situated on the south-west coast of the island, offers a hamlet of characteristic stone-built cottages sitting on the gradual slopes providing breathtaking views across the Tean Sound and toward Tresco Island in the distance.
Upon arrival at Karma St Martin’s visitors will be captivated by the tranquil atmosphere from the sounds of the waves, bird’s song from the subtropical gardens and the gentle sea breeze.
This four-star resort offers classic English countryside stone cottages overlooking their own private beach, brightly coloured fishing boats and the outstanding red and white striped Daymark Lighthouse. Step inside to find luxurious contemporary interiors and an excellent selection of facilities, including free WiFi, to ensure a cosy and comfortable stay.
An ideal destination for anyone looking for outdoor adventures or a simply relaxing and romantic break. Karma St Martin’s welcome pets with open arms and even provide your four-legged friend with their own Karma Kanine Kitchen menu!
Enjoy tea and scones in the beautiful gardens before wandering down to Lower Town Quay to wave the boats off for St Mary’s port. In the summer enjoy snorkelling in warm, clear waters sunbathing amidst the sand dunes and crab-fishing or paddling in the rock pools. Explore the nearby Lower Town by bicycle and stop off at Seven Stones for a pub lunch. Have fun horseback riding on the beach or experience an exhilarating scuba diving trip with resident seals.
Relax and rejuvenate with a variety of treatments in the Karma Spa. Feel life’s stresses evaporate over a deep tissue massage, revitalise with an aromatherapy treatment and ease the aches and pains with a stone massage.
Freshly caught fish and locally grown produce is prepared by Karma St Martin’s exceptional chef and served in the beachfront, Cloudesley Shovell Restaurant. Wine connoisseurs and amateurs alike can taste some of the world’s finest wines or sip a tantalising cocktail in Karma St Martin’s Bar all with those unforgettable coastal views.
Britain’s Caribbean Archipelago
The Isles of Scilly consist of St Martin’s, St Mary’s, St Agnes and Bryher. All islands boast unspoilt landscapes, a myriad of wildlife, plants, and flowers. Their fascinating history is not forgotten either and can be admired in multiple museums.
St Martin’s brilliant blue sea attracts visitors to explore the rugged coastline and underwater world. Take the opportunity to experience snorkelling or diving with Atlantic grey seals in the clear Scillonian waters with Scilly Seal Snorkelling, situated in Higher Town. Guests at Karma St Martin’s can take advantage of 10% discount to swim with the curious seals and you may be lucky to experience a close encounter.
Heading inland the landscape changes from white sandy beaches to lush green fields, flower farms and rich vegetation. A short distance from Higher Town, discover the beauty at St Martin’s Vineyard and their full flavoured white wines. The family run business invites visitors to stroll around the vineyard and enjoy wine tasting sessions.
Spend a day exploring some of the other Isles of Scilly with Tresco Boat Services. Regular services and tours can be arranged throughout the year. Visit the world famous sub-tropical gardens on Tresco Island and discover the historical sites in Hugh Town on St Mary’s Island.
The Isles of Scilly has so much to offer and enjoy, so it is guaranteed this will not be your last visit to this intriguing place.
To highlight the great value of eXpectations Holidays we conducted a price comparison using TripAdvisor to source an equivalent holiday. 7-nights at Karma St Martin’s were available on Expedia.co.uk during 14th – 21st July 2017 within a Deluxe Room (sleeping 2) for £1,691 (based on 2 people sharing when we looked on 9/12/2016).
In comparison, we found this 7-night booking at Karma St Martin’s during the same dates also within a Deluxe Room (sleeping 2) for just £439 with an RCI Extra Holiday (when we looked on: 8/12/2016). Not including the initial purchase of any eXpectations membership / points or annual membership (£162) this holiday could have made a potential saving of over £1,200, based on the comparison above.
If you would like to see for yourself how this booking example compares see Karma St Martin’s on Expedia.