Most of the hotels are located in the bustling hub of Douglas – the Island’s Capital. There you will be close to many bars, restaurants, shops and entertainment facilities for you to enjoy during your stay. For those coming over on business, you’ll find staying in Douglas allows you to be in close proximity to the Island’s financial district.
If you’d prefer to stay in a quieter location, other popular places to stay include the historic town of Ramsey in the north of the Island or the seaside village of Port Erin in the south.
For a wonderfully charming cottage break on the Isle of Man, you could stay at Yn Thie Thooit a traditional Manx thatched house. Located in the north of the Island on the beachside, this self-catering accommodation is the perfect spot for nature lovers to enjoy. Or perhaps you’d rather a luxury escape from your daily routine? Formerly, The Escape is located on the grounds of a Victorian mansion house in the idyllic countryside.
The Venture Centre, the Island’s Premier Outdoor Activity Centre, provides accommodation in two separate blocks, each capable of accommodating up to 70 people. It is ideal for large groups of family or friends looking to explore the north of the Island, but can also be booked for individuals.
Another option is to stay at Knockaloe Beg Farm in Kirk Patrick, in the west of the Island. There you can stay in The Bothy – which accommodates two people, or The Bunkhouse, which accommodates up to eight people.
With campsites in, or in close proximity to, beaches, glens and farms, it is the perfect place to rest your head and enjoy the Island’s beautiful landscape.
If you love the outdoors but cherish a few creature comforts, you could always try glamping. A riverside yurt in Union Mills could be the perfect retreat for you. At the Island’s first eco-campsite, you’ll find a small group of yurts that boast solar powered electricity, stove heating and even a hot tub!
If you own a campervan or motorhome, why not bring it with you? The Isle of Man’s year-round ferry service makes it easy to bring your campervan or motorhome to the Island. With all your supplies loaded up you can head to one of the motorhome friendly campsites for a trip to remember.
Serviced Apartments offer hotel facilities such as a maid service and concierge, in addition to a self-contained unit with a kitchen. If that sounds like what you’re after, you should consider booking into The Town House – a landmark Victorian promenade house that has been transformed into furnished apartments. With a living room and kitchen as well as a bedroom and bathroom, it is the ultimate luxury serviced apartment.
Pubs and Inns:
The George has a public bar that serves food, real ales and shows most sporting events. Not far from the Island’s only airport, The George Hotel has ample parking if you want to hire a car while you’re here to explore the Island at your own pace.
Also in the south is The Railway Station in Port St Mary. The traditional family pub is set in a beautiful rural location and is only a 10-minute walk away from the nearest beach. Or for something a little more traditional, you could try the Baltic Inn situated in the heart of a small village. It is the only pub in Foxdale so you’ll find a good mix of locals to converse with during your stay.
Whether you fancy staying in a guest house, self-catering cottage, traditional Manx Bunkhouse or trying a spot of glamping in a luxury wigwam, you can experience all this and more at one of the Island’s working farms.
Experience living on a real working farm during your stay, with the opportunity to help out with the livestock and help maintain the crops, there won’t ever be a dull moment during your stay. Delicious home cooked and locally produced food are also some of the benefits that you’re guaranteed to enjoy through a Farm Stay on the Isle of Man.