Is this the U.K.??? Really? Believe it or not it is, as Caribbean as it looks. The Isles of Scilly form an archipelago of five inhabited islands: St. Mary’s, Tresco, St. Martin’s, St. Agnes and Bryher, as well as numerous other small rocky islets, around 140 in total, lying 45 off Land’s End, the south western tip of the Cornish peninsula of Great Britain.
After having travelled through Cornwall, we extended our trip with a visit to the islands. As you approach them from the air you can not believe the colour of these waters, less than 30 minutes flight from Land’s End.
Scilly can be reached also by boat, which takes about 3 hours. If you have the chance, take a flight, it’s too beautiful. And then return by boat, that is an option. In fact due to poor conditions to fly back we did return by boat.
Upon arrival in St. Mary’s you make your way to the quay and get on a speedboat that will take you to the island you’re visiting, in our case St. Martin’s
Once here it’s all peace, quiet, a bit old fashion (apparently Tresco is a bit more modern) and therefore so charming, long walks, fruit and vegetable stalls along the way with self-picking-paying system.
We only spent 3 nights here, I recommend renting a house for a week, that is what apparently Jude Law does every year here, which you will definitely get to hear. These islands are a bit of a best kept secret, at least for those of us in Europe and therefore such a special destination.