The summer of Staycations

Has Covid-19 delayed or put paid to your holiday plans? We’ve seen that with the easing of lockdown, Europe is now accessible to some. Easyjet has announced that they WILL be flying to most destinations in Europe by August. Long haul is still hanging in the balance. It’s all so confusing. Will YOU go away this year?

It isn’t a shock to hear that holiday booking across the UK, here in our beautiful country, have risen quite significantly recently. Coastal counties and popular holiday destinations such as Devon and Cornwall have had a surge in bookings over the last month.

If you haven’t thought of it before, why not explore new places closer to home? See what this beautiful country of ours has to offer! The weather isn’t guaranteed, but we have had some glorious sunshine this year, and the bonus – you’ll be investing back into our economy.

We have some charming coastlines and beautiful beaches in the UK. There is still a chance to wear some of your stunning swimwear and accessories – don’t panic! Here are some of the best destinations to try – just don’t forget your sunscreen, pareos, sundresses, sunglasses….the list goes on!

Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate

 This popular location in St Ives is the only British hotel with its own Blue Flag beach! The main house in this 125-acre estate was built by Cornish architect Sylvanus Trevail in 1894, and mixes elegant touches such as grand chandeliers and gilt mirrors with modern interior finishes. With fine dining, a spa, watersports and a luxurious pool, there are many accommodation options – including the two-story balconied Beach Houses, offering direct access onto the white sands.

The Scarlet

 Overlooking the super romantic Mawgan Porth beach in Cornwall, this eco hotel blends outdoors and indoors with a design of glass walls with flat roofs covered in sea thrifts with infinity pools that seem to go on forever and join the sea. Explore the Ayurvedic spa, which boasts pods suspended in the cool dark spaces for deep relaxation. For a soothing, serene and relaxing time away, the Scarlet is a restorative coastal escape.

Isle of Eriska Hotel, Scotland

Eriska Island is only connected to the mainland by a small bridge but otherwise you will be worlds apart from anywhere: a peaceful area of solitude (apart from the seals and otters). There are dreamy views whichever way you turn; and sunsets like no other. Luxurious dinners are enjoyed in the turreted Scottish Baronial Big House, an Eriska exclusive is badgers feeding from bread and milk in the terrace. Escape to the beach and you are not likely to see another soul on this wonderful private island…

Sandbanks Hotel, Poole

Sea and Sand one side of the hotel, Poole harbour with waves lapping and bobbing boats on the other – the Sandbanks Hotel is a location to be envied. Perched on the award-winning Blue Flag awarded Sandbanks Beach, this relaxed holiday destination can be enjoyed by the whole family. Dip your toes in the sea, enjoy locally-caught seafood and share a bottle of wine while watching the sun go down. Beach and Body is close by, should you need any more swimwear and accessories!

What to pack for your staycation?

Swimwear, of course. Whether for the beach, pool or spa – Beach and Body has something for all occasions. From beach to pool bar? We have the perfect sarongs. Visit us to make an appointment on 01202 759818.