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The Clifton’s Top 5 Wight Special Treats

There are many reasons why visitors flock to the Isle of Wight, whether it’s to recapture childhood memories of school holidays building sandcastles on the many wonderful beaches, to escape the hustle and bustle of busy city life, for the fascinating historical buildings or just to relax in the sunshine, the Island has lots to offer. But what about those who want a little more luxury, that special treat to either pamper themselves or make a loved one’s visit just that bit more magical, don’t worry the Island has that covered as well.

So here is The Clifton’s Top 5 Special Treats.

1.      Isle of Wight Pearl.

The saying goes “A diamond is a girl’s best friend” but here on the Island it’s PEARLS, Yes here on the Island, Isle of Wight Pearl has been a firm favourite for 30 Years with their historic Brighstone venue it’s not only home to an unmissable collection of pearl jewellery – but there are spectacular cliff-top views over the English Channel, a butterfly meadow, and a café where you can enjoy a day like no other.

Here’s what our friends at Isle of Wight Pearl have to say.

“We’re proud to present the most exciting collection of pearl jewellery for your delectation and delight from our world of wonderful.

We source pearls directly from our pearl farmers and work with Britain’s brightest design talent to offer the perfect combination of value and desirability.

Our showroom presents a wonderful collection of precious pieces for you to mark your time on the Isle of Wight.

Discover classic and contemporary collections with our Crown & Signature range. Explore the beautiful exclusive designer pearl jewellery with ranges such as Emma-Kate and Kimberley Selwood. And new to July 2018 Blossom. The Chilton Collection uses Isle of Wight sand sourced 50 yards from our showroom.

Book in for a Pearl Masterclass with one of the experts for a true pearl experience. Learn more about the fascinating world of pearls with our free, fun and informative talks. Discover how pearls are cultured, cultivated and turned into beautiful jewellery.

Hand-pick an oyster from our oyster pool and watch as it’s opened to reveal your unique cultured oyster pearl for your perfect keepsake.

The Pearl Café offers daily lunch specials, a selection of homemade cakes and cream teas and uninterrupted views of the English Channel. The Isle of Wight Pearl is located on the outskirts of the pretty parish of Brighstone with clifftop walks and historical monuments nearby-muddy boots and well-behaved dogs welcome!

Isle-of-Wight-Pearl for more information. Open 7 Days a week.”

2.      The Waverley Paddle Steamer.

Dress up, don your deck shoes and dine in style aboard the Waverley Paddle Steamer as it takes you on an amazing trip around the Islands spectacular coast.

Discover the Jurassic Coast & Resorts of the South Coast of England. Waverley maintains the long tradition of Pleasure Steamer trips on the South Coast of England since Victorian Days, giving you the chance to recapture happy memories or explore new places. Steam Round the Isle of Wight (a Special treat), see the famous Needles, take a cruise along the Jurassic Coast towards Lulworth Cove, visit the seaside at Swanage or Weymouth and cruise around Portsmouth Dockyard.

Dine, relax with a drink in one of their restored period lounges, or simply watch the world slip by as you enjoy breathtaking views. You can send a postcard or shop for a souvenir whilst on-board.

Since she has been in operational preservation she has been awarded four stars by Visit Scotland, an engineering heritage award, was voted Glasgow’s favourite tourist attraction, starred in a Hollywood film, makes regular appearances on TV, has hosted a number of events for famous personalities as well as carrying over 5 million passengers from over 80 ports around the UK.

Waverley is a unique piece of Britain’s maritime heritage, bringing pleasure to tens of thousands every summer. She has been magnificently restored with towering funnels, timber decks, gleaming varnish and brass.

She is not just a ship – she manages to create a community spirit among her passengers as she charms her way around the country. It’s not until you get on-board that you understand her magnetism. Her passengers feel a sense of ownership and, once in Waverley’s thrall, return time and time again for a reason many of them can’t explain – for some, there is a great affection but for many, it is a way of life.

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3.      Book a Spa Treatment Special Treat

What could be a better way to treat yourself than with a bit of pampering from one of the best holistic beauty treatments on the Island?

Set in the heart of the beautiful seaside village of Seaview on the Isle of Wight, Seaview Beauty Clinic offers a haven of peace and tranquillity where you can relax and be pampered.

On offer are a range of beauty and skincare treatments including bespoke facials, manicures, pedicures, massages, make-up consultations and remedial therapies.

Run by beauty expert and owner Jane Baranova-Gibbs, her holistic and caring approach to everything ensures that everyone leaves not only looking great but feeling great too.  Jane and her team of therapists use high-quality products and tailored treatments to give the very best of results.


4.      The Isle of Wight Proms

Dust off that tuxedo & bring out your ball gown, the brand-new annual festival of open-air picnic concerts at Northwood House, Cowes celebrating the Isle of Wight’s music, food and people, featuring red squirrels, free arts workshops and the inaugural ‘Proms Art & Sculpture Exhibition’

There has never been a music festival like this on the IOW, catering to lovers of both classical music and musical theatre.

The 4-day festival will take place on 16-19 August 2018 in the grounds of Northwood House, Cowes as well as inside the grade II* listed Georgian manor house.

Culminating in the finale “Last Wight of the Proms” on the final evening, it’s a show and special treat not to miss.

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5.      The Clifton’s Premier Suite. A Special Treat

What better way to pamper yourself than by enjoying what is arguably the best view from any guest accommodation bedroom on the Island, the Clifton’s Premier Suite was designed with that extra bit of luxury in mind

All our guests staying in the new Suite over the 2018 season have been enthusing over it, many have rebooked for 2019. Situated on the first floor of the hotel with its own private furnished balcony overlooking our stunning award-winning gardens to the panoramic sea view over the bay.

The Premier Suite has a sitting room, bedroom with a king-size bed looking straight out to sea, a spanking new bathroom with double shower and luxury eco-friendly toiletries, The sofa in the sitting room also opens into an extra double bed if required. Facilities include hot drinks refreshment tray, hairdryer, desk fan, a 32” flat-screen TV, telescope, binoculars and a well-stocked mini-fridge.

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