Directors Nikki and Aidan spent an unforgettable 2-week family break on the stunning island of Tresco, just off the coast of Cornwall, where the skies are huge, the air is fresh and the coastline could easily be mistaken for the Caribbean…

They say it just takes one trip to the Isles of Scilly for you to get hooked. We’ve been going back to Tresco for 10 years now, and each time we marvel at how beautiful it is. As there are no cars on the island, you just bicycle around and you get an amazing sense of freedom. Our daughter Poppy and her friends always have a ball. Best of all, if you’re coming from the UK you don’t need to suffer any long-haul/time-zone hassles.

We flew into St Mary’s airport – transfers from there to Tresco are a doddle by fast jet boat.

i-ecape blog / Transfers from St Mary's airport to Tresco are a doddle by fast jet boat

i-escape blog / The view from Flying Boat Cottages onto our own beach 2

We’ll never tire of waking up to the view from Flying Boat Cottages onto our own beach.

i-escape blog / The stylish Flying Boat Cottages

i-escape blog / Inside the Flying Boat Cottages

On the eastern side of the island, Sea Garden Cottages’ huge picture windows help you make the most of the stunning views.

i-escape blog / Sea Garden Cottages

i-escape blog / Sea Garden Cottagesi-escape blog / Sea Garden Cottages

The pastel-perfect changing rooms at the outdoor pool are very Instagramable.

i-escape blog / Pretty pastel chaning rooms at the outside pool

We enjoyed knocking a few balls about on the tennis courts, which are in an ideal spot sheltered from the wind.

i-escape blog / Tresco tennis courts

And had fun spotting the red squirrels that now populate the famous Abbey Gardens.

i-escape blog / Red Squirrels now populate Abby Gardens

We wandered around the neighbouring island of St Martin’s…

i-escape blog / Wandering around the neighbouring isle of St Martins

…with its huge striped Daymark.

i-escape blog / The Day Mark on St Martins

The kids loved crabbing…

i-escape blog / The kids loved Crabbing

…and following the low-tide walkway between Tresco and Bryher.

i-escape blog / The low tide walkway between Tresco and Bryher

The marvellous Michael Morpurgo gave a great talk about his books on Bryher.

i-escape blog / The marvellous Michael Morpurgo giving a talk about his books on Bryher

Food-wise, Bryher’s Crabshack is one of our favourite haunts…

i-escape blog / Bryher's Crabshack

…and their Eton Mess is hard to beat!

i-escape blog/ Their Eton Mess is hard to beat

The white-sand beaches are stunning – there’s a beautiful view at every turn.

i-escape blog / Tresco's beaches

i-escape blog / Tresco's beaches

i-escape blog / The kids enjoying the sunshine on Tresco

i-escape blog / Tresco's beaches

i-escape blog / Tresco's beaches

i-escape blog / Tresco's beaches

i-escape blog / Tresco's beaches

Our daughter Poppy took time out to contemplate life at the end of England.

i-escape blog / Taking time to contemplate at the end of England

And the sun set on another idyllic day of island life.

i-escape blog / A stunning windless evening on Trescoi-escape blog / A stunning windless evening on Tresco

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