The third largest of the Isles of Scilly, St. Martin's is remarkably
natural and unspoilt, with gorse-covered moorland, flower fields
and sweeps of white, fine sand beaches. This is where the Isles
of Scilly Dive School is located and from where Morvoren and
RIB charters are provided.
Polreath are open for lunches and cream teas Sun – Mon 10.30 – 4.30pm - no holiday on the islands is complete without a Polreath Cream Tea! On Monday nights (May to September) , Polreath Tea Rooms have a curry night (eat in only). Early booking is essential. Adam’s Fish and Chips, winners of the BBC Radio Four Food and Farming Awards for Best Takeaway 2008, are open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings for both eat in and takeaway. For details of additional summer opening hours seewww.adamsfishandchips.co.uk . Little Arthur Cafe is open for lunches and afternoon teas Mon to Sat. The Bistro is open on Monday and Friday evenings serving delicious home cooked food www.littlearthurcafe.com. The bakery has been rebranded and is now called the Island Bakery. It is still offering a range of fresh filled rolls, pasties and takeaway pizzas along with bread and very yummy cakes. Perfect for post diving snacks. St Martin’s Post Office offers a very good range of supplies - www.stmartins-stores.co.uk.
St Martin's has North Farm Gallery in Higher Town. This stocks
a wide range of paintings, gifts and products from local artists, great for souvenirs. At Lower Town, visit Fay Page's Open Studio, open to the public from 1-3pm Mon to Fri. See how the beuatiful hand made silver charms, bracelets and necklaces are made and maybe treat yourself to a little bit of Fay loveliness to remind you of your holiday on St Martin's! www.faypage.co.uk .
Churchtown Farm offer a flowers-by-post service www.scillyflowers.co.uk (
01720 422169). A great way to say thank you for looking after the cat!
St. Mary's is the largest and most populated of the Isles of Scilly.
Consequently it also has the most facilities for the holiday-maker,
including divers' families. ScillyDiving's Moonshadow Charters
are operated from St. Mary's.
St Mary's has a Co-op and several other shops offering a wide
range of foodstuffs. There are 4 pubs on St Mary's all serving
lunches and evening meals. There are also numerous cafés
and restaurants to choose from. Locally caught fish can be bought
on the islands.
For charter groups on St. Martin's we can provide details of
available accommodation; this is usually good standard self-catering.
We can also recommend accommodation for those who are taking
courses at the dive school and diving independently, and their
families. Please note that nearly all island accommodation requires
you to bring sheets, pillowcases and towels, but duvets are provided.
you are staying on St Mary's we can give you some choices of
accommodation for you to arrange. Information about accommodation
availability can also be found in the official
Isles of Scilly site. Places
to stay include Mincarlo guesthouse,www.mincarlo.info,
the Wheelhouse, www.thewheelhousescilly.co.uk and
the Schooners Hotel www.schoonershotel.co.uk