I booked myself a little room in Caledon Cowes on the idyllic Isle of Wight off the south coast of England to see what sorts of island-life adventures I could get up to.
How to Get There
The most direct way from anywhere in the UK is to take the Red Funnel Ferry from Southampton across to East Cowes. As I was staying in Cowes, I walked through town to get to the floating bridge to cross over.
Where to Stay
The Guest House B&B is family owned by Mark and Andrea who are very sweet and made sure I was completely comfortable (and emailed me everything I needed to know about check-in well in advance). The Guest House features free Wi-Fi, stunning views down to the beach front and the quaint little town of Cowes as well as prime sunset viewing, anytime-access with a front door key and a delicious home-cooked full English breakfast in the mornings in their sunny dining room.
I booked myself a one-bedroom just for the night, which was very easy through their website. The walk up from the floating bridge is a pleasant one and is the same route back into town and beach access.
For the price I paid (£41, approximately $83), the room was quite small, but that may be in part due to the fact that I’m used to the over-the-top sizes of North America! Given that I am a young traveler, I would have preferred a hostel on the island, however I couldn’t find anything else in my budget range. I am thoroughly satisfied with my experience at the guest house!
I spent most of my time just walking, and drinking in all the gorgeous views from the Parade. This place is especially idyllic at sunset.