Yes we are lucky to have a time share on Tresco but we have stayed at The Island Hotel in the past before we bought the time-share so we can make a before and after comparison. I agree with the comments about the dining experience at The Ruin Beach in as much as the old restaurant was a cosier and more inclusive experience but the standard of food served at The Ruin Beach is high, albeit pricey, especially if you are treating a large family party.
The new 'seamless' travel arrangements to compensate for the lack of direct flights worked very well. We were met by the Tresco Shuttle mini-bus and transported to the quay where, after a short wait, the small boat arrived to take us the final 15 minutes. Anyone who is travelling to Tresco and not wearing a waterproof is mad because if the weather doesn't get you the spray from the open boat will!
The island remains a tranquil oasis of stunning beauty that is hard to leave. We took joy in riding our bikes all over the island, never having to worry about traffic, except for a passing golf buggy or tractor. We collected shells from empty beaches, explored ruins, had an endless number of swims and jacuzzis. We compensated for eating and drinking too much by using the gym and three of us visited the Spa.
Of course we felt pampered when we stayed at The Island Hotel but shopping at the Tresco Stores (extremely well-stocked) and cooking in our well-equipped kitchen was fun too. The weather was varied with a cool wind for most of the week. The under-floor heating and log burner in our time-share was put to good use in the evening. When the sun shone the Island sparkled but even when the sun didn't appear the beauty of Tresco could not be diminished.
The joy of the time-share, of course, is that we get to do it all again next year!
- Also Known As:
- Tresco Island Hotel
- Sea Garden Cottages Tresco, Isles Of Scilly