I'm traveling to Islay in about a week. I plan to arrive 11 June. I will be coming from Newcastle and am trying to determine the best route and ways to get around the island once I am there. I'm in the UK on business and will basically have the weekend for Islay as I need to be back in Newcastle on Monday morning. Some questions I have:
What's the best way to get to Islay to maximize time? I was thinking flying from Glasgow.
Whats the best way to get off Islay on Sunday? It doesn't look like flights run on Sunday.
How much time does it take to get around the Island? To be clear I am going for the whisky. Islay whisky is my favorite of all time. I want to see Ardbeg but would also like to see the new distillery Kilchoman and anything else I have time for.
Should I hire a car on the island?
Can I get around by bus or public transport?
Are there taxi services?
What about hotels/bed and breakfasts?
Thanks for you help. And I will gladly accept any suggestions.