The secret to a long and happy romance?
Two words: island getaways.
Maybe it’s the sound of the sea. Perhaps it’s the fact that you are far from normal worries. Or perhaps it’s just the feeling of being delightfully cut-off.
Whatever the reason, nothing says romance quite like an island break.
Refresh the romance levels with today’s Big Deal on an overnight break at the four star Toravaig House Hotel in Sleat on the beautiful Isle of Skye.
It was recently named the Island Hotel of the Year at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2013 – the latest of many awards.
Depending on the weather, there may be the opportunity to add on a sailing trip around Skye in the hotel’s luxurious, 50 foot private yacht – romance doesn’t get more suave than that.
Country house hotel
A luxurious, country house hotel which overlooks the ruins of Knock Castle, Toravaig House Hotel is the ideal destination for anyone keen to get away from it all.
A family-run establishment overlooking the Sound of Sleat, Toravaig House Hotel is a contemporary, Hebridean gem offering an intimate atmosphere, welcoming staff and delicious, innovative cuisine.
Available seven days a week, this offer is for an overnight break in a cosy, classic double room with a full Scottish breakfast in the morning.
If you really want to treat yourselves, there is the option to upgrade to a Hill View or Sea View room.
Individually designed rooms
Named after Hebridean islands, all of the nine individually designed ensuite rooms are decorated in rich fabrics and contemporary furnishings.
Sky satellite TV, WiFi, power showers and luxurious Temple Spa toiletries are standard.
Depending on sea conditions, there may be the option to take a day trip sailing on the Solus a Chuain or Light of the Ocean, the hotel’s beautiful yacht. Whales, dolphins, basking sharks, seals and seabirds have all been spotted on previous trips. A delicious light lunch is included as part of this amazing experience.
This long and enthusiastic review was taken from TripAdvisor. We’ve cut it for length:
‘In a class of its own. After wanting to visit Skye for so many years, it more than lived up to our expectations. The island is breath-taking and when you stay in such a beautiful hotel with truly exceptional food it makes the holiday all the more special… No wonder it has won so many awards as it showcases Scottish game and fish at its very best. It is in an excellent location for travelling to any part of the island. On arrival to the island, you are five minutes from the ferry terminal and twenty from Skye Bridge… Many scenic views will have you stopping by the roadside for walks on a beach or photographs… Our only regret is that we did not stay long enough. We will definitely return and will instantly choose Toravaig House Hotel. A sincere thank you to all the Toravaig team for such a wonderful few days.’
Whether you choose to speed the bonnie boat around Skye or simply relax on dry land, this offer with Toravaig House Hotel is a great way to see one of Scotland’s most romantic islands.
With vouchers valid until the end of April, it would also make a great gift to find in a Valentine’s card. Having a mini-break on Skye pencilled in the diary is always a thrill.