About Islay

Islay is rightly called the "Queen of the Hebrides" with her productive farm land, heather covered peat moorland, dramatic sea-cliffs and wondrous beaches Islay provides all that is best in holidays whether for families, friends or just to get away from it all.

Add to all this beauty the chance of seeing golden eagles, hen-harriers, choughs, puffins and thousands of migrating geese plus otters, deer and seals. There's the opportunity to play on a magnificent 18-hole Championship Links golf course right beside the Atlantic Ocean.

Visit distilleries and taste some of the world's finest malt whiskies and be sure to take some home.

Watch (or join in) Scotland's best Beach Rugby weekend; new blood always welcome!

Tie up alongside Port Ellen's marina having slipped up the West Coast in some of the arguably World's best sailing waters

Or just have a truly relaxing quality-time family holiday swimming in the Gulf Stream, building sand castles on the silver sands surrounded by turquoise water or even swimming with the seals – yes really! These are just some of the activities you can enjoy; if you want to stay more local to Port Ellen for a day or two then the local playing field offers tennis, putting, football or bowls just two minutes from Puffin Cottage. Take a stroll out past Port Ellen Maltings along the coast past Imeravale to the lighthouse at Kilnaughton and the beautiful beaches where, if you're quiet and very lucky, you may see the otters at play.

No matter when you come there will

always be a warm island welcome.

Throughout the year but especially from April until the end of October come and join in the many festivals and events that take place on the island from whisky tasting, books, jazz, the Kildalton Cross Golf Open, Beach Rugby, Festival of the Sea, the Agricultural Show, and so much more .... No matter when you come there will always be a warm island welcome.