Proud locals describe the Isles of Scilly as "a place like nowhere else in England," and they're right. On a sunny day, the Isles of Scilly could easily be mistaken for a Caribbean paradise. An unspoiled haven of natural beauty, Scilly takes just 15 minutes to get to by private seaplane from Lands End, or a scenic hour from Exeter.
There are five separate islands, with St. Mary’s being a particularly good option for families. Kids will enjoy the two play parks and skate park, as well as horseback riding. For more adventurous family members, there is the rare option of snorkeling with seals, plus many watersports to try at the Sailing Centre.