Proving that the Isle of Wight has some of the best tourist attractions in the UK, this December saw a plethora of Island businesses both nominated and also winners at the South’s premier tourism awards, The Beautiful South Awards.
Isle of Wight tourism businesses came away with a combined total of three gold awards, two silver awards, three bronze awards and three commendations in appreciation of their hard work over the past year. All the nominations were judged independently, with these companies and individuals being recognised by the best tourism awards in the south.
Here’s a little bit about some of this year’s winners from the island….
Customer Service Award – Gold
Lorry Middleton, known for his charming and warm demeanour, Lorry goes above and beyond for his customers at Hovertravel. This is proven by the fact that he is the most frequently mentioned employee by customers, who all provide positive feedback. Lorry has even been known to help customers with their onward travel, so there is no need for any holiday stress!
Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park
Camping and Holiday Park of the Year – Silver
Away Resorts’ Whitecliff Bay won silver for their camping facilities and with brand new accommodation like The Rockstar and The TriBeCa, who would’ve doubted it? With themed rooms and more hot tubs and swimming pools, Whitecliff Bay has everything you could need for the perfect camping getaway.
Electric Woods at Robin Hill
Tourism Event/Festival of the Year – Bronze
This spectacular event that’s held annually took away a bronze award this year. People travel from all over to see the Electric Woods at Robin Hill, with its dazzling lights and enchanting atmosphere. It’s great for all the family and seems to get more amazing every year.
East Afton Farmhouse, Yarmouth
Wedding Venue of the Year – Silver
East Afton Farmhouse bagged a silver award at this years awards. This beautifully converted barn and grounds in Yarmouth was previously home to the original Isle of Wight Festival back in the ‘70s. The perfect mix of history and country surroundings, you can see how it won an award for Wedding Venue of the Year.