Monday, 21 March 2016

The West Bay Country Club & Spa - Isle of Wight Review Part 1

Last weekend we went to Isle of Wight, we've never been before so we're super excited to go. We left home at the crack of dawn to get on our 9amWightlink ferry in Portsmouth, in all of our eagerness we actually arrived an hour early but luckily there were a few spaces left on the earlier departure and we were allowed to board that ferry instead. 

Driving our car on to the Wightlink Ferry was an event in itself. The little lads were so excited and wanted to go out on the deck and watch us sail away from the Portsmouth shores. Luckily the sun showed its face so it was lovely and sunny albeit a bit nippy. 

The journey took about 45 minutes, enough time for us to go out on deck, grab a cuppa, some snacks and have a quick wee break. Then before we knew it we were back in our car heading off for The West Bay Country Club & Spa. It was a quick, stress free and easy way to travel.

It took us less than 30 mins to arrive at The West Bay Country Club, we headed to reception where we were welcomed, given a quick tour and shown to our Salterns House

The Saltern Houses are stunning, inspired by New England homes or according to Tiger "MASSIVE beach huts on stilts' 

We were able to park directly outside of the Saltern House so nice and easy to unpack the car and get settled in. 

The 4 Bedroom Salterns are two stories high. large and bright with super modern airy sun drenched rooms. 

On the ground floor there is the 4th bedroom (spare room for us) a laundry room, huge shower room, which would be perfect for when returning from the day at the beach. There is also access to the garage from inside, so plenty more storage space, which is great if you've bought along scooter, bikes or beach stuff. 

On the first floor is where the living room is, with a huge cosy corner sofa and MASSIVE tv which had installed Netflix (I may have watched a fair few episodes of Orange Is The New Black that night while everyone else slept!) 

Another added bonus was that we had our own BT hub so no messing about with contacting reception for wifi code etc. 

Also on the first floor is the beautiful kitchen and dining area, I had serious kitchen envy! I want an island!! There was also access to the balcony and staircase which led to the large enclosed garden for The Littles to happily play in. 

On the second floor of the Salterns there are three more bedrooms. The little lads shared a twin room, Violet managed to bagsy a double room with a TV much to Tigers annoyance, but we are a 'snooze you lose type family' 

There was another bathroom with a bath, which is perfect for us as I prefer to give the Little Lads a bath together. 

The master bedroom had an en suite a huge walk in wardrobe to die for and a great view of The West Bay Country Club. 

Once we'd settled in we decided to go for a swim in the indoor pool. There is also a shallow out door pool perfect for children but obviously in March wasn't in use. I wasn't able to take any photo of the pools but you can see them here.
After our swim we headed back to the Saltern to shower and grab lunch.

After lunch I was treated to a 60 minute total aromatherapy spa treatment. At the reception I was talked through what to expect and given a key to my locker which had my fluffy dressing gown, towel and slippers. I changed, completed forms saying how I was feeling and what type of massage I wanted then headed to my room for my treatment. 

My massage was everything I hoped for, super comfortable, smelt amazing and I left feeling like I was walking on clouds. 

I loved that my masseuse gave me a selection of oils to smell and asked me to choose my favorite to have my massage with. She told me without knowing I had chosen the oil which reflected my current mood and that on a different day I might have chosen a different fragrance.

While I had my spa treatment The Mister took The Littles to the playground on site, played table tennis and kicked around a football. I won't lie I much preferred my afternoon over his! He however was rewarded with a Wellness Massage he couldn't remember the last time he'd had a professional massage so it was a real treat.

We didn't leave The West Bay a Club on the day we arrived, there was just so much we tried to squeeze in. The following day we did have booked in swimming lessons for the Little Lads  and a tennis lesson for Violet but it was just such a lovely sunny day we really wanted to explore some of Isle of Wight so decided on a day out instead. 

I'm aware this post is turning into a mammoth one so I will post Part 2, What we got up to on the Isle of Wight later this week so keep an eye out.

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1 comment

  1. This looks like such a beautiful place to stay. What a lovely break away! x


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