This article covers everything you need to know if you’re planning to book accommodation on St Mary’s. It also forms part of my comprehensive Isles of Scilly travel guide so look out for links to additional content below if you’re planning a multi-island itinerary.
Encompassing an area of less than 2.5 square miles St Mary’s has an intimate atmosphere that exudes small island life yet has the highest population in the archipelago, (just 1,723 out of a total population for Scilly of 2,203).
The gateway to the Isles of Scilly, (Skybus flights, the Scillonion ferry, and ferries to the four other islands all depart from Hugh Town) it’s a great place for first timers to base themselves as it has most conveniences you’d expect from a holiday destination.
Getting around on St Mary’s
I had accommodation on St Mary’s for the duration of my visit. Checking into Longstone Lodge,