This island off the south coast of England is probably best known for its beaches and seafront promenades. From Shanklin Beach with its soft sand to Ventnor Beach with its vintage beach huts, it's a holiday paradise, not least because of the many beautiful hotels to stay in. Families delight in searching for dinosaur remains and fossils at the likes of Compton Bay and Yaverland Beach, while music lovers visit en masse for the annual Isle of Wight Festival and sailors delight in the Cowes sailing regatta - renowned as the oldest and largest in the world. White chalk rocks and a famous 19th-century lighthouse pepper the landscape, while amongst it all, country house hotels, elegant B&Bs and romantic escapes reside amidst sub-tropical gardens, historic surrounds and seafront locations, awaiting your stay.