Getting away in the springtime can really lift the spirits. The Isle of Wight is bursting with life at this time of year – as well as offering some shiny new ways to stay – so it’s a great place for an escape.

Ferry company Wightlink has the inside track on the top deals and what’s new this Spring:

New accommodation: Texas American School Bus

An American School Bus has joined a fleet of original American Airstream caravans at Retro Staycations on the Isle of Wight. “Texas” has been beautifully converted from its days on the highways of Houston, where it carried up to 71 children to and from school each day.

The bus is surprisingly spacious, with enough room for couples, families or groups of friends. The bus sleeps up to six, so as well as a king-size bed there are two comfy singles and a sofa bed. There’s a well-equipped kitchen, shower, indoor and outdoor dining tables, underfloor heating and a wood-burning stove.

Prices from £190 per night mid season / £220 high season.

New retreat: Art and Yoga

New to the Isle of Wight is Erling and Elaine’s Art and Yoga Retreat, offering an incredible opportunity to find greater balance and joy. The retreat includes yoga classes, art workshops, and opportunity for relaxation and reflection. Art and yoga are powerful forms of transformative therapies that can help to improve mental and physical well-being. Through art, individuals can explore their inner world and find the courage to express themselves in meaningful and healing ways. Yoga is a physical practice that can increase strength and flexibility, reduce stress, improve concentration, and increase self-awareness. The dates are 24 – 26 March, 21 – 23 April, or 19 – 21 May 2023.

From £395 per person for 2 nights.

Accommodation Late Deal: 2-bed cottage from £165 in Seaview

Seaview Holidays are offering up to 15% off 2023 spring holidays meaning visitors can get away to a 2-bed cottage for as little as £165 a night in March, April or June.

Located off the Seaview Duver seafront and nestled alongside the stunning Hersey Nature Reserve, this peaceful holiday village is the perfect base for exploring the Isle of Wight. Take long walks along the beach, explore the Island by bike, visit the Mermaid Gin distillery and watch the world float by from this sailing hotspot. Seaview Holidays offer a discount on Wightlink ferry crossings, too.

From £165 a night.

Price is for one night during off peak season, for an entire 2-bedroom cottage.  Enter either codes MARCH15, APRIL15 or JUNE15 when booking online. Terms and conditions apply with some exclusions. Subject to availability.

Accommodation Late Deal: Luxury Hotel Stay from £540 per couple in Ventnor

Enjoy a Spring mini-break at one of the Island’s most prestigious hotels, The Royal. Overlooking exotic gardens and a breath-taking coastline, the hotel also offers fine dining and top-notch service. Their Spring offer is available for selected dates in March and April.

From £540 for 2.

Price includes accommodation, full English breakfast each morning, £45 per person food allowance, and return car ferry.

Ferry Deal: Kids Go Free

Under 5s always travel free with Wightlink but during school holidays up to two children aged 5-15 go free with every adult or senior foot passenger day return ticket. The family could be enjoying the sandy resort of Ryde in as little as 22 minutes. Easter holidays are from 1 – 16 April 2023.

Adult tickets from £17.20 each.