It is Not Silly to Anchor off the Isles of Scilly


Perhaps because they are often 5 degrees warmer than the mainland,the Scilly Islands off the coast of Cornwall have always held a special attraction for yachtsmen.

Islanders and the businesses that operate there have always gone out of their way to make them selves yacht friendly.

Now there is a newcomer in their midst that is every bit as anxious to attract visiting yachts

Far from the pollution, congestion and daily stresses of modern living, a new spa at the luxury island resort Karma St Martin’s offers the perfect pampering panacea.

The resort has its own private jetty and is nestled on 2.8 hectares of sloping terrain.

Currently undergoing a multi million pound renovation under the auspices of interior designer Nicky Haslam the yacht friendly resort opens its doors for it’s first full season 1st of May.

Drawing on the island’s prevailing sense of calm and serenity it allows guests to balance mind, body and soul in an inspirational natural setting.

Breathtaking panoramic coastal vistas overlook the azure waters of Tean Sound and Tresco, Karma St Martin’s secluded location make this an ideal anchorage.

With a treatment list as long as your scrubbing brush, Karma Spa offers guests a mix of healing, health, wellness and high-calibre beauty including a signature oxygen facial. Also on the menu is family spa time, which means the kids won’t miss out on all the fun and relaxation.

Spa staff sustainably harvests St Martin’s indigenous flower and fauna to create bespoke products used by Karma Spa’s expert therapists to generate a unique sense of well-being. Included in the luxury products are indigenous seaweeds, sea salt, wild lavender, chamomile, and essential oils distilled by a local farmer.

All of Karma treatments and retail products are GMO-free and made without any parabens or petrochemicals.

The Spa’s fitness menu encourages guests to stretch their mind and body with slow-movement activities like yoga therapy and pilates core-strength.

Guests are also invited to attend Full Moon Yoga on the resort’s private beach where you will move to the gentle sound of your breath, waves and soothing music.

Excellent dining at The Sir Cloudesley Shovell Restaurant, where the emphasis is on locally produced, organic whole foods, will help guests to leave feeling far healthier than when they arrived.