Situated on the western coast of St Ives Bay, one of only two UK bays to qualify as a member of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World, the family-run Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate invites holidaymakers for a seaside getaway. The hotel offers a coastal retreat with direct access to its privately owned 25-acre Blue Flag beach and panoramic views of the bay. The hotel boasts the 2016/2017 gold Cornwall Tourism Award as well as the bronze Tourism Excellence Award in the Spa and Wellbeing category.
The bedrooms are individually decorated to complement their surroundings and views. Guests can unwind thanks to comfy seating areas and flat-screen TVs. Other facilities include private bathrooms with hairdryers and toiletries, as well as tea- and coffee-making equipment.
The hotel’s AA Rosette-awarded restaurant, Sands, offers fine dining experiences. Their innovative menus are based on locally-sourced produce, including Cornish seafood and fish. Moments of relaxation can be enjoyed at the spa area which boasts a pool and treatment rooms.
Starters: soup of the moment | wok-fried mussels | seared scallops | fillet of mackerel | ham hock | loin of venison | char-grilled asparagus | textures of beetroot
Mains: trio of pork belly, cheek and fillet | fillet of sea bass | battered fillet of local fish | fillet of plaice | butter-poached fillet of hake | paper-baked chicken supreme | braised sweet galette of mushroom and chestnut | white bean broth
Desserts: A Trifle Different | continental pastry, bread and butter pudding | mulled wine panna cotta | chocolate fondant | fresh fruit platter
Groupon’s Guide To Cornwall
From Bude to Land’s End, Cornwall encompasses everything from picturesque villages to vast Atlantic coastlines and vibrant surfing hubs. As residents are rarely more than a half-hour drive away from the sea, there is no surprise it plays a huge part to Cornish life, with busy harbours and Michelin star awarded seafood restaurants, where fish go from boat to plate in 24 hours.
With clubs, bars, and extreme sports, Newquay has plenty to offer for a youthful crowd, while family-friendly Falmouth has more sheltered beaches and all-age sites such as the National Maritime Museum. Away from beach life, St Ives is an established art centre, home to Tate St Ives, Barbara Hepworth’s garden and a wealth of independent galleries. Inland, the Eden Project’s greenhouse biomes create spectacular tropical environs and an otherworldly, space-age feel. Visitors can also buy into the local legends on Bodmin Moor or hike along the rugged landscape to catch a glimpse of the fabled beast.