Why choose the Isle of Wight ...
The island plays host to numerous sporting celebrations and festivals throughout the year, including the internationally acclaimed Cowes Week, so it's no surprise that it's fast becoming the new capital of extreme sports! Whether it's the phenomenal array of water-based activities that floats your boat (oh yes), or a leisurely Llama Trek, we've got it all here at StagWeb. We're committed to your enjoyment and can guarantee first class service, support and value from the start; so, if you do one good thing today, brief us now - the boys will thank you for it.
The Isle of Wight has 60 miles of unspoilt scenery and as such a huge range of fantastic outdoor activities to keep the boys busy all weekend. Mix these first rate activities with wild, stunning surroundings and you've got the recipe for stag success.
If you fancy mixing in a bit of sightseeing with fantastic activities then on your list of things to see should be Carisbrooke Castle, St Catherine's Lighthouse and Osborne House. Give one or two of these a visit and then crack on with the stag activities! The Isle of Wight has great activities both on land and out at sea so you can give each day of your weekend a theme.
Begin the day with some clay shooting followed by coasteering to really get the adrenaline pumping then in the afternoon head out to the sea for some banana boating where you'll hold on for a high-speed, balance-challenging ride!
There are tons of terrific things to get busy with on your stag weekend in the Isle of Wight, so check out our activities and guarantee the boys a terrific time!
What's going on ...
The Isle of Wight has a lot going for it, but undoubtedly entertains a slower pace of life. By all means, chill out and watch the world go by, but it's well worth having a few activities prepared to keep everybody happy and entertained.
This island has so many options - you can hit the surf on a wakeboard, sail a boat or even charter a yacht, or there's paragliding, coasteering and cliff jumping for all you thrill seekers out there. We also offer more traditional stag activities such as paintballing, clay pigeon shooting and golfing. In the meantime, there's plenty to see and do on the beachside Isle of Wight.
Where to hang out ...
Newport is the island's main shopping area and is home to a large retail park, rich with restaurants. Ryde, the largest town, is a more traditional Victorian seaside spot with beautiful, sandy beaches, a pier and everything you'd usually expect from a beachside resort, like fish and chips and a cold beer. East Cowes is well worth a visit for a look in on Queen Victoria's past residence, Osborne House, as well as historic Norris Castle.
Take a trip to Sandown for two 18-hole golf courses and enjoy sweeping bays on Vetnor. Famous Blackgang Chine is also well worth a visit - it's the world's oldest theme park which falls further and further into the sea every year! Bizarre and just a little bit creepy.
When to visit
The Isle of Wight is a beautiful spot for a visit at any time of the year, but during the warmer summer months, things are certainly more happening and nothing beats catching a few rays on the island's sandy beaches of a lazy afternoon. The massive Isle of Wight festival comes to visit annually in early June and always welcomes big names such as Paul McCartney, Jay Z, The Sex Pistols, Coldplay and many others you'll recognise.
DJ Rob da Bank's hugely popular Bestival also comes to the island in September every year and headlined Elton John, Snoop Dogg and Fatboy Slim in 2013 - it's famous for its fancy dress too, so get planning! If you don't fancy getting muddy though, the IOW grand national and Real Ale Festival come around in March.
Getting to the Isle of Wight
Yes, the Isle of Wight is indeed an island separate from the rest of the UK, but luckily it's situated only 5 miles off the Hampshire coast, so getting there is simple. The best option is to hop on a hovercraft from Southsea in Portsmouth, which should take about 10 minutes.
As one of the UK's most treasured holiday destinations since Victorian times, it's hardly surprising that prices can be a little bit steep in more touristy seaside areas, so steer clear of overpriced cafes and gifts. In recent years, the Isle of Wight has developed somewhat of a more glamorous edge since its hugely popular music festivals landed in the earls 00s, so you can expect to find some far swankier restaurants and bars dotted around. When you book with StagWeb however, be sure to add on a couple of our fantastic activities to ensure a guaranteed good time, as well as great value for money.
Isle of Wight stag weekend summary
Although it may seem like an unusual choice, the Isle of Wight has so much on offer for your stag do. Perfect for those who love the water and outdoor activities, paired with a relaxed pace of life and buzzing musical atmosphere, the UK's biggest island could be just what you're looking for in a fun-packed stag weekend getaway. Relax with a chilled out bar or get out on the waves - there's a reason why the Victorians kept coming back!
What to do next
Now we've given you the low down on the Isle of Wight, take a look at our fantastic packages for the island or simply enquire today to start planning your stag do!