Booking a New Year retreat…

Katy Peck

As the Summer nights draw in and the air gets its bite back, I often find myself thinking ahead to Winter, and the appeal of wrapping up in my scarf and coat, pulling on a trusty pair of boots and heading out for walks around the St Ives Bay…

Winter is magical in St Ives, as serenity encapsulates the town in a mysterious calm, until New Year that is, where the spell is broken, and madness reigns for the night.

New Year in St Ives is considered amongst one of the best in the World, as the town goes in to full dress-up mode, and unleashes its creativity to welcome in the New Year.

The streets close to cars from 6pm onward, and this is when the fun begins, with the main celebrations focused around the Harbour. All restaurants and bars have their own themes and events, so be sure to book your table reservations prior to arriving in St Ives, to be sure to get the best seats in town, for which we recommend Alba.

The evening’s celebrations culminate in a spectacular fireworks display over Smeatons Pier, lighting up the whole Harbour, a short stroll away from the Sail Lofts luxury accommodation in St Ives.

New Year’s day tradition is equally as barmy as the night before, where locals and brave experience chasers take to the sea for a swim. Washing away the old, and welcoming in the New Year in true adrenalin filled style. For those less enamoured with getting wet to recuperate from over indulgence of food and drink, the fresh bracing coastal winds have an innate ability to blow away the cobwebs, for an invigorating start to the year. A great way to kick off New Year’s resolutions and plans for the year ahead.

Guests staying at the Sail Lofts luxury apartments in St Ives are in for a treat, as their apartments come with festive decorations, including Christmas tree. Guests shall also find a bottle of bubbly to get the party going on the night itself. The onsite concierge office is also on hand, should you need to make lunch or dinner reservations, or book taxis to head out of St Ives.

To find out more about spending New Years in St Ives call our office today on 01736 799175 and a member of our team will aid you in planning the perfect New Years retreat.