Our guide to luxury Isle of Skye holidays

Rest and reset on Skye, as heather-cloaked moorlands, rugged mountains, pristine lochs, and storybook villages provide a siren call from the sounds of the city. This is the Unique guide to luxury Isle of Skye holidays.

Taking its name from Skýey – meaning ‘Cloud Island,’ and likely inspired by the ethereal mists that shroud the craggy Cuillins – the Isle of Skye is a place for dreamers and adventurers alike. Spanning 639 square miles, there’s no time to waste when it comes to soaking in all that Skye has to offer; wake with the sun to summit the Old Man of Storr, pack flasks of Scotch broth and morning rolls to warm through after a dip in the Fairy Pools, or jump aboard a fishing boat from Elgol to chart the coastline and pristine sands of Morar, as dolphins weave through the waves and native seabirds soar above.

The island is indelibly etched with tales of its past; clan rivalries whisper through the walls of Dunvegan Castle and Trumpan Church, while the sacred sentinel of Kilmarie Standing Stones draw visitors in their droves. But to truly understand Skye’s spirit, venture into its villages, where Gaelic traditions are proudly observed and the familiar cadence of ceilidh dancing fills the cobbled streets. Before retreating to your cottage, pick up a bottle of liquid gold from Talisker Distillery to fuel fireside drams and late night yarns. Looking to escape to the Hebrides? Let our guide to luxury Isle of Skye holidays lead the way.