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Where to find Cornish flowers in bloom this spring

mounts bay spring flowers

We are completely in love with Cornwall all year round, but there is something about Spring and watching the flowers bloom a little earlier than our Northern neighbours that makes us feel extra lucky. Read on to discover some of the best places to see Cornish flowers in bloom this spring……

 

Polly Joke fields

photo credit Low Dune Photography / Visit Cornwall

Situated between Holywell Bay and Crantock, just outside Newquay the fields of Polly Joke are home to a breathtaking display of wildflowers: Best time to visit Late spring / early Summer.

The small cove is completely unspoilt, and there is National Trust parking nearby. This is a must-visit for calm, unspoilt, vibrant beauty.

Lizard Point

photo credit Adam Gibbard/ Visit Cornwall

Spring at Lizard Point (at the Southern tip of the Lizard Peninsula) enjoys a beautiful show of Wild Thrift, Wild Asparagus and Blue Spring Squill.

A visit will instantly show why Revd C A Johns, the accomplished Victorian plant expert visited 1847 wrote ‘If I throw my hat on the ground, wherever it lands there will be at least ten species of wild plant underneath’. Don’t forget to pack your hat to try it out for yourself!

Mounts Bay Fields

photo credit Adam Gibbard/ Visit Cornwall

With the famous St Michael’s Mount in view, Mounts Bay at Spring is unforgettable, don’t forget Spring always comes early this far South, and the flowers are already peeping!

The Lost Gardens of Heligan 

heligan gardens garden break

photo credit Toby Strong

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are Europe’s largest restoration gardens, and with a suitably mysterious and romantic story, the stunning gardens offer over 200 acres including Victorian Production Gardens, Pleasure Grounds and the Jungle.

Nature lovers, explorers, wildlife enthusiasts and flower fanatics will find it all.

The Eden Project

eden project

photo credit Matt Jessop/ Visit Cornwall

The world-famous biomes of the Eden Project include the largest rainforest in the world, home to a diverse selection of plants from every climate. Ever changing and evolving, Eden is worthy of a visit time and time again, and always promises something new.

 

You can visit Cornwall this spring and enjoy a very special Spring Garden Break in 4-star luxury with entry to The Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Eden Project, as well as help and advice on how to visit other stunning destinations all under 1 hour away from our award-winning hotel……..

You can find details of our break here-  https://atlantichotelnewquay.co.uk/specials/cornish-spring-gardens-break/

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Must-do May, Newquay & Nearby

World Jetski Championships 2018

Check out the Atlantic Hotel’s pick of events not to miss this May in Newquay and nearby.

As the sun makes a much welcomed appearance, the surf picks up and the evenings stay lighter for longer, Newquay and nearby comes alive with events, here are our favourites………

 

May Day (Obby Oss Day) Padstow, 1st May

The Padstow Obby Oss is known to be the oldest dance festival in the country and is said to be traced back to the early 1800s, some 30,000 people descend on the world famous fishing port Padstow for the celebration, and the beautiful little town is decorated with flags and flowers.

The Osses are released at 8am, and dance through the pretty streets of Padstow until sunset with revellers following and dancing in their wake.

Expect an unbelievable party atmosphere and packed streets.

may day, Padstow

 

Pie & Ale Festival at Smugglers Den, 3rd May- 5th May (May Bank Holiday)

Thousands descend on a picturesque thatched roofed pub, gardens and marquee pub set in the countryside just outside of Newquay. The famous Pie and Ale Festival boasts live music from 12pm until the early hours throughout the Bank Holiday weekend plus a huge range of special edition ales, ciders, and delicious homemade pies to try.

During the day this event is very family friendly, with a children’s play area, by night, things get a little raucous! Wild dancing, drinking and merriment to be had.

Smugglers Den Pie & Ale Festival 2018

Freeride World Jetski Championships, Fistral Beach, Newquay 11th-13th May

Fistral Beach will become alive to the sound of revving jetskis. The Freeride Jetski event will pit the top 10 riders from France in a dramatic shoot-out between two of the world’s top teams. Also featured in the 3 day event will be a round of the UK Championship tour, with points towards the 2018 UK crown up for grabs!

This year the UK Freeride is coming home bigger and better. Hitting its 5th year the event is well established within Newquay and brings in over 60 competitors from all over the world, all fighting for World Freeride Champion status and prize money for the top three riders of the weekend.

World Jetski Championships 2018

 

Newquay Art 8, various venues throughout Newquay 18th May-20th May

Newquay’s Arts and Culture Festival – includes events, exhibits and workshops involving film, craft, spoken word, dance, photography, theatre, music, literature at fantastic local venues throughout Newquay Town. This cool, Arts and Culture Festival set in the UK’s answer to California is not to be missed whatever your age.

ART8 Newquay Arts & Culture Festival 2018

 

 

Cocktail Brunch Club, Silks Bistro & Champagne Bar, The Atlantic Hotel, Newquay Sunday 27th May From 11am-1.30pm

silks cocktail brunch club

The last Sunday of every month sees a very special Cocktail Brunch Club in AA Rosette awarded Silks Bistro & Champagne Bar at the Atlantic Hotel.

Live music from an eclectic mix of talented musicians, a delicious Brunch Club Menu using the freshest locally sourced ingredients and expertly mixed cocktails, and don’t forget- it’s Spring Bank Holiday Monday on 27th– so you can carry on your party with no dread of work on Monday.

If you are looking for luxury, sea view accommodation in Newquay this May, check out our special offers here….. https://atlantichotelnewquay.co.uk/offers/

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How to make Valentine’s work when you bring the kids

family break beach

As Valentine’s Day falls in Half Term this year, many parents are probably writing off any romantic mini-breaks, however, take a look at our suggestions on how you can enjoy a lovely Valentine’s break avec children……….

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How to enjoy Cornwall without leaving your hotel room

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Although we are enjoying a noticeably balmy autumn, we all know what’s in store……

Winter is coming.

Cornish Winters are stunning. Find out how to enjoy a Cornish coastal break from the warmth and splendour of the luxury 4 star Atlantic Hotel.

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A Spa Day with Friends- Our competition winners’ story.

We recently ran a competition via the Atlantic Hotel’s social media to find four friends to enjoy a luxury spa day at our Ocean View Treatment Room, and become the face of our spa.

We wanted to capture images of real friends enjoying our exclusive facilities, bespoke treatments and award winning food and drink.

 The response was phenomenal! Our competition really seemed to strike a chord on social media, with 100s of entries from women nominating themselves and their friends.

Stories of joy, heartbreak, overcoming all odds, women celebrating their size, 4 generations of families wanting to spend a day together, and much more were shared with us, and above all, our entrants recognising that they deserve some time!

Choosing our winners was such a hard task! After laughing, crying, and feeling inspired by so many stories, we finally chose 4 friends………

Meet Carol, Natalie, Sophia and Emma.

We loved the fact that they have been friends for over 20 years and had been trying to organize a spa day, being busy mums taking some time out to enjoy some time together as friends was really important to them.

We were proud to announce them “The Face of our Spa” and invited them to enjoy a special spa day and photo shoot by nationally acclaimed photographer Mike Searle.

Four very excited ladies were shown to our exclusive spa, and welcome Atlantic themed cocktails were ordered, spa introduction forms were filled in, and after changing into their fluffy robes, our photographer got some shots of the ladies by the pool and in the hot tub looking out to sea. Lots of giggles, and selfies were taken and we left the girls to relax and enjoy the breathtaking views and relaxing spa facilities, including our heated pool, sauna and steam room.

 

Our Therapist Patsy Bevan performed her signature “Soothe your Mind Body and Soul” back treatments using the relaxing combination oils of Lavender and Chamomile from The Cornish Trevarno Organic Skin Care.

The treatments allowed the ladies to spend time nourishing themselves free from their busy lives and children.

One of our ladies decided to have her nails painted using Zoya Nail Varnish that is also free from all formeldhahyde and harsh chemicals.

With an amazing view, Our Ocean View Treatment Room is pure luxury not to be missed!!

Our ladies opted to stay in their fluffy robes for lunch, which was served in our sea view Café Atlantica, main meals from our extensive specially created spa menu were ordered, with a few more extra cocktails for good measure. Well, you don’t win a luxury spa day every day so celebrations were in order!

Our lovely ladies really did represent our spa beautifully, with images showing friendship and fun that models just cannot match!

Carol said “Thank you & The Atlantic hotel for our amazing day and the opportunity.

We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and highly recommend the hotel and staff.

Beautiful memories made in a beautiful location”.

Ocean View Spa Days start from only £52pp* including a welcome drink, use of fluffy robes and slippers, a stunning 30-minute treatment, full spa use, and a stunning lunch and drink. Our luxurious, exclusive spa offers a wonderfully relaxing day to remember forever. https://atlantichotelnewquay.co.uk/specials/5180/ or call 01637 872244 and book your spa day.

Loyalty Love: Why Join Our Atlantic Loyalty Club

Our Loyalty Club is growing all of the time because it’s such a great club to be part of! Not only is it completely free of charge to join, members receive a special treat each time they stay with us absolutely complimentary! With a different treat each month, there’s something new to look forward to – a reason to come back every month! Continue reading

Top Tips for a Romantic Break

With Valentine’s just around the corner we have put together our top suggestions for how to make a stay even more romantic. As if panoramic sea views, marble entrances, sweeping staircases and drop crystal chandeliers weren’t enough! Read on for our top tips on making a stay even more romantic this Valentine’s: Continue reading

Treat yourself with £40 on us!

We’re offering a special promotion throughout November where you can stay for just £99! Not only that, we’re throwing in complimentary room upgrades (subject to availability!) This is a saving of £40 per night! Here’s what we would spend it on…

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Brides and Grooms – win a one night stay!

We’re offering all Atlantic Hotel bride and grooms the chance to win a one night stay at the 4 star Atlantic Hotel. Continue reading

Why Cornwall is the Perfect Honeymoon Spot

The Atlantic Hotel loves welcoming couples on their honeymoon, and so we’re here to tell you why we think Cornwall is the perfect spot for a loved up vacation.
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