Summer days on Islay

We’ve created a unique summer island adventure on Islay, ‘the queen’ of the Hebridean archipelago off the west coast of Scotland.

Your base will be The Machrie, a beautiful hotel sitting above the dunes of a seven-mile beach.

Fatbike along the shore, take a wildlife boat trip around the coastline, visit a distillery, play a round of golf and eat seasonal menus featuring the freshest local produce.

Let Another Place be your key to this extraordinary place…

Stag lounge at The Machrie

The best of the island

We recommend staying at least three nights to get the full Islay experience, but you can also book one night at The Machrie.

Guests can dine in 18 Restaurant & Bar, take a trip with Islay Sea Adventures wildlife boat trip and a fatbike guided tour. We’re on hand to shape a holiday itinerary for you.

From oyster shacks at Loch Gruinart to spotting Greenland Barnacle Geese (filmed for David Attenborough’s Wild Isles) and Golden Eagles at the RSPB reserves; visiting the nine whisky distilleries to flying kites on the seven-mile Big Strand beach by the hotel … we think you’ll love Islay as much as we do.

Stag lounge at The Machrie

The best of the island

Available exclusively between 1-31 August 2023, our three-night, four-day stay takes in the essence of Islay.

You can expect:

  • Three nights’ bed and breakfast
  • Two night’s dinner inclusive with a three-course menu
  • Fatbike guided tour for two
  • Islay Sea Adventures wildlife boat trip for two
  • Drinks on the dune deck with a beach firepit
  • Airport and ferry port transfers
  • Another Place concierge and host team
  • From £742 per person based on two people

More information including our Agency Booking Conditions and details of how we process your data can be found via our Booking Enquiry Form

Another Place on Islay

Our team will help plan your stay and book additional island activities around your own interests – golf, spa, whisky distillery visits, tuk tuk tours, electric bikes are just some options – and local restaurants and island pubs.

The Machrie - hotel on Islay


In its remoteness lies Islay’s charm. We believe the journey is part of your adventure – across air, sea and land there are many ways to reach us.

Dog friendly hotel stays Scottish island at The Machrie


Choose to stay for three-nights and four-days; or stop off at our place by the lake in Cumbria for a few nights en route.

The Machrie, Islay


The base for your island adventure. Facing the Atlantic, with unbroken views of dunes, sea and sky, lies The Machrie.