Being on pension doesn’t mean you can’t pack your bags and go trekking. More and more of those over 50 change their comfortable homes for adventures and fun. According to a recent research, 44% of older travellers are taking advantage of the opportunity to see the world in retirement. About 10% of them are looking for adventure in their holiday and pack their time with excursions and activities.
There’s an increasing number of British people who decide to retire overseas. Apart from looking for adventures, their decision is often based on the following influences:
• Better climate
• Lower taxation
• Affordable property
• No traffic congestion
The most popular destinations with UK retirees are: Cyprus, Panama, France, Spain, Belize, etc. Lots of sun, low property costs, affordable healthcare and leisure facilities are hard to resist but there’s no need to travel far when you can find all of that and more at the British coast.
Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight has become not only a popular holiday destination for people of different ages but also a great place to retire. Clean air, award winning beaches and a whole host of attractions have made the island a centre for outdoor events, sports and hobbies. Those who come for no more than a few days can stay at relaxing Isle of Wight hotels while those who are opting for a long-term stay can check property for sale. There are also retirement homes and sheltered housing for those who can’t manage on their own.
The Isle of Wight has over 60 attractions to offer including fishing, paragliding, swimming, sailing and so on. UK retirees who’re in for adventures can find plenty of them on this island. There’s also a lot to see and explore for those in search of light entertainment; they can play golf or tennis, walk along the beach, visit museums and local parks or enjoy their time at some of the spa resorts open for island visitors.
These days more and more retirees enjoy a far comfortable financial future than ever before. While some of them decide to retire overseas (in search of a better climate and more exciting adventures), most still choose to stay in the UK and head to the south coast.
The Shanklin Hotel - one of the finest Isle of Wight hotels and the perfect destination for a weekend, short break or summer holiday.