Useful information

Before you visit the islands, it's useful to have some local information that will help with planning your trip and making your stay more comfortable.

If you have any questions, please contact us directly.

Visiting the islands

Staying at the Association

Face masks are compulsory - please make sure you have face masks for your journey and for your stay. 

Food - there are a selection of stores to get your groceries from. The Co-Op is the only supermarket on St Mary's but other independent shops also provide your essentials. Please note, the Co-Op is reliant on being stocked by the ferry so in bad weather this can impact food delivery delays.

  • The Co-Op supermarket for all your groceries and other essential items.

  • Benny’s Butchers offer of fresh vegetables, bread and store cupboard goods.

  • Hugh Street Café offers deli items and refill point.

  • The Store at Porthmellon Industrial Estate is a cash and carry selling a good selection of food items which are available for online orders and delivery.

  • Salakee Farm who are an online service that deliver local produce

Please be aware that island provisions are limited at times and currently most shops have reduced capacity, queuing for supplies may be required. 

The Covid-19 situation has meant that we need to think carefully about reducing risk as much as possible. Therefore we have had to make some alterations to what we offer within the property to reduce risk.

Check-in/Check-out

The key will be left in the door for your arrival. Please make sure you do not enter the property during the time the cleaners are there as this can set back the clean.

 

Luggage

Island Carriers are offering a service to hold your luggage for you until the apartment is ready. We'd encourage you to take up this option if possible.

 

Alternatively you can leave your luggage in the hallway downstairs as long as it's for a minimal period.