Christmas at Carbis Bay Hotel and Spa
St Ives, Cornwall, UK
- Christmas Eve entertainment
Before dinner join in carol singing around the hotel's Christmas tree.
- Carbis Bay Hotel and Spa
This family-run hotel overlooks the bay from which it took its name.
- Seasonal St Ives
Explore the pretty cobbled streets, and see the Christmas decorations.
- Eden Project
Explore the tropical and Mediterranean biomes of this world-renowned attraction.
- No fly
- Save £
- Full board
A beachside break
Enjoy a sparkling festive stay at the Carbis Bay Hotel and Spa, near the pretty town of St Ives.
On arrival at this luxurious Cornish hotel you'll be treated to a welcome drinks reception followed by a delicious dinner. Look forward to an included excursion to the Eden Project on Christmas Eve. It’s a magical time to visit Cornwall’s top attraction as there’ll be lots of merriment inside The Core, with seasonal fare served in the cafes and lots of Christmas goodies for sale in the shop. Wander around the exhibitions and interactive displays here before venturing out into the extensive grounds to see the winter planting, then warm up as you explore the giant Mediterranean and tropical biomes. In the evening you may want to attend Midnight Mass, and then on Christmas morning you can relax at leisure before enjoying a fabulous festive lunch served in the Sands restaurant overlooking the bay. Watch the Queen's speech while enjoying tea, coffee, mince pies and cake, and later – if you can manage it – a light supper! You’re free to do as you please on Boxing Day – perhaps take a stroll on the beautiful private beach to blow away the cobwebs, wander through the peaceful streets of St Ives or make use of the hotel’s facilities before heading home the next day.
- Cancellation rights
- Saga Host
- Three evenings of live entertainment
- Traditional Christmas lunch
- Full board
- 10% discount off spa treatments
- Porterage at your hotel
Carbis Bay Hotel and Spa, Carbis Bay, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2NP
Built in 1894 by the renowned Cornish architect Sylvanus Travail, the privately owned 4-star Carbis Bay Hotel and Spa offers wonderful views Iand has a relaxing spa for you to indulge in. Saga guests receive a 10% discount off treatments.
All 47 bedrooms are individually designed. They are on the first and second floors with no lift.
Tea coffee making facilities
Food and Drink
Enjoy breakfast and dinner in the hotel’s restaurant, which has Saga’s Good Food Award and an AA rosette for outstanding cuisine.
Heated outdoor pool
The hotel stands at the foot of a steep slope. There are a couple of shops about a quarter-of-a-mile away. Local bus and coastal railway services operate regularly to the nearest town, St Ives, approximately two miles away. There are many breathtaking coastal views to be enjoyed along the paths that are easily accessible from the hotel.
Discover the ancient town of St Ives on the southwest tip of Cornwall. Tucked away in its quaint cobbled streets, tiny fishermen’s cottages rub shoulders with world-class restaurants and chic art galleries – you’ll even find the Tate Gallery here.
The Tate, St Ives
At first glance St Ives, a small coastal town some 300 miles from London might seem an unlikely place for one of the UK’s most prominent art galleries. However the Cornish fishing town has an artistic history dating back to Victorian times when painters and illustrators flocked there, attracted by the unique quality of its lighting. Tate originally took over the management of the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden in 1980 and decided to build a gallery to showcase works by artists who had lived or worked in St Ives. The site of a former gasworks overlooking Porthmeor Beach and the Atlantic Ocean was chosen and the Tate Gallery, St Ives opened in June 1993, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors a year to see displays of modern art ever since, leading to an extension in 2017.
Housed in an old clay pit, the Eden Project began in the 1990s and over a million plants from around the globe have been planted here. Inside one of its two extraordinary biomes, you step into the rainforest with its waterfall, bananas and mangrove swamp, while the other Mediterranean Biome features cork and olive trees amongst others. Outside, the project’s gardens are home to a huge variety of plants with themed areas, including ‘global allotments’ and a sensory garden. There is also an education centre with interactive displays, cafes and a shop.
Included on 4 nights itinerary