St. Martin’s will tomorrow welcome the re-opening of the island’s luxury hotel at Lower Town. Karma St. Martin’s (formerly St. Martin’s on the Isle) is the newest member of the Karma Resorts Collection, conceived by visionary British entrepreneur and philanthropist, John Spence.
The Karma Collection is an expanding portfolio of hotels, elite boutique villa developments, and stand-alone residences in some of the world’s most fascinating and desirable locations. Properties include Bali, Koh Samui, The Bahamas, St. Tropez, Mykanos, and now the Isles of Scilly.
“The peace, tranquility and the unspoilt natural beauty of St. Martin’s and the surrounding islands is the ideal place to spend a week away from a busy city life,” says John. “We want to promote the Isles of Scilly as an ideal short-break and holiday destination – a place where guests can relax and enjoy themselves surrounded by the islands’ outstanding natural beauty.”
Karma Resorts is also keen to respect and support the local community. Part of the company’s ethos is to source local products and employees wherever possible; to use an environmental consultant to help ensure the wellbeing of ecosystems, and to be involved where possible with community events held throughout the year.
Karma St. Martin’s will be open from 1st August until 31st October 2014. The hotel features 25 rooms most of which overlook the stunning Tean Sound, an indoor pool, restaurant and bar. The restaurant will be offering something unique to the islands, with a selection of well known indian dishes on the lunchtime menu. The landscaped gardens and grounds with their subtropical plants are also a particular feature of the hotel, and lead directly to a beach of powder white sand and crystal clear water. The hotel is also dog-friendly.