The voting is open for Red Funnel’s myIsleofWight Awards which showcase the very best tourism businesses on the Island. Now into its eighth year, the awards give visitors the opportunity to vote for their favourites.

The only visitor-voted-for accolade for businesses on the Isle of Wight, the awards allow tourists to shine a spotlight on places that have helped to make their stay on the Island extra special.

Last year’s awards saw 30,000 public votes cast across 24 unique categories with the winners announced at a glitzy awards ceremony held at the The Cow Co. at Tapnell Farm.

Kevin George, Red Funnel’s Chairman and CEO, said: “We’re thrilled to get voting underway for this year’s awards. The success over the past 8 years is testament to the fantastic support the awards receives from businesses and attractions, and most importantly from visitors who are passionate about sharing their experiences. We very much look forward to seeing who the nominees are later this year.”

Alix Robinson, editor of, said: “myIsleofWight is the Island’s independent guide, written by locals, offering authentic unbiased information on all the best things to do, places to stay and where to eat across the Isle of Wight. The awards follow this ethos, celebrating businesses that go above and beyond in offering their customers an outstanding holiday experience.”

Voting is open throughout the year until midnight on 31st December 2018, with the winners set to be announced at an awards ceremony in January 2019.

The Red Funnel 2018 Awards categories are:

  • Best Eatery with a Sea View
  • Best Gastronomic Experience
  • Best Cuppa & Slice of Something Nice
  • The Ultimate Burger
  • Best Fish and Chips in Your Hand
  • Best Place for Pint of Island Ale
  • Homemade/Local Produce Champion
  • Best Pit Stop Whilst Out Adventuring
  • Best Place to Make a Furry Friend
  • Best Water-Based Activity Provider
  • Best Land-Based Activity Provider
  • Best Event to Lie Back and Soak Up the Sounds
  • Best Shop to Pick Up That Something Special
  • Best Place for Family Fun
  • Best Place for Arts, Heritage & Culture
  • Best Way to Explore Outdoors
  • Best Boutique Retreat
  • Best Place to Go Glamping
  • Most Luxurious Bed & Breakfast
  • Best Place for a Shindig (self-catering)
  • The Ultimate Hotel Experience
  • Cosiest Hideway (self-catering)
  • Best Place to Hook Up (Caravanning and Touring)
  • Best Rustic Camping Experience

For further information and to vote visit

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