8 Reasons not to be Blue on Blue MondayThe third Monday in January has been dubbed ‘Blue Monday’ for being the 'most depressing day of the year', but with an abundance of nature, a great community and breath-taking views, there is no need to be blue in the Isle of Man!
Whilst the Christmas and New Year celebrations may have ended, there are still plenty of reasons for you to love Island living, here are just a few:
1. The Natural Beauty
As the only entire nation to be awarded UNESCO biosphere status, the abundance of natural beauty in the Isle of Man cannot be overlooked. Enjoy the lights on a walk down Summer Hill Glen or wrap up warm and take a hike up the hill of South Barule.
2. The Community
A large part of why our expats love our Island is the warm, friendly and welcoming community. If you are feeling blue this Monday, walk in to any coffee shop in the Island where you will be welcomed with a smile!
3. The Food
Whether you’re trying the local speciality; freshly caught scallops, or indulging in the classic; Chips, Cheese and Gravy, visit one of the Island’s artisan eateries, spoil yourself in one of the high-end restaurants or stop at one of our local takeaways where you will find food to indulge your every desire.
4. The History
In the Isle of Man there is always a local site to spark your interest. From the expertly maintained Castle Rushen in the South of the Island to the historic and atmospheric ruins of the beautiful Peel Castle, you can spend your days learning more about our Island where it is impossible not to be intrigued.
5. The Commute
In the Isle of Man, not only is the average commute time only 20 minutes, but travellers are also spoilt by the breath-taking views which are presented at every angle of our Island.
6. Your Work-Life Balance
In the Isle of Man, 86% of residents rated their quality of life as ‘excellent’, with 95 miles of coastline and an abundance of outdoor sporting activities, you can go from the boardroom to the beach in a matter of 15 minutes.
7. Treating Yourself
Even though the week is only just beginning – there is no reason why you can’t book something to look forward to in our Island! The Isle of Man is home to some beautiful retreat venues and spas. Book into King Spa for a midnight retreat or spend your Friday night at Brightlife for some pampering.
8. The Weather (yes, you read that correctly!)
Whilst you may be yearning for a fix of sunshine, there is something magical about an Isle of Man winter. Light some candles and get cosy with your log burner and a film and enjoy being warm while the air is crisp outside.