Where to go in St Helena

Sandy Bay, St Helena

Root among the rocks and rusting cannons at this spectacularly located beach. Sandy Bay – the bay itself, rather than the district…

Plantation House, St Helena

In the entrance hall are photographs and paintings of the British royal family going back to Prince Albert, and rarely seen photographs…

Napoleon’s tomb, St Helena

It is said that Napoleon himself chose Sane Valley as his final resting place – though this was not quite how it…

Tristan da Cunha

Viewed from the sea, it is dominated by the mountain, while its only settlement presents an attractive picture of freshly painted, colourful…

The Peaks National Park, St Helena

The national park, its higher terrain regularly swathed in mist, represents the last stronghold of many of the island’s surviving endemic species.…

Ascension

Nesting turtles, huge seabird colonies and superb walking: Ascension is much more than just a military base. First impressions of Ascension are…

Jamestown, St Helena

Founded in 1659, but largely built in the 18th century, Jamestown could almost have been plucked from a Jane Austen novel. For…