San Juan Island is the second largest in terms of land area, but the most populous in the archipelago known as the San Juan Islands. These can be found in the far north-western corner of the United States of America, in Washington State. San Juan Island lies between the US mainland and Vancouver Island, which falls under the administration of British Columbia, Canada. With a population of just over 6,000 inhabitants, your holidays in San Juan Island will be spent in a particularly quiet and tranquil part of the United States. Indeed, there is only one main settlement on the island which is Friday Harbor, located on the eastern coast. The self catering accommodation in San Juan Island will come well-equipped with all mod-cons you need for a memorable holiday.
Your holidays in San Juan Island can be as relaxed and laid back or active as you want them to be. This is your vacation and the choice is entirely yours. If you can bear to tear yourself away from your cosy self catering accommodation in San Juan Island, there are many activities for you to consider getting involved in. These include tennis, golf, horse riding, cycling, fishing, canoeing and there are even some great beaches to enjoy during the warm summer months. At the coast, some of the most common activities available to you include family-safe swimming, scuba diving, sailing and surfing.
It is definitely a good idea to have access to your own transport during your holidays in San Juan Island. This way you can get out and about and explore the myriad charming hamlets that make up the island. You should also ensure a visit or two to the main town on the island, Friday Harbor. Roche Harbor is the second largest settlement here and this is on the north-west coast. There are regular ferry services from Friday Harbor to the mainland of Washington State, so if you fancy visiting the cosmopolitan city of Seattle, this is definitely possible for you.
Being somewhat stuck out in the Pacific Ocean, your holidays in San Juan Island will be a little milder than many people might first expect. Nevertheless, it can be very wet in this part of the US, as frontal systems roll off the Pacific at most times of the year. Average temperatures will easily reach the low-twenties degrees Celsius during the months of July and August and should remain considerably above freezing during the winter months.
The most convenient way to travel to your self catering accommodation in San Juan Island is to catch the regular direct flight which departs from London Heathrow (LHR) to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). This is operated through British Airways. You could then take the ferry across to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.