Apart from golf on the famous Machrie Links course, Islay offers so many activities for the visitor.
Each of the eight Islay distilleries welcome visitors and offer guided tours and many have excellent cafe facilities. The times change according to the season but the Tourist Information office at Bowmore will have all the details.
Depending on the season, fishing for salmon and wild brown trout is available but, of course, permits must be obtained.
Islay's roads are well suited to cyling and if you can't bring your own bike, it is possible to hire one and explore the wonderful scenery.
There is no road that goes round the whole island so another way to explore the beautiful 130 mile coastline is to take a Sea Safari.
If you are interested in learning more about Islay, then the Museum of Islay Life in the pretty village of Port Charlotte is the place to visit.
If you are visiting Islay at the end of May then you will enjoy the fun of the week long Whisky Festival - www.theislayfestival.co.uk.
And the second weekend in September Islay hosts a Jazz Festival -
If you are tempted to leave the Island, there is a car ferry from Port Askaig to Jura where the deer population outnumbers the people by 35 to one and George Orwell finished writing 1984.
But if this all sounds too hectic, then just relax and enjoy the scenary.
www.islayinfo.com is the best place to get more information about everything to do with Islay