South Central England has a long stretch of coastline, plus delights such as the New Forest, and Salisbury Plain.
Stretching from the White Cliffs of Dover to Salisbury in the west the area includes the chalk ridge of the South Downs National Park. The Isle of Wight offers log cabin holidays with a sea voyage and a journey back in time (that's how many visitors describe the island), while the south coast offers traditional resorts like Bournemouth and Worthing. Brighton offers a more cosmopolitan feel, and the exotic splendour of the Royal Pavilion.
If the weather is not encouraging you out of your luxury lodge towards one of the many beaches in the region, Winchester and Salisbury are cathedral cities with all the culture and history you could desire, while Portsmouth has both shopping and naval attractions like the Victory and Mary Rose. And of course even if you are not staying on the Isle of Wight it is an option for an interesting day out.