Watersports are popular around the islands. Lewis is renowned for world-class surfing, boasting some of the most consistent surf in Europe with year-round swells and impressive beach breaks.
Conditions are often ideal in the Outer Hebrides for windsurfing, while kayaking along the coastline is another major draw, as is sailing between the many islands.
Go diving in clear waters and discover kelp forests, wrecks and some fascinating marine life. St Kilda, with its submerged caves and tunnels, is rated as one of the world’s top diving locations.
Golf some of Scotland’s most scenic courses at fantastic rates. Askernish is a dramatic links course set among epic dunes on South Uist and there is a stunning 9-hole course at Scarista on Harris.
The fishing on these islands is fantastic. Try sea angling or go freshwater fishing with many of the 6,000 or so lochs in the Outer Hebrides teeming with wild salmon and trout.
The mountains of north Harris present a good challenge for climbers while the sea cliffs on Lewis are great for abseiling.
Other possibilities include an exhilarating coastal walk or a leisurely cycle along quiet island roads.