Take a breakfast of fresh coffee and pastries onto the sun trap patio or the wrap-around balcony, neatly bordered by flowering troughs for extra privacy. With the town centre just a short walk away, go on an on-foot adventure to find some of the UK’s best oyster and wine bars such as Wheelers on the high street. A smorgasbord of shingle beaches, galleries and boutiques make Whitstable an all-year-round mecca for visitors with a refined taste. At sundown, dine al fresco on the deck with succulent barbecued seafood and savour the vista of seabirds and sailboats passing by in the distance. Retire to the balcony to finish the day to the tune of chinking glasses and family merriment.