Overlooking Douglas Bay is The Empress Hotel, which offers panoramic sea views all year round. The hotel boasts an enviable position on the promenade and is the perfect spot to take tea on the island. Indulge in a spot of afternoon tea for two at the hotel’s Piano Bar, conservatory or outdoor area, depending on the weather and enjoy exquisite food and a fantastic backdrop. Tuck into freshly made scones with clotted cream and jam and a selection of freshly made sandwiches, which include prawn marie rose, roast ham and mustard and cheese and chutney. Enjoy a delicious selection of cakes and pastries to tuck into and a warm chocolate fondue with fresh fruit and marshmallow dip. Sip on a selection of speciality teas and coffees.