A TINY UK island could become a holiday resort with hotels and other attractions.

The owner of Drake's Island has confirmed plans to build two hotels, a museum and a well-being centre on the island.

Drake's Island is situated just south of Plymouth in the Plymouth Sound and already welcomes tourists.

Day trippers heading onto the island can book a guided tour to learn about the island's history, wildlife and paranormal activities.

Morgan Phillips purchased the island in 2019, and had ambitious plans to turn the land into a holiday resort.

He told the Westward Shipping News: "Like most people in Plymouth, I've stood on Plymouth Hoe and various points around the Sound looking at Drake's Island thinking I'd really like to go out there and have a look at that and see what's on it.

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"I actually had to buy it to do that."

While his dream resort conversion was thwarted by the coronavirus pandemic, the team were able to welcome holidaymakers onto the island for a grand day out.

In a recent interview, the businessman reaffirmed his desire to turn the island into a luxury resort.

According to the island's website, there will be a luxury wedding venue, a conference centre and an education centre.

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The old barracks will also be converted into a budget hotel.

The Drake's Island website states: "Our plans are centred around our committed desire to regenerate Drake’s Island and inject a new lease of life into the existing historic buildings.

"The beauty and heritage of the resort lends itself to a best-in-class development to take full advantage of its outstanding position.

The development isn't expected to be complete until 2027, and will cost around £22million to complete.

As reported by Plymouth Live, councillor Richard Bingley has backed the plans.

He said: "It's fantastic to see these new uses coming forward and it has been the jewel in the crown, but it's been very much unexplored.

"I'm really glad now there's a set of initiatives there to attract people across and then hopefully we'll get a hotel or two over there in the longer term future."

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