Measuring 10 miles long by 2 miles wide, Colonsay has a population of around 120 people.
Caledonian MacBrayne operate ferries from Oban to Scalasaig - the main village - seven days per week (three between October and March), and from Kennacraig and Port Askaig on Islay twice per week during the summer season. Be aware that motorhomes and caravans are not normally permitted on Colonsay, although you may be able to obtain permission by contacting the Colonsay Estate on +44(0)1951 200211 prior to departure.
Hebridean Air Services operate four flights per week to Colonsay from Oban and Islay.
There is no public transport on Colonsay. The island's facilities are concentrated in Scalasaig, however a car is useful if you wish to visit the more remote parts of the island.
The Colonsay Hotel has the only bar on the island