Holidays in Guernsey
Welcome to Guernsey
Why Guernsey makes a great choice for your holiday
- No travel hassle. Guernsey is part of Great Britain. So travel is easy and it’s only just over two hours by fast catamaran.
- Summers are usually 3 – 4 degrees warmer than the mainland
- Low duty and no VAT means great value for money
- No language problems – English is the language of Guernsey
- A real island hopping experience close to home, like having 4 different holidays in one
Guernsey and her islands are ready to surprise
There’s much more to Guernsey and her islands of Alderney, Sark and Herm than people think.
True, there are the fabulous traditional cream teas and seafood suppers. Plus of course, the superb white sand beaches, hidden coves and wonderful cliff-top paths haven’t changed but there’s a new buzz about the place. Gardens are looking a touch more exotic, shops are brimming with both eclectic and elegant things, and there are some cool new bars and restaurants opening up to join the great choice of existing watering holes and eateries. According to well known travel journalist Paul Mansfield “Guernsey is having a style moment” and he’s clearly right.
An easy sea journey to Guernsey on Condor Ferries, these four islands lay just off the northern coast of France and style moments aside, they all still offer a great holiday experience for families.
Whilst on holiday in Guernsey, don’t miss a visit to Castle Cornet for the museums and outdoor theatre and Hauteville House, once home to the eccentric writer Victor Hugo during his exile from France.
On your Guernsey holiday, visit the island of Herm for the day, just a 20 minute boat ride away. No cars here so enjoy the peace and nature of it all. A visit from May to July means you can do the Puffin Patrol, a two boat trip to see these amazing birds.
The island of Sar is also car free and travel here is by horse drawn cart, by bike (easy to hire for an hour or a week) or on foot. Join in the Sark Carnival from 11-13 August , explore Little Sark by crossing the spectacular La Coupee (a narrow isthmus which links Sark to Little Sark) or swim in crystal clear waters. Sark has been governed by a Seigneur since 1730 and La Seigneurie gardens are well worth a visit.
Alderney with its varied wildlife including blonde hedgehogs (really) seems like a different world. Visit golden bays, Victorian fortresses and the little cobbled streets of St Anne, the capital.