Guernsey is the second largest of the Channel Islands and is a beautiful place in which to live and an ideal holiday destination for both families and older people alike. The island also has several other islands located within its bailiwick including, Herm, Sark and Alderney – all of which are well worth a visit
Travel To Guernsey, Channel Islands
There is easy access by ferry and by plane, with multiple links to UK airports and Ports including flights from Southampton, London Gatwick, London Stanstead, Birmingham, Manchester and ferries from Portsmouth, Weymouth and Poole.
In addition, the island may be accessed from mainland Europe through regular ferries from St. Malo, France as well as flights from Geneva, Switzerland and Dinard, France.
Where To Stay in Guernsey, Channel Islands
There are several different options for families wishing to spend a holiday in Guernsey, including hotels, guest houses and campsites. For those who come on their own yacht or motor boat, the visitor marina in St. Peter Port has good facilities available, with all the amenities of the town right on one’s doorstep. Hotels which are specifically aimed at families, include St. Pierre Park, La Grande Mare and The Carlton Hotel.
St. Pierre Park Hotel in Guernsey
St. Pierre Park is a fantastic hotel, located in walking distance to the main town of St. Peter Port, surrounded by beautiful lakes, parkland and woodland. For both business and leisure travellers alike, the hotel provides excellent facilities including the following: 9 or 3 hole golf course, health spa, tennis courts and a trim trail.
The hotel is also a very popular location for weddings and has a variety of different room options including junior suites, deluxe suites and family rooms. In terms of dining, there is the relaxed all day Terrace and for formal occasions, the Renoir restaurant.
La Grande Mare Hotel in Guernsey
La Grande Mare Hotel is in an ideal location, directly opposite on of Guernsey’s most popular beaches, where there is a Surf School, providing excellent tuition. The hotel has its own golf course and leisure suite, including a gym, indoor pool and spa, as well as an outdoor pool and children’s play area.
There are both casual and formal dining options available and self-catering apartments, deluxe suites, penthouses and studios all offer the visitor with a variety of different accommodation to suite families with or without children.
The Carlton Hotel in Guernsey
A more affordable venue, great for families with children of all ages, is The Carlton Hotel, which has many different amenities including a gym, sauna and indoor swimming pool. The hotel also has a very popular restaurant with children’s entertainment and an extensive menu for all ages. In addition, there is regular live music and with prices starting at £25 a night, it offers families real value for money.
In addition to hotels in Guernsey, there are a wide range of excellent Summer Apartments, guest houses and B & B’s available, providing affordable accommodation to suit all needs. Whether one loves cliff walks, shopping, fine-dining, water-sports or other leisure activities, there are a variety of accommodation locations to meet individual requirements.