With swift and stress-free travel from a number of UK airports and south coast ports, getting to Guernsey could hardly be easier, so why not enjoy a weekend getaway? Whether you are looking for an all-action affair or to recharge your batteries, Guernsey will not disappoint.
For those looking to unwind after a stressful week, why not enjoy being pampered with a treatment at one of the island’s luxurious spas, or if the sun is out, pick any one of Guernsey’s many beaches to sunbathe and relax on? For a truly peaceful experience, enjoy a retreat weekend on the neighbouring island of Sark. With no cars or streetlights and outstanding natural beauty, there is no better place to enjoy complete peace so close to home.
Kayaking in Guernsey
On the other hand, if you are looking for adventure, there are companies offering experiences of kayaking, coasteering, power boating and more, so you can get up close and personal with Guernsey’s beautiful, rugged coastline. If the weather isn’t so great, you can still try activities like indoor archery and rock-climbing, so you can enjoy an action-packed weekend come rain or shine.
Red Cocktail Bar, Guernsey
Once you are suitably pampered or exhilarated, head into Guernsey’s charming capital of St Peter Port to explore our great selection of shops, and later enjoy some of the island’s gastronomic delights. Most restaurants make full use of our delicious fresh produce, including locally sourced seafood, dairy, fruit, vegetables and meat. The shellfish in Guernsey is of exceptional quality, and you will almost certainly see crab, lobster or scallops on the menu of any restaurant. Wrap up your evening with your favourite tipple at one of the town’s many cool cocktail bars before turning in for the night.
The Farmhouse Hotel, Guernsey
There is a host of excellent hotels in Guernsey, including a number of luxurious four-star destinations and one fantastic five-star. These are dotted around the island, and can be found at the heart of St Peter Port, in the island’s countryside or beside the sea on the sandy west coast. Furthermore, there are also great self-catering cottages and apartments available to rent out, or if you’d prefer to sleep under the stars, several well-equipped campsites. See our accommodation guide to find your perfect place to stay.
Cliff walking in Guernsey
It’s important to make the most of every minute during a weekend break, so why not head out on a walk to blow away the cobwebs in the morning? Guernsey’s south coast cliff paths have stunned many a hiker with their breath-taking views, while the flat west coast of the island is perfect for a picturesque bike ride.
Fort Hommet, Guernsey
Combine your walk with one or more of Guernsey’s many heritage sites for a fascinating experience, or if you’d prefer, head to one of the island’s museums to learn more about the Occupation, maritime history or island life in days gone by. However you choose to enjoy Guernsey, you are sure to create lasting memories.
St Peter Port, Guernsey
Whether you fancy a weekend of action, relaxation, intrigue or indulgence less than an hour’s journey from the humdrum of London, Guernsey offers a delightful destination for a short break with great accommodation and dining in truly beautiful surroundings.
If this blog post has got you excited for a two-day getaway, begin planning your weekend break to Guernsey today!