Have you discovered our stunning sister islands of Herm, Sark and Alderney yet? Read on to learn more about these great destinations, and take a look at a whole host of fantastic photos courtesy of our past guests!
Just a 20-minute boat journey from St Peter Port is the car-free island of Herm, a picture-perfect isle with pristine white sand beaches surrounding its northern half, and rugged cliffs rich with wildlife in the south. Kayaks are available to rent from Shell Beach, allowing you to explore the island’s wonderful coastline up close. This paradise island is a must-visit during your stay in the Bailiwick; you’ll hardly believe that you’re still in the British Isles!
Named the world’s first “Dark Sky Island” due to its low levels of light pollution, Sark is one of the best stargazing spots around. However, it is just as appealing during the daytime, with stunning scenery and fascinating history to be discovered. Be sure to visit La Coupée, the striking narrow isthmus leading to Little Sark. The island is best explored by pedal power as like Herm there are no cars, but you can also opt to get around by horse and carriage if you want to travel in style.
The most northerly of all the Channel Islands, Alderney is the perfect destination for wildlife lovers with more than 300 different species of bird spotted in recent years, and the extremely rare “blonde hedgehog” calling the island home. There are also a whole host of fascinating historic sites, as well as the Channel Islands’ only working railway and a nine-hole golf course. The island is a fair bit bigger than Herm and Sark, and there are more than 50 miles of picturesque walking paths for you to discover!
Accessible only at low tide by walking across a short causeway, take an adventure to Lihou, the smallest island in our Bailiwick! Discover the ruins of the old priory, or keep your eyes peeled for the many species of bird that frequent this RAMSAR marine reserve. If you need to cool down afterwards, take a dip in the natural swimming pool that is formed among the rocks!