When you think of an island hopping holiday, your mind may wander to distant destinations like Greece or the Caribbean. However the Bailiwick of Guernsey offers a fantastic option much closer to home, just a short flight or ferry away.
Guernsey and its sister islands of Alderney, Sark and Herm each offer a unique experience for visitors, so why not visit multiple islands during one trip? Learn what to expect from a Bailiwick island hopping holiday by reading on…
Shell Beach, Herm
Each of Alderney, Sark and Herm boast stunning coastlines offering unforgettable views. Sark’s is rugged and dramatic, while Alderney and Herm are home to sweeping sandy beaches that could become your own little spot of paradise. Whether you want a family day out or to sunbathe in peace, there are plenty of beautiful bays to suit your needs.
Seal spotting near Herm
Whether you are a wildlife buff or just an appreciator of the great outdoors, embrace the natural wonders of the Bailiwick. While travelling between islands by boat you’ll spot puffins, seals and possibly even dolphins, and the isles themselves also offer an abundance of animal life.
Fort Tourgis, Alderney
Whichever island you find yourself upon, there’s a story to be discovered. Learn of Herm’s Neolithic origins, Sark’s feudal past and Alderney’s transformation under German occupation during World War II. Well-preserved historic sites are dotted around the Bailiwick for you to explore and enjoy.
Coasteering on Sark's coast
For the more adventurous types, there are plenty of aquatic activities for you to partake in. Hire a kayak from Shell Beach in Herm and explore the island’s coastline up close, or take part in a coasteering excursion in Sark, which will have you swimming, climbing and jumping off rocks as you discover and explore hidden caves.
Rural Scenery in Sark
While there is plenty to do on each of the Bailiwick’s isles, it’s equally possible to take your foot of the gas and relax. All three offer a laid back pace of life, with Herm and Sark not even allowing motor vehicles, creating a truly peaceful environment for you to enjoy. There’s no shame in taking some time for yourself, and there are fewer more beautiful and tranquil places to do so!
Longis Bay, Alderney
Want to discover the islands of Alderney, Sark and Herm? Plan your island hopping holiday now!