A blissful tropical climate softened by Atlantic trade winds, pinkish-white, sugar-soft beaches, fabulous scuba diving, and laid-back catamaran cruises… These are just some of the fabulous experiences to be savoured in one of the Caribbean’s most popular and welcoming destinations - Barbados.
Visit Guernsey This Summer
Just a short flight or ferry hop from the UK, the Channel Islands are at their best between May and September, when their magnificent beaches come into their own. Like its sister islands, Guernsey is part of the British Isles but not the UK and has close links with France to which it is nearer (it was once part of the fiefdom of the Duke of Normandy). Hence its beguiling mix of an old-fashioned English and a French feel, including French street names.
Guernsey’s wonderful beaches include the popular Cobo Bay and Vazon Bay in the west, L’Eree on the west coast and Portelet in the south-west; the range includes something for everyone, from walkers to families and even surfers. There are also historical sites in abundance, including the ancient harbour fortress of Castle Cornet with its maritime museum and its noon-day gun firings by costumed soldiers, Hauteville House, once home to Victor Hugo, Saumarez Manor with its sub-tropical garden and family attractions, and the German Occupation Museum detailing the islanders’ experiences during World War II. Guided walks are a great way of getting to know the island, whether walking excursions around the capital St Peter Port or coastal rambles.
Among the many other reasons to come to Guernsey in summer are the North Show (an outdoor event with crafts and farming displays) and the Battle of Flowers with its colourful floats, illuminated evening cavalcade and spectacular firework display.
Guernsey is also famed for its food, much of which also pays homage to its mixed French and English heritage but also extends to global influences and cuisine. Local seafood features prominently, including local spider crabs (traditionally served with bread and butter), and there is wonderful local hand-made ice cream using the famously rich milk from the island’s contented cows, plus island-brewed ciders and beers.
And lastly, Guernsey is a great base from which to make day-trips to the other Channel Islands – we especially recommend unspoilt Sark. There also boat trips to spot local wildlife, including thrilling excursions by high-speed RIB boats to see seals, puffins and more.
St Pierre Park Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort
Your base at the St Pierre Park lies on the outskirts of St Peter Port puts you within easy reach of the town’s restaurants, cafés, bars and pubs - which are among the best on the islands.
But the dining options at this largest of Guernsey hotels are tempting, too – its Terrace Café Bar serves both light bites and full meals, with outdoor seating with views over the hotel’s expansive grounds and lake. Afternoon tea is also part of the Channel Islands experience, and the St Pierre Park serves both sweet and savoury versions. There are great breakfasts, Sunday lunches, plenty of child-friendly options and 24-hour room service, too.
The welcoming accommodation options include family rooms and Master Suites with private gardens, loungers and hot tubs that make for an indulgent special-occasion stay. Other reasons to stay here are the remarkable leisure facilities, which include a 16.5m swimming pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a steam room and spa treatment rooms, plus a gym with a cardio and stretch zone with state-of-the-art fitness equipment and a decked stretch area, a resistance and weight training zone, a group cycling area, a studio for exercise and holistic classes, and personal training. There are also a nine-hole golf course and tennis courts.
• 5 nights at St Pierre Park Hotel, Guernsey
• Classic Room, Bed & breakfast
• Checking in between 01/07/22 and 31/08/22 for 5 nights from £599 per person
• Checking in between 01/09/22 and 30/09/22 for 5 nights from £575 per person
Terms and Conditions:
Subject to availability. Please give me a call for further details. Price based on 2 people sharing.
Travel by Sea options available. Return flights from either Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Exeter, Gatwick, Leeds Bradford, Manchester or Southampton.
To book your Guernsey summer holiday, call your Travel Counsellor today.
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