Welcome to Guernsey, the sunshine isle just off the coast of Normandy. Reached in just 29 super short minutes when you fly from Southampton Airport, Guernsey is perfect for short breaks, luxurious weekends and long summer holidays.
The Channel Islands enjoy more sunshine hours each year than the rest of the UK. This milder climate means that those beautiful, white sand beaches and stunning scenery are accessible even in the heart of an icy British winter.
There’s very much an outdoor lifestyle on the island, so take time to relax into island life, watch the sun go down over a plate of fresh caught seafood, try a new sport at Vazon Bay, take to the water and go seal-spotting or wander Guernsey's capital, St Peter Port. One of Britain's prettiest harbour towns, its cobbled streets house an eclectic mix of boutique, antique and craft shops.
The Channel Islands have their own stamps and currency - although British pounds are accepted - just as well when excise rates are lower than back home.
Breeze through the terminal at Southampton Airport and fly to Guernsey with Flybe in less than half an hour.
Top things to see and do
It has guarded St Peter Port for nearly 800 years and today there’s five museums to explore, a children’s treasure trail and costumed soldiers to fire the Noonday Gun.
Blessed with 27 beaches, there’s a beach for everyone to find a perfect spot. From hidden coves to wide expanses of white sand, play in the rock pools and relax.
Tasty Walks is a series of 11 self-guided walks which make the most of the very best the island to offer - its stunning scenery and fabulous food. Whether it's the rugged south coast cliff paths, the long sweeping bays of the west or uncovering the historic past of the island's capital, the island has much to offer in just 25 square miles.
Off the beaten track
Go on puffin patrol and take a boat trip around the islands in search of the Bailiwick's much-loved puffins.
La Vallette Underground Military Museum covers Guernsey's rich military links and history – all from a complex of German tunnels.
Don a wetsuit and get coasteering, an exhilarating mix of swimming, scrambling and jumping through coastline and caves.