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In the Channel Islands they seems to do things their own way, in fact it differs from island to island - the same can be said for the best places to stay in the Channel Islands, and that's one of the nicest things about visiting.
So physically close to France, yet so terribly British, the Channel Islands seem to have the best of both. The climate feels almost tropical compared to the rest of the UK, but you know you're still in Britain because the fog and tides have a profound, yet charming, affect on travel…
This step-back-in-time destination makes for wonderful family holidays - with Enid Blyton type appeal! Walk stunningly varied coastlines, gorge yourself on fresh seafood and take your time exploring. Eating's not just for pleasure here, it's in the cuisine of the islands that the French-English cultural blend is possibly at its most interesting.
Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands, and also the financial capital, so there is a bit of glitz and glamour. There are also 48miles worth of impressive coastline, a mix of rugged cliffs and sandy beaches. And plenty of walking and/ or cycling tracks between them. Jersey also has a fascinatingly colourful history, which you can get to know better in the island's numerous museums.
Guernsey has a pretty port, with narrow, cobbled streets winding up and down the steep rise from the harbour. It's the kind of place people come to get away from modern life. Its wildflower coloured fields thrive in the almost subtropical climate and, like Jersey, there are plenty of walking paths in and out of the towns. A strange wonder of Guernsey is Hauteville House, where an exiled Victor Hugo wrote Les Miserables. He did a lot of the decorating himself, including building some of the furniture.
Sark is probably one of the UK's most unique destinations: famed for its almost feudal governance and total lack of cars or streetlights. Small in size, but long and thin with very crenelated edges, Sark has a lot of coastline. Perfect to explore on two feet or two wheels - of course those are pretty much your only options here - oh, they do have a horse drawn cart for your bags… It's definitely worth knowing that here street signs refer to how many minutes it will take you to walk somewhere, rather than the distance in miles.
As you'd imagine the best places to stay in the Channel Islands get very booked up during the summer months and peak dates. So plan ahead! Book early or alternatively come during the quieter periods when you can really appreciate the beauty of these British outposts.
Modern hotel with spectacular views over Alderney's finest sandy beach. Family friendly (cinema, games room) with fine dining or pub food options. Popular for conferences and weddings.
St Peter Port, Guernsey
Resort hotel just outside St Peter Port with top notch facilities including nine hole course designed by Tony Jacklin. Excellent spa if pampering is more your thing, plus garden suites with private hot tubs.
St Helier, Jersey
Chic hotel in the heart of St Helier with a top spa & Michelin starred restaurant. Sleek contemporary styling in the bedrooms. A good choice if you want to stay in the heart of the action.
St Brelade, Jersey
Beach front property overlooking St Brelade's Bay. Spacious rooms many with great views over the bay. Plenty of dining options plus spa and health club. Ideal for a family seaside holiday.