With its sunny beaches, beautiful countryside and slower pace of life, it is hard not to fall for the enchanting Channel Island of Guernsey, and St Pierre Park Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort is ideally located for a getaway break.
Guernsey is in the English Channel just off the French coast of Normandy, and getting here could not be easier whatever way you choose to travel – in fact, with regular flights and sea crossings you could be exploring the Bailiwick within hours of setting off from home.
A heady mix of French and British cultures, the island is perhaps best known for its stunningly beautiful scenery, and there are plenty of ways to explore it, depending on your sense of adventure. Be it by foot, bike, air (with Guernsey Aero Club offering trial flying lessons) or sea (check out the many boat charter companies, or kayaks that are available to hire at various locations), Guernsey will most certainly make an impression on those that love the great outdoors.
If indoor activities are more your thing there are a wide range of tourist attractions where you can learn about the island’s wide and varied heritage. Discover more about one of Guernsey's most famous residents, Victor Hugo, with a visit to Hauteville House; alternatively check out the entertainment on offer at Vale Castle, or book into our own spa for pampering treatments.
Away from the coastline dotted with its golden beaches, hidden coves and rugged cliffs, Guernsey is home to a myriad of quaint country lanes, rolling countryside where the famous Guernsey cows graze (a visit would not be complete without sampling their award-winning milk, ice cream and cheeses) and leafy valleys. Guernsey is renowned for its wonderful flora and fauna and there are many houses and gardens, which can be visited free throughout the year as well.
The capital of St Peter Port in the east, just one mile from St Pierre Park, is a gateway for further exploration with its cobbled streets and Regency architecture. The pretty harbour town – guarded by Castle Cornet, an 800-year-old fortress, is also where you can take a trip to the neighbouring islands of Herm, Jethou and Sark, which are abundant with sea life including puffins and Atlantic grey seals.
The bijou island of Guernsey might be only five miles long and nine miles wide but it is a great destination with lots to see and do whatever time of the year you choose to visit. You can discover all aspects of island life in the beautiful spring time when the Spring Walking Festival takes place.