Lush botanical gardens, alluring hidden coves, and glorious sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean give the Channel Island of Guernsey a distinctly European feel, and sitting just 45km from the shore of Normandy in France, this little isle has a disctinct Gallic air, with French street names and exquisite culinary flaire. Listen carefully and you may even hear the ancient local dialect of Dgèrnésiais (Norman patois) being spoken.
The beaches are some of the highest quality you’ll find in the British Isles, with L’Ancresse Bay to the north proving a particularly popular option. Still, those who want an altogether more invigorating experience can find it here. The southern coast’s rocky coastline is perfect for nature-loving kayakers who can gaze back at the cliffs lined with birds during the summer, or even get up onto the rocks for a spot of canyoning.
Situated in the country Parish of St. Martin in a quiet green valley close to one of Guernsey's most beautiful beaches, La Barbarie Hotel offers easy access to the stunning cliff walks, Saints Bay and the secluded coves of the South coast of Guernsey.
The high street and harbour in St Peter Port are only a 10 minute drive away, where you can explore the cobbled streets with its many restaurants, bars and bistros.