Island Hop around the Channel

Island Hop around the Channel

Guernsey is the perfect center point for a island hopping holiday.

You can easily access Guernsey from many of the major UK airports with it being just a 50-minute flight from London Gatwick. Once on the island you can access the sister islands by boat and plane.

With so much on offer it can be tough deciding on what to do, so today we are going to go through what some of the islands have to offer.



Starting with the focal point, Guernsey has so much to offer. From stunning scenery and rich heritage to fine dining and outdoor activities, there is something that everyone will enjoy. Take a walk around the picturesque south coast, go kayaking or simply visit the beach on a beautiful summers day. Guernsey also has a lot to offer on the history and heritage side of things. There are multiple museums around the island that cover everything from the World War 2 occupation to the history of famous writer Victor Hugo.



Just a 20 minute ferry ride from Guernsey, Herm offers award winning gardens and breath-taking white sandy beaches. Immediately after stepping off the boat, the stresses of every day life seem to evaporate. The car free island is just a mile and a half long and half a mile wide and the small area remains unspoilt from modern fads. Explore the island, chill out on the beach, or have a pint in the local pub - a day in Herm is like a day in paradise.



A bit further a field is the truly unique island of Sark. About 50 minutes by ferry from Guernsey, traffic free Sark offers stunning costal views and a beautiful rural interior. Sark is best explored on foot or by bicycle, which you can rent on the island.  Sark is split into two islands – the main island is just over two square miles, and the little island to the South is accessed by a narrow causeway. A visit to Sark is like stepping back in time and well worth exploring.



Alderney is the most northerly of the Baliwick islands. It is relaxed, friendly, and small and has its own very distinct identity. The island is an absolute paradise for nature lovers and combines a huge variety of flora and fauna, beautiful landscapes and abundant wildlife. If you are not really into the nature side of things then be sure to go over for one of the main events of the summer – Alderney Week - which is celebrated in the first week of August.  The week is packed full of partying, fun games, and special events.


So there we have it - our recommendations for a relaxed island hopping holiday in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

With all the different islands within 40 minutes of the main island, Guernsey, it offers island hopping holidays like no other location.

Each island offers something distinctly unique and charmingly different, which is what makes the Channel Islands so very special.


Travel tip shared by Jake Anderson