By: Condor Ferries on 19/03/2014
Mothers Day Top Ten
Escape the crowds this Mother’s Day weekend with a short break to Jersey or Guernsey with Condor Ferries.
Spring in the Channel Islands is a time of peace and tranquillity - enjoy beautiful beaches and idyllic countryside almost completely to yourself.
Why not treat your mother to a spa day at one of the luxury island hotels or a delicious dinner at one of the many local restaurants, serving some of the freshest, most exciting cuisine you’re ever likely to taste.
And as an extra treat, you can take advantage of the onboard Duty Free shop, ideal when searching for a Mother's Day fragrance or bottle of Champagne to finish off the weekend.
1. Guernsey - Victor Hugo
Literary lovers can walk in the footsteps of one of the most celebrated authors of the 19th Century who fell in love with Guernsey. Hauteville House, offers fans of his work a chance to experience how he lived - and see where he wrote some of his most famous books and poems.
2. Guernsey - Bluebell Woods
A little known fact is that there is plenty of natural beauty to enjoy just a short walk south away from St Peter Port. During springtime, visit Bluebell Woods where you'll be rewarded with a carpet of blue flowers beneath the budding tree canopy. A wonderful place to walk at any time of year with the footpaths leading onto the cliff paths
3. Guernsey - The Farmhouse Hotel and Restaurant
Treat mum to a Guernsey Afternoon Tea at the Farmhouse, where food is at the heart of this award winning restaurant. Farmhouse Afternoon Tea includes scones, pastries, finger sandwiches, strawberries and fresh Guernsey cream, tea / coffee and a glass of chilled Veuve Clicquot Rosé Champagne.
4. Guernsey - The Old Quarter
For the best hidden boutique shops, head over to the Old Quarter where there a treasure trove of shops selling antiques, paintings, vintage clothing and quirky coffee shops to be uncovered. Perfect place to find an exciting Mothers Day Gift
5. Guernsey - Fermain Bay
Accessible on foot, picturesque pebbled Fermain Bay is a lovely swimming beach. Take a dip in the spring sun and enjoy quality food at the beach café.
6. Jersey - Catherine Best
Visit the award winning jewellery designers' shop and showroom housed in a beautiful windmill, the perfect setting for her stunning and exclusive jewellery.
7. Jersey - Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
If you are looking for something extra special this Mother's day, why not visit world-famous Durrell Wildlife and become a member for the day. Sign up for a hand's on, behind - the scenes experience.
8. Jersey - Corbière Lighthouse
Popular with visitors and locals alike, La Corbière lighthouse is popular for its spectacular views. Why not be among the few people to venture inside the lighthouse and get a gull's eye view from the lantern room.
9. Jersey - Beauport
Off the beaten track down a fairly steep path, Beauport is one of Jersey's most delightful beaches. Enjoy a walk along the golden beach with the sand in between your toes or take in the beautiful views from the cliff top.
10. Jersey - Cider Apple Orchard
Hidden down a small Jersey land, you can discover a little part of Jersey's past as over 120 apple trees have been planted to help safeguard Jersey's traditional cider. An ideal place for the perfect picnic, feasting on fresh crab sandwiches, delicious strawberries and a glass or two of cider.