It couldn’t be easier to have a weekend break to Guernsey from the UK, hop on our ferry with your car or as a foot passenger and set sail for an incredible staycation. The beautiful island of Guernsey is only a short ferry ride away, making it the perfect destination for a long weekend to recharge and discover somewhere new.
Once arriving in Guernsey, you will be welcomed into the island’s capital, the charming St Peter Port. You may spot the historic Castle Cornet on arrival, this 800-year-old fortress proudly sits just off the mouth of Guernsey harbour, admire the views whilst you sail on through. Travelling by ferry is easy as it gets as you can simply head straight off into the hustle and bustle of St Peter Port. After settling down and checking into one of the many excellent accommodation options available, you are ready to explore the magical island!
There’s no better way to start your weekend staycation than in St Peter Port. Potter up and down the pedestrianised high street and pick up some unique items from one of the many independent boutique shops. Not only that but there is no VAT in Guernsey so prices for goods in St Peter Port are typically lower than in the UK! If you’d prefer to go for an afternoon swim, head to La Valette Bathing Pools close to Havelet Bay, the pools are the ultimate location for a refreshing dip and boast a fantastic view of the coast. If you want to head straight into the art and culture of the island, make your way to one of the many museums situated in the capital. Whether that’s the Museum & Art Gallery, German Naval Signals HQ or the La Valette Underground Military Museum we can assure you that you will leave full of knowledge.
There is a wide selection of cuisines available in St Peter Port making it the perfect setting to settle down for the first meal of your long weekend. Le Natique is the place to be for an incredible fine dining experience, their menu is constantly changing to incorporate seasonal produce and their mouthwatering seafood is caught from the water that is only a stone’s throw away. The Boathouse, Le Petit Bistro, La Piazza, China Red, The Terrace Garden Café are all great options to visit too depending on preferred cuisine.
To fuel yourself for a day full of excitement we recommend popping into one of the many excellent independent cafes on the island. Cobo Tearoom, Café Emilia and Café Délices all serve up a delicious breakfast that will guarantee to help start your day off right. If the sun is shining there is no better way to spend the day than one of the many beautiful beaches Guernsey has to offer. The best beaches in Guernsey are at your fingertips, take a look at our guide here for more information.
When the sun is shining, the late 19th century Candie gardens is a must see! The bright flowers radiate in the sunshine and the stunning fish ponds shouldn’t be missed, be sure to head to the café housed in a Victorian bandstand. If you don’t want to miss out on a single attraction we suggest booking a tour to experience the island under the supervision of a knowledgeable local, explore many tours on offer in our guide here.
But don’t worry, if the weather isn’t in your favour you can visit the home of famous French writer, Victor Hugo. Hugo lived in the beautifully refurbished Hauteville House during his 14-year exile. For one of the oldest homes on the island, stop by Sausmarez manor, the remarkable interiors and gorgeous gardens were once home to the Sausmarez family and the knowledgeable guides will educate you with their wealth of knowledge. Make sure to visit the famous little chapel on your long weekend in Guernsey, the distinct grotto is decorated with seashells, pebbles and broken china.
Wrap up your day with a mouthwatering meal or tipple at one of the town’s many restaurants or cool cocktail bars. See our Guernsey restaurant guide to help find your ultimate choice.
Your long weekend on the striking island of Guernsey may be coming to an end, but don’t worry, there are still plenty of activities you can squeeze in on your memorable holiday. After a filling breakfast at a local eatery head out for a walk along the coast or sweeping headlands to take in the panoramic views, you may even be able to spot the sister islands of Sark, Herm, Alderney and Lihou in the distance.
One of the best ways to explore the island is by bike! Peddle through the country lanes or cycle past some of the Guernsey bunkers and fortifications which are scattered around the island. The perfect cycle ride for history lovers. Don't forget to bring a packed lunch on your cycle as there are many incredible locations to settle down for a lunch with a view. The picture-perfect Bordeaux harbour in the northeast of Guernsey is dotted with delightful fishing boats, ideal for a tranquil picnic. You could even finish your weekend with some fun water sport activities located across the island. Surf the waves at Vazon Bay, Paddleboard at Cobo or Kayak at Petit Bot for a fun-filled end to the ultimate weekend break.
Our Guernsey weekend packages are the best way to combine travel and accommodation, making it is a convenient and stress-free solution. Our package holidays are excellent value for money and offer accommodation at some of the best locations on the island.