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Highlights Channel Islands
- Plant Museum and St. Anne Church on Alderney
- Cornet Rock Fortress and Maritime Museum on a small island next to Guernsey
- Dreamlike sandy beaches and cliff walks on Herm
- Guernseylilien on the channel island of the same name
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Apartments on the Channel Islands
On the Channel Islands, the cottages directly by the sea offer breathtaking views of sandy beaches, cliffs and pristine flora and fauna. The holiday apartments in one of the city centres, such as Saint Peter Port in Guernsey or Saint Helier in Jersey, are also beautiful. All shops, restaurants and museums are within walking distance of such an accommodation.A charming cottage for an idyllic holiday
Whether you are looking for a vacation rental or an apartment, most accommodation on the Channel Islands has a terrace or garden where you can enjoy your holidays in complete relaxation. Some vacation rentals even have a pool available for swimming at any time of the day or night.
Holiday on the Channel Islands
Location and orientation
The Channel Islands are a group of islands in the English Channel situated between France and England, not far from the French department of Manche. The archipelago consists of the islands of Guernsey and Jersey, the island of Alderney, strongly influenced by British influences, and the smaller island pearls of Herm and Sark, where dreamlike sandy beaches await you.Travel options and local mobility
Guernsey, Jersey and Alderney are very easily reached by plane. There are ferries from Wymouth, Poole or Portsmouth in England to Cherbourg or Saint-Malo in France. By the way, it is good to know that left-hand traffic prevails on the Channel Islands. But an own car is not absolutely necessary, as the bus connections on the islands are very well developed and the bicycle is very suitable for exploring tours.
Top 3 travel tips
Take a stroll through St. Anne, where winding cobbled streets and buildings decorated with flowers create a charming overall picture. Here you will also find the Alderney Museum, which thematically deals with the history as well as the fauna and flora of the island. The St. Anne Church is also worth seeing.2. The fortress on the island
Right next to Guernsey there is a small island with the imposing Cornet Rock castle. It can be reached via a pier that connects the castle island with the port in Saint Peter Port. The fortress occupies almost the entire island and houses the Maritime Museum, the 201 Squadron RAF Museum, the Royal Guernsey Militia and Light Infantry Museum as well as a restaurant and open-air theatre.3. Beaches and cliffs in the Caribbean of Europe
On Herm the golden sandy beaches are often compared to those of the Caribbean. Enjoy your days by the sea, swimming and building sand castles, or take a walk along the breathtaking cliffs, where you can enjoy a fantastic view of the sea and the surrounding colorful landscape.
The Channel Islands are neither part of the United Kingdom nor part of France. The islands are a crown colony under the British Crown. Therefore, there are local currencies, such as the Guernsey pound or Jersey pound. But the British pound is also accepted everywhere.
Things to know
On Guernsey there is a reddish flowering lily, which is also the landmark of the island. That's where this particular plant supposedly came from in the 17th century. At that time a Dutch ship coming from Japan lost boxes of onions in the sea, which were washed ashore. However, the bulbs were not vegetables, but this special flower from the Amaryllis family, of which there are 30 species today, 22 of which are found in southern Africa.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Channel Islands
Impacted by major changes in the travel industry, the year 2020 saw vacation rentals costing an annual average of $197.10 per night in Channel Islands.This is the the region in the United Kingdom which offers the highest prices.
]If you would like to get the most out of your money, the most affordable months to visit Channel Islands are March ($152.71 the average per night for accommodation), November ($155.96), and February ($157.44).
It can be concluded, by analyzing the data from the year 2020, that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of July ($299.17), August ($246.58), and June ($217.72).
We recommend you to book in advance in Channel Islands as only 40% of the properties are available throughout the year, following the data observed in 2020.
May, June and November are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that present the largest number of accommodations free, with respective average availability figures of 59.8%, 52.5%, and 50.5%.
The accommodations in Channel Islands reach their peak in demand in August, with an availability rate of 7.4%. The second most requested month is July, with 11.75%, and the third is April with 35.5%.
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