Channel Islands Hotels
Best Western have 3 hotels in Channel Islands
Book a Channel Islands hotel and enjoy a traditional British beach holiday with a Gallic twist. Take your bucket and spade down to the golden sandy beaches, walk alongside the serene harbours, or take in some truly breath-taking sea views over the cliffs.
Town and city breaks in the Channel Islands
From your Jersey hotel make for pocket-sized St Helier, the island's (mostly still rural) capital. Visit the indoor Central Market, established in Victorian times and popular with locals and tourists alike. Nearby is the charming Georgian townhouse 16 New Street, recently restored by the National Trust for Jersey. You can find The Jersey Opera House in Vingtaine de la Ville - be sure to catch a glimpse of the dazzling auditorium chandelier, made up of over 10,000 pieces. If you're looking for some luxury you can take home with you, cherished town staple and famous department store De Gruchys is the place to spend an afternoon. St Peter Port is right on the doorstep of our hotels in Guernsey. Once a Roman trading post, today a parish surrounds the quaint little town. Enjoy the beautiful architecture of St Peter Port Church, which looks out across the sea. Walk from the shore across to island castle Castle Cornet, first fortified in the 13th century and occupied by German troops in World War II. Today the castle hosts various museums and acts as an outdoor theatre in the summer. Visit before noon to hear the daily ceremonial firing of the castle guns, a tradition since the early 1800s.
Holidays in the Channel Islands countryside
The Channel Islands countryside is the perfect place for walking and cycling trails. Hire a bike and breeze along the Green Lanes of Jersey, through lush woodlands and past fields of long-lashed Jersey cows. Walk the cliff top paths of Guernsey where rare wildflowers abound and look out on miles of blue sea. Take the Jebourg Headland trail for truly exceptional views. Eerie Neolithic relics are dotted across the islands, such as the ancient tomb of La Varde in Guernsey and Jersey's La Hougue Bie - also the site of a German World War II bunker.
Beach holidays in the Channel Islands
Hop across to the tiny island of Herm, less than 2 miles long, where cars and bikes are banned but sandy beaches, teeming with beautiful shell-life, are abundant. The picturesque St Brelade's Bay Beach is a perfect spot to sunbathe next to clear blue waters with a Jersey ice-cream in hand. In Guernsey, watersports enthusiasts should head to Pembroke Beach on the north coast, whilst for families and swimmers the popular Cobo Beach is the place to go.
Attractions in the Channel Islands
The impressive Castle Carey, admired by Guernsey resident Victor Hugo in 'Les Travailleurs de la Mer', overlooks St Peter Port. Popular festivals Guernsey Live and Jersey Live are unmissable summer attractions for music fans, or, in August, see the colourful carnival the Jersey Battle of Flowers. Children will love Jersey Zoo, founded by Gerald Durrell and now known as Durrell Wildlife Park. The dinky Little Chapel in Guernsey, quite possibly the smallest of its kind in the world, is well worth a visit. Book a hotel on the Channel Islands for a wonderful short UK break.