The Old Government House Hotel & Spa
Less than an hour’s flight from the UK, the small island of Guernsey with its relaxed pace, romantic landscapes, blue skies and friendly people is an ideal honeymoon destination.
And it's all perfectly distilled in the elegant Old Government House, an award winning 4 star boutique hotel and spa overlooking the pretty, bustling harbour of St Peter Port.
As the most historically famous hotel in the Channel Islands (dating back to 1858) the Old Government House successfully combines the romance and grace of a bygone era with of-the-minute 21st century luxury and technology, all wrapped up in a picture postcard setting.
After an extensive refurbishment, The Old Government House boats all the facilities you would expect of a luxury hotel – spa, health club, gorgeous views and arguably the most romantic restaurant on the island, with local food from French Chef, Jerome Barbançon ranked equally as high.
Most of the superbly appointed rooms have stunning sea views that take in neighbouring tiny islands of Herm and Sark. Each room boasts original artwork, sumptuous fabrics, fine linen and luxury toiletries.
The hotels' three suites are perfect for the bridal couple.
This quaint island has plenty to offer for the honeymoon - romantic walks along the dramatic cliffs and white sandy beaches, sunset picnics in hideaway coves, or island hopping to nearby islands of Jersey, Alderney and Sark.
* Triple award winner - Guernsey Awards for Achievement (2010)
* VisitBritain Gold Award for service and hospitality
* Two AA rosettes for the restaurant.
* Member of the award winning Red Carnation Hotel Collection
Icing on the cake:
It is actually possible to marry on the island too, although it's not the most straightforward process for couples from the mainland. But with time and research, it's perfectly possible and well worth the effort!
If you decide a Channel Island wedding is for you, then why not consider The Old Government House for a party? They've organised many a society reception in their time, so you will be in very safe, friendly hands.
For more information about how to organise a wedding in Guernsey if you are a non resident, please click here.
Couples looking for a intimate, romantic island honeymoon in a friendly venue not too far from home.
Click here to visit the hotel's website and find out more information about their wedding and honeymoon packages and facilities.
For general information about holidaying on Guernsey please click here to visit the website of the Tourist Board.