Channel Islands: a Dream Come True for the Newly Wed

By: Lesley Lyon

After the stress and joy of a wedding, it's time to go for a romantic honeymoon. To start with Island honeymoons offer the perfect choice for an exotic honeymoon destination.

When you think of your honeymoon, you would like to spend your joyous moments in beautiful settings of a lovely beach amidst a perfect sunset with just two of you being alone. Most popular honeymoon destinations do not offer this kind of intimacy and privacy, as there will also be other couples looking for such destinations. Island honeymoons offer the right way to spend time together without any interruptions.

Island honeymoons are ideal for the newly wed couples who wish to be really alone by spending a bit more money. Spending time at some exotic island resorts can be really great if you can afford to spend a bit more. There are a lot of islands that cater to newlyweds.

The Channel Islands offer good climate and attract many tourists every year. The history of the islands may interest you and the scenery is wonderful. A lot of attractions are available here including hiking and boating. Jersey is one of the largest of the islands and is also popular. Jersey is located in the Gulf of St Malo. The Jersey Island receives more sunshine than any other British Isles.

The capital of this Island is Saint Helier which is known for its award winning Maritime museum, pretty harbor and other attractions like Jersey Opera House, Jersey Museum, Aquasplash Leisure Pool and theatres. You can visit Jersey Lavender Farm, which has lovely scented fields. Gift shops here sell various products made of lavender like perfumes, soaps and toiletries.

Jersey can boast of its fresh produce and has many good restaurants and cookery souvenirs for taking home. Most dishes offered here are made of a very creamy product from Jersey milk. Potatoes taste really good on this island and you can get Jersey Fudge, which is a popular item. Apple brandy and local cider are also sold. You get a variety of seafood like lobsters, oysters, conger, crabs and mussels.

You can travel to Jersey by air and direct flights are available from most major airports of Europe. You can go around the Islands by local bus network and can also hire cabs cheap.

Jersey offers duty free shopping and has best collection of jewellery, chic boutiques, fine art and antique shops and perfumeries dotted along the zigzag streets of St Helier. British pound (GBP) is the currency here apart from its own currency, which has its value equal to UK currency. St Helier in Jersey Channel Islands has several lively restaurants, bars and nightclubs amongst others. Nightlife is fairly low key with calm country restaurants and pubs providing the main entertainment.

Jersey offers good quality accommodation available of all types to suit your budget and taste. Some of the best hotels located in the Channel Islands are mentioned below will suits your romantic honeymoon stay.

The Club House at La Collinette Hotel, Guernsey is a family run hotel. The Clubhouse located at St.Jacques, St.Peter Port in Guernsey offers good bedrooms, food and covered garden with heated swimming pool. The Queens Hotel is situated in the heart of St.Helier, Jersey. The Stafford Hotel at St. Helier and The Talana are also good hotels suitable for your honeymoon trip.

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