The Amory's Grand Bailiwick Tour

19 Aug

We are so lucky to be able to explore the Islands this summer! Guernsey, Herm, Alderney, Sark & Lihou all offer a unique world of experiences.

The Bailiwick Staycation Club caught up with the Amory family who took the staycation to the limit and visited all the Bailiwick Islands in their “Grand Bailiwick Tour” during their holidays.

The Amory Family The Amory Family

Peter said "We have had an excellent time exploring the Islands. My personal highlight was Alderney discovering all the bunkers and fortifications. We stayed at Saye Bay Campsite, such a cool location right on the beach. Henry and Hannah loved seeing the blonde hedgehogs and the seals".


First up just as the lockdown restrictions were lifted, the Amory family and their friends went to Lihou for the weekend, they enjoyed an epic pancake breakfast and took a dive into the beautiful Venus Pool. The morning view and the sound of the sea was just what was needed after being locked down!

Breakfast in Lihou Breakfast in Lihou
Morning coffee in Lihou Morning coffee in Lihou
Lihou Venus Pool Lihou Venus Pool


The Cottage in Sark proved to be a welcome home from home providing the perfect cosy spot as a base for their adventures and somewhere to retreat to for painting and movies.

Cycles were hired and the Amory’s explored caves, visited the beautiful Seigneurie Gardens and even found the Window in the Rock which is only for the brave!

Foodie treats were enjoyed with Breakfast at AJ’s, afternoon tea at Caragh's Chocolate Shop and dinner at Time and Tide.

Hannah & Henry enjoyed spotting the dolphins!

The Cottage, Sark The Cottage, Sark
Cycling in Sark Cycling in Sark
Seigneurie Gardens Seigneurie Gardens


An idyllic 3 nights were spent in the White House Hotel, enjoying the pool and the fabulous views. As the sun shone, the beach called with days spend enjoying Shell Beach and Belvoir.

Hannah on the beach Hannah on the beach
White House Hotel, Herm White House Hotel, Herm
Henry on the beach Henry on the beach


Next stop was The Imperial Hotel, overlooking the beautiful Rocquaine Bay for some rest and relaxation. Excursions included an interesting tour around the Hommet Headland fortifications with Festung Guernsey and a special opening of the Mirus Battery with Amanda Johns.

Rocquaine Bay Rocquaine Bay
The Imperial Hotel The Imperial Hotel
Mirus Battery Tour Mirus Battery Tour


The final leg of the Grand Bailiwick Tour was Alderney last week to enjoy the final day of the "Alderney Week" celebrations taking part in the amazing Torchlight Procession. Fun was had at Saye Bay and a trip on the Channel Islands only working railway. The family really enjoyed exploring all the heritage attractions and when the weather took a change to be foggy it provided a brilliant atmosphere to explore Fort Herbie and Fort Albert. A highlight was seeing the Gannets, Seals and Blonde Hedgehogs.

Alderney Train Station Alderney Train Station
Torchlight Procession Torchlight Procession
Saye Bay Campsite Saye Bay Campsite

A big thank you to the Amory family for sharing their adventure with us!

Here's a summary of all the places they stayed, including some great offers available:

The Imperial Hotel, Guernsey

The White House Hotel, Herm

The Cottage, Clos de La Tour, Sark

Saye Beach Camping, Alderney

Fancy doing the same tours? Here's what we currently have available

Mirus Battery tour, Guernsey

Caragh Chocolates Shop & Tea Garden, Sark

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