Alderney holidays are the stuff of childhood dreams – tropical coloured sea, soft white sandy beaches, stunning coastline and views that include the Normandy coast of France and the neighbouring Channel Island of Guernsey. In a prime position by the harbour is the 4 star Braye Beach hotel. As far as Alderney hotels go, Braye Beach enjoys an undisputed top location – right on the edge of one of the best white sandy beaches on the island.
This 4 star hotel offers stylish accommodation with 27 beautifully furnished bedrooms, many of which have balconettes with views over the beach, an award winning restaurant, coffee shop, comfortable lounges and a private cinema with all leather, arm chair seating. Bedrooms are equipped with flat screen TV’s with a selection of satellite channels, welcoming decanter of sherry, fridge, generous hospitality tray and the ensuite bathrooms with fluffy towels and bathrobes ensure that comforts are well taken care of.
So what is there to do on an Alderney holiday? A surprising amount. The island is steeped in history with forts, military bunkers from the days of German occupation, some of the most unique species of flowers to be found in the UK, the largest breeding population of gannets (some 30,000), the unique blonde hedgehog, and just offshore is a prime breeding ground for puffins. The island is easy to walk around, stopping on one of the many benches – everyone carrying a dedication – to take in the beautiful views. For the more energetic, the island can be cycled, circled via a thrilling RIB boat trip and a golf course that will take a while to play as time has to be taken to admire the views en route. The capital of St Ann’s is a patchwork of quaint and colourful cottages, cobbled streets, a quirky museum and a variety of little shops selling everything from basic provisions to diamonds and gemstones.
One of the best things to do is absolutely nothing! When you arrive in Alderney, you move into Alderney time and completely relax. As the best Alderney hotel, Braye Beach has decked terraces that just beg for a seat to be taken, a glass of wine to be in hand and the chance taken to enjoy the natural vista. Seldom can one become so chilled out so rapidly. It is a wonderful environment for children – almost reminiscent of famous five days. Alderney comes particularly alive in August during Alderney Week when the amazing Sandcastle competition, daft Raft Race and a host of other activities take place. People return year after year to join in the celebrations. There is plenty going on during the rest of the year including events like the round the island air races and island marathons.
For a memorable holiday or destressing short break, an Alderney holiday is a must – as one of the UK’s best kept secrets, it deserves to be discovered. In the search for an Alderney hotel one need look no further than the Braye Beach hotel.
For more details about Braye Beach Hotel, visit their website at http://www.brayebeach.com or call 0800 316 0314.
Braye Beach Hotel
Tel: 0800 316 0314