We have recently partnered with Islandmums and Quintessential Relocation Consultants to create a Move to Guernsey information page offering lots of useful advice and information for those considering a move to Guernsey. With a 3 hour boat trip to Poole and a 40 minute flight time to Southampton, it is commutable to the UK and not to far from friends and family.
Quality of Life in Guernsey
Guernsey is a popular destination for both career minded individuals and families looking for a better quality of life, I great escape from the daily commute, which for us is usually anything from 3 minutes to 10 minutes drive into the hub of St Peter Port or neighbouring St Sampsons.
Guernsey offers a great ‘Work Life Balance’ with working hours still at a reasonable level with the weekends spent on any number of golden sandy beaches, eating out in fantastic restaurants, meandering through the cobbles streets of St Peter Port or taking part in a number of events throughout the year across the Island.
Guernsey Liberation Day one of the many events throughout the year
Being such a small Island everything is close at hand either a short walk or a short drive away so there are no excuses not to take part and get involved in one of hundreds of clubs, charities or organisations, making new friends, learning something new or enjoying a night out at the Theatre.
Muesums and Art Exhibitions
One of our most popular attractions is the Victor Hugo Museum in St Peter Port where he resided from 1855 to 1870 in exile during the reign of Napolean only returning to France when the French were defeated and Napolean was forced from power. He returned to Guernsey briefly in 1872 but finally returned to Paris where he died in 1885.
Hauteville House – Victor Hugo Musuem
His most famous and well known works being ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘The Hunchback of Notre-Dame’ but his life’s work consisted of poetry, novels, drawings and later being elected as a member of parliament.
Candy Gardens Museum and Cafe
Candy Gardens arguably offers the best views of the Island and certainly the best gardens on the Island beautifully maintained and gorgeous flowers in bloom in the summer months. Many events take place in Candy Gardens throughout the summer such as music concerts and dance performances.
Beautiful Sandy Beaches
The crystal clear waters and dozens of beaches around the Island make Guernsey a popular holiday destination for many people from the UK. Beaches such as Port Soif on the West Coast and Petit Bot on the East Coast offer a diverse range of beaches for swimmers, surfers, families and beaches for dog walkers. Kiosks on most of the popular beaches offer Guernsey Ice Cream and cream teas.
Beautiful Island Beaches offering lots of outdoor activities
The cobbled streets of St Peter Port offer plenty of diverse shops for everyone from the high street chains New Look and Next, to the more recently popular stores such as Seasalt, Fat Face, White Stuff and Joules to the many independent boutiques. Creasey’s is the Islands department store from haberdashery to mens clothing, Creaseys is the place for everything stocking all the latest brands.
The Market Place Guernsey In Market Square hosts regular markets with great street food with buskers and singers to entertain the crowds. A great spot for people watching and enjoying the lively atmosphere in the sunshine.
Bars, Restaurants and Cafes
With a diverse range of cafes and restaurants from French Le Petit Bistro, Italian, Thai, Seaford, Steak houses and a great Japanese Sushie The Hook there is something for everyone to sit back, relax and enjoy great food.
Traditional pubs and cocktail bars such as Laska’s offer great night life for your professionals.
Laska Cocktail Bar
St Peter Port Harbour
The backdrop to St Peter Port is the stunning St Peter Port Harbour with views across to the Island of Herm and Sark with the majastic Castle Cornet stitting prominently.
St Peter Port Harbour
Photo from Pierre Laily photo stream
Why would you not want to move to Guernsey?
Why would you not want to move to Guernsey is the big question? Apart from lots of jobs, a great place to live and a nice climate the people are lovely too. If you are contemplating a temporary or permanent move to Guernsey then visit Islandmums and Qunitessential Relocation Consultants to find out more or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org 01481 714909.