With a wonderfully mild climate and 2000 hours of sunshine a year, the bijoux island of Alderney at just three miles long and one and a half miles wide, offers the perfect escape from the everyday.
The bird-life, flora and fauna is extensive and the island has a rare resident - the blonde hedgehog.
The beaches on the north and east coasts are golden sand and kayaking is a great way to discover the dramatic coastline. Alternatively, explore the island by bike and visit the Napoleonic ruins, World War II tunnels and lively pubs.
Aurigny operate frequent daily flights from Guernsey and Southampton.