Guernsey is one of the biggest and most populated of the Channel Islands. It forms a genteel, unspoilt and affluent destination, whether you’re visiting for work of pleasure. You may be surprised to learn it covers 25 square miles and the sights, facilities and businesses are spread out across it. This means having your own car is the best way of getting around.
We can help get you in a car quickly as soon as you arrive at the airport. And we’ve got a wide range of vehicles available to hire on Guernsey, from economical hatchbacks to luxurious limousines.
Opening hours:May-Oct: Mo-Su 0730-1730 // Nov-Apr: Mo-Fr 0730-1730, Sa 0800-1300, Su closed
Address:Les Merriemes, Guernsey, Channel Islands
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
With an appealingly mild climate, a determinedly ‘green’ environment and clear French influences everywhere, Guernsey offers an easy place for a relaxed break at any time of year. It’s also a delightful island for doing business, with none of the stress of a mainland city, and sights and attractions round every corner.
Guernsey’s charming capital is built around an appealing harbour and castle, with a relaxed seaside ambience and plenty of shops, bars and restaurants on the characterful streets that lead up from the waterfront. From here you can catch water taxis to the undeveloped beach island of Herm.
St Peter Port’s harbour is dominated by the stronghold of Castle Cornet on its own tiny island. In the heart of the town you can find the main church for the whole island, simply called Town Church. Inside this medieval building you’ll find the flags of local garrisons over the centuries and memorials to prominent naval officers.
With a sequence of long, sandy beaches, pretty islands and rocky coves, the 38-mile coastline of Guernsey is one of its biggest attractions. Look out for fortifications ranging from Napoleonic defences to relics of the German occupation of the island during World War Two, while looking out for two old lighthouses at different points off the shore.
You can walking round the coast of Guernsey in a day if you’re feeling particularly energetic. A more leisurely approach is to tackle shorter sections of the path, taking time to enjoy wild cliff-tops, seabirds, wildflowers and stunning seascapes.
The south coast is more rugged, with sandy stretches backed by dunes along the west and north coast. The gardens and buildings of St Peter Port dominate the eastern shores. At the most westerly point, the tiny island of Lihou used to be a retreat for monks. Now it is accessible to visitors – but only at low tide.
One of the island’s grandest buildings, Sausmarez Manor, stands in the hamlet of St Martins in the south-eastern corner of the island. This elegant, granite four-storey Queen Anne mansion stands amid landscaped parkland and subtropical gardens where ginger, yams and bananas grow outside. It’s one of the island’s top family-friendly attractions. You’ll also find there’s an open air sculpture park, a small golf course, tearoom and children’s train ride too.
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.