If you go
WHERE TO STAY White House Hotel
www.herm.com/hotel The island’s only full-service hotel has a pool, gardens, restaurants and tea service. Open during high season; closes Sept. 27. Full English breakfast included. Rates from about $128.
Off Rue Du Seigneurie, Sark 011-44-1481-832-324
email@example.com A bed-and-breakfast with character, including the innkeeper and her two spaniels. From $62.
Braye Beach Hotel
Braye St., Alderney 011-44-1481-824-300
www.brayebeach.com A bright, modern property on the water with a restaurant, bar, movie theater and incredibly friendly staff. From $218. Or book a package with three nights’ lodging, breakfast, three-course dinner, return flight from Southampton and taxi transfers; from $440 per person double during high season.
WHERE TO EAT Mermaid Tavern and Grill Room
herm.com/mermaid The lively spot with indoor/outdoor seating serves grilled meat dishes and vegetarian entrees such as polenta, squash and blue cheese Wellington. From $22.
Rue Lucas, Sark 011-44-1481-832-302 Pasta, burgers and seafood (including fish and chips), plus a full Indian menu. From $14.
Victoria St., Alderney 011-44-1481-822-471
www.georgianalderney.com/eat The hotel restaurant skews toward fine dining with lobster ravioli, (local) Kiln Farm steaks and slowroasted chicken. But the scene is definitely casual, especially around the drinking hour. From $25.
WHAT TO DO Alderney Wildlife Trust
Victoria St., Alderney 011-44-1481-822-935
www.alderneywildlife.org The organization offers a slew of tours, such as the bat and hedgehog walk (about $9), island bike tours ($19, includes bike rental) and seabird boat trips ($30).
Channel Islands ferries
All ferries leave from St. Peter’s Port in Guernsey. (Only Alderney has an airport.) For Herm: The Herm Trident Ferry,
herm.com/getting-here/trident-ferry, about $20 round trip. For Sark: Isle of Sark Shipping,
www.sarkshippingcompany.com, about $44. For Alderney: Bumblebee Boat Cruises, bumblebee.gg, about $97.