With a rugged coastline of uncrowded beaches, a myriad of peaceful pathways and a serene landscape that’s remained largely unchanged for centuries, it’s little wonder that Guernsey is considered the ultimate escape. A popular choice for those seeking a retreat from the fast lane, the island is an excellent place to supercharge your wellness. Whether taking more exercise, eating more mindfully or simply ducking out for some much-needed ‘me’ time, here are five activities that are guaranteed to improve your wellbeing in Guernsey.
Get out in nature
There are few better ways to enhance your wellbeing than with a breath of Guernsey’s fresh sea air. An abundant natural habitat with endless coastal pathways, the raw beauty on the island soon tempers agitated stress levels. Embark on a bracing stroll, pedal out on two wheels or canter along the coastline on horseback. Guernsey’s serene Ruette Tranquille roads have a speed limit of 15mph and were created with amblers and horse riders in mind, so peace and quiet is guaranteed.
Unwind with a spa treatment
Beloved by locals and visitors alike, The Spa at The Old Government House Hotel & Spa pampers all who enter its serene doors. Our highly trained therapists offer one of Guernsey’s finest wellbeing menus. This winter, we’re delighted to launch Phytomer products and treatments, an exclusive on the island. Made just across the water in Brittany, Phytomer favours natural ingredients and its luxurious products are rigorously researched to ensure maximum results. Hello, radiant new you.
Work out in our private gym
What would January be without a workout? The highly trained fitness team at the hotel’s exclusive Revolution Health Club are experts at tailoring an efficient regime to suit your needs. Book in for a one-to-one session with a personal trainer, and then decompress with a post-workout soak in the whirlpool.
Get a healthy start to the day
As the most important meal of the day (well, one of them…), The Brasserie Restaurant’s breakfast menu ensures guests wake up to something nutritious and delicious first thing. Begin with The Mighty juice, a fortifying blend of cucumber, kale, broccoli, spinach and lemon, before tucking into a tasty stack of butternut squash pancakes piled with feta cheese and roasted tomato or a generous bowl of homemade buckwheat granola made with organic oats, hazelnuts, coconut and super seeds.
Make time to meditate
Guernsey’s tranquil landscapes and unbridled wilderness are the ideal backdrop for contemplation. Clinically proven to help reduce stress, boost happiness and aid focus, meditating for a few minutes each day proves beneficial to most who try it. It may not always be easy to duck out of a busy schedule but in Guernsey, there are ample opportunities for quiet reflection. Take your pick from the quiet velvet surrounds of the Sir John Coward Lounge, the hotel’s beautiful gardens or a remote perch on the coast, the crashing waves a soothing soundtrack.
Visit Red Carnation Hotels’ The Old Government House Hotel & Spa for the ultimate wellbeing escape in Guernsey.
Image credits: lead image © iStock/VFKA. Guernsey beach © iStock/VFKA. Spa treatment © Red Carnation Hotels. Hotel gym © Red Carnation Hotels. Green juice © iStock/Kaycco.