Things to do
From rugged coastline to gentle coves, St. Martins is a beach-lover’s dream. Spend time on Moulin Huet bay – an idyllic spot beloved by artists and poets. It was here Victor Hugo picnicked and Renoir painted. Climb the steps down to Petit Port and you’ll be rewarded with a secluded stretch of sand. Or explore the fisherman’s caves around Icart Point before stopping to admire the far-reaching views across the sea.
Walk in the footsteps of princes and politicians and pay a visit to Sausmarez Manor. This grand 12th-century estate is set in fine gardens and boasts an outdoor sculpture park. Step inside the copper, tin and silversmith workshop to learn about these time-honoured crafts. Book a private tour of the house itself. Or join a ghost walk for something altogether spookier.
Find time to visit the island capital, nearby St Peter Port, and you’ll discover old cobbled streets that lead to a picturesque harbour. Take in a play at the atmospheric Castle Cornet. Pay homage to Victor Hugo at Hauteville House. Or pop into the independent boutiques for a spot of shopping. Then seek out a waterside café and while away an afternoon watching boats bob in the harbour