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Guernsey and the Bella Luce have so much to offer, whatever time of year you visit us; from fantastic food and drink through to island hopping adventures, wildlife watching, fascinating historical sites and artisan producers.  Experience Guernsey like a local with us.


Haut Maison Liqueurs

Behind the bar here at the Bella Luce is a shelf dedicated to small bottles bearing a pair of puffins and the St Peter Port harbour tower on their distinctive labels; the produce of local artisan liqueur makers Stephen and Katherine Paine of Haut Maison. We stopped by Haut Maison this spring to learn more about how they produce their wonderful fruit liqueurs and flavoured vodkas.

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The History of La Valette Bathing Pools

It's swimming pool season here at the Bella Luce, and whilst many guests enjoy taking a dip either at the pool here or in the sea at one of the calm beaches a short walk from the hotel during their stay, there is one local swimming spot with such wonderful history that we think it’s a must for any keen swimmer visiting Guernsey: La Valette Bathing Pools.

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Herm Island’s Ale and Cider Festival

From Tuesday 7th to Sunday 11th June, Herm’s Mermaid Tavern will be hosting another ale and cider festival, providing a great excuse to hop on the ferry and head over to one of our smaller neighbours for a day trip and stay into the evening.

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Cycling the Ruettes Tranquilles

Guernsey is a relatively small island criss-crossed by a network of beautiful and bucolic country lanes, the Ruettes Tranquilles, and exploring them slowly by bike offers the perfect way to experience the real Guernsey.

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Le Douit Beuval Golden Guernsey Goats Cheese

Peter and Mandy Girard of Le Douit Beuval keep a herd of indigenous rare breed Golden Guernsey goats on their smallholding as part of a conservation effort, and use their milk to produce the wonderful Golden Guernsey Goat’s Cheese. We visited Mandy to learn more about Golden Guernsey goats and how she came to become an award-winning artisan cheesemaker.

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Recipe: The Bella Luce Bloody Mary

There are few classic cocktails as ubiquitous as the Bloody Mary, and few more celebrated on a Sunday morning. In this latest article in our recipe series, we share the history of this characterful cocktail and the Bella's bar team let you in on how they construct this classic so that you’ll be able to recreate a Bella Bloody Mary of your own at home.

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