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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.


La Longue Veille

The Longue Veille is a traditional celebration entirely unique to Guernsey that takes place on December 23rd, and gives islanders and visitors a welcome excuse to begin their festive celebrations a day early.

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Les Hanois Lighthouse

The lighthouse that stands tall on the rocks at Les Hanois is both a local icon and an important building in the history of lighthouse engineering. Read the fascinating story of why and how it came to be, here.

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Renoir's Moulin Huet

In the late summer of 1883 the famous French Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir visited Guernsey and produced about fifteen paintings of scenes on and around Moulin Huet, the beach just a short walk down the lane from the Bella Luce.

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Guernsey's Costa Rican Coffee Connection

A cup of coffee to start the day is such a cornerstone of modern mornings that few of us ever stop to think about how we came to be drinking this brew made from tropical beans. If your coffee of choice is Costa Rican then you have a Guernseyman, William Le Lacheur, to thank.

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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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The Story of The First Commando

On the night of Sunday July 7th, 1940, just a week after Guernsey was occupied by Nazi Germany, Guernseyman Lieutenant Hubert Nicolle of the Hampshire Regiment landed back on his home island to undertake an espionage mission. This intelligence-gathering sortie behind enemy lines ahead of the first commando raid, named “Operation Ambassador”, has led Nicolle to be dubbed Britain’s “First Commando”.

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