The British island that looks like the Caribbean where spring and summer arrive early – with day trips from £19 | The Sun

FORGET going abroad, an island in the UK is winning praise for its blue waters and golden beaches.

Not only that, but this UK island can be reached for less than £20.

Guernsey is only three hours away from the British mainland by ferry.

The Channel Island is just nine miles long by three miles wide, yet boasts 27 beaches.

The second largest Channel Island has been compared to the Caribbean by holidaymakers, travel experts, and locals because of its golden beaches, blue waters, and exotic landscapes.

In a video caption on TikTok, lifeinguernsey wrote: "You could be in the Caribbean" as she panned footage of white sandy beaches.

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Condor Ferries operate direct passenger ferries from Poole in Dorset to St Peter Port in Guernsey.

From April to June, the ferry operator is running a half-price sale on day trips onto the island with adult return tickets costing £19 per person.

You'll have to be quick because the half-price deal ends on Monday.

The passenger ferry takes three hours each way, so it would be a long day trip onto the island.

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Alternatively, flights operate from a number of UK airports and can take as little as 45 minutes.

The journey is more than worth it for holidaymakers who are after milder temperatures in the spring and summer.

According to Visit Guernsey: "Spring actually arrives four weeks earlier in Guernsey than on mainland Britain, which allows some unique and very beautiful flora to grow on the island."

In total, the island only has 60,000 people living there.

However, tourists often visit during the summer with attractions including surfing, dolphin-spotting, and island hopping to some of the smaller Channel Islands.

Passengers travelling from Poole will arrive at St Peter Port, where there are a wealth of shops, restaurants, and yachts.

Guernsey has several beaches including Le Grand Harve, Shell Beach, Ladies Beach, and Petit Bot Bay.

As well as spending a day relaxing on the sandy beaches, holidaymakers can take in the coastal cliff views along Emerald Bay.

Out on the water, tourists can learn how to scuba dive, surf, go on boat trips for a spot of wildlife-watching and explore the island on a yacht.

There are many walking and cycling routes through the countryside, with heritage sites from the Nazi occupation during World War Two.

Other activities include visiting Castle Cornet, an 800-year-old castle, sampling some Guernsey ice cream at one of the beach cafes, and exploring the island's history at the Little Chapel.

Set on a hill above the capital St Peter Port, you will find Hauteville House where French author Victor Hugo lived for 15 years and wrote Les Miserables.

As well as doing a day trip onto the island, you can stay over in a variety of hotels and guest houses from around £85 a night next month.

There are also several holiday cottages and campsites available.

Foodies will love the selection of fresh produce and fish, especially lathered with creamy butter made from the milk of Guernsey cows.

Guernsey isn't the only slice of paradise in the UK, there's also the Isle of Mull in Scotland.

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Not only does Mull have stunning blue waters but visitors can also see fluffy cows that swim in the ocean.

Meanwhile, the Scilly Isles have also been compared to the Maldives.

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