These islands are a favorite holiday destination for those of you who want a bit of je ne cest qua while still on the British Isles. Historically the only place in the UK to be occupied during the second world war is now a haven to the rich and famous. Closer to the French mainland in the channel than the British mainland it is probably the warmest place in the UK to go for a holiday. Online booking for hotels in the Channel Islands. Choose the one you want from the list below, click on the picture or the text link for more information and to check availability.