To me, there is no better antidote to a stressful work life than a week (or more, when possible) on Sark.
OK so the prices have risen over the years, but then if the island became cheaper it would also become crowded and that wouldn't work.
We have either eaten at or stayed in every hotel on the island and whilst there are differences, we have never been disappointed with the quailty of the food, the service, or the ambience. (The seafood is naturally the star of any meal there.)
The approach to the harbour and the harbour itself don't give any clues to the true nature of the island. When you get to the top of harbour hill it opens up into a place of real relaxation: no cars, no street lights, truly beautiful unspoilt places to explore, views that no brochure could ever do justice to - friendly helpful people - that's Sark. Keep it to yourself!
We are returning in June 2011 (next week) and we have already had a warm welcome from our contacts when booking our accomodation etc .