03 April 2018
The beautiful Channel Island of Jersey packs a lot into its petite proportions. Soft sandy beaches, ancient castles, family attractions, military bunkers, lush gardens, fabulous seafood – and some world-class luxury hotels.
Take a look inside five of island’s most inviting places to rest your head.
Hotel de France
Thanks to its sunny position in the English Channel, Jersey’s rich history includes several periods of French rule. Today, Gallic influences are found all over the island, and nowhere more so than in the impressive chateau-inspired architecture of the Hotel de France. From its gleaming façade to its landscaped gardens, this four-star hotel on the outskirts of St. Helier is brimming with classic French chic.
Inside, things are more contemporary with stylish en-suite bedrooms and state-of-the-art facilities. Unwind in the serene Ayurvedic wellness spa complete with infinity pool, hydrotherapy pool and a generous menu of authentic treatments. Dining options include a relaxed brasserie with al fresco garden tables and fine dining Indian restaurant, Saffrons.
The Atlantic Hotel
Feel the sea breeze at this boutique oceanfront hotel. As Jersey’s only member of the hand-picked Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, the Atlantic Hotel boasts elegant interiors and breath-taking sunset views across St Ouen’s Bay.
Walk straight out of the doors to explore silken sand dunes and dramatic cliff paths, then head back to indulge in one of the hotel’s famous afternoon teas. Dining takes place in the sophisticated Ocean Restaurant and showcases the best of local Jersey produce. Take a dip in the Palm Club pool, play a round of golf at the La Moye Championship Golf Course next door or simply drink in those spectacular ocean views from your balcony.
The Royal Yacht Hotel & Spa
For sleek luxury in St Helier’s vibrant harbourside area, visit this lively modern hotel. With four restaurants, five bars and an award-winning spa, facilities at The Royal Yacht Hotel & Spa are hard to beat. The cocktail bars and live music venues of this vibrant part of town are also within easy reach.
For the ultimate indulgence, stay in one of the hotel’s two penthouse suites – Mooncatcher and Stargazer. Here, guests can enjoy their own private roof terraces complete with jacuzzi and scenic harbour views.
Nestled amongst 18 acres of tranquil woodland and gardens, this stately restored manor house gives guests the chance to relax in exquisite luxury. As Jersey’s only member of the prestigious Relais and Chateaux hotel group, five-star Longueville Manor is all about the finer things in life.
Charter their private luxury yacht, Fizz Too, for a cruise around the island’s stunning coastline, enjoy some pampering in the therapeutic Cottage Garden spa or sample a few of the 4,000 fine wines to be found in their impressive wine cellar.
The Club Hotel & Spa
A favourite destination among foodies, this five-star boutique hotel in St Heliers offers inspirational Michelin-starred dining in its restaurant, Bohemia. Executive chef Steve Smith is internationally renowned for celebrating Jersey’s delicious seasonal ingredients – from Jersey Royals to fresh oysters – with creativity and flair.
As amazing as the food is, there’s plenty more to be enjoyed at The Club Hotel & Spa, whether that’s cocktails in the rooftop bar or mud treatments in the spa. Rooms are tastefully modern with king-size feather beds, Elemis toiletries and glossy granite bathrooms.
And for something a little bit different
Try a unique stay in one of the luxurious tents in Durrell Wildlife Park - a must for wildlife fans who want to get up close and personal with nature. Established by the renowned naturalist, Gerald Durrell, the park is home to diverse species from native red squirrels to Madagascan lemurs.
Tents have a romantic safari feel and are equipped with every luxury. Expect comfortable beds, wood-burning stoves and a private bathroom tent with hot running water. By night, gather around the campfire and listen to the calls of the wildlife all around you.