Britain’s Best Getaways: Jersey

Britain's Best Getaways - Jersey (gronez castle view)We can’t stop talking about Jersey, one of the beautiful Channel Islands. There is so much more to explore on this stunning island – other than the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, which we covered in a previous blog. Longer holidays, or short breaks; Jersey has it all for every type of holiday and tourist! In this blog we will take you on a journey through unspoiled landscapes, French influences, rich history and beautiful coastlines.

Britain's Best Getaways - Jersey (saint helier’s hermitage)The British Channel Island Jersey’s blend of British and French influences make it a unique island and the island lies, in fact, much closer to France than Britain. The view of the dominating landscape or rather seascape, the Atlantic Ocean, is absolutely stunning. The island’s scenery overall is amazing, with its sandy beaches, rocky coves, majestic cliffs and exposed bays. You can find the island’s natural beauty everywhere!

Autumn and winter can be a wonderful time to visit for although the summer glow may have faded, there are also the pleasures of peace and quiet, plus plenty activities for you to enjoy all year round, including various exhibitions, tours and festivals. To see what’s on in Jersey, click here.

Britain's Best Getaways - Jersey (elizabeth castle)When on a longer holiday in Jersey, try to explore a bigger part of the relatively small island, as Jersey is full of beautiful spots and well known landmarks. For example, Les Écréhous & Les Dirouilles; these extensive rocky intertidal areas of warm waters lie in the east of Jersey and host a large marine wildlife. The South East Coast; the coast includes extensive areas of reef and kilometres of wave cut platforms. The Minquiers; this group of islands forms part of the Bailiwich of Jersy and lies 9 miles south of Jersey and Sorel Point, which is the most northerly part of the island and offers a breath-taking scenery of Paternoster Reef to the isle of Sark.

Britain's Best Getaways - Jersey (master gunner)As there is a variety of terrain, the island is ideally suited for exploring on foot and bike. Prefer to explore the island at the hand of local tour operators? No worries, there are plenty of tours and trips to take, from day trips and boat trips to train tours and tourist guides. Also, shopping is a good alternative when the weather is less favourable. We recommend the island’s capital St Helier, which combines city fashions with the great village charm. Another very entertaining activity during the colder months includes a spa day, where you can unwind and get spoilt! The nearby Les Roches Spa is highly recommended for those seeking the ultimate in rejuvenation.

Click here to visit Jersey’s official website and find out more about the stunning island!

Have a great time in Jersey!

Britain's Best Getaways - Jersey (the greenhills country hotel & restaurant)Make the most out of your getaway in Jersey by staying at The Greenhills Country Hotel & Restaurant located in the rural heart of Jersey, yet only ten minutes from St Helier and within easy striking distance of all the finest beaches and attractions. This 17th century country house is an oasis of tranquillity. In the cooler months there are log fires in the cosy lounges and the cocktail bar is a great place for an after dinner tipple. All the sights and natural beauty are within easy reach, including shopping in St Helier and the stunning beaches at St Ouen, Beauport and Plemont. Guests of Greenhills are also invited to make use of the Aquadome leisure centre in St Helier, including its Flowrider surf machine. Alternatively, we would recommend staying at Merton Suites or The Club Hotel & Spa!

Gronez Castle View image by Poul-Werner Dam Saint Helier’s Hermitage, Elizabeth Castle and Master Gunner image by Jerzy Kociatkiewicz