Jersey is a fascinating blend of both British and French influences. The climate feels almost tropical compared to the rest of the UK, and as a consequence it's a hugely popular summer holiday destination. The range of properties on the island is wide but our selection of the best places to stay in Jersey offers something for everyone from grown up luxury to family friendly beach front resort.
Largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey is also the financial capital, so there is a bit of glitz and glamour along this 48miles worth of impressive coastline, as well as a mix of rugged cliffs and sandy beaches. With plenty of walking and/ or cycling tracks between them.
It's position as an offshore finance centre has influenced recent design - there's lots of glass and steel, and bars and restaurants etc. to spend any excess in.
Jersey also has a fascinating history, which you can get to know better in the island's numerous museums. One of the most dramatic times in Jersey's history was WW2, when it was occupied by Germany. This chapter is recounted in the rather spooky surrounds of underground tunnels, dug using slave labour, and now the Jersey War Tunnels Museum. You can also see it in the ruined gun emplacements and bunkers still visible along the coast.
Families will be interested to hear that Jersey also has a zoo, founded by famous naturalist Gerald Durrell, which has a focus on protecting endangered species, and breeding them for release.
And then of course there are the rest of the Channel Islands to explore - a real time travelling experience, considering some of them don't even have cars or streetlights!
Do plan ahead if you want to book a summer holiday - the best places to stay in Jersey will get booked up way in advance. Alternatively come in the quieter months and really get to know this special island.
If you're looking for somewhere to install your family on a traditional seaside holiday, one of the best places to stay in Jersey is L'Horizon Hotel & Spa. Right on the beach of St. Brelade's Bay, this hotel has been booking families into its sea-view rooms since 1850. Of course it's totally modernised now, and even has a spa and heated, indoor pool for when the weather is a bit disappointing.
St Helier, Jersey
Chic hotel in the heart of St Helier with a top spa & Michelin starred restaurant. Sleek contemporary styling in the bedrooms. A good choice if you want to stay in the heart of the action.
St Brelade, Jersey
Beach front property overlooking St Brelade's Bay. Spacious rooms many with great views over the bay. Plenty of dining options plus spa and health club. Ideal for a family seaside holiday.
St Brelade, Jersey
Stylish hotel with stunning views and Michelin starred dining overlooking St Ouen's Bay. Golf next door, and extensive spa facilities make this a great resort hotel for an extended holiday.
St Saviour, Jersey
Country estate style 14th century manor house hotel with lovely gardens around a pool. Excellent facilities including tennis court & croquet lawn, and fine dining. Four poster beds and traditional, luxury furnishings. Deeply comfortable.