Recently I visited Jersey for a 2nd time in one year and came back with the exact same impression as the first time. Jersey is the perfect island for relaxation, especially given that it’s so close to London. With so many hotels, spas and restaurant to choose from, here are my top picks from my recent trip.
WHERE TO STAY
The Atlantic Hotel
The Atlantic Hotel Jersey must be one of the most scenic hotels on the island. A bit further away from the hustle and bustle of St Helier, The Atlantic Hotel is located in Saint Brelade on the west side of the island and is best accessible by car.
We stayed in an ocean view room which was clean with lots of white interior and natural light. The view was the highlight of the room, overlooking the hotel’s private facilities and of course the beautiful ocean. We managed to catch a beautiful sunset from our balcony.
The breakfast buffet selection was rather small but the selection was of good quality and they have a really nice hot menu. Make sure you try their homemade nut and apricot cake. We went crazy over these!
Last but not least, the staff here were fantastic and so accommodating to make sure all guests were enjoying their stay. People do make a place and at The Atlantic Hotel, we have the staff to thank.
WHERE TO EAT
The Atlantic Hotel also happens to be the home to Ocean Restaurant, 1 out of 3 Michelin star restaurants in Jersey. We had the pleasure of visiting this restaurant on our first night in Jersey. The atmosphere is very romantic and perfect for a special occasion. My mom and I had 3 courses each, and I can safely say that the seafood was excellent. The meat dishes were a bit hit and miss in my honest opinion, so if you want the Michelin experience you’ll definitely get it with the fish.
Ormer is another Michelin star restaurant in Jersey and once again a perfect spot for a special occasion. The atmosphere is not as romantic and serene as Ocean, instead it’s got a more formal/business type of feel. Food at Ormer was flawless and I highly recommend the pork belly.
Jersey Crab Shack
For something more relaxed, there’s Jersey Crab Shack which is located right on the St Brelade beach. The food is fresh, service is fast and views are great. Outdoor seating is available during the summer. On the contrary to what the name suggests, the menu is quite diverse and includes everything from oysters, burgers to vegetarian dishes.
WHAT TO DO
Enjoy the scenery
Jersey has so many beautiful spots to discover untouched nature, whether you’re leisurely walking, hiking or driving. This time we hired a car and since the island isn’t very big, we got to see so much more! If you’ve got a car, you can see the main spots in one weekend. My favourite areas were St Brelade, the Corbiere Lighthouse in particular, and St Helier.
Relax at the Royal Yacht Hotel – Spa Sirene.
During this trip to Jersey I came across Spa Sirene at The Royal Yacht Hotel. After a stressful first morning in Jersey, a relaxing spa session was what I needed. The ambiance is just perfect. The lights are so serene and facilities are ultra modern. I’m happy to have discovered Spa Sirene as it’s now my favourite spa in Jersey.
WHAT NOT TO DO
Don’t leave all of your “browse around town and shopping” plans for a Sunday! As mentioned earlier in my post, Jersey is a very relaxed place. Sunday is an off day, practically everywhere is shut. Leave the hiking and driving around for a Sunday.
Read about my last trip to Jersey HERE.
This trip was in collaboration with Visit Jersey.