Popular Accommodations in Jersey
Highlights in Jersey
- Unique nature
- Many cultural sights
- Mild climate
- Excellent cuisine
Most popular in Jersey
Apartments in Jersey
Those who want to spend their holidays on the Channel Island Jersey, which is the crown property of the Queen, will find most of the accommodations in cosy coastal towns like Le Câtel and Bouley Bay in the north, Les Creux in the southwest, Gorey in the east as well as in the island capital St. Helier. Whether you're looking for a vacation rental or an apartment in Jersey, you have a choice of cozy accommodation for couples, centrally located vacation rentals or sophisticated country houses that remind you of the royal splendour of the British Empire with their well-kept gardens. Alternatively, you can stay in the green interior of the island, where you will live especially in the surroundings of Le Hurel, surrounded by cultural and historical sites.
Holidays in Jersey
Travelers and Activities
As Jersey is a good 150 kilometres from the British mainland and around 25 kilometres from the northern French peninsula of Cotentin, a direct journey by car is not possible. The easiest way to get there is by plane to Jersey Airport in the municipality of St. Peter, with many flights making a stopover on the neighbouring island of Guernsey. Flights depart on Saturdays from Düsseldorf, Hanover, Stuttgart and Munich. Alternatively, you can take the ferry from the ports of Granville, Saint-Malo or Diélette on the French mainland.Locomotion on site
The island has a road network of more than 500 kilometres, which allows you to reach all the places worth seeing from your holiday home. Continental Europeans in particular should pay attention to left-hand traffic when travelling with their own vehicle or booking a rental car. However, a vehicle is not absolutely necessary for exploring the island, as there is a very dense bus network.
Things to know
Politically, Jersey, like the other Channel Islands, also has a special position, because Jersey neither belongs directly to the United Kingdom, nor is it a crown colony. Jersey has the status of a crown property and is thus solely subordinated to the British royal house. As the Channel Island is also not part of the EU, it is widely regarded as a tax haven and one of the largest financial centres in Europe.Best travel time
The location between the Gulf of Saint-Malo and the English Channel means that the warm Gulf Stream has a great influence on the almost Mediterranean climate in summer. Jersey is also the sunniest place in Great Britain and, thanks to this fact and temperatures of up to 17 degrees Celsius, already attracts numerous cultural tourists and active holidaymakers in May. The optimal travel time for bath tourists is between the end of June and the beginning of September, when the sea reaches a refreshing bathing temperature of 17 degrees Celsius. Nature lovers looking for peace and quiet can also book their vacation rental in Jersey for mild October.
The inhabitants of Jersey are called Jerseymen. But if you are called an Englishman, many people feel offended - just like Scots and Welsh people, by the way.
Top travel tips
When Jersey was abandoned by British troops in World War II, the German occupying forces drove countless shafts through the island rock, which were used as air-raid shelters and ambulance tunnels, among other things. Climb down into the underground history of Jersey and bring light into the darkness.Mont Orgueil Castle
Mont Orgueil Castel is a memorial to freedom for the islanders, as the fortress helped fend off a French invasion over 600 years ago. To this day, the building, which you can visit as part of a guided tour, has lost none of its fascination.Fun and action in Tamba Park
A special highlight for families is the Tamba Park, which promises lots of fun for young and old. The sights include a bird of prey centre, an indoor rainforest and a dinosaur trail with numerous life-size primeval lizards lurking on the edge.