Measuring 9 by 5 miles, the Island of Jersey is small but big in terms of things to see and do. Easily accessible by both land and sea from the United Kingdom and Europe, Jersey is a perfect place for a weekend break or an extended holiday. The sea is never more than five minutes away and there are numerous beaches and coastal walks from which to enjoy the serenity of this beautiful island off the south coast of England.
The largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey mixes both French and English culture. The island has a complex history as the historic castles and war tunnels can attest. Jersey was occupied by the Germans during World War II when the tunnels were excavated using slave labour. The Jersey War Tunnels are now a major tourist attraction where visitors can view exhibitions about the Jersey resistance movement, relax in the Garden of Reflection or even test their escapology skills in the Escape Room. Only five miles north of St. Helier, the Jersey War Tunnels can easily be reached by public transport or the JWT Shuttle Bus and also features a number of regular coach tours.
Jersey is a popular destination for castle lovers. The three most popular are the Elizabeth Castle near St. Helier, Mont Orgueil Castle overlooking the harbour in Gorey and the Napoleonic Fort Regent which is just a short stroll from St Helier town centre.
Jersey is home to the biggest and best-preserved collection of World War II bunkers. During their years of occupation, the Germans fortified the island in anticipation of an Allied invasion that never materialised. Although the fortifications saw little action, they still stand today and are looked after by the Channel Islands Occupation Society. Restored to their original condition, there are dozens of bunkers and gun emplacements that can be viewed throughout the year, and they are one of the island's biggest tourist attractions.
Being an all-year-round tourist destination, there are a number of 5 star hotels in Jersey and we can reserve your places in the best and most popular. The Longueville Manor is set in 16 acres of woodland and features an outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts. Overlooking St Aubin's Bay, the Grand Jersey Hotel is ideal for business or leisure purposes, has its own spa and health club and is famed for its Champagne Lounge and the Al Fresco dining terrace. Also close to St Aubin's Bay is La Haule Manor, where the luxurious rooms come with flat-screen television and satellite channels.