Jersey, the sunniest location in Britain, is celebrated for its mild climate, unspoilt beaches, and quaint medieval landmarks. Under 15 miles from France, the island is also known for its distinct mix of French and English cultural influences, and has a tidal range so large that it expands by approximately 20 per cent when the tide is out. Today, you can find a great selection of affordable two-star hotels in Jersey that offer easy access to its abundant attractions, as well as being easy on the wallet!
Relax on Jersey's Glorious Sandy Beaches
Visit beautiful Archirondel beach, on the north-eastern part of the island, and go for a swim at high tide. Spend the day at the easily accessible beach of Grève de Lecq on the north coast and see its photogenic cliffs, or head to pristine, sheltered Grouville Bay, perfect for families with young children.
Fortunately, as you might expect for this island's compact size, many hotels are within walking distance of a beach, while others are just a short drive from the coast. If you are staying in a hotel in St. Helier, you will benefit from easy access to the town's historic port, which offers regular ferry trips to other ports such as Poole in Dorset and St. Malo in Brittany, France.
With big Atlantic waves on its western shores, Jersey is an ideal travel destination for surfing fans. Probably the best location for this sport is St. Ouen's Bay, a vast five-mile-wide beach that is west-facing and has excellent breaks.
Spend the Day at Historic St. Helier
Come to the Durrell Wildlife Park and observe hundreds of animals, many of which are endangered species. Visit Elizabeth Castle, an iconic fortress that was built in the 16th century and named after Elizabeth I, then explore the fascinating Neolithic ruins of La Hougue Bie. Besides value-for-money 2-star hotels, St Helier also has a fantastic variety of restaurants serving everything from delicious British cuisine to fresh seafood and delectable French recipes or vibrant Asian dishes.
Visit St. Helier's Jersey Museum and Art Gallery
Here, you can learn see a wonderful exhibition showcasing the history of Jersey over the past 250,000 years. Find out why this island, more than six times nearer to France than it is Britain, has remained British for so long. Discover how it grew to prominence as a desirable holiday destination in the 19th Century, and listen to the Jersey-French language that was once widely spoken here.
Comfortable Jersey Hotel Rooms with WiFi
Almost all hotel rooms in Jersey offer WiFi access so you will never miss an important e-mail while you are away from home. Many also rooms also feature en-suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, and some are also equipped with a kettle and tea and coffee so you can always look forward to a hot drink the moment you wake up.
Many of Jersey's two-star hotels also provide full-English or continental breakfasts, often free of charge or for a daily supplement. You can also find more information on places to visit on the island by contacting your hotel reception in advance or when you check in.