The Channel Islands enjoy the best of both worlds. Sandwiched comfortably between England and France, the islands have forged a unique identity that draws its influence from both sides of the water. Today, the islands (and Jersey in particular) have cemented their reputation as one of the continent's finest holiday destinations. Jersey is a treasure trove for history enthusiasts. With plenty of historic hotels dotted around the island, it couldn't be easier for visitors to tap into this island's rich and interesting past.
When it comes to choosing a place to stay on your holiday, atmosphere is hugely important. Across the island, visitors will find a number of locations that have an ambience harking back to certain points in Jersey's history. One such spot is Liberation Square, located in the main town of St. Helier.
Liberation Square is named in celebration of the end of Jersey's occupation by the Nazis in the 1940s. Visitors keen to check out this vibrant central square have ample accommodation options.
The Pomme d'Or Hotel is right in the middle of it all, located in the square itself. The family-friendly hotel is conveniently located for all the town's attractions. There's free internet throughout the hotel, and guests can use the nearby fitness centre free of charge.
The main town of St. Helier happens to house the majority of Jersey's historical attractions. One such attraction can be seen from the beachfront Grand Jersey Hotel and Spa - Elizabeth Castle. The castle was built in the 16th century on a tidal island, just a short distance of the St Helier Coast. Having protected the island for hundreds of years, it's now one of Jersey's foremost tourist attractions.
Another historical highlight in St. Helier is the Jersey Museum and Art Gallery. The museum details the quarter of a million years’ time-span during which humans have been living on the island of Jersey. The adjoining art gallery is home to some remarkable exhibitions, including the work of some prominent surrealists.
As you'd expect, the town of St. Helier features some of the island's best restaurants and bar, making it a popular choice for holidaymakers choosing from the hotels in Jersey.