A guide to Jersey’s accommodation options

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The Channel Islands are home to a wealth of great places to stay, so if you’re looking for accommodation in Jersey, it’s possible to find something that will be perfect for you, whatever budget you’re on. Read my guide to the available choices.

Camping

I love camping. I think it’s the most free you can feel on holiday as you’re not tied down to eating, checking in or checking out at a certain time. Best of all, you get to sleep under the stars with stunning countryside all around you.

Jersey is home to numerous campsites and, because the island is so popular with outdoors enthusiasts, you’ll find pitching a tent is an incredibly popular option here. Most sites are open throughout the main holiday season of May to September, but there are others that are available to use all year round.

Glamping and caravanning

If you love sleeping under canvas but feel like pampering yourself, glamping could be for you. This form of accommodation is going through a bit of a craze at the moment, with everyone from brides and grooms to celebrities embracing this type of getaway.

Book a yurt for your stay and you won’t have to worry about wrestling to pitch your tent yourself as it will be ready and waiting for you when you arrive. Other luxurious features include a fire to keep you cosy, a real bed and a skylight that allows you to watch the stars overhead, before drifting off.

Alternatively, you could book a caravan for your trip and, again, there are plenty of options. Many of Jersey’s sites come with all the mod cons you may require, along with plenty of entertainment facilities to keep you and your travelling companions busy.

If you plan to bring your own motorhome, be aware you will require a permit to drive it on the roads and you will only be able to drive it from the port to your campsite and back again, with the vehicle having to remain at its pitch for the interim period.

Self-catering

All across Jersey you will find self-catering accommodation options. You can stay in a wooden lodge, city apartment, seaside bungalow or country cottage – it all depends on your budget and preference.

Just like with camping, I love the freedom that self-catering allows me. I don’t have to worry that I won’t like something on the menu and in the evenings I can relax and enjoy the privacy of having a beautiful property all to myself – and whoever I’m visiting with, of course!

Plus, I think it can help you to get to know the place you are visiting more. Rather than automatically dining at the hotel you’re staying at in the evening, you can check out some of the local restaurants and bars and you may just stumble across a real gem.

Hotels

For everything I’ve said about the benefits of self-catering, there will always be plenty to recommend booking a hotel for a holiday. The main one is that feeling of really spoiling yourself – something we could all use a little more of!

There are some really swanky options on the island, like the Grand Jersey, Longueville Manor and the Atlantic Hotel. These are the kinds of establishments where you can tuck into award-winning food, wander around stunning landscaped gardens and really spoil yourself at the on-site spa.

The thing is, it doesn’t hugely matter where you stay in Jersey, because it’s Jersey itself that will make your holiday so special. But what do you think? If you’ve visited before, share your tips below on where’s great to stay.

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  1. Steven Harris, 4 years ago

    Sourly Channel Islands one the best islands, I have been there five times and every time was a unique one, I liked everything, whether the food, the environment, even the doctors in jersey were amazing, I mean their attitude towards patient was outstanding and caring.

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