Luxury holidays in Jersey

A small island in the English Channel, Jersey punches above its weight in looks and character. There’s no pigeonholing Jersey: it delivers for lovers of beach, town or country thanks to billiard-green scenery and an undulating coastline dotted with picturesque harbour towns. Its colourful past – evident in ancient grave tunnels, standing stones, medieval castles and coastal defences – is horizon-expanding; its vibrant restaurant scene, pleasantly waistline expanding.

When to go

Winter months from November to February bring unpredictable weather. With spring, the wildflowers arrive and sea temperatures rise from May onwards. June to August are the warmest and busiest months. In September and October, the sea is warm and the island quieter.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Jersey Airport (in Saint Peter) is served from regional airports across the UK, from Exeter to Glasgow, with London Gatwick its main gateway. Ferries run from Poole and Portsmouth in England, or St Malo in France.
  • Automobiles

    The roads here are rural with the speed limit never exceeding 40mph. Wheels may prove useful for getting around the island, although there’s a robust network of metred public taxis and private hire vehicles to do the driving for you.