Yet holidaying in your own backyard is a great way to puncture the banal routines of everyday life. With our wonderful coastline, idyllic countryside and vibrant culture, Jersey is often described as a European hotspot. Yet chances are, if you live here, you’ll rarely have the time to experience the island’s many appeals.
With so much on our doorsteps, and the ‘staycation’ finally finding favour, now is the time to rediscover Jersey’s abundance of clandestine charms.
Whether you wish to bask in botanical greenery, embark on an adventure or lounge in luxury, Jersey has a strong case for being the prettiest of all British crown dependencies, and with hidden coves, picturesque beaches and year-round peace and quiet, why venture anywhere else?
Here’s a showcase of what’s on offer at some of the island’s top hotels:
Set upon a backdrop of dramatic skies and glittering coastline, The Atlantic Hotel certainly lives up to its status. Once inside the grand entranceway, and you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’ve been whisked away to another time zone.
Although a proud Jersey establishment, this privately owned venue, posing on an idyllic corner of the island, creates the illusion of an unspoilt world – far from the hustle and bustle of St Helier.
A member of Small Luxury Hotels of The World, this cliff top venue is the perfect place in which to spend a romantic getaway, and after a three course table d’hote dinner – included in the luxury escapes overnight package – guests can drift off to the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks below.
Surrounded by heavenly headland, 3000 miles of ocean and Jersey’s picturesque conservation area, Les Mielles, the pretty location of St Ouen’s Bay is just one of this hotel’s many assets. When booking a staycation escape, you’re invited to leave your troubles behind and your keys with the concierge. Switching off from the mundane chores of everyday life is easy when ensconced in the relaxing ambiance of The Atlantic, where leisurely cycles, railway walks, golf excursions and fine dining are all the rage.
It’s here that each and every element is geared towards creating a relaxing environment, the beauty of the so-called staycation; a holiday from home, yet one that allows you to skip the stresses and strains of travel.
A luxury overnight stay for two at The Atlantic Hotel starts at just £210 this winter and will entitle you to complimentary use of the Palm Club’s exquisite facilities, a full English breakfast and a three-course dinner served in the Michelin-starred Ocean restaurant.
For more information or to book a staycation package at The Atlantic Hotel, please contact Hayley Brockwell on 744101 or email@example.com
Visit www.theatlantichotel.com for more information.
Nestled on the hillside overlooking St Aubin’s Harbour is the perfect location for a staycation. This four gold star JQA rated hotel is one of the finest country house style hotels on the island and is well known for its warm welcome and excellent service.
The hotel offers 59 rooms including three Superior Garden Sea View rooms with private Terraces and garden and complimentary WiFi is available throughout all the bedrooms and public areas.
The Somerville Hotel’s restaurant, Tides, has recently been awarded a Gold Highly Recommended Accreditation by Quality in Tourism and offers unrivalled views of St Aubin’s. You can enjoy both lunch and dinner in Tides from the extensive a la carte menu or set Table d’Hote menus.
You can relax and unwind at the Somerville Hotel during October and November with their fantastic Tennerfest Overnight package which includes one night accommodation in a Classic Inland room, three course dinner on their Tennerfest menu plus full English breakfast the following morning for only £62.50 per person.
With this fantastic luxury hotel here at home, is there any need to escape to any other destination?
To book this package, call The Somerville Hotel reservations team on 491900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.dolanhotels.com for more information.
The Royal Yacht Hotel:
With well appointed bedrooms from standard to suites, three restaurants, four bars and a luxurious spa to wash away all of your troubles, the Royal Yacht Hotel is the perfect solution. The aim here is to allow yourself to be spoiled by all that the Royal Yacht hotel has to offer. Throughout the year, offers and packages are available for locals and travellers alike.
Their Spa Package is a simple package of perfect proportion, ideal for a mini-moon, mid week re charge or romantic weekend escape. A great mix of spa, accommodation and dinner to relax, indulge and soothe you and your special someone. Enjoy an overnight stay in a Gold Double or Twin Room, perfectly balanced accommodation for two people with everything you need to make your stay special. For a special occasion, why not consider an upgrade for a small surcharge? This package includes two treatments, one for you and one for your partner or friend so you can both enjoy the benefits of Spa Sirène fully. Their therapists offer a personal touch to all treatments to so there’s no ‘packaged’ feel to the experience, it’s all about you. And, if that’s not enough, consider their Mud Rasul Treatment as a package add on, its the perfect opportunity to get a bit hands on!
Once, you’ve de-toxed, allow them to recharge you with a delicious three course Table D’hôte Dinner in Restaurant Sirocco. Enjoy your dinner overlooking the glittering marina alfresco or cocooned in the sultry Sirocco atmosphere. Please note that the Spa Package is not available during December but they can offer an alternate package during this month.
For more information on our Spa Package, call reservations on 720511 or email email@example.com.
Or visit www.theroyalyacht.com
The Radisson Blu:
There is a sensational offer for you this winter season at the 4* Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel exclusive to locals… Take a breath… £79.00 room only per person per night for a standard island facing bedroom, upgrade to sea view rooms from £20, valid from 7th October to 28th February 2014 subject to availability. They’re also throwing in a complimentary bottle of house wine with a dinner for two in our Waterfront Brasserie, just because they’re nice like that!
Dine in their stylish Brasserie overlooking Elizabeth Marina on quality food artfully prepared by their talented Executive Chef Vincent Duffy and his team using seasonal and local produce. Enjoy the atmosphere on Friday and Saturday nights from 5pm with live music in the Martello Bar. After hitting the bright lights of St Helier, don’t splurge on a taxi fare; come spend a luxurious night’s sleep in one of their exquisite bedrooms instead.
All guests have unlimited access to their leisure facilities where you can cleanse in the steam room, indulge with a hot-stone massage in their salon and dive into the pool after a refreshing work-out in the gym. After working up an appetite, dine 2 for 1 for Sunday Lunch in our Brasserie with foot-tapping rhythms from a live band. When the day’s done, savour a crisp glass of wine in the Martello Bar as you watch the sunset over the yachts in the marina. Bliss…
Holiday closer to home with premium service in stylish surroundings to leave you with a lasting smile on your face this winter. Get away from it all here in beautiful Jersey without the expensive price-tag.
So what are you waiting for? Pack your overnight bag! Just ask for the ‘local’s offer’ when you book.
Call them now to take full advantage of this exclusive deal on 671 100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit www.radissonblu.co.uk/hotel-jersey for more information.
The Grand Hotel:
Grand Jersey has a range of special offers and activities throughout autumn and winter which provide you with the perfect ‘Staycation’ package to relax and unwind in a haven away from the winter weather. Grand Jersey love locals and like nothing more than to give something back for them to enjoy, which is why they are running their fabulous local residents rate again this season. Stay with them for just £99.00 for two people in a Classic Inland room inclusive of full English breakfast, dinnerin Victorias restaurant and use of their award winning Spa facilities. This rate is available from 1st October, right through until 31st March 2014.
To enhance your ‘Staycation’ experience, you can indulge in our all new Twilight package in the Spa. Enjoy a 25 minute treatment from a selection, followed by a sumptuous two course dinner in Victorias for just £49.00 per person.
For those wishing to enjoy the livelier side of life, why not book your ‘Staycation’ to coincide with one of their many events at the hotel. They are hosting a Murder Mystery night on 26th October, numerous Cinema Club nights and fantastic cocktail classes where their resident Mixologist will teach you the art of the perfect cocktail!
For more information on any of their packages call 722301 or email email@example.com to book.
Visit www.grandjersey.com for more information.
The Club Hotel & Spa:
The Club Hotel & Bohemia restaurant are offering Gallery readers the chance to book a night of luxury to help get through the beckoning Autumn evenings.
Enjoy the comfort of their Frette dressed feather beds for one night, dinner for two in Michelin Starred Bohemia restaurant from their Classic Menu. Free and full use of The Club Spa’s thermal suite for the duration of your stay, evening turndown with complimentary water and Bohemia shortbread and continental breakfast for two. All for £199.00. Why would you leave the island? Bookings must be made by the end of October for stays between the months of 1st Oct through 31st March 2014.
Visit www.theclubjersey.com for more information or call 876500 to book.