St. Helier

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Elizabeth Castle showing château or palace as well as an individual male

The largest of the Channel Islands and the capital of Jersey is a busy port town home to museums, forts, markets and beaches.

The capital of Jersey, St. Helier offers an interesting mix of museums, fortifications, bustling markets and a popular culinary scene. Until the late 1700s, St. Helier was just a simple coastal settlement. Today, it’s a lively town where both English and French customs are present.

Delve into the history of St. Helier and Jersey at the town’s museums. Spot artifacts from the Neolithic period to the present day at the Jersey Museum. Learn about Jersey’s seafaring and pirate heritage at the Maritime Museum. While here, marvel at the Occupation Tapestry Gallery. It honors the 50th anniversary of Jersey’s liberation from German occupation in World War II.

Wander through St. Helier’s streets to admire centuries-old Georgian and Victorian buildings. Visit the Georgian House, a family residence built in the 1730s and decorated in period furniture. Let your senses run wild as you browse the food stands of the Central Market. Investigate the market’s impressive Victorian-era architecture. Nearby, the Beresford Market buzzes with the activity of local fishmongers.

Go to Havre des Pas beach when the sun shines. Stroll along the waterfront promenade, swim in the outdoor pool or sit on the steps and enjoy sea views. Visit Elizabeth Castle, a 16th-century stronghold and former home of explorer, Sir Walter Raleigh. At low tide walk across the bay to the castle. Alternatively, catch the ferry from the harbor.

St. Helier’s cuisine blends British and French influences. Find seafood shacks, traditional British pubs and Michelin-starred restaurants. Sample bean crock, a slow-cooked stew with beans and pig’s feet. Visit in July for the Jersey Fish Festival and watch cooking demonstrations, shop at craft stalls or enjoy live music.

The easiest way to reach St. Helier is to catch a ferry from southern England or northwestern France. Beyond its own attractions, the city is the gateway to Jersey’s picturesque beaches and countryside. Both St. Brelade’s Bay and Les Mielles Nature Reserve are less than a 20-minute drive away.

Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa
Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
The price is AU$201 per night from 16 Feb. to 17 Feb.
Located in St. Helier, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 2 mi (3 km) of Channel Islands, Port of Jersey and St. Helier Beach. St Aubin's ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (980 reviews)
"Fantastic hotel, and wonderful service - special mention must go to Grant who made our stay the best in Jersey yet. The Victoria restaurant was outstanding and attention to detail truly 5 star service, the food absolutely sublime. Thank you for making our long weekend and my fiancés birthday celebration ..."

Reviewed on 11 Jan. 2022

Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa
The Royal Yacht
The Royal Yacht
4 out of 5
Weighbridge, St. Helier, Jersey
The price is AU$209 per night from 18 Jan. to 19 Jan.
Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Channel Islands, Port of Jersey, and St. Helier Beach. Jersey Museum & Art Gallery and Fort ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (986 reviews)
"Dirty laundry left in the room!"

Reviewed on 28 Dec. 2021

The Royal Yacht
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Jersey
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Jersey
4 out of 5
Rue de l'Etau, St. Helier, Jersey
The price is AU$230 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Located in the heart of St. Helier, this spa hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Channel Islands, Port of Jersey, and St. Helier Beach. St Aubin's Bay and Jersey ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (985 reviews)
"Bar service in restaurant was slow and took over 15mins to then tell us requested drinks were not actually available and we needed to re order, by which time one food course was nearly finished"

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2022

Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Jersey
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SACO Jersey Merlin House
SACO Jersey Merlin House
4 out of 5
The price is AU$161 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Channel Islands, Port of Jersey and St. Helier Beach. Fort Regent Leisure and Entertainment ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (59 reviews)
"We were very impressed with this apartment and really enjoyed our time in Jersey. The lady on reception was very helpful, and we were able to park the car very close by, and very cheaply, using a well know mobile app. There was plenty of space, and helpful additions like a washer dryer, which given ..."

Reviewed on 31 Oct. 2021

SACO Jersey Merlin House
The Uplands Serviced Apartments
The Uplands Serviced Apartments
3 out of 5
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Helier Town Hall, St. Helier Beach and Port of Jersey. Havre des Pas and La Hougue ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (41 reviews)
Easy check in ,any time
"Easy check with key box( we arrived after midnight). Straightforward. Milk and water in fridge very welcome. Staples for tea/coffee/cereal very useful."

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2021

The Uplands Serviced Apartments
Liberty Wharf Apartments
Liberty Wharf Apartments
4 out of 5
The price is AU$261 per night from 16 Feb. to 17 Feb.
Located in the heart of St. Helier, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Channel Islands, Port of Jersey and St. Helier Beach. Jersey Museum & ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (218 reviews)
"I can’t fault anything about the apartment or the service. Will definitely be booking again soon."

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2021

Liberty Wharf Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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