St. Helier

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Elizabeth Castle which includes 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.

The Savoy Jersey
The Savoy Jersey
4 out of 5
Rouge Bouillon, St. Helier, Jersey, JE2 3ZA
The price is HK$590 per night from 5 Dec to 6 Dec
HK$590
per night
5 Dec - 6 Dec
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Reviewed on 29 Nov 2022

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The Royal Yacht
The Royal Yacht
4 out of 5
Weighbridge, St. Helier, Jersey, JE2 3NF
The price is HK$984 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec
HK$984
per night
4 Dec - 5 Dec
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in St. Helier. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
"Room was basic and refreshing of items was late in the day"

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2022

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Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa
Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
Esplanade, St. Helier, Jersey, JE2 3QA
The price is HK$1,123 per night from 2 Jan to 3 Jan
HK$1,123
per night
2 Jan - 3 Jan
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in St. Helier. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (990 reviews)
Outstanding service all round!
"Outstanding service all round! Every single member of staff were so friendly and fun which made the experience so relaxing. Nala our dog was also made to feel very welcome! One of the best hotels that we have stayed in."

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2022

Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa
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SACO Jersey Merlin House
SACO Jersey Merlin House
4 out of 5
Pier Road, St. Helier, Jersey, JE2 3WR
Stay at this 4-star apartment in St. Helier. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities and concierge services. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the bathrooms ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (76 reviews)
"Lovely, clean apartment. Good location close to centre of town. Friendly staff."

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2022

SACO Jersey Merlin House
The Uplands Serviced Apartments
The Uplands Serviced Apartments
3 out of 5
St. John's Road, Mont à L'abbe Uplands Drive, St. Helier, JE2 3LE
Stay at this 3-star apartment in St. Helier. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the property condition ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (52 reviews)
"Comfortable, spacious and clean, leading to a lovely holiday."

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2022

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Liberty Wharf Apartments
Liberty Wharf Apartments
4 out of 5
The Esplanade, St. Helier, Jersey, JE2 3AS
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly apartment in St. Helier. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (227 reviews)
"Had a great stay in this appartment. Great for the bus station and connections around the island. Very clean on arrival with a great welcome pack."

Reviewed on 1 Jun 2022

Liberty Wharf Apartments
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