Winter in Jersey is the perfect opportunity to make the most of the quieter beaches, cosy pubs and seasonal food. See the magic of the island without the crowds and watch as Jersey prepares for Christmas with its markets and festive activities. Visit Jersey in winter and browse hotels and accommodation here.
Not only does Jersey have beautiful beaches, but it also has an abundance of glorious countryside boasting breath-taking views with all sorts of flora and fauna. Across the island, you’ll find hidden paths and bridleways for you to wonder and explore. In the north, there is the beautiful Plemont Bay to discover, and you can walk along the clifftops to the Greve de Lecq for a gorgeous route along the northern cliffs.
If you would prefer to stay south close to the buzzing St Helier atmosphere, you can stroll along the cobbled streets of the town before walking up to Mount Bingham to enjoy the fantastic views. If you have time, you can even wonder down to Havre des Pas and take a winter dip in the bathing pool!
Although a crispy winter walk is a great way to brush the cobwebs away, when it really gets cold, there are plenty of indoor attractions on the island to keep you busy. Of course, one option of what you can do inside is to visit the cinema and see what feature films are hitting the big screen: a perfect escape for an afternoon.
For a more hands-on experience, you can visit Virtuality Jersey at La Colomberie in St Helier. Here, you’ll find an exciting array of virtual reality games and experiences to blow your mind. With over 15 VR headsets, the whole family can be transported to another world where you can fight zombies, explore the jungle or score that winning goal in a Premier lLague match.
On holiday, you should be looking to take a break from everyday life, whether that be through exploring new places, or simply taking some time out to relax. Heading to a spa for an afternoon or taking an entire spa break is the perfect way to refresh and revitalise for what lies ahead. Jersey boasts an array of luxurious spas, so whatever kind of treatment or experience you need, you’ll be bound to find it.
One of the options include the Cottage Garden at Longueville Manor, the only AA five red star hotel on the island. The Cottage Garden is so named after its beautiful Victorian style garden, and the spa complements this using a variety of fruit and herb-based materials for its treatments. For a spa by the sea, the St Brelade’s Bay Hotel and Spa has an incredible spa fully complete with a hydrotherapy jacuzzi, aromatherapy steam room and luxurious heated pool as well as a range of treatments.
Come winter, the produce on the island is at its peak and the multitude of restaurants and markets make the most of this. The Portelet Inn pub is one of the family favourites of the island, with stunning views over Portelet Bay accompanied with fresh homecooked food, an impressive drinks selection and various activities for the youngsters to get involved with.
The Salty Dog Bar and Bistro in St Aubin is another winter warmer with a rustic yet cosy décor and a menu full of delicious dishes. Whether you fancy fresh Jersey fish, beef steak or a spicy Penang curry, you’ll be able to find something that whets your appetite. If sitting outside is must, the bistro has a heated terrace where you’ll be able to wrap up warm and enjoy the crisp winter air.