Relaxing island weekends
How to have a leisurely weekend break in Jersey.
The beauty of escaping to a small island is that everywhere’s close by, making it simple to have a leisurely weekend. So get away from the daily routine with a peaceful island break where you’re never more than ten minutes from the sea, and feel yourself start to relax and recharge. Here are our suggestions for a relaxing island weekend.
Get here in time for sunset, and you can watch the sun sink into the sea over dinner at a waterside restaurant. There’s something magical about watching the sunset over dinner, and in Jersey you take take your pick of west-facing restaurants.
Exercise can be calming too - especially when it comes with a bay view. The locals’ favourite route from St. Helier to St. Aubin is a gentle level walk, jog or cycle along the bay. It’s an ideal chance to rebalance, recharge and enjoy the panoramic sea views with plenty of places to refuel along the way.
Relaxing is about taking the time to enjoy the things you normally rush, so treat yourself to a second breakfast where you can sit and watch the world go by. If you’re making the trip along St. Aubin’s Bay, stop at Mark Jordan at the Beach for an early lunch or La Belle Gourmande Delicatessen in St. Aubin for deli-style brunches.
Plan for an afternoon siesta somewhere soothing - perhaps at one of Jersey’s luxury spas. Grand Jersey’s underground spa with its cocooning relaxation lounge and indulgent Elemis treatments will smooth away the stress and leave you feeling restored and regenerated and ready for the rest of your weekend.
The happiness effect of being out in the fresh air is well known. When we get closer to nature; whether that’s a calm ocean panorama or an unspoilt landscape for quiet contemplation, we give our overstressed brains a break. And as you’re never more than ten minutes away from the sea in Jersey, you can choose your walk to suit your mood. Get inspired for a Sunday stroll here…
With our speed limit set at a leisurely 40 mph, in Jersey you can take your time and enjoy taking in the sights. Better still, let someone else take the wheel with a coach trip and sit back and watch the world go by. Through the summer, the vintage open top coaches and London double decker at Jersey Bus Tours are ready to take you on a nostalgic tour of landmark island sights. Getting there’s half the fun. (Operating from 31 March - 1 November)