An island smack dab in the middle of the English Channel and just off the coast of France how can you beat that combination for a luxurious and relaxing getaway? Jersey (Channel Islands) is a luxury travellers dream. After living in Jersey for nearly 4 years and travelling to various parts of the world, I can safely say that Jersey is one of the most beautiful places Ive ever been to. Its mix of French culture and British charm wrapped around the slower pace of island life, make this a destination of choice for every taste. Most people, who head to Jersey for a visit, stay in the town centre of St. Helier. If youre out for the nightlife, then town is the place to be. For us luxury seekers, I think its St. Brelades Bay all the way. About a 20 minute drive from town and only 10 minutes away from the airport, this part of the island is small but so beautiful in both winter and summer. The area is calm, the beaches are some of the cleanest in Europe and you are spoiled for choice when it comes to places to eat, drink and sleep. One of the nicest hotels in this area, and in the island in general, is the LHorizon Hotel & Spa. An elegant hotel that boasts sea view rooms, a full-service spa and The Grill restaurant (thats been awarded two AA Rosettes). The view from the LHorizon cant be beat. When I stayed here this past September I realized that you really do get the best of both worlds here tranquil surroundings and beautiful views. It was one of the most peaceful and relaxing stays Ive ever had in a hotel. With the soft golden sand, crystal clear waters and clean, fresh air around the Bay, it has an almost Mediterranean feel. Yet, the hotel itself is definitely British in style, being built in 1850 by George Hicks, a Colonel in the Bengal Army, the interior is pure elegance, full of space and light. The area around the LHorizon is full of choice cuisine for all taste buds. Restaurants in Jersey are top notch with having a contemporary British style with an obvious French influence. Being by the sea helps get all of the fresh fish and seafood which are to die for. The spa culture in Jersey is plentiful and at the LHorizon you can treat yourself to a dip in the indoor heated salt-water swimming pool any time of year with a view of the sea. If you want to treat yourself, two treatment rooms, a Jacuzzi and a sauna are for the taking. Getting luxurious in Jersey is all about getting out of town and taking in the scenery whether its the beach or the beautiful landscape. St. Brelades Bay is just the spot to take it all in enjoying good food, beautiful beaches, luxurious accommodation and genuine hospitality is right at your fingertips. Check it out today trust me, you wont be sorry! Miriam Berger is the blogger behind Travelling Starfish – a travel blog with an expat edge. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.
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