I love to stay in smaller boutique hotels. When I saw The Atlantic Hotel, I had to stay here, definitely one of the best boutique hotels in Jersey! Imagine stepping out onto your balcony everyday, with only greenery, lush trees and the sea to look at. This was our room at The Atlantic Hotel. There is an outdoor pool here and lots of outdoor seating so you can enjoy the views. There is also an indoor pool as well as a tennis court and even a pop up spa. It was also nice to stay on two different sides of the island. As for the first few days we stayed in the North and then we stayed here in the West.
Where is Jersey?
Jersey is a small island off the coast of Northern France. It is in between England and France but much closer to France. You can fly to Jersey from London, or you can take a boat with your own car. We had a hire car for the duration of our trip with Hertz. Make sure to get a car with navigation in, unless you get a SIM card and you won’t be able to use your data here free of charge. Although saying that, it is a fairly small island and we knew our way around quite well after a few days. The population of Jersey is just over 106,000.
How many days are needed to visit Jersey?
When we arrived in Jersey, the lady at the car rental was shocked that we were staying for 6 days! Although some people might say that a weekend here is enough, to really experience Jersey and try everything we did, you will need at least 5 days. There are so many beaches to explore and so much you can do here. It is perfect for couples that want to relax and explore the beaches and go paddle boarding like us. Jersey is also perfect for families, with Jersey Zoo, kayaking and plenty of castles to see. I will be telling you about all the amazing places you can see while staying at the Atlantic Hotel, just read on! We really felt like we lived here for the week and someone even was shocked when we said we weren’t from Jersey!
Best boutique hotels in Jersey: Where is the Atlantic Hotel?
The Atlantic Hotel is located on the West side of the island. As you head down towards the famous Corbiére Lighthouse, The Atlantic is not far away. It is right on top of the cliffs overlooking the sea. As you walk out of the hotel through the pool area, you can keep walking down right to the edge of the cliff with the most amazing view of the sea. It is the perfect location for the sunset, which sets over the sea in front of the hotel. It is also therefore very close to get to the beach! On the west coast beach, St Ouen’s, are also some of the best restaurants! I will be telling you all about these later on in this post.
The Atlantic Hotel Restaurant
We were lucky enough to have one evening meal here and it was definitely an experience. The food was absolutely divine; I even had to write down all names of the dishes as they were so complex! Complex, yet so beautifully put together and all the best flavours mixed together. My aim was to eat as much fresh seafood as possible on this trip, and The Atlantic didn’t disappoint!
For starter Boyan had the Crispy pig’s head terrine with mushrooms, truffle mayonnaise, Thai shallots and cep powder. I had the seared, hand divided Jersey scallop. This was served with truffle and Parmesan gratinated leek, air dried ham, chervil and toasted hazelnut butter. It was absolutely divine.
For main course, Boyan had the roast Jersey beef sirloin, cooked to perfection exactly as he asked for it. This came with celery, Stilton beignets, sweet and sour celeriac, asparagus spears, crispy oyster mushrooms and a red wine sauce. I had the pan fried John Dory fillet with lobster tagliatelle, tarragon puree, wilted baby spinach and topped off with a truffle and lobster cream sauce.
The dessert also didn’t disappoint! Boyan had an amazing dessert but unfortunately I didn’t write the name down but it was like a terrine with ice cream on the side and bananas on top.
I had elderflower and Jersey berries jelly with white chocolate panna cotta, champagne foam, crispy white chocolate, summer berries sauce. It was all absolutely incredible.
What can you do near the Atlantic Hotel, Jersey?
There are more reasons why this is one of the best boutique hotels in Jersey! Aside from wandering around the hotel grounds and playing tennis, there is so much to see, all very close by.
Watch the sunset at Corbière Lighthouse
This was my absolute favourite sunset spot here! Check the tides beforehand if you would like to walk out to the lighthouse. It comes in very fast, we went back to the hotel quickly to grab another camera and by the time we had come back the path was not visible anymore. It’s a lovely walk but even from the cliffs In front of the lighthouse you can still get a nice shot. A lot of the places in Jersey have French names, so put your best French accent on and give it a go! I said a few of the names very wrong… but just go for it!
Go kayaking from St Brelade’s Bay
St Brelade’s is another one of the best beaches on the island. It is only a few minutes drive from the Atlantic Hotel. Here you can go kayaking and paddle boarding. The kayaking tour takes you all around the coast. It is a great opportunity to see the island and beaches from a different perspective! You will be provided with a winter wetsuit if needed but you need to bring your own water shoes. Luckily when we went paddle boarding it was really warm and we were fine in just a swimsuit.
Sunbathe on Beauport Beach
Beauport Beach was yet another beautiful beach here in Jersey. The car park here is fairly small, but the beach wasn’t busy at all both times we came here. We even saw some people here on their kayaking tour. It is a lovely sandy beach, and even a bit shaded from the wind.
Experience the history of Jersey at Gorey castle
Just further along the coast from The Atlantic Hotel is the town of Gorey. It is fully of lovely houses around the harbour and Gorey castle overlooking it all. A great place to come and learn more about the history of Jersey. Jersey has a long and interesting history, as it was even under German occupation for years, remnants of this can still be seen around the island.
Where to eat near the Atlantic Hotel?
Eat dinner at El Tico
El Tico is along St Ouen’s beach. This is the beach that you can see from the hotel. It is one of only a few restaurants that you can sit and watch the sunset at. There is plenty of outdoor seating, but I would recommend bringing a blanket as it can get a bit windy and chilly in the evenings, even in summer. The food here is incredible. I would recommend the mezze platter and the calamari for starter. Then for main, the hot prawns were in the best sauce I have ever tried. The best part was the dessert! We tried them all, I would recommend the banoffee pie, the hot chocolate pudding and also the sticky toffee pudding. The food was also very affordable prices!
For prices head here: Where to eat in Jersey!
Have traditional fish and chips at Le Braye
The next best place along St Ouen’s is Le Braye. I would recommend coming here for a delicious fish and chips! This also has outdoor seating but is shaded, so you won’t feel the wind. It is lovely inside and lots of seafood options.
Eat fresh seafood at the Faulkner Fisheries
My last food option nearby is right on the opposite side of the west coast. Right by a place called ‘Stinky Bay’. Which is actually called L’Etacq and is a beautiful sunset spot. Here is an old bunker turned amazing fish restaurant. We came here for lunch and it was divine. The fish is so fresh and they grill it right in front of you. It did take a while but it was definitely worth the wait. There is plenty of seating but all outdoors so make sure to wrap up. I would recommend the grilled squid, the scallops and prawns. This all comes with bread to dip in the delicious sauce, or you can get some Jersey potatoes!
Off The Rails
This is a lovely little restaurant only a 5-minute drive away from The Atlantic Hotel. You can also walk here along the old railway track. Here you can eat tapas or some delicious pizza. We went for the tapas and had a goat’s cheese salad with calamari, scallops and prawns. The interior is really beautiful and I would definitely recommend heading here for lunch, if you have already had lunch at one of the best boutique hotels in Jersey, as that is a must try!
Thanks for reading my post on The Atlantic – one of the best boutique hotels in Jersey. We had such a lovely stay and would recommend it to everyone!
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