Situated in a sheltered inlet on Jersey's southern shore, St Helier is the island's main port and capital, and benefits from direct sailings from Portsmouth.
Since TV detective Bergerac put the island on the map (again) a couple of decades ago, it has been revitalised as a holiday destination. It combines a laid-back French approach to life, with the mix of British and French place names which give it a cosmopolitan air, and of course, the fact that everyone speaks English.
You'll regularly find St Helier listed as the sunniest place in the British Isles, and this alone makes it a must-visit destination for many people.
And when you embark on package holidays to St Helier, you'll want to leave some space in your suitcase for all the duty-free bargains which can be snapped up in the town's rich variety of shops. The town also boasts the island's main museum, and the maritime museum is chock-full of exhibits which trace the island's rich seafaring history.
St Helier's central market, dating from 1882, is housed in a classic Victorian structure, and is a must-visit for anyone on St Helier holidays. It showcases the best locally-grown fruit, flowers and vegetables, and it is a place to pick up many great bargains.
You also shouldn't miss Liberation Square, in the town centre. This is where the main celebrations took place when the island was liberated from German occupation in 1945. By contrast, the town's new harbour development has created an upmarket area of hotels and shopping arcades which will be essential to visit should the weather not co-operate!
If you're seeking a great destination for low-cost holidays, St Helier could fit the bill, and you should keep a regular eye out here to see the latest St Helier late deals, which could represent fantastic savings!
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