Located east of St Helier, the parish of St Saviour is predominantly inland with a very small stretch of coastline. The second largest urbanised parish is home to the suburbs of Jersey and is one of the island’s most densely populated areas. For this reason, St Saviour is a hub of activity with easy access, great points of interest and excellent dining.
Historic Sites and Attractions in St Saviour
Straddling the border of St Saviour and Grouville, La Hougue Bie Museum is a neolithic site and archaeological museum. This fascinating museum gives an insight into island life as it was over 6000 years ago. The grounds also feature a mediaeval chapel and the preserved passage grave which is one of the ten oldest buildings in the world.
St Saviour Parish Church is a landmark in St Saviour and a focus point of the parish dating back to the 11th century. The Church is not only one of the most beautiful on the island but the Churchyard is also the resting place of many islanders lost in the battles of Waterloo and Trafalgar.
Other Points of Interest in St Saviour
As one of Jersey’s most peaceful locations, Howard Davis Park is the ideal location for a relaxing stroll or an afternoon picnic. Featuring a pond and walled rose garden, the park is a beautifully scenic space with exquisite flower gardens and manicured lawns. In addition, there is a cafe and a children’s play area offering all the facilities you need for a few hours at the park. The park also features a spot of history with the Jersey War Graves Cemetery, a beautiful memorial to the island’s fallen heroes.
Whilst technically located in St Helier, Havre de Pas borders St Saviour and is the closest sandy beach to the parish. Overlooked by numerous Victorian buildings, Havre de Pas has an air of the nostalgic seaside with scenic views reminiscent of days gone by. In addition to a small beach, Havre de Pas is also home to a Victorian-style lido. The bathing pool fills up during high tide and leaves behind a safe place to swim once the tide retreats. The beachfront is also lined with souvenir shops and charming beach cafes making it the perfect place to spend the day.
For those looking for a luxurious break in Jersey with a spot of pampering, St Saviour is home to one of the island’s leading spas. Longueville Manor is the most highly regarded hotel in Jersey and the only recipient on the island of a AA Red Star Rosette. The on-site wellness centre is an acclaimed boutique spa offering ultimate relaxation. The Cottage Garden is an idyllic haven offering the most exceptional spa experience. Escape to the tranquil sanctuary for treatments that will refresh and rejuvenate mind, body and soul. Alternatively, for those looking for splashtastic adventure, The Aquadome is calling your name. A waterpark for all the family, The Aquadome is a subtropical indoor paradise at the Merton Hotel. Non-residents are also welcome to enjoy the water fun and conquer the thrills of The Aquadome. Take on the numerous adrenaline-fuelled slides, enjoy a relaxing float on the lazy river or relax in the sauna and steam rooms. Little ones can also join in the fun and explore the splash park.
Shopping, Dining and Nnightlife in St Saviour
The parish offers a large number of superstores and well-known shops in addition to a handful of local boutiques. However, for those looking for a larger shopping experience, St Helier is just a short drive away with the Liberty Wharf shopping centre being less than a 10 minute journey.
St Saviour offers a great collection of dining locations to choose from with a staggering range of incredible local restaurants. However, the dining highlight in St Saviour is at the luxury hotel, Longueville Manor. The restaurant at Longueville Manor offers fine dining at its best with an exquisite menu expertly curated by Chef Andrew Baird and the accompaniment of perfectly selected wine from the on-site state-of-the-art wine cellar.
As a suburban area, nightlife in St Saviour is limited to local bars and pubs with live entertainment and events. However, for those looking for a more vibrant night scene, the party capital of Jersey is just a stone’s throw away in St Helier.
Sports and Events in St Saviour
Home to Grainville Playing Fields, St Saviour hosts an abundance of field sports. Cricket has been a popular sport in St Saviour since the first game held in 1988 at the Grainville Cricket Ground. The playing field is the venue for international matches held in Jersey whilst the grounds are also used by schools and local clubs. Grainville Playing Fields is also the home ground of United Banks Rugby Club and the pitch is also available to hire.
On the events calendar, every summer, the beachfront of Havre de Pas is transformed into a two-day seaside celebration. The event has a carnival atmosphere with beach games, food stalls and live entertainment. The Havre de Pas Summer Festival has seaside nostalgia with a modern twist and is a wholesome, family-friendly event.
St Saviour Transportation
Home to the suburbs of St Helier, St Saviour is extremely well connected by public transport. LibertyBus operates multiple services directly from the capital as well as to both the north and east coasts. Routes 3, 13, 21 and 23 all run directly through the parish
By car, St Saviour is extremely easy to navigate with a large number of main roads and a section of the St Helier Ring Road in the parish. The vast majority of St Saviour is car accessible and the parish is extremely well-signposted. Visitors to Jersey arriving by air can hire a car at the airport whilst those arriving by sea can travel with their own vehicle or alternatively, car rental is available at the ferry terminal. There are also multiple car hire offices located nearby in St Helier.
At present, St Saviour does not currently have any Green Lanes however, proposals are in place to extend Jersey’s cycle network. This extension will connect St Helier to the east coast with a cycle network that runs through both St Saviour and St Clement. Adding Green Lanes to St Saviour will be a welcome addition to the parish providing safer travel for cyclists.