Make the Most of Tax Free Shopping in Jersey

by Kim on November 23, 2012

Make the Most of Tax Free Shopping in Jersey

If you are looking for somewhere to go on a shopping holiday and get some great deals, why not head to the island of Jersey? The island is VAT free, so the prices in the shops are generally cheaper than those in the UK.

Located just off the coast of Normandy in France, Jersey has an excellent shopping scene, particularly in St. Helier where you will find all of your favourite UK shops including Marks & Spencer, BHS and Boots, although with noticeably lower prices. There are also duty free shops at the ferry ports and the airports, although you should bear in mind that there’s a limit to how much duty free goods you can take home.

So if you are planning a shopping-filled break, take an empty suitcase with you and head to the island of Jersey on cheap holidays with companies like Jet2holidays. You will find so many great deals on clothing, home furnishings, gifts and so much more!

When to Shop

Most of the shops on the island of Jersey are open between Monday and Saturday. You won’t have much luck if you’re planning to shop on a Sunday, as there are actually laws against opening shops on Sunday in Jersey. Most shops will be open all year round, but some of the smaller ones may close during the winter season.

Where to Shop

As already mentioned, the city of St. Helier is the main shopping area for department store goods, with the Voisins Department Store and the De Gruchy & Co both to be found on King Street. There are also marketplaces which offer a great selection of goods, such as the Beresford Market or the undercover Central Market, both located in St. Helier.

If you are looking to bring home some perfume, accessories, cigarettes or alcohol, it might be best to wait and pick them up at the duty free shops at the airport or the ferry terminals. 

However in between all of that shopping on cheap holidays to Jersey, make sure that you also make time to check out the other attractions on the island. Jersey has a lot of beautiful rolling countryside as well as some historical points of interest such as the underground tunnels which were built during the Second World War, so you can go home with plenty of fascinating historical knowledge as well as plenty of bargains!