We stayed here in May 2011 for a family holiday with our 2 year-old daughter, and had a fantastic time. We had great weather for most of the week which meant we had good use of the lovely beach at St. Brelades bay.
On arrival we found we had been upgraded to the four-bedroom house which was a very nice surprise and the extra space certainly came in useful. The house wasn't entirely child-proof though, and our daughter found she could let herself out of her room. Too young to be left in a bunk bed room, it was somewhat tricky to know exactly where to put her. A bit of judicious reorganization put most of the breakable ornaments out of harms way though and we just had to be aware of what she could get access to. It was a very well appointed holiday let though and to be fair, it would have been very difficult to make any house entirely safe for a child at that age.
The really big advantage of the Amani apartments though is their proximity to the many restaurants and facilities in St. Brelade. The Waitrose store is only five minutes up the road, so good supplies (and children's familiar favourites) can be accessed easily, along with a good selection of quality local produce. Out on the road at the end of the drive was a newsagent where local ice-cream was available, which we enjoyed very much. Across from the drive was the Crab Shack, which served excellent seafood, but best of all would provide it in takeaway boxes. For people like us with small children in self-catering apartments, the dearth of good takeaways has severely restricted previous holidays. Here though, there was a quality seafood restaurant which we could actually enjoy, allowing us to have a great evening meal in our very comfortable house. In addition to the Crab Shack, there were two good pizza restaurants and a good quality Chinese restaurant within close walking distance. There were other places to eat in St. Brelade which may also have been very good, but we only had a week there and couldn't try them all!
The apartments offer numerous facilities for guests including a good amount of beach equipment, so don't worry about having to take or buy more buckets and spades etc. WiFi internet was offered although I couldn't connect to it. This was probably due to the ancient laptop I had taken with me but I gathered that other guests had been able to use the facility. Having a dishwasher and washing machine meant that this also worked on a practical level for a family holiday.
The proprietors also offer car rentals which we found to be exactly what we needed for our holiday. A child seat was available for a very small additional cost, but was again perfectly adequate for our stay.
In summary, the Amani apartments provided very comfortable, high quality self-catering accomodation and gave us everything we wanted to enjoy a great family holiday in a beautiful corner of Jersey. We intend to stay there again in the near future and would happily recommend them.
- Also Known As:
- Amani Luxury Self-Catering Apartments Hotel St. Brelade
- Amani Luxury Self-Catering Apartments Jersey/St Brelade