With minimal travel and no jet-lag a holiday close to home is ideal for families, or indeed anyone for whom time is at a premium, but relaxation is a must. Jersey is easily accessible by air with flights from up to 25 regional airports. Alternatively, travel by sea to avoid the hassle of busy airports and have the added bonus of taking more luggage. Most ferries have shops, entertainment and restaurants on board, so you can start your holiday feeling relaxed and raring to go.
All the family can stay comfortably with our wide range of accommodation options. Perhaps you would prefer a large hotel (such as the Merton) with entertainment and activities for all ages; a cosy guest house where a friendly welcome and home comforts await you; or self-catering options which give everyone more space to relax along with the option to eat in, including Les Ormes, where there's numerous accommodation choices and lots to do.
Whatever the weather there's plenty to occupy all ages on both land and sea. There are lots of opportunities to get into and on the water with rib tours, kayaking, windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding and coasteering to name but a few. Away from the water options include cycling, tennis, karting, horse riding and golf.
Jersey is home to a variety of attractions including atmospheric castles, historic wartime tunnels, fascinating hands-on museums and wildlife parks. You'll also find entertainment after dark with cinemas, theatres and lots of places to eat and drink.
For many a perfect holiday will include time relaxing on a beach to enjoy the feel of sand between your toes and the sea breeze ruffling your hair. Jersey offers a variety of beaches, some with vast expanses of sands just perfect for building sandcastles or playing ball games; some with crystal clear shallow waters ideal for splashing around and others with rolling waves which are great for surfers. You'll also find shells to collect, caves to explore, wildlife to watch and rock pools teeming with all manner of marine life.