Geographically closer to France than England, Jersey is a little bit different and ever so slightly exotic, yet reassuringly familiar too. It’s British pounds and French place names, cream teas and croissants, Breton-style seafood and good ol’ fish and chips.
Full of natural beauty the breathtaking coastline ranges from rugged cliffs in the north to the Atlantic rollers of the windy west and long swathes of golden sand in the south. Inland is equally scenic, with flower- filled meadows, undulating farmland and leafy hidden valleys all linked by tranquil country lanes.
The capital is St Helier and, whilst small, it is a buzzing cosmopolitan harbour town and the main hub for the island’s shopping, eating, entertainment and nightlife.
Jersey is also crammed with award-winning attractions and places to visit. Uncover the island’s past at magnificent castles, emotive war tunnels and hands-on museums that really bring history to life. If that’s not enough, there are fascinating wildlife and adventure parks, quaint fishing villages, beautiful private gardens, luxury spas and not forgetting a tantalising array of outdoor pursuits for all ages and abilities.
Getting around is easy. For maximum flexibility, we recommend hiring a car to seek out hidden beaches, explore the glorious coastline and find some off-the-beaten-track places. Alternatively, an extensive island-wide bus network gives easy access to all the main places of interest. Jersey is also an exceedingly friendly walking and cycling island with a maze of cycle paths, walks and 45 miles of ‘Green Lanes’, which meander through the various parishes.
Famous for food, Jersey’s reputation as a foodie island is growing and embraces everything from Michelin-starred restaurants, chic bistros and gastropubsto farm stalls, village delis and beach cafes.
Just a short flight from mainland UK and accessible from a wide range of regional airports or by fast sea cat from the south coast in around 4½ hours.
Jersey's mild climate makes it ideal through all four seasons. Warm weather in the spring or the rich colours of autumn are ideal for exploring the great outdoors, the long summer days are perfect for a week or more of family fun; while in winter it may be chillier, but there's cosy fires to relax beside and fabulous food to whet your appetite.
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Pre-book a traditional afternoon tea package at the Radisson Blu Waterfront where you can enjoy views from the terrace or the brasserie which overlook Elizabeth Castle and the Marina.
From £15 per person
A poignant reminder of the German Occupation during World War II. An underground collection of galleries that detail the occupation and eventual liberation. Travel to/from the tunnels is not included.
From £17 per person
During this full day tour you will see the islands’ stunning coastline and the experienced driver guides will tell local stories about Jersey. There is a lunch stop (additional expense for food). Pick up and drop off from your hotel is included.
From £20 per person
Spend an hour at the Channel Islands Liquor Company where you can enjoy a Wheadon’s & Tonic along with a host of other gins to develop a better understanding of flavour. You’ll also gain a great insight to the variety of botanicals, the production methods and the history of this fascinating spirt. Tours available Tue-Fri at 12pm & 2.30pm or Sat at 1pm & 3.30pm
From £25 per person