Visit Safe Charter
Jersey is part of the UK’s Common Travel Area and there are no requirements to isolate on your return home to the UK. We understand you may need a little reassurance, which is why Jersey has a Safer Travel Policy in place, with free PCR testing on arrival. Simply keep an eye out for the Visit Safe Charter stamp and take comfort in knowing you can explore the island with ease.
Spectacular scenery on your doorstep
Fancy a change of scenery this summer? Holidays to Jersey are about as close as you can get to going abroad without actually going abroad. Hop on a plane and land on exotic shores in just 40 minutes. Or if you don’t fancy flying, catch the ferry and bring your car!
There are countless ways to explore Jersey’s stunning scenery and you’re never more than 10 minutes away from the sea. Try a family picnic, take a walk from St. Helier to St. Aubin and find a spot where you can soak up dramatic vistas of Elizabeth Castle. Set your sights on Grantez headland, where you’ll get to admire St. Ouen’s Bay without the crowds. For a combination of amazing views and WW2 history, make for the rocky headland and German bunkers of Noirmont Point. Jersey has something for everyone.
Kick-back Jersey style
Jersey’s relaxed pace is infectious, so sunbathe with the locals beside the clear waters, pretty palm trees and sea-facing cafes of St. Brelade's Bay, or head to a spa for a range of wellness treatments. With its roomy hydropool and foot spas, The Royal Yacht hotel in St. Helier is a popular place to recharge, while The Cottage Garden at Longueville Manor is the perfect retreat, surrounded by Victorian gardens.
For something livelier, St. Brelade's Bay is a hub for watersports. So, if your idea of restoring balance involves hopping on a surf board and enjoying that fresh salty air, this is just the spot.
Yoga lovers can stretch out on a WW2 bunker, along the sand, or even on a stand-up paddleboard. If you prefer to fully disconnect, head to St. Ouen’s Forgotten Forest for some forest bathing (or shinrin-yoku).
A foodie front-runner
Jersey’s excellent cuisine and ‘Big Four’ local ingredients need little introduction. It’s best known for its delicious Jersey Royal potatoes, creamy milk, locally-caught lobster and high-quality oysters, but the apple-based black butter is another must-try. There’s even a whole festival devoted to it!
You’ll be spoilt for places to fuel your appetite, from its Michelin-starred restaurant Bohemia Bar & Restaurant in St Helier to local treasures such as Salty Dog Bar & Bistro in St. Aubin or The Hungry Man in Rozel Bay, and a great choice of beachside cafes and fisheries where you can try the island’s freshest catches. Look out for the Genuine Jersey label in markets and farm shops, or sample the best of island fare during the Taste Jersey event, when Jersey’s top chefs and luxury hotels create the ultimate foodie experience.
And when it comes to those legendary afternoon teas, L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa gets our vote for its location alone. Here, you can savour cream-topped scones and dainty sandwiches while gazing at St. Brelade’s serene sea.
An island of surprises
For the most incredible sunsets, time your visit for low tide and cross to La Corbière lighthouse via its six-foot-wide causeway. It’s one of a number of adventures that you can only experience when the tide is low. (Make sure you don’t miss the rockpools at Grève de Lecq Beach, the secret island at Portelet Beach and Grouville Bay’s oyster beds, too.)
Your search for something special doesn’t have to stop once the sun’s gone down. Grab a Jersey ale from The Priory Inn, one of the island’s longest standing pubs, or make a beeline for a swanky champagne lounge with incredible sea views.
Then, for the perfect end to the evening, look up. The island’s unpolluted skies are perfect for stargazing, making it a must on romantic getaways.