Jersey is close, convenient to get to, and brimming with pristine beaches and crisp, coastal strolls, making it a wonderful destination for a quick weekend getaway. At just five miles long and nine miles wide, it’s perfect for walkers and hikers - particularly those with a predilection for rugged, rollercoaster trails dotted with hidden bays and inlets.
Not only renowned for its natural marvels, holidays to Jersey are luxurious. From world-class spas begging you to relax to popping Champagne on lavish yachts while taking in stunning sunset views over the island and sipping the finest full-bodied glass of red from its extensive wine vineyards.
Travelling with kids? Breathe a sigh of relief knowing Jersey holidays are full of family-friendly adventures. Whether you’re building sandcastles on the nearest sand spot, going head-to-head paintballing or zip-lining through a secluded wooded valley packed with aerial treks and climbing frames. And rainy days are covered too! Jump Jersey is the largest indoor activity centre on the island featuring a trampoline park, 18-lane bowling alley, laser light shows and an action-packed play area.
Things to do
The island’s outdoorsy activities can largely be separated into two camps: in water and on land. Jersey is situated in the English channel just north of France, and is constantly buffeted by the waves and winds of the Atlantic Ocean - which is great news for surfers. Adventurous seafarers can also enjoy the warm(ish) channel waters by kayak, jet ski or wakeboard. St. Ouens is the go-to beach for watersports, while beach bums can lounge on the ombre sands of Grève de Lecq.
Back on land, there are plenty of hiking paths and trails to explore. As well as heritage buildings and historic monuments, such as the Mont Orgueil Castle, the Jersey Wall Tunnels and the Neolithic Passage Grave at La Hougue Bie, which is said to be one of the ten oldest buildings in the world.
All that exploring can workup an appetite and Jersey is no exception when it comes to culinary gems. From fresh king prawns cooked in oyster, garlic and black bean sauce to spiced Indian crab cakes and char-grilled filets accompanied by locally-grown veggies.
Once you’ve overindulged, La Mare Wine Estate is a great way to finish off a meal. Wander through beautiful gardens while sipping crisp white wines straight from the vineyards. But if rum or gin is more your style, Channel Islands Liquor Co. is a must-visit.