Just a short flight or ferry ride away from the UK, Jersey has year-round appeal whatever the season.
Jersey’s big four – oysters, dairy, Jersey Royal potatoes and lobster – are just a few of the local flavours on offer. Visitors can dine at the island’s Michelin starred restaurant, Bohemia, or look for local produce at the colourful and lively Central and Beresford Markets, which have served the community for over 200 years. Culinary connoisseurs can embark on a discovery of local delights on the Bohemia Chefs Tour.
The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to have been occupied by German forces in World War II. Jersey Heritage, The National Trust for Jersey, the Channel Islands Occupation Society and the Jersey War Tunnels are all dedicated to telling the island’s story. A calendar of events and tours with local guides offer an immersive experience. Why not take on a real-life adventure experience, with mysterious puzzles and brain-teasing clues as you enter the JWT Escape Rooms.
Into the wild
Jersey has a varied landscape from long sandy bays in the south to rugged cliffs in the north. Perfect for exploring on foot, walkers and hikers can lace up to explore its wooded valleys, stunning coastlines and verdant countryside. Clients can visit the golden orchards of La Mare Wine Estate or explore the trails along the island’s many beaches. Eagle-eyed ramblers can forage for wild edibles with one of the island’s expert guides and discover an abundance of fresh berries, fungi, sea herbs and many fragrant plants.
Visitors can find their perfect pub on pint-sized Jersey. There’s St. Mary’s Country Inn for traditional winter hideaway vibes and modern British cuisine, or head to the Rozel Pub to indulge on some gourmet grub and relax next to a roaring fire. After walking the winding coastal path down to Devil’s hole, the Priory Inn provides a pitstop for comfort food. Or wander into Old Smugglers Inn, dating back to the time where pirates would venture into St. Brelade’s Bay.
Back in time
Rich in history, Jersey was shaped by many years of battle between the English and French armies. Medieval fortress Mont Orgueil Castle dates back to the Hundred Years’ War, while St. Helier’s Royal Square was the site for the Battle of Jersey. Visitors can also head to the Railway Walk where it meets the Rue de la Corbière to spot one of the island’s many Dolmens. Dating back to the Bronze Age, these grave sites are where chieftains were buried.
The cliffs, bays and ocean that surround Jersey allow for a range of action-packed adventures. Wild Adventures offers a range of activities including paddle boarding, kayaking and coasteering as well as bushcraft and survival skills. Valley Adventure Centre, Jersey’s only high ropes adventure centre, is open throughout the year and features archery, climbing, abseiling, paintball or laser combat, in addition to aerial trekking.