How to be a tourist in Jersey

A crash course for locals.

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After a year of binge-watching Netflix, your idea of long-haul travel is probably from sofa to supermarket. So we’ve created a nifty guide for locals as a refresher on how to be a tourist in Jersey. Welcome to a world where everywhere is a selfie opportunity and where champagne is perfectly acceptable for breakfast. Here's how to rediscover your island through the fresh eyes of a holidaymaker. 

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TIP #1

LONG LIVE THE MID-WEEKEND BREAK

Plan your mid-weekender.

When you’re on staycay, there are in fact two weekends in any given week. The regular kind and the more decadent kind from Tuesday to Thursday, slap bang in the middle of the week. The world opens up to you on a mid-weekend break: bag the best table at your favourite restaurant, book a luxurious facial into your schedule, and grab huge discounts on hotel stays. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could stay in a different corner of Jersey each night. Retreat to a rustic hideaway on Tuesday then swan into your suave St. Helier suite on Wednesday. Get that mid-weekend feeling with these hand-picked holiday deals!

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Luxury Jersey Hotels

South

St. Helier
TIP #2

EVERYWHERE IS A SELFIE OPPORTUNITY

The Instagrammer’s guide to Jersey.

If it’s not on Insta - did your holiday even happen? When you’re on staycation, you need to obsessively snap every beauty spot to guarantee that double-tap. We’ve scoured local Instagram feeds to bring you our edit of the most photogenic places in Jersey so you can make your Instagram feed seriously envy-worthy. Download the Instagrammer’s Guide here. Just remember to tag #doitforJersey when you post….

Jersey’s best instagram spots >>>

Elizabeth Castle | Jersey Heritage

South

St. Helier
TIP #3

SLOW DOWN TO 'TOURIST SPEED'

Walk around the island in a weekend.

Life slows down when you’re on holiday to a glacial, gentler pace. This can be rather frustrating if you’re late for the office and stuck behind bum-bagged, camera-toting tourists, but when you’re on staycation, you’ll soon get into the easy rhythm of it. We’ve created a four-day walking itinerary so you can conquer the island from coast to coast, with hidden gems to rediscover along the way. Why not stay in a different hotel every night? And if it takes you a few days longer, who’s counting? 

Conquer Jersey from coast to coast with this four-day walking itinerary >>>

GO WALKABOUT

Jersey Walk Adventures

East

Grouville

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TIP #4

DINE OUT EVERY MEAL

The Big Four in three days.

When you’re on holiday, you’d better rock some maternity pants, because you’ll be eating out at every meal. Your staycation is the perfect excuse to eat your way around the island. You can start by working your way through Jersey’s Big Four - that’s our fresh Jersey lobsters, oysters, royals, and dairy. Here’s an Instagrammer’s guide to eating your way through the most beautiful food in Jersey. 

A guide to eating your way through the most beautiful food in Jersey >>>

 

 

Mark Jordan at the Beach

South

St. Peter
TIP #5

TREAT YOURSELF!

Make sweet memories.

Ain’t nobody calorie counting when you’re on staycay. It’s the ultimate excuse to indulge your sweet tooth. Discover new tastes and savour local favourites on a guided foodie tour with sweet treats every step of the way. Treat yourself with an indulgent afternoon tea with lashings of Jersey cream. Or make sweet memories with a Jersey ice cream, best enjoyed in the sunshine with friends on a sandy shore near you...

Sweet memories to share >>>

Rangers Diner - aMaizin! Adventure Park

West

St. Peter

Be that couple!

Win a staycation for two at a luxury 4-star Spa Hotel
TIP #6

MAKE A JERSEY BUCKET LIST

A small island, but packed with opportunities.

Have you always wanted to abseil the sheer face of Mont Orgueil? To walk an ale trail from coast to coast? To conquer two castles in one day? Never quite got around it? Making a Jersey bucket list of ‘mini-adventures’ gives you the kick up the swim-shorts you needed to get outside and try unique experiences outside of your daily routine. It can be as simple as walking on the sand dunes or trying out a new restaurant. We’ve made a bucket list of ‘mini-adventures’ for you to check off your list over seven days...

An outdoor adventurer’s weekend guide to Jersey >>>

 

Absolute Adventures

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St. Brelade
TIP #7

GET LOST IN NATURE

Go get lost. 

If you have time on your hands, the island at your feet, and leisure on your mind, here are some simple ideas for a wonderful day out in the Jersey National Park. Home to miles of unspoilt beaches, bays, cliff paths, and headland, the Jersey National Park extends over an area of approximately 30 miles (48km) of Jersey's coastline, Les Écréhous, Les Minquiers, and Paternosters. The chances are you or someone close to you is living in it! Here is a downloadable map of things to explore, places to eat, and activities to enjoy in and around the Jersey National Park.

The Jersey National Park >>>

 

Minquiers Seafari with Jersey Seafaris

South

St. Helier
TIP #8

TAKE MINI-ROAD TRIPS

Hit the road.

Nothing says holiday like an epic road trip. Just picture yourself winding along Jersey’s coastal roads and tree-lined green lanes at the wheel of a rented vintage camper van. Sounds good? With its ocean drives and country lanes, Jersey could have been made for a road trip, especially one in a classic VW camper. Feel the freedom of the open road - here are a few of our top tips for exploring in style.

Feel the freedom of the open road and explore Jersey in style >>>

 

TIP #9

IT’S ALWAYS BRUNCH O’CLOCK

Hungry for more.

The best days on staycation always begin with a great brunch - it’s not so much a tradition as a ritual. Get your staycation off to the right start with a slap-up brunch at the island’s breakfast hot spots. Choose from some of these tried and tested local favourites and be warned, you’ll want to try them all.

Six local favourite brunch spots >>>

 

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