Take a glimpse of what Jersey has to offer those looking to add a little sparkle to their island break. Quaff it up in hip local nightspots, enjoy our coastal hotspots, compared to the French Riviera and the Californian coastline. Get the ultimate thrill by indulging in our outdoor adventure scene (or fine dining restaurants!) – and spend big in our inviting high street stores, and let your purse feel the burn…
Enjoy the day, in a leisurely way.
When you’re on island time, there’s no need to rush. Why not take a step back in time and hire a retro car for a day like the housewives through Jersey Classic Hire? It’s a fun and laid-back way to take in the sights.
For a morning coffee, you can’t beat the seaside village of Gorey in the east of the island. Grab your brew from one of the many cafes dotted around the harbour and take a wander along the promenade as you soak up the morning rays.
Why have breakfast, when you can have brunch instead? Local hotspot The Potato Shack, based at Woodlands Farm, is a favourite for leisurely brunches. The menu is small but creative, serving up local fare (much of which is grown or reared at the farm) and changing seasonally.
Take time to unwind at The Botanic Gardens at Samarès Manor. Wander around the beautifully kept gardens and find a spot to sit with friends in the sunshine.
Lazy afternoons are well-spent over afternoon tea – particularly if taken at The Atlantic Hotel, with its gorgeous views out towards St. Ouen’s Bay. While away the afternoon sipping tea, snaffling scones and setting the world to rights with your best girlfriends.
Interested in making your island break a luxury one? Jersey, has many luxury hotels for you to choose from, the hardest part is going to be deciding which one. These luxury Jersey hotels are located in different spots around the island, giving you the option of enjoying luxury Jersey accommodation either in the countryside, seaside or in St. Helier. So whether you are travelling with your family, friends or loved ones we are sure you’ll find the perfect luxury Jersey spot.
Soak up the coast.
Make the most of Jersey’s tidal landscapes – the third largest in the world. Whether it’s the high life or high speed you’re after, there are plenty of opportunities to soak up Jersey’s coastline. Sip bubbles and spot dolphins on a private charter with Le Mourier or take a thrilling RIB ride with Jersey Seafaris to the Minquiers, an idyllic offshore reef just off the coast of Jersey. Feeling even more adventurous? Why not plan your very own sea-athlon with Absolute Adventures, located on St. Brelade’s Bay, where paddleboarding, jet skiing and kayaking are all on the menu. There are lots of opportunities to get into and under the water, so come up for air and discover Jersey – an island shaped by the sea. Here are seven ways to explore Jersey’s submerged coastal landscapes.
RIB boat trips around Jersey's beautiful coastline, offshore reefs and surrounding waters. Seafaris include Les Ecréhous, Les Minquiers, north coast and caves, France for lunch or dinner, dolphin spotting and so much more. Suitable for all, whether it's scenery, wildlife or an adrenaline fix, there is a Seafari for you.
Jersey’s leading watersports and adventure centre located in the stunning St. Brelade’s Bay, owned and run by a professional and experienced team who enjoy nothing more than to share their passion for the sea and adventure with visitors and locals alike.
Keep active in the great outdoors.
Here in Jersey, we like to take our exercise ‘al fresco’, wherever possible, and it’s not hard to see why. With so much stunning scenery to soak up, why not tear yourself away from the gym for a while and make the most of Jersey’s natural playground.
Whether it’s an invigorating walk at Val de Le Mare Reservoir or a jog along St. Ouen’s Bay taking in the stunning views of La Corbiere Lighthouse, outdoor yoga on the island’s rugged north coast or a thrilling ‘high line’ family challenge in the treetops at Valley Adventure, there are so many ways to keep active and healthy in the great outdoors here in Jersey.
Discover the island's history.
For those born and raised in Jersey, the island’s history holds an important place in their hearts. The Channel Islands were the only part of Britain to be occupied by German forces. The five-year occupation came to an end on 9 May 1945 – Liberation Day, an event that is still celebrated in Jersey with an annual Bank Holiday and a Liberation Day Parade. Many islanders remember their great grandparents telling her about this momentous occasion in Jersey history.
Visit Liberation Square, the spot where islanders gathered all those years ago to celebrate their freedom. Or visit the Jersey War Tunnels, where the stories of islanders living under German Rule are brought to life for the modern day.
Shop until you drop.
Shopping in Jersey isn’t just about shopping. It’s about being able to stroll through the cobbled streets and squares of St. Helier, discovering hidden corners and new neighbourhoods with a mix of local boutiques and high street stores, and then taking a break for coffee at one of our independent cafés. With everything within easy walking distance, island-style shopping is perfect for a short break. Pop into Jersey’s department stores Voisins and De Gruchy – favourites for those on the hunt for a new handbag – or local institution Ellis – a regular haunt when searching for the perfect dress for a ball or special event. Wander through Liberty Wharf to find Little Star, a charming baby boutique, and other independent stores. If you’re looking to add to your jewellery collection, you’re in luck. As a low tax and VAT free island, Jersey is an ideal place to shop. Make sure Rivoli and Hettich are on your hit list and look out for BRILLIANCE, Jersey’s Watch and Jewellery festival that takes place in the autumn.
Indulge in life's great pleasures.
What is life for, after all, than to be enjoyed?
Here in Jersey, there are plenty of opportunities to indulge in the finer things in life.
For a spot of sushi, SOY is the place to be. This trendy pan-Asian restaurant and bar is a sure fire hit, serving up delicious sushi, seafood and other decadent dishes.
Greek Restaurant, Artemis, in pretty St. Aubin’s Village has all the fun and flavour of a classic Greek Taverna.
Sip the first taste of summer at La Mare Estate, the most southerly vineyard in the British Isles. Here you’ll find the the glamorous set quaffing rosé at summer parties and taking in the views across the vineyard.
For luxurious dinners, Bohemia needs to be on your hit list. Michelin starred and named as one of the top 1000 restaurants in the world, it’s no wonder the housewives adore this spot at The fabulous Club Hotel and Spa.
For cocktails and dancing, head to Vittoria where the decadent atmosphere provides the perfect backdrop for a little evening indulgence.
Pêtchi is a wood-fired grill restaurant and wine bar inspired by the seascapes of the Channel Islands with a nod towards the Basque Country. It’s all about the heady joy of a good meal that draws on our reverence for the produce of our land and sea.
With probably the best elevated views across St. Aubin's Bay and the picturesque harbour of St. Aubin, The Anchor Club offers wonderful customer service and a menu that makes the most of the magnificent produce Jersey has to offer from land and sea, cooked simply but well.
A boutique restaurant located on the east of the island overlooking Mont Orgueil Castle and the picturesque harbour of Gorey. Casual fine dining with seasonally changing menus, plenty of local shellfish and seafood on offer, as well as meat and vegetarian options. Fruits de mer platters will be available during the summer months.