From fresh lobster with a picturesque view, to private chartered RIB voyages to remote islands, and even a magical moonlit walk through Jersey’s best kept secret; the stunning glow of its bioluminescence. Bask in all the luxury that Jersey has to offer on this five-day itinerary.
- Jersey’s famous oyster farms.
- Fine dining in the town centre.
- A private chartered RIB to Les Ecréhous.
- Magical guided walk through the bioluminescence.
- Private surf lesson.
Taste the local cuisine.
There’s no better place to start your trip off in Jersey than the beautiful Royal Bay of Grouville, wandering around the famous oyster farms. Let your day take you to town to enjoy some fine dining and a relaxing movie at the iconic Grand Jersey Hotel and Spa.
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1. Oysters - one of Jersey's “big 4”.
Jersey has one of the largest tidal ranges in the world, with MSC-accredited, clean and nutrient-rich waters creating the perfect environment to harvest oysters. The Royal Bay of Grouville is host to Jersey’s Oyster farms so you can be whisked to the bay to wander around the beds before sampling a Jersey oyster or two with Jersey Walk Adventures or Seymour Oyster. A glass of bubbly is the oyster’s perfect partner.
2. A late Lobster lunch with a view.
Suma’s restaurant is close by and lunch on the terrace, with fabulous views of Mont Orgueil Castle and the harbour, is a good way to continue your sampling of local produce. Did we mention that Jersey Lobster is another of our “Big 4” local delicacies? A lobster lunch with a view of the castle is a pretty special lunchtime treat.
3. Private cinema experience with ice creams at half time.
After a long lazy lunch, zip back to town to curl up and watch a film in the private cinema at the Grand Jersey Hotel and Spa. Grab your popcorn and relax after a hard day of oysters, champagne and lunching. Ask the team at the Grand for a Jersey ice cream during the intermission and you will have sampled three out of four of our must-try local products.
4. Lazy Tapas Supper.
Once re-energised, pop into St. Helier for supper. Book a table at The Watchmaker, a classic European wine bar, which specialises in wine, Champagne and charcuterie, for an intimate and cosy experience, or head to Sangria for tapas in St. Helier’s historic Royal Square, scene of the Battle of Jersey in 1781.
Bring on the adventure.
Go all out on your second day with a privately chartered RIB to a remote island with your own chef. Enjoy a local gin and rum tasting and top off your evening with a luxury overnight stay at Jersey Zoo, founded by Gerald Durrell.
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1. Private RIB trip to a remote offshore island.
Charter your own RIB boat and reserve a space for your own private chef and yoga instructor, then play “spot the dolphin” on the RIB ride to Les Ecréhous or the Les Minquiers; two groups of tiny islands and sandbanks that lie off the coast of Jersey. While you wait for Chef to cook you a BBQ lunch filled with Jersey produce; work up an appetite with a private yoga lesson on the beach, surrounded by waves lapping the shore of crystal clear waters.
Dolphin sightings have increased over the last year with one of our local RIB companies, Jersey Seafaris claiming they see dolphins on 40% of their trips. Jump aboard for a truly unique experience featuring some spectacular scenery, sea-life and wildlife.
2. Private Jersey gin and rum tasting.
Once you are back on dry land, head to the South Coast Pier for a spot of local Gin and Rum tasting at the Channel Islands Liquor Company’s Jersey Distillery. The distillery is located in a renovated 18th century sail loft at the French Harbour adjacent to the St. Helier Yacht Club. Pink Granite Gin, Wheadon’s Gin and Indica Rum are all available to sample, accompanied by an informative and short talk about the products.
3. Jersey Zoo - your home for the evening. Yes; really.
After sampling a little local tipple, let your chauffeur take you across the island to Jersey Zoo; your home for the evening. Luxury camping in the grounds of the zoo, the wildlife park founded in 1959 by writer and conservationist Gerald Durrell is not your average camping experience. This is as glam as glamping can get, with log burners, fridges and private bathrooms. Doze off to the sounds of the lemurs and tamarins, whilst feeling like you are in a luxury hotel.
You're a keeper.
Let the sounds of the wildlife awake your senses on day three and get ready for a day as a keeper! Then unwind with some afternoon tea at the luxurious Longueville Manor, where you can enjoy the tipple and take yourself off to the spa for the evening.
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1. Waking up to the wildlife and becoming a zoo keeper for the day
Wake up to the sounds of wildlife and get ready to be a keeper for the day at Jersey Zoo.
Where else in the world can you roll up your sleeves and work with a world famous conservation site, where they manage breeding programmes before releasing endangered species back into the wild? The “Keeper for a Day” experience at Jersey Zoo involves working with the keepers to prepare and even hand-feed some of the animals and will allow you to get up close to see the animals in all their awe-inspiring beauty. The zoo is home to Gorillas, Orangutans, Meerkats and Andean Bears, amongst so many others and the sights and sounds you will experience whilst working with the animals will create memories that will last a lifetime.
2. Jersey afternoon tea
After all that had work, and a nice warm shower, you deserve that Jersey Afternoon Tea. Jump in your luxury hire car and drive up to Longueville Manor, where the concierge will park your car and guide you to your table by the outdoor pool for afternoon tea. Dainty finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones loaded with thick Jersey cream and bite sized pastries will be served to your table.
3. Cottage Garden Spa
Once afternoon tea has defeated you, take a walk around the kitchen gardens and pop in to explore the wine cellar, where a private tasting can be arranged. If you are a little tired after taking care of the endangered wildlife, wrap up in a robe and visit The Cottage Garden spa at Longueville. The signature massage uses unique and natural oils handcrafted by local Jersey cosmetic brand Manomara. A real relaxing treat.
Rise with the sun.
Don’t miss out on a sunrise while you’re here. An early morning at Archirondel beach will start your day off right. Be one with nature today and take a trip out to the wild west for a private surf lesson. Then finish your day off at Jersey’s Michelin-starred Bohemia restaurant for a luxurious, gastro experience.
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Sunrise is magical at the best of times, we promise this one is extra special. Wake up early and jump in your car or ask your chauffeur to drive you to your sunrise spot at Archirondel. The shingle beach leads on to soft golden sands, the perfect place to watch the sunrise. There is a reason this is one of the most photographed spots on the island with the distinctive red and white striped Martello tower helping to guide boats safely to the area. This iconic tower is actually a Jersey heritage property, available to rent. Choose to stay there and enjoy that sunrise every, single day.
The early bird catches the limo, so once the sun has risen, take a trip around the stunning coastline and head along the 5 mile beach to St. Ouen for a spot of breakfast on the beach before a private surf lesson.
2. Private surf lesson
Surf is always up in Jersey! Europe’s oldest surf club is located on the island and we have waves for days. Breakfast at the local beach restaurant El Tico Beach Cantina never disappoints. Situated directly next door to where you will rent your surf-board, grab a table outside and watch the waves roll in while you fuel up for your surf experience.
For those already accustomed to the surf, book a board and take to the waves. If you are new to the world of surfing, book a private beginners lesson at one of the many surf providers in St. Ouen’s Bay. Perfect for thrill-seekers and for those who want to try something new; let your experienced and patient instructor teach you the moves. Jersey also hosts Little Joe’s Surf School, where the focus is on children learning about their environment, sea and beach safety and the importance of being outdoors. If they can do it; you can.
3. Michelin Star Chef’s table
You have more than earned your supper after that early start and surf experience! Reserve the Chef’s Table at Jersey’s Michelin-starred Bohmeia restaurant for a very special evening of local flavours, where you will be sat right at the heart of the action. Contemporary European dishes, abundant with local produce, feature on the tasting menus by Head Chef Callum Graham. Callum retained Bohemia’s Michelin Star for their 17th consecutive year – in his first year in the position. The Chef’s Table is a really special, luxury gastro experience.
Jersey's best kept secret.
Spend your last day at one of the UK’s top rated beaches, St Brelade’s Bay. Here you can enjoy a personally delivered crab picnic, bathe in the sun or the fresh Jersey waters, and even hire your own paddleboard or kayak for an adventure around the bay. Top off your island break with a night time, guided walk along La Rocque beach where the magic of Jersey’s bioluminescence will capture your imagination.
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1. A day on the beach.
St. Brelade’s Bay is arguably one of the most picturesque beaches on the island. Ask the Fresh Fish Company to make you a picnic choc-full of seafood to take with you and they will deliver it to where you are staying in the morning. You’ll find two beach outlets hiring gear, Jono’s Watersports and Absolute Adventures on your arrival to the bay. Get your beach set up sorted with Jono’s or Sunnyside Deckchairs. Their teams will carry your sun bed to your chosen spot and hammer your parasol into the sand so you are set up for the day and your Jersey crab picnic is kept in the shade. Jersey bays feature clear and clean, MSC accredited waters so if you fancy working up an appetite before your picnic, you can hire a kayak or paddleboard for a view of the bay from the water.
2. A cocktail in the shade
Hotel L’horizon’s beautiful sun terrace is situated directly behind the beach. It takes two minutes to walk from the beach onto the terrace for a little cocktail with a view. Your car can pick you up from the front of the hotel and take you back to where you are staying to freshen up and get ready for your magical and final experience of your trip.
3. A private walk with stars at your feet.
Like a firework display at your feet, meet your guide at La Rocque Harbour for the most magical of Jersey experiences; a private bioluminescence walk. As the tide goes out, tiny creatures glow in the dark and light up the sand. One of Jersey’s best-kept secrets. Booking is essential.