Unique experiences in Jersey

Make your own memories with these ideas of money-can’t-buy experiences.

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It’s not always about the places you visit and the things you do when you’re on holiday, it’s about the memories you make while you’re there. Add to your Jersey memory list with a few of these favourite ‘money-can’t-buy’ experiences as chosen by locals.

SUNRISE FROM A FORT

A sunset is beautiful, but there’s something very special about watching the sun rise over the sea, especially when it’s from inside the walls of your very own historic fort on the edge of the cliffs. Surrounded on all three sides by sea, La Crête Fort is set in one of Jersey’s most breathtaking spots - and available as a holiday let with Jersey Heritage.

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DESERT ISLAND YOGA

Why not swap your beach yoga for some ‘deserted island’ yoga? Join a yoga trip out to the Minquiers sandbanks, twenty minutes away from Jersey and get your Satsang on in a unique island location, where turquoise seas and white sands meet the sky. You could even see dolphins on the way there…

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STORM THE CASTLE

There aren’t many medieval castles that you can abseil down… but if you’re intrepid enough, you can abseil down the walls of Mont Orgueil Castle with the sea in the background and get a hands on view of history. Contact local adventure company Jersey Adventures for details of available sessions.

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ZOO KEEPER FOR A DAY

Walk in the footsteps of Gerald Durrell and try your hand at being a zookeeper - at the famous conservationist’s zoo, you can get an insider’s view of looking after your favourite animal, from gorillas and orangutans to otters and meerkats. Durrell Wildlife encounters are available for a limited number of days each month.

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MICHELIN STAR CREAM TEA

Sweet-toothed foodie? Don’t miss the spectacular afternoon tea at Michelin-starred & 5 AA Rosette winners Bohemia. Tiers of dainty pastries, scones and sandwiches, mini caddies of speciality teas and even an afternoon tea cocktail or two for pure luxury. Ask for a spot outside by the pool if the weather’s fine. From £19.95 per person.

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STARS AT YOUR FEET

As well as some of the largest tides in the world, in Jersey you can experience a rare natural phenomenon as the tide falls. Natural bioluminescence is the greenish glow given off by hundreds of tiny glowworms. See it for yourself in Jersey with a guided bioluminescence walk with Jersey Walk Adventures.

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SUNSET OVER THE SEA

The beauty of an island is that you can see both the sunrise and the sunset over the sea - it just depends on which side you’re on. Frame Jersey’s stunning sunsets at a heritage spot like The Barge Aground heritage holiday let, sit up on the roof, sundowner in hand and enjoy watching the bay turn sunset orange.

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