Situated in the English Channel and boasting higher temperatures than the UK mainland, Jersey is a great island escape without the need for a long flight. With fantastic beaches and a brilliant fusion of British and French cultures, it is easy to see why Jersey is one of the UK’s most loved islands.
Perfect for a relaxing long weekend break, Jersey has something for everyone from luxury high-end hotels to cute beachside guesthouses to pretty campsites by the coast, you won't struggle to find somewhere to stay that suits your needs and personality. Jersey also has you covered when it comes to great food so why not sample some of the island’s most impressive offerings of fresh lobster, oysters and jersey royal potatoes in either a renowned restaurant or a fantastic seafront café.
Despite its small size, Jersey offers visitors lots to do. If you simply want to enjoy the island’s fantastic natural beauty, there are plenty opportunities for walking and cycling as well as numerous watersports available including kite surfing, jet skiing and scuba diving. The Durrell Wildlife Park was one of the first zoos to focus on conservation and is now home to 130 endangered animals, it's a firm favourite with families. The island also hosts a series of fantastic festivals throughout the year from the Cider Festival showcasing one of the island’s most beloved traditional offerings to the world famous Battle of Flowers.
Learn more about the hardships and tribulations during Jersey’s time under German occupation during the Second World War at the Jersey War Tunnels which are both informative and moving and therefore well worth a visit. Also the impressive Elizabeth Castle just off the shore gives you another insight into Jersey’s fascinating heritage.