ADVERTORIAL • September 2020
With miles of clean beaches, superlative cuisine and safety at the heart of all activities, Jersey is a dream come true for UK holidaymakers
What if a destination existed that could give you a taste of a holiday abroad with all the confidence of a domestic break? Well, it does – and it’s Jersey. It’s just far enough from the UK (a one-hour flight from London) to feel worlds apart, yet close enough to help you feel reassured.
Jersey is a little island with a big spirit. Here, visitors can reconnect with nature, experience its fresh flavours or simply admire its breath-taking beauty. And, following the lockdown, the island is ready to welcome visitors once again, with new measures in place to ensure your health and wellbeing. Sound appealing? Here are five reasons to start planning your trip...
The great outdoors
After months of lockdown, who wouldn’t want to blow away the cobwebs with some fresh air and a chance to reconnect with wild open spaces? With unspoilt beaches, turquoise waters, and miles of open roads, Jersey is well placed to meet these needs. Whether you’re taking in the view from the battlements of a 12th-century castle, enjoying a beach walk along its striking coastline or taking time to reflect as you watch the sun sink into the sea, the island offers a unique location for those looking to get back to nature.
Safety and security
For those who seek a destination that puts health and safety at the heart of all activities – without compromising the holiday experience – Jersey has developed a Visit Safe charter. Hotels, restaurants, guesthouses, bars and visitor attractions are all committed to ensuring visitors have the safest break possible. From arrival at the airport to check-in at the hotel, a relaxing boat trip, exploring the many heritage experiences or chilling out at the beach, guests’ wellbeing will be safeguarded every step of the way.
From a bracing early morning dip to catching the last wave of the day as the sun sinks, Jersey’s beaches are all waiting to be discovered. One of the finest is St Ouen’s Bay on the west coast. With miles of sand washed by rolling Atlantic waves, it’s a natural playground for surfers and adrenaline seekers. It’s also where one of the oldest surfing clubs in Europe has its home and makes a stunning setting for beach walks and activities.
Jersey is bursting with fresh flavours, from its rich, creamy milk, to seafood straight from the island’s clear waters. And there are plenty of places to sample it – at beach cafés, chic restaurants, farm stalls and village delis. Grab a velvety Jersey ice cream on a hot afternoon or enjoy a chilled glass of wine along with freshly shucked oysters plucked from the sea just hours before. Jersey’s outdoor dining culture means it’s already well set up for social distancing.
Whether it means shell-hunting on a pebble beach or a sun-kissed afternoon swapping tales over a picnic, Jersey is the ideal place for a family-friendly break. Watch your little ones explore a hidden world of rock pools on a pristine cove, as the adults share a blanket and soak up some sun. Create your family’s own island story as you discover wooded lanes by bicycle, stop for local seafood at a Jersey café and cool off with a dip in the ocean on a hidden beach.
Little moments. Big memories. Your summer of rediscovery starts here. Explore more at jersey.com and follow the hashtag #theislandbreak