Jersey holidays

Our Jersey holidays and accommodation provide the best opportunities for you to experience the best of Jersey, from long sandy bays and rugged cliffs to the friendly locals. All our Jersey holidays are from specialist operators & accommodation owners committed to supporting local people and the environment.

Jersey holidays
Jersey self guided walking tours, The Channel Islands
Island walking holidays on the Channel Islands, from £549 - £1059 (8 days) ex flights
Jersey bushcraft courses in the Channel Islands
Go wild for nature with fantastic bush craft courses, from £25 per course
Jersey hostel accommodation, Channel Islands
Friendly hostel with beautiful gardens and wildlife park, from £20 per person per night
Jersey self catering apartments, Channel Islands
Stylish and family friendly apartments with pools & gardens, from £75 - £395 per apartment per night
Abseiling course on Jersey, Channel Islands
Try abseiling & see the island from a whole new perspective!, from £25 - £30 per course
Jersey family hotel, Channel Islands
Hotel resort with green tourism award & excellent facilities, from £73 - £153 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Jersey campsite & luxury yurt retreat, Channel Islands
Peaceful, family-run campsite in beautiful North-West Jersey, from £22 per accommodation per night
Jersey self catering lodges, Channel Islands
Self catering adventure holidays in spectacular west Jersey, from £780 per lodge per week
Guesthouse at Havre Des Pas, Jersey, Channel Islands
Beachfront b&b at Havre des Pas with spectacular sea views, from £25 - £46 per person per night
Cycling day tours in Jersey, Channel Islands
See the most of Jersey with a cycling tour, from £15 - £25 per tour
Durrell Wildlife Park in Jersey, the Channel Islands
Wildlife park with some of the world's rarest species, from £10 - £13.50 admission price
Jersey yurt holidays, Channel Islands
Serene and cosy yurts with stunning sea views, from £70 per yurt per night
Jersey kayaking tours, Channel Islands
Experience the beauty and tranquility of Jersey's coastline, from £27 per tour
Coastal guesthouse in Jersey, Channel Islands
Beautiful guesthouse perfectly located for divers & walkers, from £32 per person per night
Jersey kayaking day tours in the Channel Islands
Discover hidden caves and wildlife with a Kayak tour, from £25 - £30 per half day
Jersey self catering cottages, Channel Islands
Stylish accommodation on Jersey's beautiful North coast, from £32 - £47 per person per night
Jersey rock climbing tours, Channel Islands
Climb all around Jersey with expert instructors, from £25 - £30 per half day
Coasteering day trips in Jersey, Channel Islands
Discover Jersey with an exhilarating coastal experience, from £25 per half day
Jersey vineyard tours, Channel Islands
Vineyard, orchard & distillery on spectacular 25 acre estate, from £9.50 admission price
Glamping in Jersey wildlife park, Channel Islands
The best of family friendly wild-glamping experiences!, from £395 per yurt (4 nights midweek)
Jersey cycling day tours in the Channel Islands
Get off the beaten track & experience Jersey's landscape, from £20 per half day
Jersey adventure activity centre, Channel Islands
Adrenaline packed adventures in a stunning natural valley, from £15 admission price
Jersey coastal walking tour, Channel Islands
Explore the most spectacular, unspoiled areas of Jersey, from £7.50 per tour
Walking day tours on Jersey, Channel Islands
Walk the landscape & see Jersey's history before your eyes, from £10 per tour

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Jersey self guided walking tours, The Channel Islands
Memorable parts? It is hard to pin point one part - the whole holiday was great. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Extremely good. (more)Christine Ermuth
From £549 - £1059 excluding flights
Guesthouse at Havre Des Pas, Jersey, Channel Islands
Memorable parts? Visiting Durrell Wildlife Park, walking on Jersey's long, wide and dramatic beches, eating very good food (not really common in UK). The B&B was right on the beach and the views from some of the rooms and the restaurant are amazing. Tips? Take a few days to have time to see the diverse nature of Jersey and have good shoes for walking. Try the fish pie in the B&B - it is very good. Local benefits? I believe so. Overall rating? It was a great 5-day trip. (more)Kristina Mänd
From £25 - £46 per person per night

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

Jersey holiday travel guide


2 minute summary

Neither part of the United Kingdom, nor the EU, Jersey’s official title is ‘Peculiar of
the Crown’
– and it certainly is a peculiarity.
Stepping off the boat, the surroundings look reassuringly British – until you notice the one pound notes, funny-coloured phone boxes and French place names.
Its precarious position has placed it on the frontline of battles for centuries, and
visitors will be surprised to discover the huge impact of the military on this
impossibly peaceful island
, where front doors are left unlocked and children play freely.
The popularity of Jersey holidays has dipped in recent decades – but that just means all the more space and a heartier welcome for the rest of us. It also means it has had to step up its game in terms of accommodation, service, activities and cuisine – and with four Michelin-starred restaurants, outstanding museums and historical attractions, and a growing menu of adventure sports, Jersey has positioned itself as an exciting new holiday destination, attracting much more than the traditional “bucket-and-spaders” of the past.

A Jersey holiday is...

a cyclist’s dream.
Bikes take priority over cars on many of its lanes.

A Jersey holiday isn't...

just for kids and grandparents. Try wild foraging, kayaking and abseiling!

What we rate & what we don't


Our best & worst of Jersey holidays

Public transport, Jersey

Public transport


When on holiday, you may like the idea of leaving the stress of public transport behind – but Jersey’s bus network is superb. Reliable and with great coverage – particularly in summer, it saves the expense and hassle of car hire. Additionally, some companies offer eco discounts for those arriving by bus, bike or on foot. [Close]
Sense of adventure, Jersey

Sense of adventure


Jersey holidays seems to have a reputation as quiet retreats for older folk, to drink cream teas and potter along beaches – but that’s changing. Constant winds, dramatic coastline, native forests and regular swells mean that it is becoming a haven for adventure-seekers, with kite, wind and traditional surfing, abseiling, rock climbing, wild foraging and overnight “survival” camps, which teach fascinating bush skills. [Close]
Open space, Jersey

Open space


It’s often assumed that such a small island with a population of 100,000 would feel cramped – but most visitors are surprised by the amount of space during their Jersey holiday. Its population is concentrated into the cities, and the northern and western regions in particular are sparsely developed, with secret beaches, empty lanes and a wonderful sense of space and nature. [Close]
Homegrown art, Jersey

Homegrown art


Some blame Jersey’s isolation, others its wonderful light, reflected off the ever-present ocean, for the island’s concentration of artists. Whatever the reason, the art scene is flourishing, and there are many festivals, open studio days, dedicated shops and pop up stall, where you can meet the maestros and purchase their Genuine Jersey paintings, sculptures, pottery, woodwork, jewellery and more. [Close]
Jersey War Tunnels, Jersey

Jersey War Tunnels


A shocking antidote to Jersey’s escapist vibe, the Jersey War Tunnels offer a terrible glimpse of reality. The museum is housed in an underground hospital, which is surrounded by tunnels hewn under hellish conditions by some 60,000 slaves during the German occupation. An estimated 10,000 bodies are buried in the walls, and the museum tells the story of those who fell. It’s absolutely gripping. [Close]
Beaches, Jersey

Beaches


Rock pools, Jersey ice cream and castle-worthy golden sand give Jersey’s coast a classic seaside feel, while its delicious, locally-sourced seafood, beachside cafes and empty stretches of dunes will appeal to those who want a little more from their Jersey beach holiday. Bays range from the well developed – with hotels, volleyball and sun loungers – to the secret, and all have exceptionally clean, sapphire water. [Close]
Customer service, Jersey

Customer service


As budget airlines have opened up Europe to those seeking accessible sun and sand on a shoestring, Jersey is no longer the go-to island it was in the 1960s. This means, however, that it has had to raise its standards to keep tourists coming – so the hotels, attractions and restaurants that remain have honed their offerings and service to keep up with the competition, and keep visitors impressed with their Jersey holiday. [Close]
Durrell Wildlife Park, Jersey

Durrell Wildlife Park


Those who want to see wildlife but dislike seeing caged animals in zoos will find Durrell a refreshing alternative. The park focuses on the conservation of endangered species and its creatures roam forests and wetlands in the park, including a Madagascan dry forest and a cloud forest. Several species have been saved from extinction thanks to Durrell’s exceptional captive breeding programmes. [Close]
St Brelade’s Bay, Jersey

St Brelade’s Bay


Jersey’s most popular beach knows how to attract the crowds, with beach volleyball, pedalos, trampolines, cafes and water sports – and if you dare to drive you’ll be queuing for parking spaces. If you prefer to gaze up at the sky than at beach umbrellas, and would rather not be battered with beach balls, you’re better off seeking out one of the more secluded bays. [Close]
Jersey Royal potatoes, Jersey

Jersey Royal potatoes


The famed potatoes are a reminder of Jersey’s sought-after local produce. But to stop at its tubers would be a mistake – there is a wealth of non-branded delicacies including foraged fruit, native fish and hand-picked shellfish, such as oysters and scallops. During your Jersey holiday you can forget about food miles – you’re often talking about “food metres”. [Close]
Speed, Jersey

Speed


At just 14km by 8km, there’s certainly no need to rush around Jersey in a car. With beach trails, orchid-filled meadows and scenic cliff top paths, the journey is often as spectacular as the destination, and travelling by bike or on foot allows you to appreciate this. Additionally, 48km of Jersey’s roads have a 15mph speed limit – prioritising slow travel over speed. [Close]

Food, shopping & people


Travel like a local on your Jersey holiday

Eating & drinking in Jersey


Indulge yourself with the rich butter, cream and ice cream from Jersey’s famous cows.
If you’re not a dairy fan, try black butter. Milk-free, it’s a thick spread made from apples, cider and spices, stirred continuously for two days.
The island’s shellfish – including oysters, mussels and lobsters – is superb, and often harvested just a few hundred metres from your restaurant. Spider crabs are a particular delicacy.
Baked goods include cabbage loaf – baked between two cabbage leaves – and "wonders" – a donut-type sweet, fried only at low tide.
Other Channel Islanders refer to those from Jersey as 'crapauds', meaning 'toad' in French. Toads are found on Jersey, but not on other Channel Islands.

People & culture


It’s hard to define a person from Jersey – literally! They’re definitely not English, though some may refer to themselves as British, and others still as Normanic. Jerseyman/woman is the most accurate term, and least likely to offend.
The island’s own language is Jèrriais, and it is described as a mixture of Norse and French. You will see signs and newspapers in Jèrriais, though these days few islanders can speak it fluently.

Toast with your Jersey wine: "Bouonne santé!"

Excuse yourself: "Extchûthez-mé"

Thank a Jerseyman: "Mèrcie bein des fais"
 

Gifts & shopping


Wherever you shop, look out for the Genuine Jersey mark, denoting items grown or created in Jersey, including dairy products, vegetables, woodcraft, wool and pottery.
True to its name, Jersey still produces high-quality knitted jumpers – a worthwhile investment if you’re visiting in the winter months!
Jersey wood turners have for years carved sturdy walking sticks – from the stalk of the giant cabbage. The plant can reach up to 3m tall, and this is the only place in the world where the walking sticks are produced.
Excellent wine is produced in Jersey – along with cider and apple brandy. Visit La Mare distilleries and winery – and stock up on Genuine Jersey products.

Fast facts


Jersey's 12.5m tides are amongst the highest in the world – the island almost doubles in size at low tide twice a day.

How much does it cost?


Bottle of Branchage cider: £2.95
Jar of black butter: £4.60
Loaf of cabbage bread: £1.47
Bicycle hire: £12 per day
or £46 per week
Deep-fried "wonder": 65p
 
Photo credits: [Images: Jersey Tourist Board] [Public transport image: Catherine Mack]
Jersey self guided walking tours, The Channel Islands
Island walking holidays on the Channel Islands, from £549 - £1059 (8 days) ex flights
Jersey bushcraft courses in the Channel Islands
Go wild for nature with fantastic bush craft courses, from £25 per course
Jersey self catering lodges, Channel Islands
Self catering adventure holidays in spectacular west Jersey, from £780 per lodge per week
Cycling day tours in Jersey, Channel Islands
See the most of Jersey with a cycling tour, from £15 - £25 per tour
Durrell Wildlife Park in Jersey, the Channel Islands
Wildlife park with some of the world's rarest species, from £10 - £13.50 admission price
Jersey self catering cottages, Channel Islands
Stylish accommodation on Jersey's beautiful North coast, from £32 - £47 per person per night
Jersey family hotel, Channel Islands
Hotel resort with green tourism award & excellent facilities, from £73 - £153 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Coasteering day trips in Jersey, Channel Islands
Discover Jersey with an exhilarating coastal experience, from £25 per half day
Guesthouse at Havre Des Pas, Jersey, Channel Islands
Beachfront b&b at Havre des Pas with spectacular sea views, from £25 - £46 per person per night
Jersey kayaking tours, Channel Islands
Experience the beauty and tranquility of Jersey's coastline, from £27 per tour
Jersey adventure activity centre, Channel Islands
Adrenaline packed adventures in a stunning natural valley, from £15 admission price
Jersey hostel accommodation, Channel Islands
Friendly hostel with beautiful gardens and wildlife park, from £20 per person per night
Jersey kayaking day tours in the Channel Islands
Discover hidden caves and wildlife with a Kayak tour, from £25 - £30 per half day
Jersey vineyard tours, Channel Islands
Vineyard, orchard & distillery on spectacular 25 acre estate, from £9.50 admission price
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