Located off the coast of Normandy, Jersey is the biggest of the Channel Islands. A place where astounding tides circle the coastline, it offers beautiful cliff top views. The perfect destination for your next island escape, this small, yet astonishing island is full of adventure. Ranging from beautiful beaches to war memorials, rediscover the lost charm of the sea. With its capital located at Saint Helier, Jersey is always brimming with tourists seeking fun amid beaches and ancient castles.
Best time to visit Jersey
Predicting a definite time to visit Jersey can be an arduous task. A mild temperature prevails throughout the year, but the island’s weather is quite unpredictable. Aside from the occasional changes in the normal routine, the months of June to October are most suitable for sightseeing. If you visit Jersey during this time, you can avoid the coldest months of January-February, and the rainy months of November-December.
How to reach Jersey
Jersey is well-connected via various international airlines. The Jersey Airport in Saint Peter is the primary international airport in Jersey. International airlines like British Airways, Eurowings, and Lufthansa
serve this airport. It is to be noted that many direct flights are seasonal, with the ones from the UK being regular. So, if you are traveling from anywhere else, you will need to board a connecting flight from any of the major UK cities. Connecting flights from India are provided by airlines such as British Airways
, Air India, Etihad Airways, and Emirates.
Accommodation in Jersey
The little island of Jersey is not without its share of interesting places to stay. A plethora of hotels, resorts and manors can be found in St Helier, Grouville, and St Saviour. Prices start from around INR 3,000 and go up to INR 13,000. If you want to explore other adventurous lodging options, you can try camping at Wild Guernsey in Pouquelaie Vinery, enjoy a tree house experience in Orne, or stay within the historic Elizabeth Castle.
Attractions in Jersey
The largest of the lot in Channel Island, Jersey’s illustrious history dates back to the Neolithic times. This small island attracts more than 300,000 tourists annually. The Durrell Wildlife Park is the most popular attraction in Jersey. More than 190 species of animals are found here, including endangered ones such as western lowland gorilla, Mauritian lesser night gecko, and Montserrat mountain chicken frog. Your next stop on the tour should be at Elizabeth Castle. This 17th-century castle has stood the test of time and survived battles such as the English Civil War, Seven Years War, and Battle of Jersey. Enjoy panoramic views of the sea from this architectural masterpiece.
La Hougue Bie is another landmark that dates back to the Neolithic period. It comprises a passage chamber and two medieval chapels. Renovated into a geology and archaeology museum, it houses axes, spears, sword, a rhinoceros’skull, and coin hoards. Apart from sightseeing activities, you can enjoy Jersey’s beautiful coastline. Tread the beaches such as St Aubin’s Bay, St Brelade’s, and St Quen’s Bay. Other places of interest in Jersey include The Jersey War Tunnels, Jersey Maritime Museum and Occupation Tapestry, Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey Museum and Art Gallery, and St Helier.
Shopping in Jersey
A part of the Channel Island, Jersey is one of the best places to shop. With no VAT, purchases can be made at a low cost. Shop for fashion-wear, electronics, perfumes, jewelry, and local art and craft at Jersey. The local artifacts will act as the perfect memorabilia of your trip to this island nation.
Cuisine of Jersey
Jersey traditionally boasts of an Anglo-French cuisine that has been very aptly fused with various cuisines from different parts of the world. Located near the Gulf Stream, Jersey has an abundance of oysters, shellfish, lobsters, crabs, and scallops. Specialties of the region include Bean Crock, Ormers, and Jersey Wonders.
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