Looking for the perfect weekend break? Let me introduce you to Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands. It’s a peaceful, pretty and well, continuing the alliteration, perfect weekend break. For those of you unfamiliar with Jersey, it’s an island south of England and north of France.
Here are 10 reasons why you’ll fall in love with Jersey…
The Best Things to Do in Jersey, What to See and More…
♥ Super short flights and transfers
You can work a full day on Friday and arrive in Jersey that evening. You don’t even have to eat into your precious holiday allowance. It takes just one hour to fly from London Luton and there are a few different evening flights to choose from, so even if you have to stay a bit late at work you can still make it there the same day. In case you were wondering, you can also fly to Jersey from bigger airports.
Jersey is only five miles long and nine miles wide so the transfer to your hotel or apartment will be super quick too.
♥ Easy to Navigate
If Jersey was a dress size it’d be a petite size six. It’s super easy to see a lot in just one weekend as the island is so small. A lot of the lanes and roads are quite narrow and not particularly direct – think winding roads that weave in and out of cute villages – so although most journeys probably aren’t as quick as they could be, it’s pretty all the same and you’ll still be able to scoot about fairly easily.
You can hire a car or easily ring for a taxi.
Pearl of Wisdom: If you’re travelling with a little one you can even pre-book a car seat for your taxi via E-Cabs.
♥ Holiday Money
One of the best things about going on holiday abroad is using the different currency. It always feels like you can spend more when it’s not your everyday kinda cash! Jersey has different notes to England, so it really does feel like a proper weekend break escaping from home life.
♥ Beautiful Beaches
Jersey is blessed with some unbelievably beautiful and pristine beaches. Think powder soft sand and calm, clear waters. Even when visiting in April when the weather isn’t at its warmest the beaches are still absolutely gorgeous.
♥ Amazing, award-winning food
Visit Jersey on an empty stomach as you’ll want to fill it up with all the delicious food and drink! There are four Michelin-starred restaurants to choose from; Ormer, Bohemia, Tassili and Ocean. Ocean is definitely worth every penny – make sure you have one of their many completely dreamy desserts.
You’ll also want to sample the Jersey beef and lobster too. All part of getting a flavour of the island.
Casual spots are also pretty good, including Mark Jordan at the Beach, which is the sister restaurant to Ocean.
Pearl of Wisdom: The cheese straws at Mark Jordan at the Beach are SO good!
♥ Feels a million miles away
Despite the super quick flight this weekend break will have you feeling like a million miles away from home. It won’t take you an age to unwind and you’ll be in holiday mode in no time. It must be the combination of different notes, the pretty beaches and French influences on the island.
♥ Great walks
There are some great walks on the island and even if you just want to make your own route up you’ll love it. From lush foliage framed hills and green canopies, to windy walks on the coast and slow mooches through the villages browsing the cute shops, Jersey has it all.
Pearl of Wisdom: At low tide you can walk across the bay to Elizabeth Castle.
♥ Easy Return
When you land back in England you don’t have to go through passport control. The queue for passport control is nearly always massive and it’s easy to lose that holiday feeling. Make Jersey your next weekend break and you’ll be able to hold onto that feel-good spirit that bit longer.
It’s cheaper than you think to get to Jersey thanks to budget airlines like easyJet and Flybe offering numerous flights to the island.
British Airways also fly there so if you have some air miles to use up Jersey could be a good option.
Pearl of Wisdom: Use easyJet’s three-week window view to search out the cheapest fights.
♥ Stylish Stays
Jersey has some beautiful hotels. As the flights are so cheap you can afford to splash out and indulge in a lux hotel for the weekend.
Pearl of Wisdom: Try The Atlantic Hotel for a 5* getaway and ask for a room facing the ocean for that real holiday feeling!
The Second Overseas Trip with Nova: 5 Months Old (Our experience of visiting Jersey with our little baby)