Destination Fact File
The largest of the channel islands and the southern most of all the British Isles, Jersey boasts some 45 miles of beautiful coastline with clear water and stunning beaches. The island regularly holds records as the sunniest place in the British Isles-add to that the added warmth provided by the Gulf Stream that washes the shores of the island. A thriving agricultural industry is best known for its Jersey milk and internationally famous Jersey royal potatoes which have their very own special taste and flavour. With no passports or Visa required,no VAT, Sterling in common use, English spoken and cars driven at a gentle speed on the left hand side of the road, it is little wonder that Jersey has become so popular with families, young people and active older visitors. Any age, of any ability; its a true haven for walkers, cyclists, sunbathers and water sports enthusiasts.
Food & Drink
With a world of culinary experiences to savour, your taste buds are in for a real treat with over 190 eateries. Incorporating Jersey's exquisite local produce, top chefs and gourmet delights from around the world. Jersey is blessed with hundreds of places to eat all ranging from gourmet restaurants to the local pubs or a friday night take away!
From high culture to unadulterated fun, Jersey has it all. The Jersey Opera house, Jersey Arts Centre and St James are three venues that show first rate theatrical and musical productions and play host to exciting artists and performers from around the world. Musical recitals, poetry readings, dance performances, art exhibitions and many other events are held all year round. For regent is often the venue for top-name brands, comedians and shows who visit the island during the summer months and there are frequent outdoor music events, festivals and concerts. In addition to the 190 restaurants on the island, there are numerous nightclubs, pubs and wine bars, and many hotels also provide for dancing and stage their own cabarets.
Jersey has a very unique position as a world leading off shore finance centre and a relaxed holiday destination. This combination ensures that Jersey's capital St Helier, for its size, has a fantastic selection of shops from world leading Jewellers such as Hettich through to La Mare Vineyards selling Jersy made black butter and cider. Jersey also benefits from having no VAT meaning that a holiday shopping spree can be more fun. All shops are within easy reach of the hotels so you won't need to worry about carrying that shopping back too far.
Things to See & Do
Jersey has everything that is ideal for a family holiday; safe, clean beaches, country walks, attractions and sports that appeal to all ages and restaurants that make children feel at home. In addition to acres of clean, white sand, Jersey has a number of world-class attractions that will appeal to the younger crowd. Jersey Zoo, headquaters of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, is set in 31 acres and named after its founder Gerald Durrell. It is internationally famed for its work in saving and breeding endangered species. For those keen to have a day out with a difference, visit the Living Legend with its multimedia show, adventure playground and live entertainment. Or why not let a glow worm light up your day by joining a guided walk. Ten pin bowling is always popular with kids of you could take your family for a little train ride around St Aubins Bay.
Currency : Euro/Sterling
Flights : Norwich - Jersey. Saturday 04 May - 26 October 2013.