Jersey is famous for its golden beaches and delicious local produce including Jersey Royal Potatoes, Jersey dairy ice cream and locally caught seafood.
Largest of the Channel Islands, and the most southerly place in the British Isles, Jersey is an Island of contrasts. Situated just 14 miles from the French coast, the continental influence is undeniable, yet the language, currency and short flight time make British visitors feel right at home. French named streets are home to British high street favourites, and restaurants are as likely to serve moules frites as they are a traditional Sunday roast.
As an Island shaped by the sea, arriving by air affords holidaymakers a first glimpse of the varied landscape of this 45 square mile paradise. Towering cliffs dominate the north coast, whilst lush valleys and verdant countryside gives way to wide sandy beaches and tranquil sheltered bays. Jersey enjoys one of the largest tidal ranges in the world, with the Island doubling in size at each low tide, leaving almost 2 miles of exposed seabed in some places.
Small on size but big on personality, Jersey has something to delight everyone. Holidaymakers can delve into the Island’s fascinating history at a medieval castle, get up close with endangered species at internationally renowned Jersey Zoo, walk with Dinosaurs at Tamba Park, or pay a visit to Jersey War Tunnels and discover what wartime life was like for Islanders under German occupation. Absorbing and varied visitor attractions sit side by side with picturesque harbour villages, seafront promenades and leafy winding country lanes.
The activities available to visitors encompass all interests, ages and abilities, from a guided tour aboard a vintage coach to an exhilarating high speed RIB trip along the coast. Thrill seekers can join a jet-ski safari, take a kite-surf lesson or even walk the high wire at Creepy Valley aerial assault course.
Colour is added to island life with a programme of events taking place throughout the year and encompassing musical concerts, cultural festivals celebrating the diverse communities who have made Jersey their home, and food festivals saluting the local land and sea produce that Jersey is famous for. The largest and most well-known of these events is the Battle of Flowers which takes place the second week of August each year and sees local teams both large and small enter spectacular flower covered floats into the carnival-style parade in hopes of landing the coveted “Prix D’honneur” award.
Just two hours from Inverness by air, flights depart each Saturday from 2nd June to 8th September 2018. Holiday packages can be individually tailored with a wide range of accommodation from unique self-catering properties to luxurious hotels.
Find out more and book at www.jerseytravel.com