Having not visited Jersey before I was unsure of what to expect from a holiday destination that was only 9 x 5 miles however there is so much to offer.
The stunning beaches certainly didn’t disappoint, extremely clean with blue waters this would be a lovely way to spend the day in the summer with the family. Car hire is no doubt a definite (make sure you stick to the 40mph speed limit) to get see the sights and travel to the different attractions. If this is not an option local transport is an excellent alternative.
The resorts have something for everyone, from St Helier with its busy town centre shops and restaurants to the quieter bays of St Brelades and St Clements which have more of a scenic relaxed atmosphere to them.
We visited various hotels and there is something for everyone, from the 2 star family run Norfolk hotel which are so welcoming to the stunning Greenhills country hotel which I must say was my favourite hotel of them all. This would be a lovely wedding location or to spend a lovely winter break with the log burning fire and the cosy decor rooms. We also visited the modern 5* Les Ormes holiday resort which is fantastic for families, my thoughts was that this resort is Jersey’s answer to our Centre Parcs. So many activities to do here such as golf, tennis, bike hire and indoor and outdoor pools, offering a wide range of accommodation to suit every family size from lodges with hot tubs, poolside apartments to villas.
You will be never short of things to do in Jersey, I would highly recommend the Durrells wildlife park, although it was a dull and wet day we still managed to be entertained by the playful gorillas and monkeys. Another excursion well worth the visit is to the war tunnels, to be honest this was one I was looking forward to the least, however I found this to be a very emotional and interesting visit, just to step back in their shoes and to understand the history of what they actually went through was incredibly moving.
Most importantly on to the food, we were lucky enough to be there during Tennerfest so it was very reasonable to eat out at the hotels and local restaurants. Ranging from Michelin star restaurants to the beach cafes, there is such a wide selection to choose from.
So having left Jersey with my bag full of clotted cream Shortbread and Jersey fudge which didn’t last me long! I would not hesitate to recommend and to return as a family/couple or with a group of friends. Although only a small island it left me with such a big impression.