Never a dull moment in Jersey… We are enjoying the second half of the very tasty Food Festival at the moment, with stomachs full we’re already looking forward to next month!
June is shaping up to be a fantastic month for visitors to the island; the annual RUBiS Jersey International Motoring Festival, June in Bloom, Bonne Nuit Harbour Festival, Sunset Concerts and much more, not to mention the arrival of our very own Man of Steel, Henry Cavill. He will be flying into the island for the Jersey Premiere of Man of Steel, on 14th June and, yes, he is a Jersey Bean.
Jersey might be a small island but has nurtured many talented young people – Nerina Pallot is also from Jersey – How proud are we…?
Eight days of all things delicious are coming our way… The Jersey Food Festival starts tomorrow, 18th May, and will celebrate every aspect of food in Jersey – from the fields to the Michelin starred restaurants. The programme is quite overwhelming, incredibly varied and well worth a good browse as there is really something for everyone to enjoy.
Farm tours, foodie films, family events and menus especially designed to showcase the island’s incredible array of fresh products and as always more, much more…
Flights from Cambridge Airport to Jersey have launched for a second season, with the first flight landing in the island on Saturday 11th May.
Customers flying from Cambridge to Jersey during 2013 will be able to relax in the airport’s brand new terminal building and departure lounge, recently opened and ready for the summer ahead.
Flights will depart every Saturday until 7th September, giving those in Cambridge and the surrounding areas the opportunity to fly from a hassle-free airport direct to Jersey, with a convenient flight time of just over one hour. Customers can book seven or 14 night inclusive holidays with Jerseytravel.com, taking advantage of our extensive range of hotels, guest houses and self catering in Jersey.
Richard Stevens is a typical young man, with energy and ambition. The island will never be too small for him as it is literally his workplace.
During the last 2 years, Richard has set up and run Jersey Seafaris, a fast growing venture taking people on boat trips around the island … and a little further away. The Minquiers, Les Ecrehous, Les Iles Chausey are all names that make us islanders dream as one needs a boat to get to them. Jersey Seafaris has it all; the RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat), the experience and the enthusiasm.
Richard is joining us today, just days after the Jersey Boat Show has been and gone, leaving us all eager to make the most out of the many exploring opportunities the island offers. Here is his story…
Always a vibrant place to spend a few days, Jersey this May will be THE place to be outside of the UK. It is really easy and quick to access our shores. Hop on a plane or cross the Channel by ferry but don’t miss our boat show, our music festival, food festival and come and discover our countryside with a week of free guided walks.
This is showing off season for a reason! (And yes, we have just launched a May & June Sale)
Fresh, superb, dazzling – why be modest? The food scene in Jersey is always mouth-watering and at its most luxurious becomes a Michelin star experience. With three one-starred restaurants on our doorstep we are totally spoiled and would like to tempt you in sharing our luck. The list of local products is endless – hand-dived scallops, crabs, lobsters, potatoes, tomatoes, greens of all sorts, organic meats, dairy products, all have attracted many a fabulous chef to better himself. They are like children in a sweet shop!
The Jersey Luxury Michelin Star Experience is specially planned so you don’t have to spend time choosing where to go, all 3 restaurants are included in the deal: 3 nights in one hotel, a meal at each of the one starred restaurants.
Deliciously simple and, to make things even better, all three hotels have extended this exclusive experience to run throughout summer 2013.
Jersey’s scenery, for sure, is pitch perfect for Golf, our activity of the week. British green grass, gently undulating courses, sea views and pubs or restaurants at one’s arms’ length to socialize after playing, all make for an ideal golfing experience. Small but generous, the island offers a few attractive opportunities for the visiting golfer, men, ladies and juniors alike.
The west of the island has four possible courses and Grouville in the east is home to the Royal Jersey Golf Club, established some 135 years ago and home to the legendary Harry Vardon. All worth a visit…
Only two days left to wander with a guide through Jersey’s wonderful woodlands. The National Trust For Jersey will take you through the island’s spring secrets with squirrels, birds and fungi very much in mind. The weather is starting to behave so don’t miss this great opportunity to get out and learn more about the way life develops here!
The walk starts at 13:30 from pretty much the middle of the island (Hamptonne Countrylife Museum car park) so why not treat yourself to a hearty meal beforehand? One of the locals’ favourite pubs is only a 15 minute drive away – The Royal in St Martin. Alternatively you can finish there for a relaxing afternoon drink…
This week’s activity, surfing, is part of many an islander’s life (both young and old). Surfers have an incredibly strong connection to their environment from tides, weather, currents, rips to the almighty important wave height. They are in, on and by the water and have become such a common sight on the west coast of Jersey that they are actually part of the environment.
Jersey has produced many champions since surfing was introduced to islanders in 1958, a legacy to the quality of the experience one can get here. The water is clean, the waves consistent and the crowd friendly.
With much to see and visit on Jersey at this time of year, we thought we would give you a little insight into one of the island’s most iconic landmarks, Mont Orgueil Castle. Half way up the east coast in Gorey village this impressive Heritage site will rejoice anyone interested in history, military past and photography.
Jersey’s natural beauty might best be appreciated from the castle grounds which offer incredible views over Normandy, only a stone’s throw away. A visit is a must and will charm everyone; Orgueil means Pride…