The Wild Side of Jersey – A Guide to the Island’s Wildlife

When you think of animals roaming around the Channel Islands, chances are that you’re imagining the pretty Jersey Cow. Eyelashes fluttering at you from the south side of a potato field as the smell of seaweed permeates your nostrils and the faint sound of a tractor passes in the distance.

Well, as right as you would be to imagine this picturesque image, the animals that populate our fair island amount to more than just these milk-providing gentle giants.

The Wild Side Of Jersey - Jersey Cows

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Top tips for visiting the Jersey Battle of Flowers festival

Top tips for visiting the Jersey Battle of Flowers festival

The Jersey Battle of Flowers, which takes place on 10th to 11th August, is one of Europe’s most spectacular floral festivals, with parades bringing an eclectic mix of floats, dancers and performers together. Continue reading

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Celebrate the Liberation of Jersey

Liberation Day in Jersey

It was 8th May in 1945 when the Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill, made his famous speech to mark the end of the war in which he said, “Our Dear Channel islands are also to be freed today.” However, it wasn’t until 9th May that Jersey officially realised the war was over when HMS Beagle sailed into St Aubin’s Harbour. Continue reading

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Feed your appetite with Jersey’s local flavours

Local foods in Jersey

This small island is bursting with flavour as local produce ranges from seafood that has literally come straight from the clear waters surrounding Jersey, to the rich creamy milk of the iconic Jersey cow. Continue reading

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30 Jersey Essential: Beach Cafés

Colleen's Café, JerseyDuring 2014, we are celebrating 30 years of bringing customers from the UK to the Channel Islands. As part of this celebration, we will be writing about 30 Jersey essentials, from attractions and outdoor activities to special local food and some lesser-known island treats.

Part 16: Beach Cafés

Jersey features a stunning collection of beaches, many accompanied by a mouth-watering selection of beach cafés and friendly shacks. From north coast harbours and east coast coves to the wide sandy expanses of the west and south, Jersey’s beaches are always busy with locals and visitors looking for their next tasty meal.

Read on to discover our personal favourites…

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30 Jersey Essentials: Les Ecrehous

les ecrehousDuring 2014, we are celebrating 30 years of bringing customers from the UK to the Channel Islands. As part of this celebration, we will be writing about 30 Jersey essentials, from attractions and outdoor activities to special local food and some lesser-known island treats.

Part 15: Les Ecrehous

Jersey’s best kept secret by far, Les Ecrehous is a tiny archipelago of islets located some six miles off the north east corner of Jersey. Its beauty is breathtaking and special moments are to be had all year-round, from stunning sunrises over France and sunsets over Jersey, to the sight of dolphins accompanying you all the way there.

LesEcrehous can only be reached by boat and nobody lives there permanently, but a few stone huts and houses are used as weekend or holiday hideaways by a few lucky islanders. Visitors are welcome for the day.

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Bohemia celebrates ‘Head Chef of the Year’ at Cateys 2014

steve-smithWhat a fantastic year for Bohemia Restaurant in Jersey, with Steve Smith receiving the ultimate industry award: ‘Head Chef of the Year’ at the Hotel Cateys 2014 on the 28th November.

Steve’s expertise has been recognised all year long with Bohemia being listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 Food List 2014, receiving 4AA Rosettes and a top score in the Good Food Guide 2015. His cuisine has the finesse associated with all these awards and the consistency expected from the best. From the age of only 24, Steve Smith has managed to bring a Michelin Star to each restaurant he has worked for. A true Great British Chef !

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30 Jersey Essentials: Michelin Star Restaurants

michelin-star-thumbDuring 2014, we are celebrating 30 years of bringing customers from the UK to the Channel Islands. As part of this celebration, we will be writing about 30 Jersey essentials, from attractions and outdoor activities to special local food and some lesser-known island treats.

Part 14: Michelin Star Restaurants

No less than four restaurants here in Jersey have been awarded a coveted Michelin star. This gives much pleasure to islanders who can experience superb fine dining with a choice rarely available outside of the world’s larger cities. Of course, Jersey is first and foremost a giant organic farm! The clean and clear sea provides the freshest of scallops, lobsters, fish and many local producers supply home grown vegetables and home reared meat. No, not everything is organic and not every produce  is locally sourced nor organic. But the average is high and allows talented chefs to work their magic with simplicity rather than pomp and deliver a unique ‘Jersey Michelin Star Experience‘. Continue reading

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30 Jersey Essentials: Cream Teas

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During 2014, we are celebrating 30 years of bringing customers from the UK to the Channel Islands. As part of this celebration, we will be writing about 30 Jersey essentials, from attractions and outdoor activities to special local food and some lesser-known island treats.

Part 13: Cream Teas

Jersey Cream teas are as recommendable as most of Jersey’s culinary experiences and are very high on the list of must-dos when visiting! Many hotels offer their own selection of home-made scones, local cream, jam, beautiful pastries, finger sandwiches and totally irresistible cakes. The visual treat plays a huge part in the pleasure of a cream tea experience and will often be combined with a fabulous location served on a terrace, by a lovely garden, or maybe facing the sea.

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Excellent News for The Atlantic Hotel

atlantic-hotel-jersey-01Going from strength to strength, The Atlantic Hotel here in Jersey seems to be in the news regularly at the moment – and for all the right reasons.

The hotel’s wonderful ocean views are not lost on its discerning customers, but it is the whole concept of hospitality that needs to be celebrated as The Atlantic Hotel enters its 44th year in the business with panache.

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