2013: Welcome to Jersey

Plemont Bay, JerseyHappy new year, and welcome to another year in the beautiful island of Jersey. Whether you’re planning a return visit or are considering a first-time Channel Island holiday, we look forward to welcoming you to Jersey during 2013.

2013 promises to be an exciting year in Jersey. The island’s beaches, bays and cliffs are as popular with walkers, thrill seekers and outdoor-lovers as they always have been; the local events circuit is brimming with fantastic festivals and public holidays that celebrate the best of our culture, history, music, sights, scenes and food; and our world-class selection of restaurants and cafés continue to inspire with their fresh and unique takes on the very best produce that the Channel Islands has to offer.

Travel from an Airport Near You

Fly to JerseyJersey has been served by excellent air routes from around the UK for many years, and 2013 will be no exception.

As well as large international hubs such as London Gatwick, Birmingham and Manchester, visitors to Jersey can begin their holiday from regional airports in England and Scotland. We offer exclusive air routes from airports such as Cambridge, Durham Tees Valley, Humberside, Aberdeen and Inverness, ensuring hassle-free travel from smaller airports that are closer to home.

You can begin your holiday search by browsing our air routes to Jersey.

Bring Your Own Car

The Channel Islands are only a few hours’ ferry ride from the south coast of England, making our shores perfect for a self-drive break. Fast ferries sail from Poole on a daily basis – bringing you, your family and your car to Jersey in less than five hours. A perfect way to explore the island and experience a truly independent summer holiday.

Find out more about our Jersey ferry holidays here.

Find Your Perfect Place to Stay

When it comes to hotels and accommodation in Jersey, visitors really are spoilt for choice.

Durrell Wildlife Camp, JerseyWith over 75 hotels and guest houses within 45 square miles, there’s a holiday option for everyone. The island enjoys a reputation for excellent luxury hotels, boutique spa hotels, family-friendly hotels and excellent value bed & breakfast accommodation.

Our collection of luxury hotels includes two five star hotels and 15 four star hotels, with exclusive offers including the Luxury Michelin Experience, giving visitors the chance to stay in one of the island’s top hotels and enjoy a meal in each of the three Michelin-starred restaurants in Jersey.

2013 will also see Jerseytravel.com offer exclusive visits to the Durrell Wildlife Camp, staying within the grounds of the world-famous Durrell Wildlife Park and enjoying free access to the entire property during your stay.

Visit our Jersey hotels page and begin your search for a perfect hotel, guest house, apartment, cottage or lodge.

Enjoy Award-Winning Food and Drink

Jersey’s local food and drink is truly exceptional. From fresh seafood and rich dairy products to world-famous potatoes and the popular local cider, our island’s ingredients are widely used and celebrated in the kitchens of many restaurants and cafés.

If you’re looking for fine dining, Jersey has food to rival the best in the world. With three Michelin stars for our population of just under 100,000, we sit happily alongside the most starred cities in the world. Add to that a host of AA rosettes and award-winning hotel restaurants, and you have an island fully deserving of its ‘foodie haven’ label.

And if you want something a bit more down-to-earth? Why not visit one of our popular country pubs or beach cafés? You’ll find a warm welcome combined with excellent homely food and some of the most spectacular views in the British Isles.

Sample Jersey’s Events and Festivals Throughout the Year

If you’re looking for some local culture, a dose of live music, a film premiere in a quirky location, or a week-long celebration of food and drink, then Jersey is the place for you.

Jersey Live Music FestivalThe island’s annual music festival, Jersey Live, was joined by a smaller sister festival called Folklore during 2012. Jersey Live has been attracting some of the most popular artists to Jersey for over a decade, with headliners including Madness, Kasabian, Noel Gallagher, Basement Jaxx and Paul Weller. The smaller 2012 Folklore Festival was headlined by the legendary Van Morrisson and The Kinks’ Ray Davies, and looks set to continue in 2013.

Jersey’s traditional festivals and events include the annual Battle of Flowers and International Air Display, massively popular with locals and visitors alike. Both events transform the island’s south coast into a natural ampitheatre of activity, with thousands lining the seafront and main avenue.

2013 will also see the return of Branchage, Jersey’s international film festival. Blending movie premieres, classic films, secret and quirky locations, film schools, live music and parties, Branchage is a one-of-a-kind that no visitor the island will ever forget.

With walking weeks, mid-summer seaside events and food festivals each season, there’s something going on for every taste and every interest.

Find out more about Jersey’s events and festivals here.

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