A Jersey holiday offers a distinctly continental experience. Despite English being the official language, much of the island feels pleasingly French, including the marvellous beaches and delicious cuisine you can find in the local restaurants.
With warm summers, mild winter temperatures and low annual rainfall, Jersey package holidays are a popular option at any time of year, with a year-round calendar of events. During the summer months, bargain holidays to Jersey are a popular choice for families to enjoy spacious, sandy beaches, clean, safe swimming waters and the annual Festival of the Flowers.
At Co-operative Travel we offer cheap holidays to Jersey both in and out of season.
Food lovers – Jersey has a great choice of delicious places to eat.
Sightseers – Jersey is a beautiful island with a wonderful landscape and plenty to see.
Seeking calm – Tranquillity should be Jersey’s middle name.
The most popular resort for last-minute Jersey holidays is the capital St Helier, on the sunny south coast. Hotel accommodation in Jersey ranges from luxury spa resorts to small, intimate boutiques and family-run guesthouses. Self-catering accommodation is also available in apartments, villas and cottages across the island, so when it comes to late deals, Jersey allows endless flexibility.
The port of St Aubin was once a fishing village, but as it has grown in popularity. With visitors taking Jersey holidays it has gained a livelier edge to its peaceful, almost quaint atmosphere. You’ll discover some of the finest sea views in Jersey here, looking out across the harbour and out to the ocean. Fine restaurants nestle cosily between coffee shops and wine bars, and shops and galleries are all close by too. We also recommend a picturesque walk from St Aubin to L’Etacq.
The parish of St Lawrence is made up of farmland and offers visitors an array of beautiful scenery and a taste of the rural lifestyle. From the St Lawrence’s Country Life Museum to the Jersey War Tunnels, St Lawrence is a captivating place to visit if you’re looking for an insight into the area’s history. St Aubin’s Bay is part of St Lawrence, and the beach is a pleasure to relax on.
You’ll find St Brélade at the southwest of Jersey, and it is home to the island’s most popular beach: St Brélade’s Bay, which is lined by bars and restaurants. This is one of the island’s slightly more “urban” areas, but the population is still just slightly over 10,000. One of the best things about a Jersey holiday is knowing that everywhere is so easily accessible, so wherever you are staying, you can explore the whole island.
Jersey package holidays offer something for everyone; Jersey Zoo, the German War Tunnels, Mont Orgueil Castle, and a range of other attractions. A walk through the pretty lanes reveals fascinating archaeological sites charting 8,000 years of history. As well as the delicious cuisine, the range of attractions, and the unique culture, perhaps the main reason to book a cheap Jersey holiday is for the beaches. Jersey holidays are enjoyable all-year-round, so it’s all about preference. Of course, if you like a sunny holiday then summer is the best time for you to take your Jersey holiday.
In the south, St Aubin and St Lawrence offer broad sweeps of clean white sand and a wide range of watersports, while to the north there are fascinating rock pools and hidden inlets. Gorey beach, in the south-east, is a favourite with young families.
There are plenty of other attractions that will entertain the kids: the Aquasplash swimming pool, the Maritime Museum with its interactive exhibits and traditional performances, Elizabeth Castle which looks out to the sea in St Aubin’s Bay and features live exhibitions, and the aMaizin Adventure Park and Farm, where the family can race go-karts, ride toboggan, and pet the animals.
Jersey’s climate is warmer and dryer than that of the UK. They experience pleasant summers and cool but mild winters. Due to Jersey being such an exposed island in the north Atlantic, the weather can still be pretty unpredictable, so if you take your Jersey holiday during winter there is of course a possibility of rainstorms, wind and fog. However, the island’s gorgeous landscape and many natural attractions are worth exploring, whatever the weather. St Brélade’s Beach and St Ouen’s Bay are some of the most beautiful sights in Jersey, but there is also Howard Davis Park and St Aubin’s Harbour which are not to be missed.
Jersey’s culture has been shaped by both French and British influences, meaning that French is still spoken in Jersey today as a minority language. It’s an island that has been described as being like a “giant country club” and “France without the French”, in terms of its European-style culture and its elegant cuisine.
Jersey is known for its seafood, and particularly the lobster, shellfish, and crab caught just offshore and the oysters cultivated in the bay of Grouville. Jersey cows are famed for their milk and the rich Jersey cream and cheese made from it, and Jersey Royals potatoes have a uniquely delicious flavour.
In autumn, people book Jersey holidays for the Tennerfest – a food festival celebrating the fusion of English and French flavours running through Jersey’s cuisine.
Jersey is the holiday spot to visit if you love a nightlife filled with traditional pubs and classic cocktail bars. There are few night-time venues cosier than a harbourside village pub overlooking the sea and the setting sun!
The island isn’t known for its nightclubs or wild parties, so it attracts a less wild clientele than the European party capitals – however, there are still late night bars and clubs that stay open until 1am or 2am, if you are in the mood.
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You shouldn’t need a passport to travel here from the UK
Jersey Airport (JER)