Catch the last of the summer sun: 5 reasons to visit Jersey

09/08/16

Just because you've had your summer holiday, doesn't mean you can't squeeze in a short break. And where better for a weekend away than Jersey? We round up just a few of the reasons why Jersey makes a perfect Island escape.

It's only an hour away

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With flights from most UK airports, including very reasonably priced flights with Easyjet, Flybe and British Airways, Jersey's just an hour away, but it feels like a different world. With its laid back continental-style atmosphere, beautiful beaches around every corner and restaurants serving fresh as a daisy local food, a weekend in Jersey's sea air is the perfect relaxing getaway.

Food glorious food

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Jersey cream, Jersey Royal potatoes, local oysters, seabass, hand-dived scallops and freshly caught lobster and crab - the island is home to a mouthwatering selection of home-grown produce, all featuring on the menus of Jersey's 200+ restaurants. From the finest of fine dining to relaxed beachside bistros just a few steps from the sand, be prepared to indulge yourself. There are three incredible Michelin star restaurants to choose from and lots of fabulous sun terraces to enjoy al fresco dining. Read about a some of the best restaurants in Jersey.

Spa escapes

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Need to relax? Book a spa escape to one of the island's leading spa hotels, and bliss out with some of the latest top treatments. When you've finished having all your aches and pains expertly massaged away, follow it up with a doze on your terrace in Jersey's fresh sea air. See? You're feeling better already. Or try out the ultimate treat, The Spa Experience. 

Save on your shopping

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Low tax prices on brands mean if you've been planning to splash out, you could save pounds by spending in Jersey. A designer souvenir of your stay? No problem. Watches and jewellery are particularly good purchases - don't miss the tax-free Rolex, Omega and Breitling watches in St Helier. And if you want to stock up on perfumes and your favourite skin care products then Feelunique offers a fantastic service in which you can buy as much as you like and it will be delivered to your door - all at VAT prices.

Everything's in easy reach

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On an Island nine miles long by five miles wide, nothing's very far away. Which means you can pack plenty of Island activities into your weekend… or just spend a leisurely day exploring Jersey's coastline by bike. Or both. A round of golf in the morning, lunch by the sea and the afternoon in the spa? It's all possible in Jersey.

Like the sound of this? Choose your Jersey hotel and start planning your Island escape.

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