Jersey, Channel Islands

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Jersey is somewhere that is very special to me - it reminds me of one of my best friends, B. I loved the small little island in the English Channel that I visited three times in nine months. 

I had heard B talk about Jersey for years. Her family have a house out there and would visit every few weeks. To be honest, before I landed in the tiny airport, I had no idea what to expect...but I absolutely loved it. It was exactly what I needed at the time, a little getaway to recharge. We had the best time, eating (lots), drinking (even more!) and laughing (non-stop). A few months later we had (once again) had a bit to drink and spontaneously booked flights to go back. 6 weeks after that I was back again for New Year. The great thing about Jersey is that it is SO close, but you still feel like you have been away.

Where is Jersey?
Jersey is one of the Channel Islands, located in the English Channel. It is nearer to France than England - on a good day, you can even see the French coastline.

Where did you stay?
We stayed in St. Helier, the capital of Jersey.

How much did it cost?
Jersey prices are very similar to the rest of the UK. As I always stayed with B, I saved on accommodation. Flights from the UK to Jersey can be SUPER cheap - I think I've paid between £50 and £100 each time I've gone. The £100 was because I booked tickets less than a week before I flew. 

What is there to do?
For such a little island, there is so much to do in Jersey. I'm a bit of a history nut. Jersey was occupied by the Nazis during WW2 so there is a lot to see about that. Next time I go, I want to see the Jersey War Tunnels.

One day, we rented bikes and explored some of the island that way, which was really fun. We made sure to stop off at the pubs along the way though!

Another place to visit is Durrell Wildlife Park (Jersey Zoo). It was founded by Gerald Durrell in 1959 and it's global ambassador is Henry Cavill aka Superman aka my future husband...that should be reason enough to visit!!

Food and Drink
Despite the fact that when I've visited Jersey it's only been for a few days at a time, we have definitely managed to sample a lot of the local restaurants/bars. Some of my favourites are:
Colleen's (BEST. BREAKFAST. EVER. It's right next to the most dreamy little cove) 

Already counting down until the next time I can visit...!

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