This is one of Jersey´s most popular attractions. Over a kilometre of chambers and corridors are buried deep underground. They vividly narrate the experiences of both residents and occupiers in an interactive and sensitive way, making it a real must for anyone who visits to the island.
The Hamptonne Country Life Museum recreates rural life within a number of painstakingly restored buildings, living history interpretations and demonstrations of traditional rural crafts. Learn all about the agrarian lifestyles with the museum's well-kept exhibits.
This museum offers all kinds of interactive, hands-on fun and learning that will appeal to both adults and children. At Jersey Museum you will step into a museum holding 250,000 years worth of the island's and its people's history - everything from prehistoric artifacts to modern art.
Eric Young Orchid Foundation allows visitors to marvel at one of the finest collections of hybrid orchids in the world. Enjoy a fine selection from the world's total of 20 000 species of orchid - the vibrancy of colors and unique shapes are guaranteed to make for beautiful photographs.
At Jersey Lavender Farm you can learn about the island’s long tradition of perfumery. This is a family-run business that welcomes thousands of visitors every year - join them to learn about lavender cultivation and stock up on artisan cosmetics, edibles and items for the home.
The Jersey Maritime Museum is located in the heart of St Helier, and focuses on the marine history of Jersey island. Expect to find interactive exhibits via which visitors get the chance to use their senses and immerse themselves into the songs and stories of the ocean.
At the Mansell Collection car-lovers can get one of the most thrilling experiences learning all about the collection of cars and the various exhibits on display. Here you can enjoy a museum where the stories are told by the fantastic racing driver Nigel Mansell himself (via an audio guide).
If you fancy playing a game of golf, head to Les Mielles Golf & Country Club located in St Ouen's Bay. Take advantage of the amenities and enjoy a great meal at the on-site restaurant, or make use of some of the other attractions in the so called “Fun Zone” (like Segway Rally and Mini Golf).
The Little Train is a company with three small trains called Lillie, Major Pierson and Terence. The trains make for a relaxing alternative to sightseeing on foot, and take you on a fun ride along the promenade tour from Liberation Square all the way from St Helier to St Aubin and back.
In the busy St Brelade’s Bay you can find the beautiful, miles-long St Brelade’s Beach, Jersey’s busiest port and a parish church. Here you can enjoy long days sunbathing, do water sports (lots of water activities go on here daily) or simply go on scenic strolls along the bay.
Towards the western part of St Brelade's Bay stands the St Brelade's Parish Church. This small, old church is within walking distance from the beach and bay area, and is highly recommended for postcard-ready photographs (it is setting against a backdrop of lush greenery by the edge of the water).
For the more active, there are multitudes of walks and footpaths to suit even the seasoned hiker. It is possible to walk from the far northwest to the far northeast of the island on a delightful 16 mile course, taking in some of the most fabulous scenery. There is also an extensive network of green lanes, which give priority to pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.
Bohemia Bar and Restaurant, located at The Club Hotel & Spa, is the another one of the island's Michelin-starred restaurants. Try the Royal Bay Oysters and Jersey Royal Potato, or simply opt for one the set lunch and dinner menus (pescatarian and vegetarian options available).
The harbour town of St Aubin is a favourite foodie haunt for islanders. The restuarant offers a healthy number of quality eateries, such as The Salty Dog, which fuses New World influences into local produce. Both á la carte and set menus available (vegetarian option included).
This little friendly restaurant can be found in St Helier. Aromas Restaurant welcomes you with a warm atmosphere and offers high quality dishes with a focus on seafood, but other meal options include pan-fried rib-eye steak, blackened chicken supreme and a few vegetarian mains.
If you are craving for some Indian food, give Indian Ocean in St Helier a try. Here you can enjoy some of the Indian specials like Chicken Tikka Masala, Tandoori Mixed Grill and everyone's favourite Naan bread. Dishes are ranked according to levels of spiciness from mild to very hot.
Perhaps one's best bet when in the mood for a hot and spicy Tom Yum Soup, flavorful curries or any other Thai culinary delights, Little Thai Restaurant is, indeed, modest in size, so book in advance to secure a table. Dishes here are known to contain generous amounts of seafood.
The island offers a wide variety of café options, many of which have terraces overlooking the islands fine beaches, such as Big Vern's. Big Vern's is a popular lunch location and great place to watch the surfers on St Ouen’s Bay while tucking into one of their specials or sipping a fresh juice.
Coffee Republic is a great place for all coffee lovers. This acclaimed coffee chain can be found in many places throughout the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Cyprus, to mention a few locations. Here you can enjoy a good cup of coffee along with fresh pastries and treats. .
The Hungry Man is a popular beach hut café/restaurant located in St Martin, Rozel. This place is very popular for the quick food fixes on offer, and is claimed to be a must when in St. Martin. Here you can choose from an extensive list of snacks and drinks right by the beach.
The Royal Yacht is a place to meet up for a drink, dance until dawn, listen to tunes spun by visiting DJs and meet people. Every week you will find different types of entertainment here, including live band performances. Choose from the hotel's several sleek bars and the Drift night club.
For the cool and the chic, the largest concentration of bars and clubs are located along the Esplanade and the Waterfront Centre in St Helier. The stylish Bar & Canteen boasts guest DJ’s and live bands with the special bonus of wonderful panoramic views over the bay from its large balcony.
For those who prefer their evenings a little more tranquil and traditional, the island has a fine collection of old-fashioned, atmospheric pubs. If real ale is your thing, there are several inns worth a visit, among which The Lamplighter. Lunch is served daily, and dinner is available Mon-Thurs.
Beyond the capital, the 17th-century Old Smuggler’s Inn at Ouaisnè is a legendary, award-winning, real ale pub. Old Smuggler’s Inn is regularly celebrated in the island’s annual beer festival. It serves traditional English fare which includes seafood, steaks, Guinness pies and more.
The Jersey Opera House provides a great cultural alternative to simply wasting away a night at the pub. The venue attracts various international stars to perform concerts, ballet, musicals, comedy and drama. Here you can find the classy Upper Bar and The Stalls Bar, perfect for pre-drinks.
La Mare Vineyards at St Mary is an attraction in itself. Here you can find a shop offering all the estate produce including wines, cider, liqueurs, Jersey Apple Brandy and luxury estate chocolate. Use the chance to learn about wine-making and take a tour of the vineyard.
With locations in St Helier, St Ouen, St Martin and the Jersey Airport, the Jersey Pearl is an easy to find boutique where it all revolves around the noble pearl. Shop for elegant necklaces, bracelets, rings and cuff links - and take advantage of the chance to pre-select your pearl of choice.
This one is a cosy boutique with very attentive and helpful staff. With the right amount of dedication one will indeed find their very own "something pretty" - whether it be clothes, accessories, decorative items to keep around the house or simply cute, quirky knick-knacks.
Jersey Airport (JER) is well served from most of the airports in United Kingdom and also has good connections to a selection of the European cities on the mainland. Facilities include Duty-free shopping, restaurant and bar, car hire, ATM’s and business facilities. Bus number 15 has regular connections between St Helier and the airport. The bus runs approximately every 30 minutes and it takes about 30 minutes to reach Liberation Bus Station in the heart of St Helier. + 44 1534 828555 www.libertybus.je You can also choose to travel in a private coach and make pre-arranged booking with the following companies: Signature Coaches + 44 7797 789123 Tantivy Blue Coach + 44 1534 706706 Waverley Coaches +44 1534 758360 A taxi from the airport to St Helier will cost approximately £12 for the 8 kilometre journey. You can pre-book a taxi from several companies. A small selection following: ABC Cabs +44 1534 525 015 [email protected] Luxicabs +44 1534 887 000 [email protected] Citicabs +44 1534 499 999 In the Arrivals Terminal you can find car rental companies: Europcar + 44 1534 747770 Hertz + 44 1534 636666
Travelling by bus is an excellent way to see the island. There is an extensive reliable network crisscrossing Jersey. There are 3-day, 5-day, 6-day and 7-day passes. Given its small size and relatively gentle terrain, hiring a bicycle is another popular way of exploring the island. www.jerseybikehire.co.uk / www.jerseybikerepairs.com Car hire is plentiful both in St Helier and at the airport. Driving is on the left and there is a speed limit of 64 kilometres per hour. Those wishing to hire a car must be over 21-years-old, have had a full license for at least one year and no endorsements or disqualifications for dangerous driving or driving over the alcohol limit within the previous five years.
Taxis are able to collect people from the street and official taxi ranks. Smaller towns around Jersey might not have taxi ranks. In that case you can always call for a taxi or let your hotel arrange one for you. The Jersey Taxis App is an app you can use for ordering a taxi in Jersey. +44 1534 733311 www.jerseytaxis.je Domino Cabs +44 1534 747047 www.domino-cabs.co.uk Liberty Cabs: