Jersey represent's one of the last vestiges of the medieval Duchy of Normandy that straddled the English Channel between France and Engand. The island lies in the bay of Mont St Michel and is the largest of the Channel Islands. Measuring approximately 10 miles across by 6 miles north to south, but it is amazing how much can be packed into this small island. It's natural beauty, teamed with world class attractions means any visitor will not run short of things to do.
Durrell - (or Jersey Zoo) is a zoo with a difference. An emphasis is placed on saving rare and endangered species from extinction with 190 species of mammals, bird, amphibians and reptiles. Ranging from the tiny but colourful poisonous frogs of the Amazon to the ever popular Gorilla. Situated in the northern Parish of St Martins, it is out of the way, however buses regularly run from St Helier as well as regular services from St Brelade's into St Helier.
aMaizing Adventure Park & Maze - Situated in St Peter and accesible by car, bus or bike the aMaizing Adventure Park is a great day out for all the family. From the Maze to the Barnyard experience everyone will find something to do, even the older generation may just find their inner child.
War Tunnels - A kilometre of underground tunnels hewn from rock by forced labour during the Second World War, now housing the award winning Captive Island Exhibition, an interpretation of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands between 1940 and 1945.
Castles and Museums - Elizabeth Castle built by Sir Walter Raleigh whilst Governor of Jersey; Hamptonne Country Life Museum - 300 years of Jersey's rural heritage; Jersey Museum and Art Gallery allows you to delve into Jersey's history and explore the restored Victorian Merchant's House; Maritime Museum and Occupation Tapestry Gallery - see, hear and smell the story of Jersey's maritime history and visit the award winning tapestry which commemorates the island's liberation; La Hougue Bie - Climb inside the dolmen to find the heart of this ancient place of worchip and unearth the treasures in the geology and archaeology museum; Mont Orgueil Castle - Explore the castle's network of staircases towers and rooms to discover the hidden secrets inside.
South Coast Cruises - The 'Southern Bay Rose', is 50ft catamaran that cruises for 1.5 or 2.5 hours along 15 miles of the beautiful south coast of Jersey.
France - Day trips to St Malo, Dinan and Mont St Michel can be booked.
Guernsey, Sark, Herm, Alderney - There are also regular day trips to the other Channel Islands.
Golf - Jersey has two excellent 18 hole golf courses open to visitors who are members of a recognised golf club (La Moye & Royal Jersey). Les Mielles is another 18 hole course with a restaurant and activity centre. Wheatlands and Les Ormes are both 9 hole courses.
For the More Adventurous:
Jersey Surf School -One of the UK's longest running and most highly reputable surf schools. An experienced team of coaches from all over the world run a variety of courses and lessons to suit all ages.
Surf & Sun Watersports - On the beach in front of the hotel Chester and his team can teach you to waterski or take you on a banana boat ride or even lead you on a guided Kayak tour around the south coast.
These are just a small sample of what you can do on your holiday!