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How to be a tourist in Jersey

How to be a tourist in Jersey

Monday 05 April 2021

How to be a tourist in Jersey


MEDIA RELEASE: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and not Bailiwick Express

A crash course for locals

After a year of binge watching Netflix, the furthest most locals have travelled is from sofa to supermarket. Now we’re dusting off our swim shorts and rolling out our beach towels, but we’ve forgotten the fundamentals. What’s the appropriate hour to brunch? What on Earth do we pack? Where in the world is Ouaisne? So we’ve created a refresher course to help you rediscover your island through the fresh eyes of a holidaymaker. 


TIP #1 LONG LIVE THE MID-WEEKENDER

When you’re on staycay, there are in fact two weekends in any given week. The regular kind and the more decadent kind from Tuesday to Thursday, slap bang in the middle of the week. The world opens up to you on a mid-weekend break: bag the best table at your favourite restaurant, book a luxurious facial into your schedule and grab huge discounts on hotel stays. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could stay in a different corner of Jersey each night. Get that mid-weekend feeling with these hand-picked holiday deals!

Bag a holiday deal >>> 


TIP #2 EVERYWHERE IS A SELFIE OPPORTUNITY

If it’s not on Insta - did your holiday even happen? When you’re on staycation, you need to obsessively snap every beauty spot to guarantee that double-tap. We’ve scoured local Instagram feeds to bring you our edit of the most photogenic places in Jersey so you can make your Instagram feed seriously envy-worthy. Download the Instagrammer’s Guide here. Just remember to tag #doitforJersey when you post…

Jersey’s best instagram spots >>>


TIP #3 SLOW DOWN TO 'TOURIST SPEED'

Life slows down when you’re on holiday to a glacial, gentler pace. This can be rather frustrating if you’re late for the office and stuck behind bum-bagged, camera-toting tourists, but when you’re on staycation, you’ll soon get into the easy rhythm of it. We’ve created a four-day walking itinerary so you can conquer the island from coast to coast, with hidden gems to rediscover along the way. Why not stay in a different hotel every night? And if it takes you a few days longer, who’s counting? 

Conquer Jersey from coast to coast with this four-day walking itinerary >>>


TIP #4 DINE OUT EVERY MEAL

When you’re on holiday, you’d better rock some maternity pants, because you’ll be eating out at every meal. Your staycation is the perfect excuse to eat your way around the island. You can start by working your way through Jersey’s Big Four - that’s our fresh Jersey lobsters, oysters, royals, and dairy. Here’s an Instagrammer’s guide to eating your way through the most beautiful food in Jersey. 

A guide to eating your way through the most beautiful food in Jersey >>>

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TIP #5 TREAT YOURSELF!

Nobody’s calorie counting when you’re on staycay. It’s the ultimate excuse to indulge your sweet tooth. Discover new tastes and savour local favourites on a guided foodie tour with sweet treats every step of the way. Treat yourself with an indulgent afternoon tea with lashings of Jersey cream. Or make sweet memories with a Jersey ice cream, best enjoyed in the sunshine with friends on a sandy shore near you...

Sweet memories to share >>>


TIP #6 MAKE A JERSEY BUCKET LIST

Have you always wanted to abseil the sheer face of Mont Orgueil? To walk an ale trail from coast to coast? To conquer two castles in one day? Never quite got around it? Making a Jersey bucket list of ‘mini-adventures’ gives you the kick up the swim-shorts you needed to get outside and try unique experiences outside of your daily routine. It can be as simple as walking on the sand dunes or trying out a new restaurant. We’ve made a bucket list of ‘mini-adventures’ for you to check off your list over seven days...

An outdoor adventurer’s weekend guide to Jersey >>>


TIP #7 GET LOST IN NATURE

If you have time on your hands, the island at your feet, and leisure on your mind, here are some simple ideas for a wonderful day out in the Jersey National Park. Home to miles of unspoilt beaches, bays, cliff paths, and headland, the Jersey National Park extends over an area of approximately 30 miles (48km) of Jersey's coastline, Les Écréhous, Les Minquiers, and Paternosters. The chances are you or someone close to you is living in it! Here is a downloadable map of things to explore, places to eat, and activities to enjoy in and around the Jersey National Park.

The Jersey National Park >>>

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TIP #8 TAKE MINI-ROAD TRIPS

Nothing says holiday like an epic road trip. Just picture yourself winding along Jersey’s coastal roads and tree-lined green lanes at the wheel of a rented vintage camper van. Sounds good? With its ocean drives and country lanes, Jersey could have been made for a road trip, especially one in a classic VW camper. Feel the freedom of the open road - here are a few of our top tips for exploring in style.

Feel the freedom of the open road and explore Jersey in style >>>


TIP #9 IT’S ALWAYS BRUNCH O’CLOCK

The best days on staycation always begin with a great brunch - it’s not so much a tradition as a ritual. Get your staycation off to the right start with a slap-up brunch at the island’s breakfast hot spots. Choose from some of these tried and tested local favourites and be warned, you’ll want to try them all.
Six local favourite brunch spots >>>


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