Discover that unique island feeling in the Channel islands
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Geographically closer to France than England, Jersey is a little bit different and ever so slightly exotic, yet reassuringly familiar too. It’s British pounds and French place names, cream teas and croissants, Breton-style seafood and good ol’ fish and chips.
Full of natural beauty the breathtaking coastline ranges from rugged cliffs in the north to the Atlantic rollers of the windy west and long swathes of golden sand in the south. Inland is equally scenic, with flower-filled meadows, undulating farmland and leafy hidden valleys all linked by tranquil country lanes.
Getting around is easy. For maximum flexibility, we recommend hiring a car to seek out hidden beaches, explore the glorious coastline and find some off-the-beaten-track places. Alternatively, an extensive island-wide bus network gives easy access to all the main places of interest. Jersey is also an exceedingly friendly walking and cycling island with a maze of cycle paths, walks and 45 miles of ‘Green Lanes’, which meander through the various parishes.
Famous for food, Jersey’s reputation as a foodie island is growing and embraces everything from Michelin-starred restaurants, chic bistros and gastropubs to farm stalls, village delis and beach cafes. Just be sure to bring a healthy appetite
Guernsey is spoilt for choice where beaches are concerned. From the sandy, pebbly coves and bays of the east and south coasts, to the lush open west coast and wide expanses of white sand of the north, an enticing beach is never more than four minutes away by car, no matter where you are on the island.
By far the best way to explore is to step out and strike your own route around the island. There are plenty of walking routes to choose from, whether it’s along the meandering cliff paths or along the winding Ruettes Tranquilles, a series of narrow lanes which lead you off-the-beaten-track through the countryside. This network of quiet roads is also perfect for cycling.
Guernsey’s great outdoors also calls adventurous souls who can kayak through crystal clear waters, dip in and out of ancient caves, go paddleboarding or surfing, wild swimming or coasteering.
If culture, history and heritage are more your cup of tea, Guernsey has a castle dating back some 800 years, fascinating museums, a tiny version of Lourdes, ancient burial mounds, award-winning gardens and a stately manor house to check out.
Islanders are passionate about their food and this is reflected in the culinary scene, so be sure to pack your appetite and tuck in. From chic dining in hip restaurants and good value pub grub, an indulgent afternoon tea or fish and chips with your toes in the sand, every dining experience offers fabulously fresh ingredients and a tantalising choice.
*5% saving applies to new bookings made via DG Travel, to depart between 1st May 2022, and returning by 30th September 2022, bookings made between 4th January 2022 - 31st January 2022