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Anyone been to Jersey?

julie 2 Avatar
8y, 3w agoPosted 8 years, 3 weeks ago
Im thinking of going next may for my husband birthday!!!
Any info would be great.
julie 2 Avatar
8y, 3w agoPosted 8 years, 3 weeks ago
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#1
Yes many time what would you like to know ? :)
#2
darren9030
Yes many time what would you like to know ? :)


any think places to stay,travel did u fly or go by sea?
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julie 2
any think places to stay,travel did u fly or go by sea?

Have travelled by both. From where you live a flight from Southampton would of course be best bet on flybe. Best place i have stayed at was Golden Sands - info here : http://www.dolanhotels.com/The-Golden-Sands/. Another very useful website is simply [url]www.jersey.com[/url] where you can plan everything.
For me best beaches and harbours are in the north of the island but take a look at : http://www.jersey.co.uk/jsyinfo/beaches.html for more info.
Places worth visiting include the zoo, Living Legend & Jersey Goldsmiths & Lion Park where amongst othjer things you will find the original bergerac car. A wonderful Island where i will return soon.
#4
darren9030
Have travelled by both. From where you live a flight from Southampton would of course be best bet on flybe. Best place i have stayed at was Golden Sands - info here : http://www.dolanhotels.com/The-Golden-Sands/. Another very useful website is simply [url]www.jersey.com[/url] where you can plan everything.
For me best beaches and harbours are in the north of the island but take a look at : http://www.jersey.co.uk/jsyinfo/beaches.html for more info.
Places worth visiting include the zoo, Living Legend & Jersey Goldsmiths & Lion Park where amongst othjer things you will find the original bergerac car. A wonderful Island where i will return soon.


Thanks will have a look . gave u some rep:thumbsup:
#5
Cheers have a great time & i bet you will go back again.
PS : Hire car is a must. [url]www.travelsupermarket.com[/url] for best prices. ( unless you go by ferry from Weymouth or Poole ). :)
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My brother lives in St Helier. The ferry goes from Poole or Wymouth and you can also get cheap flights from Southampton and from Bournmouth. They have a big flower show/parade every year that many peaple go to see. Need the weather as there is no a lot to do inside. Lots of golf courses, the fishing is good and there are lots of nice restaurants . Not that cheap considering it is meant to be tax free. And lastly its a bit of a OAP hot spot (no a bad thing).

Would go a bit later in the year if you can.

Hope this helps:)
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[url]www.condorferries.co.uk[/url] offer high speed services from Weymouth and Poole. There is usually an early morning service from Weymouth, a lunchtime service from Poole and an late afternoon service from Poole. Travelling time is about 3 hours and the cost is very much dependent upon the time and date of crossings but expect about £130 each way.
#8
gavanmooney
My brother lives in St Helier. The ferry goes from Poole or Wymouth and you can also get cheap flights from Southampton and from Bournmouth. They have a big flower show/parade every year that many peaple go to see. Need the weather as there is no a lot to do inside. Lots of golf courses, the fishing is good and there are lots of nice restaurants . Not that cheap considering it is meant to be tax free. And lastly its a bit of a OAP hot spot (no a bad thing).

Would go a bit later in the year if you can.

Hope this helps:)


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#9
pugw$sh
[url]www.condorferries.co.uk[/url] offer high speed services from Weymouth and Poole. There is usually an early morning service from Weymouth, a lunchtime service from Poole and an late afternoon service from Poole. Travelling time is about 3 hours and the cost is very much dependent upon the time and date of crossings but expect about £130 each way.


Thats a lot £130 each way, do u know how much it is to fly? would go from poole if going on ferry.
thanks any way rep added:thumbsup:
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Trip Advisor is a good site to check out impartial reviews
#11
choc1969
Trip Advisor is a good site to check out impartial reviews


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My wife and I went there for the first time for a week last year.

We stayed in St Hellier, which is by far the biggest town. While large it is still attractive and if you dont have a car (or dont want to hire one) virtually all the buses start from St Hellier and radiate out from there.

We were able to get round the whole island very quickly and easily using buses. They are very reliable and as the island is so small you can get to anywhere fairly quickly. Also many of the roads are rather small and narrow so driving a car would not be great fun.

We stayed at the Merton hotel which is IN St Hellier but is not right in the middle. It is a gentle 15 minute stroll from the hotel to the centre of St Hellier (although the buses stop outside the hotel anyway).

More on Merton Hotel here

http://www.seymourhotels.com/MertonHotel/

If you go to the various review sites the Merton constantly gets high scores, like here
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g551617-d197747-Reviews-Merton_Hotel-St_Saviour_Jersey_Channel_Islands.html

There is a great swimming complex in the hotel, one of the best on the island. See more about it on the web site.

While others may not agree I would suggest staying in St Helier. There are loads of places to eat there, plus a great shopping area, plus you are near the beach and the Elizabeth Castle. Plus, as I said, it makes using the buses so much easier.

See map here, I will describe it below.

http://www.jerseybirds.co.uk/images/locations/small/jerseymap1.jpg

As you can see, St Helier is in the bottom right, just to the right of St Aubins bay.

The South, West and East of the island are very flat and there are huge beaches and bays.
As you can see, the West of the island is one long beach, very popular with surf boarders, but to be honest not so much to do on that side of the island.

The Northern costs is VERY rugged and very hilly, with some great coast walks. The Northern coast reminded me of the Cornwall coast. While very beautiful, not many towns on the Northern coast and area rather desolate.

Overall we loved it there, and plan to go back again very soon.
#13
guilbert53
My wife and I went there for the first time for a week last year.

We stayed in St Hellier, which is by far the biggest town. While large it is still attractive and if you dont have a car (or dont want to hire one) virtually all the buses start from St Hellier and radiate out from there.

We were able to get round the whole island very quickly and easily using buses. They are very reliable and as the island is so small you can get to anywhere fairly quickly. Also many of the roads are rather small and narrow so driving a car would not be great fun.

We stayed at the Merton hotel which is IN St Hellier but is not right in the middle. It is a gentle 15 minute stroll from the hotel to the centre of St Hellier (although the buses stop outside the hotel anyway).

More on Merton Hotel here

http://www.seymourhotels.com/MertonHotel/

If you go to the various review sites the Merton constantly gets high scores, like here
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g551617-d197747-Reviews-Merton_Hotel-St_Saviour_Jersey_Channel_Islands.html

There is a great swimming complex in the hotel, one of the best on the island. See more about it on the web site.

While others may not agree I would suggest staying in St Helier. There are loads of places to eat there, plus a great shopping area, plus you are near the beach and the Elizabeth Castle. Plus, as I said, it makes using the buses so much easier.

See map here, I will describe it below.

http://www.jerseybirds.co.uk/images/locations/small/jerseymap1.jpg

As you can see, St Helier is in the bottom right, just to the right of St Aubins bay.

The South, West and East of the island are very flat and there are huge beaches and bays.
As you can see, the West of the island is one long beach, very popular with surf boarders, but to be honest not so much to do on that side of the island.

The Northern costs is VERY rugged and very hilly, with some great coast walks. The Northern coast reminded me of the Cornwall coast. While very beautiful, not many towns on the Northern coast and area rather desolate.

Overall we loved it here, and plan to go back again very soon.


Thanks rep added:thumbsup:
#14
my story continued........

Not sure how adventurous you are, but one thing we did that what quite amazing was what they call the "moonwalk"

If you look again at the map, look at the bottom right hand corner

http://www.jerseybirds.co.uk/images/locations/small/jerseymap1.jpg

The land in the bottom right is so flat that the tide goes out about a mile and a half. It leaves behind huge rocks that look like the surface of the moon.

About a mile and a half out to sea is an old military tower, the Seymour tower, see picture here

http://jersey.typepad.com/seymour_tower/aerial_seymour_tower.jpg

Usually it is surrounded by water, but when the tide goes out you can walk right out to it.

Get there at the right time and you can watch the tide go out, then set off on your walk. It is amazing to walk out where the sea had recently been. When you get out to the tower you can look back and get an amazing view of the coast.

Do the walk back, then sit on the harbour wall (there is a cafe there) and watch the tide come back in. It is an amazing sight.

More here

http://www.jerseywalkadventures.co.uk/walks/
#15
guilbert53
my story continued........

Not sure how adventurous you are, but one thing we did that what quite amazing was what they call the "moonwalk"

If you look again at the map, look at the bottom right hand corner

http://www.jerseybirds.co.uk/images/locations/small/jerseymap1.jpg

The land in the bottom right is so flat that the tide goes out about a mile and a half. It leaves behind huge rocks that look like the surface of the moon.

About a mile and a half out to sea is an old military tower, the Seymour tower, see picture here

http://jersey.typepad.com/seymour_tower/aerial_seymour_tower.jpg

Usually it is surrounded by water, but when the tide goes out you can walk right out to it.

Get there at the right time and you can watch the tide go out, then set off on your walk. It is amazing to walk out where the sea had recently been. When you get out to the tower you can look back and get an amazing view of the coast.

Do the walk back, then sit on the harbour wall (there is a cafe there) and watch the tide come back in. It is an amazing sight.

More here

http://www.jerseywalkadventures.co.uk/walks/


WOW sounds good to me:thumbsup:
#16
julie 2
WOW sounds good to me:thumbsup:


Not sure what your hobbies are, but if you are in to walking there is a great web site here about walking in Jersey.

http://jersey.com/english/sightsandactivities/walking/

The also have a Spring Walking Week (16th - 23rd May 2009) and an Autumn Walking Week (12th - 19th Sep 2009) each year where there are all sorts of walks organized all over the island.

In fact there are loads of useful brochures you can download on the web site below. Just use the drop down list in the centre of the screen to select your "brochure type" and then you can download loads of brochures.

http://www.jersey.com/english/bookaholiday/brochurerequest?
#17
We lived there for 4 years, and go back every year-my sister is stll there. I love t. We have always been lucky weatherwise apart from this year-but there are lots of interesting museums-the Maritime on on the harbour in St Heleir is great-interactive and really interesting.

As has been said-a car is a good idea-its quite cheap to hire one-about £100 a week for us in the summer. No where is far-but you can get about easier.

The restaurants are good-and its not too dear to eat out if you shop around.

Not sure where you live-but thompsonfly do really cheap flights from Coventry. bmi baby fly there too, aswell as flybe and BA.

The tourist board are good to send stuff out too.

Its a lovely island-have a great time.
#18
lucerysmum
Not sure where you live-but thompsonfly do really cheap flights from Coventry.


Not any more:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/coventry_warwickshire/7718581.stm

I flew bmi baby last year from Birmingham
#19
Morning folks, just thought I would put my tuppence worth in.
My family loves the Channel Islands and we have holidayed in Jersey when we can afford to travel, depending on the "promos" the fare can be cheap up to £0 from Thomsonfly but the taxes and fuel surcharges are a killer for somewhere so near.
Our favourite haunt is the Highlands Hotel in La Corbière, St Brelades by the lighthouse, they are a Methodist hotel so they don't sell alchohol on site but the accomodation, facilities, views, staff service and food are excellent.
Great website with lots of info: http://www.highlandshotel.com/
If you give them a call they can arrange travel & car hire for you as well, however I used 3000 airmiles to get carhire for 10 days and at this time of year it will be cheaper.
Just had a quick look at their tarrif, it may be closed for the season now but if you want to book for next year give them a try.
Have a happy holiday.
#20
guilbert53
Not any more:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/coventry_warwickshire/7718581.stm

I flew bmi baby last year from Birmingham


gosh-they were really good-we've been loads of times with them from Coventry for less the £200 for a family of 4 return.:oops:

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