Well to start with Jersey island, we heard about it while in India but never thought we would landed here for 3 months in summer 2008. But we are and very pleased to be here.
As many knows it is southmost part of UK, around 100 miles from UK
and 7 miles from France
. Largest of 4 channel island.
You can either reach
Jersey by air or sea. Though fares are not much different advance booking in flight might be cheaper sometimes for family. Flybe
, Flybmi, British airways is most common airlines
coming to Jersey with recently started of Easyjet. Average time of flying is 30 min to 1 hr.
is popular ferry service from UK to Jersey which take around 4 hours when there is good weather. HD ferries has recently shut down their business for Jersey.
It is historical place due to its location but I am not much interested in that so dont know much. Only knows that even though it is near by France it is part of UK and during world war 2
Germans had ruled this island for five years. Many castle and bunker points are there on outskirts of it.
It is 45 sq mile, 9 mile by 5 mile length and width respectively, but dont imagine as small place as it is seen from area. St. Helier
is capital city located in south and there are other 12 parishes.
Language and Currency:
Main and official language is English. Jerriars is local language while many people speak French also. I learned some basic french
from Alliance Francis, St Helier
as most of street names are in french.
UK Pound is acceptable here but it has own Jersey pound which is equivalent to UK Pound. Jersey pounds are not acceptable in UK
Jersey is famous worldwide for cows,dairy products
,potatoes and knitted industry. Knitted T shirts
named Jersey after this island. As per my point of view economy and finance system is also speciality here. As per stastics, Jersey economy is third highest in world which makes this place costly
Jersey is most famous as tourist place for short breaks. It is warm and hottest destination of UK (In
month of July temperature reminds me Indian summer). There are lots of tourist attraction and if you want to see
all you certainly need more than 10 days with enough cash in pocket. Jersey tourism have good offers time to time. So you can visit toursim official website www.jersey.com for current offers. Also it has good narration about each attraction activities.
It has stunning and beautiful beach. I have been to St Brelade beach, St. Aubin, Grev de Lacq, Gorey pier but St. Brelade beach is one of best site. Jersey has mixture of sandy and stone beahces so make sure before visit where you want to go. Most of south and west beaches are sandy while beaches in North are stone beaches and less reachable.
Gardens and family entertainment
comes next after beaches. Samares Manor
is most famous garden. For family entertainment Living legend and Amaizin maze park are there with Jersey bowling near Airport
. I have been to Living Legend and it is fairly good in free visit area.