Jersey’s unique blend of English and European influences gives the island a natural charm and the town of St Helier is a great place to shop. An escape to the island of Jersey blends familiar English environments with a dash of European flair to create a unique experience of rich countryside and breathtaking coastal views, sweeping beaches and hidden-away bays. Start planning your island break here.
To learn more about a visit to Jersey, please visit www.jersey.com.
For a selection of stunning places to stay, see www.luxuryjerseyhotels.com.
How to get here
Located some 100 miles (160 kms) south of mainland Britain, Jersey is the most southerly island of the British Isles. In fact, it's much closer to France, lying just 14 miles (22 km). With links from UK and European airports, Jersey’s an easy escape that’s bursting with variety. A 55-minute flight links Jersey to London and many other UK regional airports, with flights of just over an hour to several European destinations. Jersey can be reached by sea, making it easy to bring your car and explore the island at your own pace. Ferries link Jersey to the UK ports of Poole, Portsmouth as well as Guernsey, St. Malo and Brittany.
We speak English - with a faint Jersey accent and as you explore you’ll see road signs in French, relics of our Norman past. Jersey has its own native language, Jerriais - an old Norman language with a sprinkling of Norse. Although you may not hear it spoken, it’s part of the island’s heritage - look closely and you’ll see traces of it around the island from map locations (Greve means beach) to street names.
Our currency is sterling, but the island has its own money, the Jersey pound. It’s one of the last few places you’ll see a pound note, and while the notes may look different, the value is the same. You’ll usually be given Jersey money as change when you’re shopping, but English money can be freely used and all major debit and credit cards are accepted. There are ATM machines in St Helier and across the island.
It’s the same as the UK. Jersey follows Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and changes to British Summer Time along with the mainland.