What's new in the island break for 2020?

Whether you want a relaxing escape or a holiday of adventure, here’s what’s new for 2020 in Jersey. Inspire your clients to discover the island break year round.

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Heritage Yoga

Channel Islands Liquor Company

A new distillery based in the heart of St. Helier with unique views across the marina. The distillery opens November 2019, exporting products around the world and inviting customers to learn more about its unique approach to producing liquor. The launch of the distillery comes at the same time as the company unveil their latest product to the market, a golden rum infused with flavours from the indica plant.

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Bunker Yoga

Bunker is a yoga, surf and food business run out of a converted, German bunker right on St. Ouen’s bay. A WW2 German spotlight bunker, with years of history and lots of character. The space is a platform to celebrate and explore its natural surroundings and we do this by offering surfing, yoga and simple, healthy food. Our aim is partly to educate, but mainly to nourish.

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Jersey Food Tours

Go on the hunt for some of the best food and wine in Jersey on a culinary walking tour, through the coastal paths of this island famed for fabulous seafood, the freshest produce and incredible dairy treats. Sample food from field to fork, from sea to platter and try chef's best dishes. Delight in stunning views over potato fields beyond the mussel and oyster beds to the coast of France.

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La Robeline Cider Press, Distilling and Tasting

The award-winning La Robeline Cider Company are a family of proud creators & crafters of the finest Jersey Ciders, Artisan Spirits & Private Catering Solutions. For 2020 they are opening their farm, join them for either a cider press and tasting with dinner, or a distilling experience with dinner, using locally sourced produce.

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Wild Days Outdoor

Wild Days Outdoor Learning offers bespoke Forest School and Bushcraft sessions and activities for families, groups, and individuals. Forest School is a unique concept to exploring the outdoors that is play-based, creative and child-led. In Forest School explore, whittle, create and manage fires and discover the seasons. Woodlore school of wilderness bushcraft, journey through the fundamental skills of outdoor survival.

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Strong Charters

A private boat charter business operating the award winning Axopar 37sc. Whether your charter is to go looking for dolphins, mooring up in one of the beautiful bays around Jersey, visiting our neighbouring Channel Islands or even a restaurant on the coast of Brittany, they’ll have you there in comfort and style.

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Hot Pod Yoga

A new yoga studio in the heart of St. Helier. A purpose-built hot pod, with an otherworldly cocoon of glowing lights, heady aromas and enveloping soundscapes, taking you a million miles from the everyday. This is yoga reinvented, helping you breathe deeper into it, stretch further into it, sweat harder into it, and really, really melt into it.

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Royal China Charters

A luxury yacht charter in Jersey. A Princess 48 (52 feet including the swim platform) a large sleek yacht available to charter year-round. The skipper is highly qualified, with Super Yacht Experience, ready to show you a great time! So many extra’s available, Jetski, Towables, Paddle Boards, Snorkelling, and more.

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9 by 5 Adventures

From 5K to 50K+, come and explore the island's trails with experienced and qualified local running leaders who will show you the true gems of Jersey. Or if cycling is more your thing then tours can be arranged for most days and can vary in distance and duration. Booking for individuals or groups and can meet all over the island.

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Kalimukti Studio and Wellbeing Centre

The newly refurbished Kalimukti yoga studio and wellbeing centre is a haven in centre of St. Helier. The new studio has beautiful treatment rooms for holistic wellbeing treatments, while the modern studio space hosts 17 types of yoga and pilates and even more classes each week.

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Té Amor

Té Amor is an independent tea company dedicated to sourcing delicious whole-leaf teas from around the world with a boutique shop in the heart of St. Helier. Té Amor is the exclusive retailer of The Jersey Tea Company loose leaf tea, with a mission is to make people passionate about leaf tea. Experience and taste locally produced tea in store and learn about the tea growing process.  

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Archirondel Tower

Archirondel Tower provides a perfect coastal base while you explore the north-eastern corner of Jersey. Split over four levels with a large terrace at ground level and a roof terrace overlooking the tranquil bay of Archirondel, the Tower is great for those looking for adventure, with the sea on your doorstep. Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children.

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Greve de Lecq Barracks – The Officers’ Quarters Cottage

The Officers’ Quarters Cottage is a stunning and unique property set within a Napoleonic barracks within yards of the lovely sandy beach at Greve de Lecq. The barracks are owned and managed by the National Trust for Jersey and the accommodation is ideally placed for enjoying our cliff paths and other lovely walks nearby. There are beach cafes/ restaurants and pubs in this bay just a short walk away. Sleeps 6.

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Off The Rails

Coffee culture, brunch and lunches by day and sourdough pizzas and tapas kitchen by night. Fully licensed with a spanking new wine list, cocktails, beers and of gin of course. A new hidden gem for Jersey, tucked away on the old railway line, a peaceful place for walkers and popular with locals.

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Barrow At The Manor

Introducing a fresh new eating experience to the island, nestled deep in the gardens of Samares Manor. Step into Barrow at the Manor, a green space that brings the outdoors in, where many ingredients are foraged or dug from the kitchen garden and prepared by two talented young chefs. They have heaps on their plate from pop-ups to supper clubs and pickling workshops, we recommend you stick them firmly in your culinary calendar. 

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Chambers

Chambers is more than just the food, drink and music. It’s an experience. In 2019 Chambers underwent a full renovation and has re-opened with a contemporary, atmospheric and stylish interior. Smoke, their new relaxed dining experience, serves up a seriously good menu of Asian soul food and quality cuts of meat cooked over hot embers on a special Robata Charcoal Grill. As one of Jersey’s iconic live music venues, leave your inhibitions at the door and let your hair down.

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Flavour.je

Serving seasonal soulful food made with passion, a load of love and a load of local wholesome goodness and a load of funk n groove. All tastes and dietary requirements are welcomed. Open throughout the winter in the busy harbour of St. Aubin and through the summer in an idyllic location overlooking the beautiful St. Brelade’s Bay.

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The Shipyard

The Shipyard is a newly built contemporary pub located inside the Elizabeth Terminal in St. Helier. Combining the comfort of a pub or coffee house with the liveliness of a bar or restaurant, all whilst having that ‘local favourite’ feel. Dedicated areas of the pub are available for bookings for celebrations and corporate events. The Shipyard is the perfect place to visit for a lazy brunch, Sunday lunch or even a Friday night out.

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Liberation 75

09 May 2020 will be the 75th anniversary of the Liberation in Jersey. Jersey aims to mark this milestone by identifying and telling compelling stories to ensure Jersey’s Liberation legacy lives on. As well as the stories of hardship and suffering, we’ll research and curate stories to bring the brave spirit of Jersey and its people to life.

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Seymour Hotels Celebrates 100 Years

The Seymour group are planning a year-round campaign of centenary celebrations. Highlights include: a year of fundraising for three charities; archive exhibition bringing to life family, staff and customer stories from the past 100 years; launch of the Seymour Centenary Bursary to support students from Jersey wishing to pursue a career in hospitality and a legacy initiative that will mark the centenary permanently on the island and provide a facility for the community to enjoy for years to come.

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Neolithic Longhouse at La Hougue Bie

This 20-metre-long, replica Neolithic Longhouse has been built by a team of volunteers using traditional tools and authentic Neolithic techniques, including mud daubing, thatching, bark- stripping and making cordage from stinging nettles and brambles. Experience life in Neolithic Jersey.

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Rib Ride with Jersey War Tours

Two of Jersey’s most incredible experiences have teamed up to come up with a unique perspective on Jersey’s history. Join Seafaris and Jersey War Tours as you explore the coastline of the island while learning about fortifications and the history of the island with a specific focus on German occupation sites and bunkers. Reach thrilling speeds on the water as you witness stunning scenery, WW2 landmarks and enjoy excitingly wildlife such as dolphins and seals.

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Heritage Yoga at La Hougue Bie 

Experience yoga in the grounds of one of the ten oldest buildings in the world. Enter into one of Europe’s finest passage graves and discover Jersey’s Neolithic history while you salute to the sun.

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Café with a Conscience at La Hougue Bie

A café, which celebrates the skills of islanders with autism and other learning disabilities, has teamed up with Jersey Heritage to open a new tearoom at La Hougue Bie winter 2019.

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Rat Race

10 – 11 October 2020

Brand new to the island for 2020, The Ultra Tour of Jersey is a new and unique addition to the island’s sporting calendar and will encompass a two day off-road running adventure, across breath-taking coastlines and countryside, racking up a total distance 60 miles.  Rat Race events are aspirational yet attainable, with thousands taking part every year.  With back to back marathons taking in all the very best trails that Jersey has to offer, the event will appeal to those seeking an active island escape. 

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The Awakening Wellness & Fitness Festival

07 – 08 November 2020

Celebrating the wellness and fitness movement, The Awakening Wellness & Fitness Festival will include a stage with celebrity fitness and live podcasts, as well as number of workshops, from fitness, to meditation and mindfulness, creativity. Healthy food, boutique shopping and children’s activities will also be on offer. Alice Liveing, a personal trainer with 630k Instagram followers, and a food writer and Jasmine Hemsley, a TV presenter, have been announced as the guests of Jersey’s first ever Awakening Club Festival.

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The CI 100k Challenge

November

The 100km race is not only the longest race in the Channel Islands, it will take place at night starting at 22:00 in the middle of winter. Trail Monkey will be there to support you but make no mistake this will be a tough challenge.

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WonkyTown

18 July 2020

If you knew the world was ending, you’d have one hell of a party! The place? Wonkytown, Jersey. The year, 2068. Welcome to a post-apocalyptic party town with 4 riotous districts bursting with headliner acts and immersive experiences. If Shangri-la, Bloc 9, Lost Village is your thing then this will be right up your street. From the organisers of Weekender Festival, this is predicted to be a seriously wonky fun time.

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Taste Jersey

24 February - 29 March 2020

Highlighting the finest local produce and dishes crafted by the island’s most talented chefs, Taste Jersey is a celebration of gastronomy. Developed by Luxury Jersey Hotels, in association with the Jersey Evening Post, this inaugural festival showcases the prestige and quality of the island’s top hotels and Mark Jordan at the Beach. ​With a number of local products coming into season, diners are invited to tuck into an array of dishes on the specially curated menus, all of which put Jersey meat, seafood and vegetables firmly in the spotlight.

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Tell us! We want to shout about it.

If you have something new, recently opened, or are re-launching a product for 2020 and beyond (either ready to go or in the pipeline), then please let Visit Jersey know by emailing the product team at product@visitjersey.je