What's new in the island break for 2021?

Whether you want a relaxing escape or a holiday of adventure, here’s what’s new for 2021 in Jersey. Inspire your clients to discover the island break year round.

Accommodation updates

The Moorings Hotel 

The hotel is now under new ownership and has undergone a loving refurbishment, giving this local favourite a stylish new look and feel, whilst retaining its amazing charm and character. Perfectly situated in the heart of Gorey Pier, it's no wonder The Moorings is a hotspot all year-round. The development now boasts four single rooms, eleven double rooms and a number of family rooms, many of which offer exceptional views over the Royal Bay of Grouville and beyond. In addition to an amazing stay, The Moorings also offer a divine rotating menu in their bistro and café that focuses on utilising local produce. The restaurant is now open with the accommodation opening soon. 

Millbrook House Hotel

CCA Galleries International Ltd, a commercial gallery in St. Helier has shared plans that they will restore the current Millbrook House site’s buildings to create an exceptional and characterful Art Hotel. The Hotel would offer a unique experience for visitors and guests to immerse themselves in arts, cultural and cooking courses, along with fine dining and a spa. All facilities will be available to islanders as well as guests from further afield. The development will include 39 hotel bedrooms, 7 self-catering units and 6 eco-pods.

Tea Field Cottages

Luxury holiday accommodation uniquely set amongst one of Jersey’s few tea plantations, the recently renovated, luxury two-bedroom granite cottages, Matcha and Bancha, date back to 1731. Situated in the heart of rural St. Lawrence in the centre of the island, the property boasts stunning views across the countryside. The cottages each have their own patio and barbecue, perfect for outside dining whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery. The two cottages adjoin with the owners house and are directly next door to each other with connecting patio areas, so they would also be ideal for families and friends looking to holiday together.

Expansion plans to Les Ormes self-catering resort, in St. Brelade

Les Ormes are expanding and will be adding an additional 60-accommodation units to the St. Brelade site. These will consist of 44 one-bed, two two-bed, 13 four-bed and one six-bed self-catering accommodation units. Building work will be done in phases over a six-year period and is expected to start in September 2022. They will also look at enhancing cycle routes in the area as part of the development adding to the experience guests can enjoy at Les Ormes.

Second Premier Inn, St. Helier

The construction of a 122-room Premier Inn in Bath Street is progressing as planned. The Bath Street development, known as Merchant’s Square, is due to include a new pedestrian walkway linking the Millennium Town Park and Halkett Place. It is an exciting opportunity for the redevelopment of this part of St. Helier, benefiting both islanders and visitors. 

Be Coorie - A way of life 

Offering luxury campervans for those who prefer to be able to make their own way. Be Coorie have a selection of brand new T6.1 2020 model VW transporters available to hire in Jersey. With spacious pop top roofs, the contemporary design of the T6.1 vans Be Coorie brings an an über cool edge to these iconic campers whilst being made by one of the safest, manufacturers in the UK. Air conditioned, with a fully unzippable opening pop top roof for additional space, giving an awesome experience and look out vista.  All hire customers must book a campsite first at one of the islands beautiful camps, the JAAC, Rozel, The Palms and Beuvalande

Experience developments

The Trading Point

Having opened over the summer of 2021, The Trading Point has quickly become a hotspot amongst locals and visitors to the island. Located in a historic building, this creative hub with over 15 local businesses, showcases a wide range of beautiful products, all under one roof. Offering an abundance of bespoke furnishings, handmade jewellery, artisan ceramics, handwoven blankets, limited edition paintings and prints, contemporary fashion, local produce and more. Browse the amazing things on offer, and enjoy a hot drink from the vintage coffee cart over the weekend.

The Little Red Squirrel Count

This autumn a new conservation campaign invites the public to count up every adorable red squirrel spotted in Jersey. In partnership with The National Trust for Jersey and Ben Fogle, Visit Jersey has launched the campaign, calling for families to get outdoors this autumn and spot the island’s cutest inhabitant as part of the Little Red Squirrel Count, recording their sightings and tagging their images using #LittleRedSquirrelCount. 

Jersey Uncovered's Island Tours

Myths, Mysteries and Medieval Marvels - Enjoy an adventure uncovering mariner's mysteries, seafaring stories, hidden lighthouses, medieval pathways and ancient monuments. Beginning at Le Hocq on the St. Clement seashore, discover the wonders of Jersey’s protected RAMSAR site, before meandering inland along part of the old Jersey Eastern Railway route and retrace the steps of the gentry along La Rue de Seigneur. Discover an 18th century signal box which became a 19th century folly, as well as a 20th century guardhouse, before unearthing an ancient dolmen, hidden among the trees. This adventure takes you from seashore to spectacular views and is not to be missed. 

Jersey Fine Tea  

Come and find out more about tea in the island, with Jersey Fine Tea. During their new 2.5-hour Exploration of Jersey Tea Tour, you will explore one of their three tea gardens. Here you’ll take a walk in the serene fields and then return to the processing site where you'll learn more about the intricacies of making tea. The tour will finish by enjoying a tasting of the Jersey Fine Tea collection. Tours are currently available on scheduled dates in August and September on Saturday mornings.  

Arthouse Jersey presents - The Roaming Soundtrack – launched March 2021

ArtHouse Jersey has invited celebrated DJ and festival promoter Rob Da Bank (creator of BESTIVAL) to curate a soundtrack of seven pieces of music written by a variety of established music and spoken-word artists to accompany iconic Jersey vistas. The soundtrack invites you to take a magical, bespoke audio journey around some of the Island’s most iconic, beautiful locations, while immersing yourself in stunning nature and beautiful sounds.

The Jersey National Park will launch two new campaigns in 2021

The Jersey National Park is excited to announce some planned activity to encourage islanders to enjoy the Park, and get outdoors in 2021. ‘Walk in the Park’, will see a programme of guided walks announced, which will launch in May, encouraging islanders to discover something new about the Park with a local guide, or just join one of the walks to enjoy the Park's natural beauty and time outdoors. ‘Picnic in the Park’ will be back this August after its successful launch in 2020, encouraging islanders to get out and enjoy the Park, pick up a picnic from a local hospitality provider and enjoy the warmer days and lighter nights. 

Strive - A world-leading sports performance facility will be completed this summer in St. Peter

The state-of-the-art academy will feature one of Europe’s best equipped gyms, while also boasting a hydrotherapy pool for resistance swimming and running, altitude chambers, a dojo and a lecture theatre, as well as a member’s health club. Supporting the island's sporting community and welcoming visiting professional teams from around the globe to use the facility as a training camp. 

The National Trust for Jersey will launch a Climate Hub in April 2021

The Climate Hub at Le Moulin de Quetivel will launch in April, it is intended as a resource for schools and families. This includes interpretation on climate change and what steps people can take to make a difference together with some fun activities around renewable energy.  The Climate Hub will also include a floor dedicated to biodiversity loss with specific reference to red squirrels and bats. This includes a squirrel ‘cam’ showing live footage from the nearby woodland. 

Opening this summer. 

More details coming soon.

The National Trust joins forces with Jersey Water and is staging two walking festivals

The National Trust for Jersey has joined forces with Jersey Water in 2021 and is staging two walking festivals; it’s annual ‘Walking through Autumn’ event from Wednesday 01 to Sunday 05 September, and a new walking festival celebrating the wonders of springtime which will take place from Wednesday 14 to Sunday 18 April. 

The Trust has also created a year-long programme of guided walks that began a Valentine’s Day walk looking at the myth, magic and folklore of flowers and those associated with love and romance with local Botanist, Tina Hull. 

Bush dogs join the pack at Jersey Zoo

Durrell is delighted to announce that two bush dogs, one male and one female, have joined the family at Jersey Zoo. The new arrivals, named Jessica and Tiago, have moved into the zoo’s Cloud Forest exhibit, where they are gradually being mixed with the Andean bears and howler monkeys.

Jersey Biodiversity Centre

Although established in 2013, The Jersey Biodiversity Centre is a new addition to Jersey.com having recently been taken on by new management. The centre is a registered charity who's main purpose is to collect and computerise Jersey's natural history and biological records so that these can be used by amateur and professional naturalists, ecologists and other researchers.

Visit Jersey joins Komoot

Visit Jersey has taken our diverse range of self-guided tours and hikes and made it even easier to use them digitally. Explore our island routes on the Komoot app and download them directly onto a range of compatible GPS devices. Komoot is a route planning platform which makes it simple to plan your island exploration and share the highlights with friends.

Food for thought 

La Robeline Cider will be cooking ‘Au Feu de Bois.’

‘Au Feu de Bois’ is cooking on a custom-built wood-fired grill, and local cider makers, La Robeline will be offering this as a new dining experience at La Ciderie (the barn!), located in St. Ouen. Opening for 2021 on 30 April, for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week until mid-September. The food served will be seasonal, local and where possible grown, reared or caught in an ethical and environmentally sustainable manner and with the highest welfare standards. The choices for the three courses will change regularly and bookings should be made direct by email. 

Jersey Seafaris Picnic Packages

Jersey Seafaris have partnered up with some fantastic local businesses and are now able to offer the option of adding a unique picnic as part of their private charter RIB boat trips. Picnics can be organised with Good Stone BBQ Chef, an experience-based catering crew cooking up wood fired feasts, Binney & Boarder Picnic offering unique local seasonal offerings, and the Jersey Grazing Company, who offer artisan grazing platters and boards.

Bohemia celebrates Michelin-Star

Bohemia Restaurant, located within The Club Hotel & Spa, is delighted to announce it has retained its Michelin-star for a 17th Year, the first star under new Head Chef Callum Graham, who was appointed in January 2020. Bohemia remains the only restaurant in Jersey to hold a Michelin-star.

Anatolia

Located in the heart of the picturesque harbour village of St. Aubin, you can find amazing Turkish and Lebanese cuisines at Anatolia. They offer an array of delicious traditional dishes, packed with herbs and spices that are imported directly from Turkey. Having only opened their doors to the public in June 2021, Anatolia has quickly become a favourite for Middle-Eastern food on the island.

Awabi

Encapsulating the pan-Asian dining experience, here in Jersey. Launching in April 2021, they have taken the island by storm; quickly becoming a local favourite with their unique culinary experiences, as they combine Asian-fusion dishes with local produce. The professionals at Awabi pay homage to Asia's finest restaurants and humble street food markets, as they incorporate these amazing, distinct flavours throughout their menu.

Flavours of Jersey - A Foodie Tour

Spend a morning or afternoon with your Jersey Uncovered Blue Badge Guide and discover the very best local produce that Jersey has to offer, focusing on seafood, dairy, land and vine. Enjoy a scenic private tour of the island and learn about Jersey’s Big Four producers, whilst discovering more about its rich and diverse history along the way.

Upstairs at Anley Street

A small intimate dining room and cocktail bar. Opening for lunch and dinner, the bar area is available to walk-ins for drinks and small plates. The restaurant will take reservations and offers a menu that encourages family style dining, celebrating classic British plates.  

The Watchmaker 

An intimate and cosy wine, champagne and charcuterie bar located in the heart of St. Helier, taking its name from the original use of the 18th Century building. Serving sharing boards that are perfect for grazing, sandwiches and bar snacks. The wine menu and drinks offering is thoughtfully curated, with a focus on wines, champagne and cocktails. 

Airline updates

New summer air services to Cardiff and Doncaster Sheffield

Direct air links this summer between Jersey and Cardiff along with one to Doncaster Sheffield are due to start as from Monday 05 July 2021. The twice weekly services to the two airports, which are being operated by low-cost carrier Wizz Air will operate on a Monday and Friday using an Airbus A321 200-type aircraft. Both services are expected to operate until late September 2021.

easyJet launches three new domestic routes from Jersey Airport

easyJet has put three new domestic routes on sale from Jersey airport in 2021 to Birmingham, Bristol and Newcastle with fares starting from £14.99*available to book now on easyJet.com

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays expand flights routes and holidays to Jersey

Inaugural flights to take off from Birmingham, East Midlands, Manchester, Newcastle and London Stansted Airports departed to the island this June, adding to the existing routes the airline already operates to Jersey in 2021.

British Airways Cityflyer to commence a twice-weekly service

British Airways Cityflyer intends to commence a twice-weekly service between Jersey and London City starting from 25 June. This connectivity is important to provide access to and from London’s financial centre, as well as for Islanders wanting easy access to central London, or to take advantage of the many onward connections available.

Regional airline, Loganair expanding Jersey network

Regional airline, Loganair has announced the launch of another route to its expanding Jersey network, bringing the total number of its direct routes operating this summer to four.

The Scottish-based airline plans to operate a new direct summer service between Jersey and Newcastle, operating up to three times a week.

New Direct Summer Service between Jersey and Isle of Man announced

Ports of Jersey has welcomed the announcement by Loganair that it plans to operate a direct summer air route between Jersey and the Isle of Man. The weekly service will operate on Saturdays between 22 May until late September 2021.

New itineraries

Whether your clients are from within the UK or further afield, we have expertise, resources and insider tips to help you plan the perfect island break and guide you through the process of creating the perfect client experience. Here are our latest itineraries to discover Jersey.

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If you have something new, recently opened, or are re-launching a product for 2021 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