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

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. 

Experience Developments

Arthouse Jersey presents - The Roaming Soundtrack – launching this March

ArtHouse Jersey has invited celebrated DJ and festival promoter Rob Da Bank (creator of BESTIVAL) to curate a soundtrack of up to six 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.

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

The state-of-the-art academy will feature one of Europe’s most well-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. Strive will welcome visiting professional teams as a Training Camp from around the Globe.

The National Trust for Jersey Climate Hub

The Climate Hub at Le Moulin de Quetivel will launch in April, it is intended as a resource for schools/activities for 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 also includes 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. 

It will be open from 01 May every Monday and Tuesday for visitors.

More details coming soon.

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.

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 1 to Sunday 5 September, and a new walking festival celebrating the wonders of springtime which will take place from Wednesday 14 to Sunday 18 April. 

The Trust is also creating a year-long programme of guided walks starting with 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. 

(Festival programmes TBC) 

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 with ease directly onto a range of compatible GPS devices. Komoot is a route planning platform which makes it easy to plan your island exploration and share the highlights with friends.

Airline Updates

Regional airline, Loganair expanding Jersey network

Regional airline, Loganair has today 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 a liberating and joyful client experience. Here are our latest itineraries for the island break.

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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