“For an island the size of Jersey, we have an incredible amount to enjoy here.
To my shame I have only recently found out that the building at La Hougue Bie is one of the ten oldest buildings in the world. That is a statement, yet to add that with all the other Jersey Heritage, and the National Trust sites, we have an offering that is dipropionate to the size of our rock.
Our history and natural setting is stunning, with a recent visit to the Sunset Concert really driving home the breath-taking scenery we enjoy. Our bountiful attraction and activity providers here also allow us to benefit from this, whether by kayak or rib on the sea, or a guided walk around our coastline, they can show you sights you may not experience or be aware of normally.
I was born here, grew up here and have spent a large portion of my adult life here. I have spent a lot of time round the coast, yet still get surprised by some of the beautiful places that may have been unseen by myself yet or haven’t seen for a long time.
It can be easy to be caught up in the rush of day to day life, and not realise that we are sitting on a paradise place. We have a beach that is constantly ranked in the top ten in UK. We have a building ranked in the oldest ten in the world, we also have 2 large castles and a number of other forts around the island, a multitude of places to see evidence of the German occupation, and on top of that all, a hospitality scene, boasting 2 Michelin Stars, a Bib Gourmand, and a plethora of rosettes all around the island.
Just in case that wasn’t enough, we can also boast about our local produce. I may be biased, but I’m yet to taste better potatoes, milk, oysters or lobster, and thanks to our continental links, they are all cooked in an array of amazing ways to suit every palette.
It may be because I’m typing this after a weekend where I sampled the new Off the Rails Café at the Railway Walk and had a superb experience, before cycling through St Aubin’s and onto Nude Beach for a drink as the sun went down. Little experiences like this really make you appreciate all you have.”
Simon Soar, CEO, Jersey Hospitality Association