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  • Doorstep destination
    me to watch my boyfriend Marko put in some lengths before dinner whilst I sipped on a chilled glass of Sancerre All the hotel rooms offer complimentary wifi tea and coffee making facilities bathrobes and satellite television The hotel has a mixture of classic and bigger superior rooms and has now just opened for 2012 three exclusive superior garden sea view rooms which are the largest and most luxurious at the hotel The hotel s Tides restaurant is one of the most popular on the island and with two AA red rosette awards an extensive wine list a head chef who uses the freshest of seafood in his innovative dishes coupled with panoramic views it s easy to see why But if you fancy checking out what the other restaurants in the area have to offer you have a fantastic choice in St Aubin and just five minutes walk down to the harbour from the hotel We went to the Boat House Restaurant and Bar a contemporary two storey timber and glass building with terraced areas on the North Quay perfect for taking in the views of the harbour and the bay It s all about the views in St Aubin And the Saturday night we went it was buzzing This is obviously one of if not THE place to be in St Aubin at the weekend The Quay Bar downstairs was packed with drinkers spilling out onto the terrace to make the most of the evening sunshine With families large groups of friends and couples looking for a touch of romance the Sails Brasserie upstairs catered for all We enjoyed a superb meal with finest fresh Jersey fish headlining the menu attentive staff and THAT view we couldn t have asked for anything more As easy as it would have been to relax and go from restaurant to café to bar in St Aubin we wanted to see as much of Jersey as we could during our weekend After flicking through the dozens of leaflets and directory for the Jersey Pass a brilliant card that allows you entry into the islands top attractions and an absolute must to buy if you re spending a few days here we made a plan The La Mare Wine Estate and Distillery was calling us for obvious reasons so we decided to leave the car at the hotel and bus it to the north side of the island for a spot of wine tasting Buses and public transport are brilliant in Jersey We planned to head for the capital of St Helier then change buses to La Mare But instead of a conventional bus from St Aubin we hopped on a little train ideal for tourists which took us right along the seafront complete with running commentary Okay so it s dearer than a bus but I learnt a lot from the commentary and it was one of those things that you only ever do on holiday I liked it We spent an

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  • Relax and enjoy the sights
    in the British Isles with an average summer temperature of 20oc Steeped in history and a favourite for UK holidaymakers it is easy to explore being just 45 square miles but with enough variety and entertainment to tick plenty of boxes for a family holiday or couple s getaway But it has so much more to offer than its beaches with green fields and woodlands sand dunes and heaths it has abundant habitats for wildlife and its paradise for walking and enjoying the great outdoors There is 100 miles of cycle routes on the coast and through the rural lanes to enjoy Unsurprisingly it is a foodies delight with its famous dairy products from the world renowned Jersey cows Seafood is a must with such restaurant picks of the bunch as the Oyster Box situated overlooking St Brelades bay It has an enviable position where you can soak up the sea views from its large windows It specialises in seafood ethically caught with local line caught fish hand dived scalops and plenty of fresh produce from the island Its menu has delicious and simple options with lobster plenty of fish dishes and of course oysters The garlic lobster served simply with fresh Jersey royals was heavenly followed by raspberries and washed down with more Jersey ice cream All you need is a spectacular sunset and your holiday dreams are complete Tip top service makes sure it is definately worth a visit But to be honest you are never far from a great dish in Jersey From beach cafes to Michelin starred fine dining country pubs to picnics there are plenty of pit stops to test those taste buds and if you ve got room you can always make time for tea with a wide selection of establishments offering tempting afternoon and Jersey cream teas We enjoyed some great value three course menus for as little as 12 per person with excellent quality and portions on offer To burn off all the good food you have got to get out there and see the sights and there are plenty to choose from From its imposing castles to the gunning placements of more recent wars you re never far from a visual reminder of the island s colorful past It played a crucial part in naval victories and was important to English defence and prosperity opening up key trade routes In 1940 the Channel Islands were the only part of Great Britain to be occupied by the Germans and until their liberation five years later its people faced difficult times Among the places where you can discover this story is Jersey War Tunnels an underground museum evoking powerful memories from the islands inhabitants and the conditions they faced This is just one attraction which you can enter as part of the Jersey Pass scheme This passport gives free entry to numerous places along with special offers and discounts and is available for different durations starting from two days for 39 Other attractions

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  • Magical Christmas Trips
    Explore the Christmas markets at your own pace taking in everything that the season has to offer From the aromas of mulled wine and roasted chestnuts to the twinkle of lights and the beautiful decorations Take your car and fill up on festive treats and save up to 40 in our onboard duty free shop perfect for getting you in the Christmas spirit Book your travel for a festive short break to The Islands now In need of some more persuasion Here s our top things to in the The Islands this festive season Ice Skating Nothing says Christmas more putting on your skates and taking to the ice We d recommend the rink at Fort Regent Jersey fun for all the family Festive Foods From Bratwrust to roasted chestnuts mulled wine to hot chocolate there s so many delicious foods to sample throughout the Christmas markets in The Islands Enchanted Narnia Visit the Winter Wonderland at The Weighbridge St Helier for a day the kids won t forget Step through the wardrobe into a magical world full of surprises Find the perfect gift Find a treasure trove of delights to bring home in Market Square Guernsey with its selection

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  • A weekend in Jersey
    locals There are a variety of different types of rooms for differing requirements all beautifully fitted and decorated In particular the new superior garden suites with private terrace sun loungers sea views and added luxuries The hotel offers a highly regarded restaurant round the clock 24 hour food service swimming pool and outdoor lounge area The beautifully well kept building and grounds are an ideal hub from which to explore the island with all attractions less than a 20 minute journey time With such a warm welcome and exceptional service from all the staff you will not want to leave EATING OUT Jersey is re known for it s culinary culture and worldly influences with over 190 restaurants and cafes to choose from including vibrant harbourside bars al fresco restaurants and exclusive fine dining eateries Within the Somerville Hotel the award winning Tides restaurant is a standout gourmet experience with outstanding food an extensive wine list and impeccable service We spoke to Pieter Swanepoel dedicated and extremely talented Head Chef at Tides who praised the virtues of sourcing Genuine Jersey produce to create fresh innovative and exciting dishes changing daily to offer an outstanding standard of dining Tides not only provides for the hotel guests but also has a multitude of returning Jersey locals who fill the restaurant throughout the year Pieter must be doing something right ACTIVITES ATTRACTIONS Jersey s varied landscape allows for a vast number of activities far too many to even consider cramming into one weekend Whether it s windsurfing or kayaking in St Brelade s Bay or rock pooling in one of the many rocky shores surrounding the island there is a water based activity for all ages Join one of many excursions out on a high speed RIB to Les Minquiers an offshore reef

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  • Good Times for Fathers
    Family fun in France Take your Dad to Durrell this Fathers Day and he can enjoy free admission to the Park along with a half price big breakfast at Café Firefly Beach BBQ Grab yourself a blanket your favourite BBQ foods and head down to the Beach of your choice There s plenty of time in the day to play Rounder s and indulge in a BBQ feast fit for a King Bike Ride Hop in the saddle and take to one of the many cycle routes available in the islands With an abundance of things to see and do you could give yourself a private tour in the great outdoors Dinner Ideas From Fish Chips on the Harbour wall to a perfectly cooked Fillet in one of the Islands many Steak jaunts why not treat your Dad and his belly to some of his favourite foods Adrenaline For the outdoorsy types head down to the Quay and book your family onto a white knuckle speed boat trip and if that s not your thing then maybe a spot of SUP will do nicely Contact Us Latest News FAQs Media Browser Support Sitemap Privacy Terms Jobs Destinations Offers Day Trips

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  • 5 Reasons To Visit The Islands
    longer with a late summer break to the Channel Islands Don t miss out on everything the Islands have to offer this September from beautiful landscapes to fascinating history mouth watering food and breathtaking adventures just a short trip away Book your trip to the Islands today from just 52pp for a car 2 each way The Landscape Rolling countryside an abundance of fragrant wild flowers and a huge variety of beaches from white sand to pebbles Explore on foot or on two wheels History and Heritage Both Jersey and Guernsey boast a rich heritage offering a range of museums historical and cultural landmarks for you to explore Food and Eating out Fresh local produce and magnificent sea food paired with an extensive selection of restaurants will tempt any foodie Island hopping Whether you re staying for a fortnight or taking a short break pop across to one of the neighbouring Isles of Herm Sark or Alderney a real treat Action and Adventure Leap from cliff tops whilst coasteering voyage across the coast in a Kayak or even fly along the beach in a kart powered only by wind and sail Contact Us Latest News FAQs Media Browser Support Sitemap

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  • Festive Favourites in France
    great price Plus when you travel with Condor Ferries don t forget to check out all the massive savings in our Adore Duty Free Shop Plus there are no excess baggage charges with us Take your car and you can bring back everything you ve bought So what are you waiting for Book your trip to St Malo now from just 39 per person with your car Delightful Delicacies Stock up on some of France s finest foods to impress your guests over the festive season from delicious cheeses to the perfect pastries widely available in both the markets and the hypermarkets Christmas Spirits Pick up some fantastic wines and beers at great prices onboard with savings of up to 40 or at one of the many Hypermarkets in St Malo We d recommend Carrefour and Champion for some great deals Marchè De Noël There are all kinds of tasty festive foods on sale across the 30 stalls in the famous Christmas Market from gingerbread to macaroons chestnuts to nougat take some home for all the family to enjoy Boutiques and Craft Shops The cobbled streets nestled within the cities walls are a shopper s delight enjoy the window shopping

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  • Top Ten Experiences in the UK
    and museums there is something for the whole family Longleat is the UK s number one Safari and Adventure Park Located in Wiltshire with a beautiful interior the park showcases a variety of wild animals and fabulous family attractions including the recently opened and eagerly anticipated Jungle Kingdom The stately home hosts the BBC Animal Park TV show Legoland Windsor boasts a wealth of delightful rides and attractions to suit children of all ages Set in 150 acres of parkland Legoland has over 55 interactive rides including Knight s Kingdom and the Imagination Centre which provides daily 4D experiences for all to enjoy 4 Local attractions Discover the immense natural beauty of the New Forest located a mere stone s throw away from Portsmouth Harbour Here wild ponies blend seamlessly with the surrounding natural woodland It is a haven for walkers cyclists photographers and families wishing to explore the great outdoors With over 143 miles of open heath land trailblazing on one of the New Forest s many circular and linear routes is a fantastic way of exploring the array of natural flora and fauna on offer There are also a number of award winning traditional English pubs and restaurants to relax and dine in 5 Shopping Go big brand shopping at one of Britain s premiere indoor shopping centres or get an alternative experience at one of the south s quirky flea markets Located in Southampton s vibrant city centre West Quay shopping centre is home to a number of excellent department stores quality brands and chain restaurants Popular stores include John Lewis Gap and Hollister For a more unique experience take a trip to Lewes Flea Market in Sussex where dealers and collectors line up in a converted church to sell retro design furniture and a host of interesting antique knick knacks 6 Dining Bombard your taste buds with a fantastic variety of local and international cuisine at one of England s famous culinary hotspots Poole is home to a fantastic source of fresh fish and seafood fusing contemporary food with a great atmosphere Opened in 1999 Storm Fish is one of Poole s flagship seafood restaurants boasting an extensive range of fresh and sustainable produce As well as the fantastic selection of marine delights on offer Storm also provides an exclusive selection of West Country cheeses pickles and chutneys 7 Health Beauty Indulge yourself at one of many sumptuous spa and treatment facilities scattered across southern England and beyond Treat yourself to a massage therapy or relax with friends at one of Britain s finest luxury hotels Situated in the heart of the South Downs National Park Champneys Forest Mere Spa provides a number of glamorous health and beauty packages fitness classes and therapies for individual and group sessions Manicures pedicures and body wraps give some idea of what s available at this beautiful location 8 History Investigate Britain s interesting and colourful history with a visit to one of the many protected sites and museums around

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