Jersey Mini Guide
Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands and has its own airport which is in the parish of St Peter. Rhino car hire has car rental offices at Jersey so that you can get from the airport in no time at all to any of the other main parts of the island.
The capital of jersey is Saint Helier where most of the island’s population live. Other cities are Gorey, Saint Peter, Saint Ouen, Saint Mary, Grouville, Saint Martin, Saint Brelade, Saint Saviour, Saint John, Saint Clement and Trinity. This beautiful island is self-governing, making it separate from the rest of the United KingdAom, but it is a popular holiday destination with people from Britain who come to enjoy its beaches and attractive countryside.
The temperate climate of Jersey means the winters are mild and summers are cool so it is a pleasant place to be all year around. The currency on the island is the British or Jersey pound and English, French, Jerrias and Portuguese are the main languages. Speed limits on the island are very low as there are not many long roads. The maximum is only 40 miles per hour while some of the island’s green lanes have a speed limit of 15 miles per hour. An extensive network of buses covers the island.
If you wish to get to Jersey by boat there are services from the other Channel Island of Guernsey
while ferries can by taken from mainland Britain or France. The island of Jersey is still part of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy and these islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II. Today Jersey has become popular with businesses looking to take advantage of its low taxation rates. The island has many restaurants serving a wide variety of international cuisine such as French, Italian and Chinese as well as various fast food outlets such as McDonalds.
Travellers will not find much budget accommodation in Jersey, though a couple of luxury hotels have recently opened. Jersey’s only youth hostel, which is located near Gorey Village on the east coast, has been closed until March 2009 due to a police investigation into child abuse. There are however quite a few camp sites and you should contact the Jersey tourist board to find out more if you wish to drive a caravan or camper van on the island.
Nestled in the Channel Islands, Jersey has an eclectic mix of British and French influences and is proud of its unspoiled landscape and glorious coastline. Due to the size of the island and relatively little traffic on the roads, hiring a car in Jersey is a great way to get around and see the sights. Rhino has a wide range of vehicles to choose from depending on your budget and requirements and we have various pick up locations spread across the island.
We compare prices from all the leading car rental suppliers such as Avis, Alamo and Hertz as well as more local suppliers to provide you with the best deal and price possible. Our booking engine is really easy to use, safe and secure so why not try us for a quote today and see how competitive our prices are. If you have any questions or need some help with your booking then we have a knowledgeable and friendly customer services team on hand to help.
Facts about Jersey
- Jersey is a British Crown Dependency and is located off the coast of Normandy.
- Approximately 92,500 people live in Jersey.
- The breed of cattle on the island called Jersey cattle are well known for their superior rich and creamy milk and cream.
- Jersey is not part of the European Union however it enjoys a good relationship with it.
- In February 2005 Jersey was granted Fairtrade Island status.