An ancient airport, Jersey airport was built in 1937 and was actually a private airfield which the government purchased. It has an interesting history and was even occupied by German forces during the Second World War. The airport developed with time and a road was also constructed in Beaumont, the closest town, known commonly as the Airport Approach Road. Sadly, plans to demolish the old building and create a new airport are being made. Today Jersey Airport is United Kingdom’s 6th busiest airport. There are approximately 5 million passengers annually at the airport based on recent figures.
Jersey is part of the Channel Islands, which, as described by Victor Hugo, are little bits of France dropped into the sea and picked up by Britain. Jersey’s unique position as a holiday island, close to France but English speaking, with duty-free goods and a wide range of hotels – make it a tourist paradise for many. Others, no doubt, are tempted by the clear warm waters, lovely beaches, bright sunny days and breathtaking scenery. It is slightly quaint and somewhat an independent entity. They still use the currency is Sterling and they even use one pound notes. The French cuisine is also a major attraction for some.
To get to the many lovely sights this island has to offer, the best option is to hire a car. This summer is a great time to hire a car in Jersey or for that matter anywhere across Europe as up to 40% discount is being offered along with unlimited mileage and other perks. With well built roads, gorgeous landscape and more than 450 miles of fast track and country roads allow complete access to most of this island. However, walking or cycling to the remote areas may be an alternative to car hire services. Several online companies offer good deals on care hires at Jersey airport and it's useful to use a price comparison site to decide which company to go with. Car hire in Jersey will provide transportation through the island's main cities of St Peter and St Aubin, and St Helier, its capital. Another option is Airport pickup, which at times may be simpler and easier.
There are many amazing sites to visit using the car hire service. The most popular place to visit is the Maizan adventure Park. It is a great place for the family and it offers a safe and fun adventure. One of the major attractions is the maze. It is a maze constructed entirely of the cereal crop, maize. Many tourists specially come to visit this man made marvel of Jersey. Just ensure you go in summer, as that is the only time it is open. Besides the maze made of maize, the usual Go-carting, Toboggan Runs, and an exciting 50 ft Jumping Pillow! Be sure to check this place out in your hired car.
For those who want to marvel at nature’s wonders, the Durrell Wildlife Park is a great place to check out. Instead of hiring a car, a bicycle is a better way to enjoy the wildlife. The Alaotran gentle Lemur and the gorillas are the mammals to check out. There a few trekking routes for those adventure buffs. The Elizabeth Castle should definitely be on your checklist if you like architecture or history. Those compulsive shoppers can do a bit of duty free shopping at the airport. If one plans to spend more than a day or two then getting the Jersey Pass is a great idea, since it gives access to all the island fun at a reduced price.