When it comes to disabled access, holidays on the Island of Jersey couldn’t be more ideal. While this sunny oasis is only a stone’s throw away, its balmy temperatures, radiant sunshine and dramatic landscapes look and feel like they’re worlds away from home.
Whether you’re searching for sun, sea or stupefying scenery, a trip to Jersey hits the nail right on the head. Along with its family-friendly environment, one of the island’s biggest perks is its progressive attitude towards disabled access. Holidays here take relaxation to a new level, thanks to the island’s commitment to meeting disabled travellers’ requirements. If you’re ready to listen to the ocean, sip a cocktail and work on your tan, my team and I can make your getaway even more relaxing by assembling a bespoke itinerary for you. Read on for a few of our insider tips!
To Fly or to Drive
Since flying to Jersey only takes about an hour from London airports, our clients frequently opt for this quick trip. However, just as many ask us about driving, an option which my team and I always recommend. Although we’ve found that the island’s public transportation network is fairly accessible, it’s undoubtedly more relaxing to bring your own car and explore the surrounding scenery at your own pace.
If driving to and around Jersey sounds like your cup of tea, at Can Be Done we are more than happy to arrange a ferry transfer to you. Simply leave the planning to us – it couldn’t be easier!
Relax on the Beach
From pristine sand to inviting waters, Jersey’s beaches are nothing short of remarkable – especially when it comes to disabled access. Holidays on the island are unimaginable without plenty of beach time, which – thanks to BeachAbility – is entirely hassle-free for visitors of all physical abilities. Several years ago, this celebrated charity in Jersey had the ingenious idea of creating wheelchairs with balloon tyres, which are ideal for sand and shallow waters. Beachgoers are always welcome to use them, making for a fun-filled and uncomplicated experience.
Discover the Island
While lounging on the beach with a good book is often just what the doctor ordered, Jersey is full of natural and cultural gems that would be a shame to miss. If you’d like to go on an adventure around the island, here’s a taste of what awaits you.
Durrell Wildlife Park: This verdant park has something fascinating in store for both adults and children. From amusing monkeys to intimidating snakes, Jersey’s only zoo has it all – and makes for a fun-filled and informative outing. Along with interactive demonstrations and playgrounds for youngsters, the grounds are equipped with wide and smooth pathways that are easily navigable for wheelchair and motor scooter users. If you’d prefer to receive a wheelchair upon arrival, my team and I can also arrange a rental for you.
Jersey War Tunnels: If you’re a history buff – and even if you’re not – an excursion to the Jersey War Tunnels couldn’t be more gripping. This museum is situated underground in the tunnels that were constructed by World War II prisoners and that also housed a hospital. Disabled visitors will be able to venture into the tunnels without difficulty, but are advised against exploring the adjacent War Trail and Garden of Reflection.
Les Mielles Golf & Country Club: If you’re travelling with children, a visit to this accessible country club is a dream come true. While you’re indulging in a gourmet meal in the club’s restaurant, your kids won’t be able to get enough of the FunZone’s bungee trampolines, space ball gyroscopes and, in spring and summer, the huge inflatable slide.
An Unforgettable Trip
The tips above are only a drop in the ocean of all that Jersey has to offer. When you opt for a trip, you’ll find that there are more appealing things to do and see than you can count. Thanks to the island’s clear focus on disabled access, holidays are particularly perfect for handicapped travellers and their families and friends. And why not make it even more perfect by letting us put our expert knowledge to use? To hear more about our customised itineraries, don’t hesitate to give us a ring.