Lying just off the coast of France, the Channel Islands consist of Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, Alderney, and Herm.
Reasons to book with Zest Car Rental
Zest Car Rental provides a fresh approach to hiring a car in the Channel Islands. Whether you’re heading to Jersey or Guernsey, you’ll find our booking process is simple and hassle-free. We don’t charge any amendment or credit card fees.
We work with carefully selected and trusted car hire providers in the Channel Islands who care strongly about customer service. If you need to contact us, our UK based head office is open 6 days a week, past ‘normal’ working hours but we also operate a 24/7 emergency phone service too.
For peace of mind, we provide breakdown assistance on Jersey and Guernsey and offer top-up insurance for those worst case scenarios.
A guide to the Channel Islands
One of the most famous attractions in the Channel Islands is undoubtedly the Durrell Wildlife Park at Les Augrès Manor. Founded by the late author and naturalist Gerald Durrell, the zoo is home to 1,400 mammals, reptiles, and birds and plays an important role in conservation.
If you want to learn more about Jersey’s role during the war, the Jersey War Tunnels museum tells the story of the German occupation in great detail and are well worth a visit.
Make the most of Guernsey’s heritage and explore the numerous fortifications built to repel a French invasion. Clarence Battery, Fort Doyle, and Fort Grey offer a fascinating glimpse into the past. There are also more recent reminders of Guernsey’s military past. The Occupation Museum, German Military Underground Museum, and German Naval Signals HQ all bring the experiences of the islanders under occupation to life.
If it’s stunning scenery you’re after, head to Jerbourg for views of the other Islands and the French coast. Alternatively, La Claire Mare on the west coast is home to two nature reserves, reed beds, and orchid meadows.
Other things to do
There are a host of activities to try when in the Channel Islands. Head out on the water on a boat trip or on a jet ski. If you’d rather stay by the shore, try coasteering, kite surfing, or kayaking. The islands also offer excellent diving facilities if you want to submerge yourself.
If you’d rather stay on land, why not catch a rugby match? Jersey have a strong team that currently plays in the second tier of English rugby, the Championship. Other activities include abseiling, zip wires, and zorbing.