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Sailing in the Caribbean

If your undecided about which of the fantastic Caribbean Islands to visit then we have a couple of sailing options for you which will allow you to discover the beauty of the whole Caribbean.

Star Clippers offer a cruise experience that is like no other. If you are looking for an adventure on the waves which includes the atmosphere and character of traditional sailing but still with the comfort and luxury found on most modern cruises; you have come to the right place.

For a more personalised boating holiday, you can’t beat a Dream Yacht Charter. Offering the world’s most extensive fleet of luxury yachts, our partner company has an unrivaled selection of luxury vessels available to hire with or without a skipper.

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Learn More About Barbados and Our Favourite Hotels

Thanks to its British colonial past, Barbados is an enticing mix of the familiar and exotic: dotted with Anglican churches and cricket pitches, surrounded by green monkeys chattering in palm trees. Famous as the playground of celebrities and royalty, it is certainly glamorous and vibrant, but there are many more facets to this particular Caribbean jewel.

The so-called ‘platinum’ west coast is where many of the luxury resorts and hotels can be found, scattered along the long, white sands and calm turquoise sea. The east coast is more rugged and sparsely populated, with Atlantic winds and strong currents making it a magnet for surfers.  As a coral island, there are some superb snorkelling and diving sites, teeming with sealife and stunning reef formations.

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An Introduction to St Lucia

St Lucia has been described as the emerald jewel in the Caribbean’s crown, with its lush rainforest interior, fringed by white sandy beaches. The majestic Piton Mountains rise out of the turquoise waters, providing a dramatic backdrop to this island paradise which has long been an award-winning honeymoon destination.

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Our 10 Year Anniversary

I can hardly believe that it’s ten years since I started Simply Caribbean, but perhaps that’s an indication of just how passionate I am about my business and my clients. However, I didn’t want this important milestone to go unmarked, so we’ve created this beautiful portfolio of some of our favourite destinations to share with you.

As well as introducing you to the very best the Caribbean has to offer, we also want to tell you more about us. A bit like some of the properties in this brochure, Simply Caribbean is something of a hidden gem, based right here in the Sevenoaks area. Tucked away in an idyllic barn-style office near the Kentish village of Plaxtol, we look after clients across the UK.  However, if you’re looking for a truly personal service from a tried and tested tour operator, where nothing is too much trouble, you can find a Caribbean holiday specialist right here on your doorstep.

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Relax in style at the award-winning East Winds, St Lucia

East Winds is one of the top ten all-inclusive hotels in the world and it’s easy to see why.  This beautiful boutique property nestles in La Brelotte Bay in the Caribbean paradise of St Lucia, surrounded by verdant vegetation, fragrant flowers and captivating birdsong. The accommodation is welcoming and luxurious and the staff warm and friendly, so it comes as no surprise it has won a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award every year since 2008 and has an outstanding level of repeat guests.Continue reading…

My story: why I started Simply Caribbean Luxury Holidays

When you have a frustrating experience with a product or service, it’s often the case that, in the heat of your exasperation, you exclaim loudly, “I could do better myself!”.  When it came to booking a family holiday with four young children and parting with our hard-earned cash to treat ourselves to our annual indulgence of a pampering trip abroad, I was sick of the poor service and over-priced options on offer.  Eventually I could take it no more and, after talking to friends about my vexation, realised that there was a genuine gap in the market for Simply Caribbean.Continue reading…

Everything you need to know about planning your dream wedding in St Lucia

It’s no surprise to us that St Lucia is one of the top wedding destinations in the world.  Not only that, it’s been voted the world’s leading honeymoon destination a record nine times too. If you’re engaged or thinking about getting married, a wedding in St Lucia could be the big day you’ve always dreamed of and, what’s more, we’re here to make the whole process easy and stress-free.Continue reading…

Petit St Vincent: a little piece of paradise

From time to time we feature guest bloggers on our site and we’re very grateful to Theresa Feeney for this review of a property we’ve recently added to our portfolio: Petit St Vincent, or PSV as it’s known to its friends. Continue reading…

Our guide to holidays in Jamaica

Jamaica is arguably the most famous of the Caribbean islands. Whether this is due to the achievements of some of its well-known citizens – from reggae legend Bob Marley to the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt – or its chequered history dating back to the time of Christopher Columbus, you can be sure that whatever you think you know about this amazing island is only half the story. Holidays in Jamaica are as varied as they come, so let us guide you through just some of the options available.Continue reading…

Our guide to holidays in Antigua and Barbuda

The Caribbean island of Antigua, and its dependency Barbuda, has a chequered history of colonisation by peoples including the Siboney, Arawaks, Caribs and, ultimately, the British who arrived in the 17th Century to establish a sugar cane industry. Clues to this rich heritage can be found dotted all around the stunning islands, from standing stones and defensive towers to Nelson’s Dockyard and the iconic English Harbour. As the tourist authority’s logo affirms, ‘The beach is just the beginning’ for visitors to Antigua and Barbuda.Continue reading…