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Island Hoping Round The Grenadines

St Vincent & The Grenadines (SVG) is made up of 32 picture-perfect islands and really is a get-away-from-it-all destination. St Vincent is the main island; a lush, mountainous landscape with a dramatic volcano and undulating coastline with numerous yacht-filled harbours. To the South, The Grenadines are scattered like a string of pearls across the clear azure waters, ripe for exploration. While it may be a little harder getting here (fly to Barbados then transfer by boat or local airline), you’ll be rewarded for your efforts by the islands arresting natural beauty and warm hospitality. The profusion of private islands where you can stay adds to the sense of exclusivity and privacy.

Some of our unspoilt gems in SVG include; Petit St Vincent a real paradise island, unspoilt by modern technology. Rolling hills, encircled by two miles of white sandy beaches. This retreat offers all the luxury you could want not least the freedom of being disconnected from everyday life. With no formal check in, no room keys, no televisions or phones; this is escapism in the truest sense. One of the most popular islands in The Grenadines, Bequia could be described as the Caribbean’s best kept secret, and The Liming is its newest addition. With just nine villas, plus the five-bedroomed Gingerlily Mansion House and Junior Suite, this property is small but perfectly formed. Each has a private infinity pool or hot tub, and is surrounded by lush gardens. This Place is truly tranquil! Sharing this island, the Bequia Beach Hotel maintains a reputation as one of the finest properties on the Bequia Island. Situated on arguably the most beautiful beach in Bequia – Friendship Bay – this elegant and charming hotel offers a choice of luxurious suites, villas and rooms. Finally, on our to see list, Palm Island Resort & Spa,another private property, Palm Island is 135 acres of privacy and indulgence. With just 43 stylish guest rooms, it almost feels as though you have the whole island to yourself. So, whether you just want to dangle your toes in the crystal waters, or fancy a leisurely cycle around the inland trails, this is the perfect place to switch off. To save yourself the headache of having to decide between these perfect destinations, why not visit a few of them in one holiday and see the best of the islands in one perfect luxury holiday.

If that just isn’t enough, you can explore all of  SVG, island hopping with Star Clippers sailing vessel or Dream Yacht Charters luxury yachts. Set your own itinerary and enjoy the stunning Caribbean waters at your leisure. Qualified sailors can take a ‘bareboat’ to explore the beauty of the Caribbean unaided, or you can hire a fully crewed yacht where all the hard work is done for you. For more details on your exploration of St Vincent & The Grenadines send us a quote or give us a call to help you create your perfect luxury holiday.

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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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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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…

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…

What’s on in the Caribbean in 2017: our top picks

There is so much more to the Caribbean than just the beautiful beaches. With a rich history, vibrant arts and music scene, an array of sporting fixtures and world-class culinary delights, there is no shortage of things to do and experiences to indulge in. In this week’s blog we take a look at some of the delights in store with our guide to what’s on in the Caribbean in 2017. Start planning your trip now!Continue reading…

Making your dream Caribbean wedding a reality

It’s easy to see why the idea of a Caribbean wedding is so popular: sun-drenched islands, a relaxing atmosphere, luxurious resorts and a truly welcoming atmosphere. Whether you’re looking for the romance of an intimate beach ceremony or a larger celebration with family and friends, there is something for everyone in the Caribbean.Continue reading…