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Covid-19 Update (Green, Amber, Red List rules)

Travel Corridor Restrictions- 1st June 2021



Before you travel to England you must:

  • Take a COVID-19 test
  • Book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test – to be taken after arrival in England
  • Complete a passenger locator form

On arrival in England

  • You must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 after you arrive.
  • Children aged 4 and under do not need to take this test.
  • You do not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive.


Before you travel to England you must:

  • take a COVID-19 test
  • book and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 travel tests – to be taken after arrival in England
  • complete a passenger locator form
  • On arrival in England

On arrival in England, you must:

  • quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days
  • take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8
  • Children aged 4 and under do not need to take the day 2 or day 8 test.
  • You may be able to end quarantine early if you pay for a private COVID-19 test through the Test to Release scheme.


Before you travel to England you must:

  • take a COVID-19 test
  • book a quarantine hotel package, including 2 COVID-19 tests
  • complete a passenger locator form

On arrival in England you must:

  • quarantine in a managed hotel, including 2 COVID-19 tests

Test before travelling back to England

You must have proof of a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test to travel to England.

You must take a test even if:

  • You’ve been vaccinated
  • You’re traveling from a country or territory on the green list
  • You’re a UK citizen

You must take the test in the 3 days before the service on which you will arrive in England departs.

For example, if you travel directly to England on Friday, you can take the test on or after Tuesday and will need to have the negative result available before boarding on Friday.

What Type of Test

This could include tests such as:

  • A nucleic acid test, including a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or derivative technologies, including loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) tests
  • An antigen test, such as a test from a lateral flow device

Children aged under 11 do not need to take a test.

Exclusive Special Offer for June 2021

We have the pleasure of sharing an exclusive special offer with you for hotels managed by the Van Isacker Group who offers representation services for luxury hotels and resorts, focusing on the UK and European markets.

For bookings made in the month of JUNE for departures in 2021 and 2022 you will receive $250 resort credit additional to any existing offers in the market place.

The hotels which this offer applies to are:

Calabash Grenada
Calabash Grenada
Eden Roc
Eden Roc
Secret Bay
Secret Bay
Curtain Bluff
Curtain Bluff
Cap Maison
Cap Maison

Fun Filled Family Activities for All to Enjoy!

The Caribbean is one of a handful of bucket-list destinations which is deservedly enduring in its allure. When it comes to unique selling point the Caribbean has an abundance of these. Of course, the instantly Instagram-able pristine beaches, warm clear waters and tropical landscapes are ubiquitous in the region, but every island has something different to offer in character, culture, climate and cuisine. With a flurry of activities and places to see, with our expert help, you will never be bored!


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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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…

The best kids’ clubs in the Caribbean

As a mother of four and the founder of Simply Caribbean, I know a thing or two about travelling with children! While every family and every child is different, many years’ experience organising holidays for families tells me that a good kids’ club can turn a good holiday into a great one, for parents and children alike. Here’s the Simply Caribbean guide to the best kids’ clubs in the Caribbean, many of which have been given the seal of approval by my own children.Continue reading…

Holiday heaven: a review of The Landings, Rodney Bay, St Lucia

At Simply Caribbean we try to give all our clients a completely personalised service, including our unbiased, honest reviews of the accommodation and destinations on offer. Here’s a straight-from-the-horse’s-mouth review of The Landings, St Lucia, written by a regular client who took his family there.Continue reading…