Tag: Simply Caribbean Luxury Holidays

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…

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…

Our guide to holidays in St Lucia

With around 100,000 commercial scheduled flights taking to the skies each day, there is no shortage of options for your next holiday. But leisure time is in short supply and vacations are increasingly precious moments of relaxation in the midst of busy lives, so the pressure is on to find the right destination. In a series of blogs about Caribbean holidays, we’ll be offering some expert guidance on our favourite Caribbean islands and what they have to offer. Whether you’re looking for a family holiday, a romantic retreat, an epic adventure or an exotic escape, Simply Caribbean Luxury Holidays can help you pick your dream destination. This week we take a closer look at St Lucia.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…

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…

Diary of a Caribbean wedding guest

If you’re considering getting married in the Caribbean you may be wondering what the experience might be like for your guests.  After all, it’s a long way to go for a wedding and costs considerably more than a weekend in the Cotswolds. But, based on this diary from our own experience, it’s worth the effort!Continue reading…