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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…

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…