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These Caribbean Islands are OPEN and What to Know Before you Book Your Travel (updated October 2020)

From the amount of email and phone inquiries our office has been receiving, It's clear many people are ready to get back to traveling and an island getaway sounds perfect about now.


But when you're deciding which Caribbean island you want to visit, the entry requirements are not equal. We're breaking down which Caribbean Islands are open, what the entry (and exit) procedures are, and also sharing some of our favorite promotions going on right now!



St. Lucia

One of our favorite islands, St. Lucia, has been a popular post-COVID island due to the extremely low rates of Coronavirus cases on the island. They were able to open fairly effortlessly and efficiently and the secluded spaciousness of the resorts here already lent themselves well to social distancing and low crowds.


Entry Requirements for Saint Lucia:

  1. Receive a negative COVID-19 PCR Test within 7 days of arrival.

  2. Complete a Pre-Arrival Registration Form 3 days prior to arrival

  3. Keep a printed confirmed Pre-Arrival Registration Form with you during your travels (required at flight check-in and in destination)

  4. For the form and full entry protocols and further information visit: https://www.stlucia.org/en/covid-19/


Some of our favorite places to stay in St. Lucia:

Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️



  • One of the most spectacular sites in the world, the majestic valley of the Pitons (Val des Pitons)

  • A serene and intimate atmosphere

  • The resort is spread across a tropical forest and known for its natural beauty, with the only white sand beach in the area

  • You'll find both families and couples at this gorgeous resort

  • (HINT: Our agency team is headed out on an advisor retreat here soon! Look for the review coming shortly....)!

Exclusive booking promotion for our clients: Receive a one-category upgrade at the time of booking, 5th Night free, daily breakfast, and daily resort credit!



Anse Chastanet Resort ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

  • Luxurious Anse Chastanet Resort sits on 600 lush tropical acres bordering two soft sand beaches that offer unbelievable views

  • Perfect for a honeymoon, a wedding, or just an escape

  • Anse Chastanet's 37 guest rooms are scattered about a lush hillside and 12 which are nestled within a tropical garden at beach level.

Exclusive booking promotion for our clients: Every 5th night free in Hillside Deluxe and Premium categories.



Turks & Caicos

Turks & Caicos is literally what your Caribbean dreams are made of with blinding white sandy beaches, endless turquoise waters, and a laid-back chill island atmosphere perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Entry Requirements for Turks & Caicos:

  1. Receive Negative COVID-19 PCR Test within 5 days of arrival date

  2. Purchase Travel insurance with medevac coverage due to COVID-19

  3. Complete TCI Assured Travel Authorization: https://turksandcaicostourism.com/ within 3 days of travel

  4. Keep a printed Travel Authorization with you during your travels (required at flight check-in, and in destination)

  5. For full entry protocols and further information visit: https://turksandcaicostourism.com/

Some of our favorite places to stay in Turks & Caicos:


The Palms Turks and Caicos ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

  • Recognized as the top Turks and Caicos luxury resort and one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets

  • Steps away from the famed Grace Bay Beach

  • Here you'll find a 25,000 square foot spa and state-of-the-art infinity pool, a well-equipped fitness center, and a dedicated children’s club provides fun and excitement for our younger guests.

Exclusive booking promotion for our clients: Enjoy The Palms Turks and Caicos for 7 nights and pay 5 nights only.



Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa (All-Inclusive Resort)

  • Set on Grace Bay's white-sand beach with hundreds of activities included

  • The colossal family resort offers four uniquely themed villages for one incredible vacation experience: French Village, Caribbean Village, Italian Village, and the Key West Luxury Village

  • At the expanded Pirates Island Waterpark, kids of all ages will splash about in the lazy river, hang ten in the surf simulator, or take the plunge down numerous twisting and turning waterslides.

  • Kids Clubs are included

  • All Dining and Drinks included

Exclusive booking promotion for our clients: Enjoy a free night with select stays and up to 65% off rack rates. Special discounts for military, police, and firefighter personnel.


Antigua

Antigua and her sister island Barbuda are best-known for their friendly and welcoming people, pink and white-sandy beaches, and crystal clear waters.


Entry Requirements for Antigua:

  • Receive a negative COVID-19 PCR Test within 7 days of arrival.

  • Keep a printed and digital copy of the negative COVID-19 PCR test with you during your travels (required in destination)

  • Complete a Health Declaration Form upon arrival

  • For full entry protocols and further information visit: https://visitantiguabarbuda.com/travel-advisory/

Some of our favorite places to stay in Antigua:

Hermitage Bay (All-Inclusive) ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

  • A romantic, tropical hideaway overlooking the Caribbean Sea

  • 25 spacious, freestanding Cottage Suites within 140 acres of lush undeveloped land

  • Guests truly feel as if they have been transported to their own private island

  • All-inclusive offering organic, locally sourced gastronomy

Exclusive booking promotion for our clients: $100 equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay, Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability, Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability



Carlisle Bay (All-Inclusive) ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

  • The perfect sweet-spot blend of romantic and family-friendly for those who want both

  • Footsteps from the white sand beaches set in a backdrop of lush rainforest

  • 82 spacious suites

  • Three world-class restaurants: the poolside Ottimo!, the Asian-themed East, and the incomparable Indigo on the Beach

  • Cool Kids Club at Carlisle Bay has plenty of activities that children love

Exclusive booking promotion for our clients: One Free Night for every Five paid nights plus room upgrade (subject to availability) at time of booking



Aruba

Escape to Aruba where the trade winds will keep you cool in the pleasant 82-degree weather and thanks to a location outside the hurricane belt, visitors can expect reliably great weather throughout the year. For families seeking adventure and beach time, Aruba is perfect. Casino-lovers will also find tons of fun here.


Entry Requirements for Aruba:

  1. Complete the online Embarkation/Disembarkation (ED) card process, and be approved, in order to be permitted entry to Aruba. The ED card can be completed at: https://edcardaruba.aw/

  2. All visitors, 15 years and older, traveling to Aruba must take a Molecular COVID-19 test. There are three testing options: (a) Test prior to arrival (b) Test upon arrival (c) Dual testing process. Arrivals from select US states may require testing prior to arrival, in addition to testing upon arrival. For complete and full requirements by US state of origin, along with the latest updates, please visit: https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements

  3. All visitors must be insured during their stay. The Aruba Visitors insurance is a mandatory insurance that helps protect visitors against incurred medical and non-medical expenses if testing positive for COVID-19 during their stay in Aruba. For more information, and to purchase the Aruba Visitors insurance, please visit: https://www.arubavisitorsinsurance.com/ for full entry details

  4. For further details, and on-island COVID-19 protocols, please visit: https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements

Some of our favorite places to stay in Turks & Caicos:


Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

  • Four-pearl hotel located in Aruba’s Palm Beach High-Rise Hotel District

  • Resort includes a three-tiered pool, waterslide, full-service spa, busy casino, and access to beautiful Palm Beach

  • High-energy atmosphere

Exclusive booking promotion for our clients: One Free Night for every three paid nights,$100 resort credit, room upgrade based on availability, daily free breakfast for two, a special welcome gift, and early check-in / late check out based on availability



Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort and Casino ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

  • 15 lush tropical acres along Aruba’s famous white sand Palm Beach

  • Has just undergone a multi-million dollar renovation bringing in 21st century amenities

  • 357 guest rooms and suites that feature a private balcony or patio and modern amenities

  • Highlights include two lovely big pools, immaculate tropical garden grounds (complete with caged Macaws), a spa and fitness center, and beachfront dining.

Exclusive booking promotion for our clients: 2020 Early Booking Bonus Offer

Reduced Room Rate



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