The Government has confirmed that a ‘traffic light system‘ will help to kickstart holidays for summer 2021 and there is mounting speculation that the Caribbean will be given the green light.
While it’s not yet been confirmed that the traffic light system will be in place from 17 May, the date we’re likely to be allowed to travel internationally again to places like the Caribbean, with more than half of the UK population already having had at least one dose of their COVID-19 vaccination, things are looking up.
After the year we’ve all had, we deserve a change of scenery and a break from our kitchen classrooms. So why not look into a holiday with learning that’s built in and fun?
We’ve curated a list of promising options from the Caribbean for families that want their children to pick up new skills while still having an exciting holiday.
Here’s our Caribbean curriculum learning holiday options for the whole family to enjoy.
Score a cool break at the new Dominican Republic Soccer School
Casa de Campo Resort and Villas in the Dominican Republic has launched a year-round soccer camp in partnership with the most recognised football club in the world – Real Madrid – through the club’s foundation.
Children with ambitions to be the next Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric or Karim Benzema can master their skills on a FIFA sized football field with high quality turf, within the luxurious surroundings of the five-star resort. The camps are designed for aspiring footballers from seven to 17 years old and coaching is overseen by experts from the Real Madrid Foundation using the club’s methodology.
Check out the offers page at the Casa de Campo Resort and Villas
Delve into the biology of the Caribbean
Biology doesn’t always have to be about photosynthetic cells and chlorophyll. Delve into the biology of the Caribbean by exploring its ecology and spectacular bird life.
Those wishing to discover what birdlife the Caribbean has on offer can choose to head to Dominica. This destination has some incredible birdlife, largely because there are so many species to be seen, even on such a small island – hence the nickname ‘Nature Island’. Led by an expert conversationalist from the island, visitors can opt for a guided tour of the island and learn about how the variety in the landscape aids such a diverse range of bird species in Dominica. There will even be the chance to discover some species that are only known to exist in Dominica, such as Jacquot Parrots, as well as learn about the conservation efforts from the island to protect these birds.
If you need a longer break, Dominica has created a Work In Nature (WIN) Extended Stay Visa for you and your family to live and work in the Nature Island for up to 18 months – apply here.
Explore Discover Dominica
Don’t just visit, ‘live it’ in Saint Lucia
For families looking for an extended ‘workcation’ and ‘schoolcation’, Saint Lucia has recently launched a new programme, ‘Live it’.
Live it allows visitors to embrace local life beyond that of a shorter holiday. Saint Lucia is encouraging visitors to stay for up to six weeks, ideal for the summer months. The ‘Live it Island Specialists’ will tailor activities to suit any family, such as learning creole cooking, discovering the biodiversity of rainforests, diving into the sustainability of the reefs, hiking the Pitons, or philanthropic activities. This immersive programme allows visitors to live like a local Lucian.
While in Saint Lucia, visitors also can work remotely, comfortably, and reliably, as free Wi-fi is offered across the island. Many hotels already offer remote work programmes that make the work and holiday balance seamless.
Embrace St Lucia, visit the ‘Live It’ website
Learn the language and immerse yourself in local life
Families can work – and learn – from paradise at Eden Roc Cap Cana, Dominican Republic, with an extended-stay experience (20-30 days) that includes unlimited Spanish and piano lessons, providing an opportunity to continue remote learning outside school walls and while on holiday.
For more about these destinations visit www.caribbean.co.uk