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Where to find your winter sun escape

With the reintroduction of lockdown, we all need horizons, light at the end of the tunnel, something to look forward to. What is your horizon? If it is travel, now is the time to look forward and plan your next escape.

Dive into the blue and embrace the soothing atmosphere of a faraway island and be further warmed by the knowledge that your experience is contributing to a greater good. Every holiday that we create supports the sandy stretches, marine life and inviting communities that provide a backdrop for enriching moments with those dearest to you.

The Maldives, Seychelles and St Lucia are perfect options at this time, as they are all on the UK government’s safe travel list.

With the added peace of mind of our flexi-travel and booking protection, speak to our team to book a 2021/22 holiday, especially as capacity is becoming increasingly limited.

Here’s to a positive future.

Saint Lucia

For anyone who becomes a little bored with just lying on a beach, Saint Lucia provides enough additional activities to stimulate the mind. The interior is lush and dramatic, the colonial architecture and bright colours of the houses are photographically enchanting and the island is big enough to warrant exploration. Add the French legacy of some excellent restaurants, lovely hotels, white sand beaches and superb snorkelling and diving.

Inspired by Blue Planet II? The reef at Anse Piton, close to the surface is ideal for snorkelling. Expect to see sinister trumpetfish hoping to ambush tiddlers, shoals of little squid, slippery moray eels lurking within the coral, gormless looking parrotfish, and scores of curious needlefish.

Anse Chastanet Resort, Casaurina Pool Suite, Soufriere, Saint Lucia
Anse Chastanet Resort, Soufriere, Saint Lucia
Anse Chastanet Resort, Soufriere, Saint Lucia
Anse Chastanet Resort, Soufriere, Saint Lucia
Anse Chastanet Resort, Beach, Soufriere, Saint Lucia
Soufriere, Saint Lucia

Stay at Anse Chastanet

The tropical hideaway of Anse Chastanet is set amidst steep green hillsides that descend to beautiful sandy beaches below. Secluded bays, individually designed rooms, incomparable views of the Piton Mountains and a plethora of activities like mountain biking and water sports are just some of the highlights of the property.

Stay seven nights from £2,550 pp on a half-board basis in a garden-view room.

What do you need to know?

  • Must present a negative PCR test taken seven days before arrival
  • Complete a travel authorisation form three days prior to departure
  • Presently, no quarantine required on arrival back to the UK


The Maldives are a string of coral atolls in the Indian Ocean, the ultimate in low-rise, low-impact barefoot luxury. It’s a tropical paradise of pristine beaches and turquoise lagoons, and the most incredible private-island resorts; with underwater restaurants, overwater bungalows and infinity pools suspended above astonishingly clear waters.

Don’t be fooled into thinking the Maldives is just for honeymooners, there’s a property for every kind of traveller. Our Maldives experts have dangled their toes in many hotel pools and are ideally placed to recommend the perfect resort for your requirements. There are few people who know more about the Maldives than they do or who can design a better Maldives holiday for you.

Tropical Atoll, Maldives
Swimming with turtles, Maldives
Swimming with turtles, Maldives
Powder Blue Tang, Maldives

Stay at Amilla Fushi

This is ultimate luxury, at a price, usually unheard of. Amilla Fushi is a lush, natural, spacious Maldives island nestled in the Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Choose to stay in whitewashed, minimalist ‘homes’ perched on stilts over the Indian Ocean, on the pristine white shore or 12 metres high amongst the treetops, each with a private lap pool.

Stay ten nights in December in a sunset water villa on a bed and breakfast basis from £3,240 pp.

What do you need to know?

  • Must present negative PCR test issued no more than 96 hours prior to departure
  • Fill in a Traveller Health Declaration form 24 hours before departure to the Maldives
  • Presently, no quarantine required on arrival back to the UK

The Seychelles

The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands sitting in the middle of the Indian Ocean, halfway between Africa and India. More than just a beach paradise, the Seychelles is a living museum of natural history and a sanctuary for some of the rarest species on Earth. These include the smallest frog, the heaviest land tortoise and the only flightless bird of the Indian Ocean.

Palm tree silhouette at sunset, Mahe Island, Seychelles

Stay at Constance Lemuria

Shaded from prevailing winds by low hills, this beachside escape sits amidst tropically green jungle vegetation. With the island’s only golf course set behind it and a sheltered lagoon lying offshore, Lemuria has plenty to offer in terms of both land and water activities. You may even be lucky enough to spot hawksbill and green turtles nesting on the beaches.

Stay seven nights from £2,435 pp in a Junior Suite on a bed and breakfast basis.

What do you need to know?

  • Must present a negative PCR test result on arrival, taken no more than 48 hours prior to travelling
  • Cannot leave the hotel grounds during the first five days. On the fifth day, another PCR test will be performed at your hotel at no cost to you
  • Currently no need to quarantine on your return to the UK
Lake surrounded by snow capped mountains and grassy slopes against blue skies.

Great fares for winter sun

Enjoy great prices on British Airways flights to the Canary Islands, Indian Ocean, Caribbean and Dubai for 2021. With British Airways protective measures on the ground and in the air, you can be safe every step of the way. What’s more, you can have peace of mind that you can change your bookings under their book with confidence policy. Speak to our travel experts for promotion details.

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Scenic Sunset, Surfer Silhouettes, Seagulls, Pacific Ocean, Lima, Peru

Where can I travel now?

Looking for a new view? Click on the link below for an always up-to-date list of where you can travel to, taking into account of where you can go without having to quarantine on return.

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Speak to our experts

Carve out your tailor-made retreat and enjoy secluded luxury by contacting our team today on 01285 880980.

Have questions about travel insurance? Open to destinations that are not on the travel corridor list? Our experts are ready to guide you. Furthermore, our flexible COVID-19 booking guidelines mean that you will be protected no matter where the currents take our country’s travel restrictions.

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

Are you ready to discover extraordinary once again?

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