Tour operator and travel agent Virgin Holidays has launched two new Caribbean destinations to its package portfolio.

The additions of Anguilla and St Kitts & Nevis follow a “strong demand” for the Caribbean from British travellers and mean Virgin Holidays now offers 14 destinations in the region.

Seven hotels have been contracted to provide accommodation and customers will fly Virgin Atlantic to Barbados for onward travel to St Kitts and Nevis and on the airline’s services to Antigua for packages to Anguilla. Regional airlines will be used to complete the journey.

Seven nights with flights, transfers and a mountain room view at Timothy Beach Resort in St Kitts & Nevis has a guide price of £1,149pp.

A seven-night self-catering stay in a beach view suite at Carimar Beach Club in Anguilla is priced at £1,579pp including flights, hotels and transfers.

Virgin Holidays expects “thousands” of customers to stay at the two new destinations within the next 12 months.

The operator, which is only available to sell via Virgin Hplidays agencies, has also unveiled a new collection of Virgin Holidays Experiences. They include:
– Virgin’s Ahoy – Antigua catamaran trip to view beachside mansions owned by the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Eric Clapton.
– Havana Rum & Cigars – Cuba: Full day tour of Cuba’s capital with a rum tasting and cigar lesson.
– Tutti Frutti Tour – Grenada: Including a visit to a nutmeg processing station, chocolate tasting and visit to a rum distillery
– Rainforest Sky Ride – St Lucia: An aerial tram ride through St Lucia’s ecological park with options for ziplining and canopy treetop tours.

Nicki Goldsmith, head of Caribbean and Worldwide product at Virgin Holidays, said: “Over the last three decades we’ve taken millions of British holidaymakers to explore the Caribbean. We know travellers love the scenic beauty of St Lucia, the hospitality in Barbados and the beaches of Antigua – but we have seen more and more demand for exciting adventures and far-flung destinations. We believe St Kitts & Nevis and Anguilla are going to be a real hit and we’re looking forward to sending more UK holiday makers to explore this beautiful corner of the world than ever before.”