Updated Covid-19 Protocols as of August 26th, 2021
From July 1st, 2021, our island has opened its borders for fully vaccinated visitors. And you can enjoy free movement in Anguilla with NO quarantine. All of Carimar Beach Club’s staff members are fully vaccinated as well, providing a safe way to enjoy your best vacation ever in Anguilla in these coming months!
Visitors with evidence of full COVID-19 vaccination (Moderna, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, or Johnson& Johnson) will not be required to quarantine on arrival if the final vaccine dose is administered at least 21 days before your date of arrival. You still must apply to visit Anguilla online and do an R-PCR Test 3 to 5 days prior to arrival. You also will be tested on arrival, and you must stay on the property until you receive the negative test results (usually comes within 12 hours after the test was done). During this time, you are still allowed to have a swim and enjoy Carimar. We also offer to purchase some groceries for you for the first day and/or you can order your dinner from one of the many restaurants, most of which have a delivery service.
After receiving your negative test result, you will be able to move around Anguilla freely without restrictions, including renting a car. You still must follow the local Covid-19 protocols like wearing a mask indoors and if you cannot keep the required 6 feet social distancing. Due to the worldwide increase of the Delta variant, the Government of Anguilla since August 23rd is requiring a second Covid-19 test on day four of your stay, however, there is no need to stay in place until that test is done or until you receive the result of this second test in Anguilla.
Starting October 1st, 2021, visitors will have to pay US$ 200.00 per person to cover the cost for those two tests on the Island. If those fees remain (there are discussions going on with our government to waive the fee), we at Carimar Beach Club will cover 50% of those fees for you and your family if you stay 8 nights and more, if you stay 7 nights or less, we will cover 50% of the arrival test only as you can use the 4th-day test for your onward travel (for example to travel back to the USA). The applicable amount will be deducted from your room rate).
Since February 2021, Anguilla received 20,000 vaccine doses and until the end of July, more than 9,500 persons received their first dose, more than 9,000 their second dose. It is the hope that at least 70% of the island will be vaccinated (out of a population of 15,000). All our employees are already fully vaccinated.
We at Carimar will keep certain safety protocols in place to ensure our guests a safe and enjoyable Anguilla experience without restrictions.
New Cancellation Policy Due to COVID-19:
We hope that you and your family are all safe and healthy. Although we know that traveling can still be still challenging in these times, Carimar is looking forward to welcoming our guests back.
We have implemented safety measures to make sure to keep everybody safe and still have their special time in their ‘home away from home’ with us in Anguilla. Although our protocols will be eased and Anguilla opened its borders on July 1st, 2021, without the need to quarantine, we do understand that we all do not know with 100% certainty what the next months will bring. To that end, until further notice, Carimar Beach Club is offering you flexibility, in case your travel plans are affected by unexpected official travel restrictions. In such a case, you can reschedule your vacation with us at no additional costs for a period of up to 13 months from your original arrival date. As an alternative, we can also offer a full refund of your deposit should your reservation be affected by any new official COVID-19 restrictions and fall within the 60-day cancellation period. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 264-497-6881 to answer any questions or to reschedule your trip.
When you are ready, we will be ready to provide you with a much-needed escape to relax and rejuvenate after this incredibly stressful period. Please take care of yourselves and your family. Continue to follow us for the newest updates on Instagram @CarimarBeachClub and on Facebook where it is our pleasure to share with you a little piece of paradise until we can welcome you back. We are here for you.
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Carimar Beach Club: Our Commitment to Health and Safety:
Even though starting July 1st, all our guests and our entire team at Carimar Beach Club will be fully vaccinated, we will continue to keep you and our team member’s health and safety as our number one priority.
To that end, we have taken significant measures in response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to safeguard the well-being of all who visit our small resort. Prior to making a reservation and arrival at our hotel, we recommend all guests review the most up-to-date official traveler guidelines. Please ask our team to send you an overview step-by-step overview of when and what you need to do to have a hassle-free journey to Anguilla.
In conjunction with directions from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and our local health department as well as guidelines published by Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association’s Safe Stay checklist, Carimar Beach Club has crafted a suite of measures and procedures dedicated to ensuring the cleanliness of our resort and the safety of our community. Our program is crafted to reassure all, that health and safety are foremost in our hearts and minds.
The layout and location of Carimar Beach Club allow our guests a maximum amount of privacy and personal space, which is certainly highly appreciated, especially in these times. Procedures will guarantee that the necessary social distancing will always be maintained where needed and that these areas will be properly sanitized between usage. Beach chairs will be arranged at least 8 feet from other families/party groups, and each group will be assigned chairs and umbrellas to be used only by the same party/family groups during their stay.
In addition to our already rigorous cleanliness standards, the program’s principles include:
A Heightened Deep-Cleaning and Sanitization Process
Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the property in high-touch areas including but not limited to each apartment, reception entrance, gym, and guest laundry.
Utilization of sanitized guest room keys
Guests will be provided with hand sanitizer and face masks (if necessary) upon arrival.
Sanitizing wipes are available for high-touch areas.
Increased frequency of sanitizing high touch areas including, but not limited to handrails, door handles, and entry doors.
Guest Accommodations (Apartments) & Amenities
Stringent cleaning and sanitizing protocols will be used to clean the apartments
Your room will be cleaned and disinfected with our EPA-approved antibacterial cleaners prior to your arrival with a focus on all high-touch areas (e.g., switches and electronic remote controls, safes, handles and knobs, bathroom surfaces, hard surfaces). All remotes will be wrapped for added protection.
To allow our housekeeping team to cope with all those new cleaning procedures, housekeeping will be done every second day only (until further notice). Thank you for your understanding. In addition, all bathroom towels, facecloths, and bathmats will be replaced only twice weekly during your stay, however, you can always request fresh towels during your stay if needed. All bedding, including sheets and pillowcases, will be changed twice a week.
Beach towels will be supplied in your room. We are happy to replace these upon request.
We have provided hand sanitizer in your room and encourage you to wash your hands frequently and use the hand sanitizer. Please do not remove the hand sanitizer from your room.
The use of Carimar’s bikes and snorkeling equipment are available upon request. Please allow 60 minutes for sanitizing. The usage is free of charge. There is a sign-up form to be filled out at the reception for bicycles.
To use our new paddleboards and kayaks, you must reserve those in advance, either for a morning or an afternoon. There is a small setup fee of US$ 5.00 for each piece of equipment. There is a sign-up form to be filled out at the reception. Thank you for your understanding.
Guest Laundry and Gym: Only one family/party at the time will be allowed to use those facilities at the same time. To make sure it is available when you like to use it, please reserve your preferred time with our reception. Please use the provided wipes and disinfectant to sanitize all used areas thoroughly.
We have the New York Times Digest printed at our reception. They are available daily from 8 am onwards. The local weekly newspaper ‘The Anguillian’ is also available every Friday at the reception (complimentary, limited supply).
Checking In & Out
Front desks have temporary plexiglass barriers installed for your added protection. Only one family/party will be allowed to enter the front office area at the same time.
We are requesting that guests take a break from shaking hands and hugging the Carimar family. This is tough! But we will make it up with BIG SMILES (6 feet away)!
Contactless check-out is now available. We will send you your final bill the evening before departure by email or other electronic messaging (WhatsApp etc.). If you prefer, you can also pick up your hard copy at reception (please give us some notice) in advance.
We will charge the credit card you provided at the time of your reservation via our secure online system, eliminating the need to physically handle your credit card and process your charges in person. A copy of your final bill with the credit card receipt will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your departure.
Keeping Each Other Safe
Guests and the members of the Carimar family are required to practice physical distancing of at least six feet from others while meeting each other on the grounds at Carimar Beach Club (except for your family/party).
All guests and Carimar employees will be monitored for signs and symptoms.
Complimentary face masks and individual hand sanitizers will be provided.
Heightened focus on sanitizing and spacing of furnishings in high traffic areas like the reception is a priority.
Team Member Protocols
All team members will receive mandated training on COVID-19 safety, sanitization, and response procedures.
All hotel Team Members will be provided with masks, gloves, PPE, and protective eyewear as required while continuing to provide exceptional hospitality services.