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Jamaica Carnival 2020 (Bacchanal) CHANGE OF DATE! Jamaica Carnival 2020 has been moved to 19th October due to Coronavirus. Add this incredible party experience to your Jamaica holiday (you will need
Jamaica Carnival 2020 (Bacchanal)
CHANGE OF DATE! Jamaica Carnival 2020 has been moved to 19th October due to Coronavirus.
Add this incredible party experience to your Jamaica holiday (you will need a week on the beach to recover afterwards!) Jamaica Carnival, also known as Bacchanal, is definitely a Carnival you should add to your bucket list and attend at least once in your lifetime, as it really is a spectacular event. Not your average street party, Jamaica Carnival is all about the people of Jamaica and a celebration of heritage and local customs.
Jamaica Carnival 2020 usually starts in January with the main events take place during the week of 15th-20th of April. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic flying bans opposed on many countries, Jamaica Carnival 2020 has been moved to October this year. Expect beach parties, street parties, breakfast fetes, concerts and street parades! Jamaica Carnival also includes an event called J’ouvert where everyone throws paint and powder at each other – it is is as messy as it sounds, but so much fun!
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What to Expect at Jamaica Carnival
Events take place in Kingston and Ocho Rios so we recommend splitting your trip between these two destinations so you can experience both destinations. Ocho Rios is also a popular holiday destination so you can get some well-deserved chill time when the parties are over. Expect a buzz of colours, feathers and amazing Jamaican costumes. The streets are lined with traditional Jamaica Dishes for you to try along with a band in every corner, playing anything from traditional Jamaican vibes, to Bob Marley inspired reggae, ska with even a little Jazz thrown in. Ensuring everyone has a place to enjoy the music they love. Expect happy faces everywhere, tons of people dancing, taking part in the festivities and most of all really enjoying themselves. Wave goodbye to your inhibitions – you don’t need them here!
If you’re looking to book your next party filled holiday than look no further than Jamaica Carnival. You really do get the best of both worlds, you can bask in the Jamaican sunshine whilst listening to traditional and more well-known tunes all whilst being in such an amazing country. Why not extend your stay another week so that you can unwind. Jamaica has so much to see and do; laze on picture-perfect beaches, enjoy a vast range of water sports, visit a rum distillery or marvel at many natural wonders.
What to See and Do in Jamaica
If you stay in Ocho Rios where many Jamaica Carnival events take place, there is plenty to see and do. Ocho Rios is a beach resort lined with hotels and lots of opportunities for exploring nature and adrenaline activities. The famous Dunn’s River Falls waterfall is very close by – no trip to Jamaica is complete without this! Mystic Mountain is a fun day out with water slides, zip lining, theme park and bob sledding through the rainforest.
Where To Stay For Jamaica Carnival
We have a wide range of hotels in Jamaica so you can choose to stay in Kingston where many of teh carnival events are, there are also many events in Ocho Rios. We can arrange your flights, transfers and accommodation in both locations to make sure you get to see it all and have some time out on teh beach to recover! These are our customer’s favourite hotels for Jamaica carnival…
Moon Palace Jamaica £190
We Can Find A Great Deal on Jamaica Carnival Packages
Let us arrange everything for you – we are experts in Jamaica holidays! We can plan a trip to Jamaica carnival for you staying first in Kingston and then in Ocho Rios. We can also take care of your hotel transfers, airport lounge access, airport parking and tours for a hassle-free break that you’ll never forget!
october 19 (Monday) - 25 (Sunday)