Saint Lucia’s carnival is one of the biggest and most popular in the Caribbean and attracts a whole host of people from around the globe thanks to its colourful parades,
Saint Lucia’s carnival is one of the biggest and most popular in the Caribbean and attracts a whole host of people from around the globe thanks to its colourful parades, sexy costumes and exciting rhythms. Get “wining” to the sound of the steel drums and feel the heat turn up as the sexy dance troupes frantically move their hips to the sounds of the pumping music. This is Carnival at its very best and everyone is here to party.
The Saint Lucia Carnival build’s up a month before the main events with a variety of special activities taking place across the island including the election of the National Carnival Queen, an integral part of Carnival procedure. Then it’s the main event – the opening parade, which takes place in the capital Castries and always promises to be a spectacular sight. The Parade of the Bands also takes place on the same day and the party continues on through to the following day.
Renowned for its world class entertainment, Saint Lucia’s Carnival is a sight to behold, and is naturally one of the key events not only for the island but for the entire Caribbean. This is one event in the Caribbean calendar not to be missed.
Book your trip to Saint Lucia’s Carnival with SN Travel today!
16 (Monday) 12:22 pm - 17 (Tuesday) 12:22 pm
If you love reggae, dancehall and generally love to party then you’ll love Dream Weekend in Jamaica, one of the best summertime parties in the Caribbean. Taking place from 2nd
If you love reggae, dancehall and generally love to party then you’ll love Dream Weekend in Jamaica, one of the best summertime parties in the Caribbean. Taking place from 2nd – 6th August 2018 in the stunning Jamaican resort of Negril, this five-day extravaganza is the ultimate party celebrating all things Jamaican. Enjoy top rated performances from both local and international artists, sample some of Jamaica’s finest food and drink and dance the night away with some of the friendliest of locals. Dream Weekend attracts people from all over the world as well as a good crowd of local Jamaicans and the whole event takes place along the spectacular shores of Negril’s Seven Mile Beach.
Dream Weekend in Jamaica celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018, so expect a stellar line-up and the mother of all parties!
SN Travel offer competitively priced flights to Jamaica, flying you direct to your Dream Weekend!
2 (Thursday) 12:00 am - 6 (Monday) 11:59 pm
Spice it up at Grenada Spicemas! Probably the number one cultural event on Grenada’s annual events calendar, Spicemas (affectionately named so due to the island’s renowned spice production) is the island’s
Spice it up at Grenada Spicemas!
Probably the number one cultural event on Grenada’s annual events calendar, Spicemas (affectionately named so due to the island’s renowned spice production) is the island’s glorious Carnival. Carnival takes place throughout the Caribbean each summer but Grenada’s is one of the biggest and best and attracts visitors in their thousands. Spicemas is the perfect representation of Grenada’s culture, with soca and calypso music everywhere. A veritable marathon of parties, parades and competitions, Spicemas is filled with colour, music, and dancing. Things begin to take off during June & July each year when the annual soca monarch, calypso and steel band competitions take place, swiftly followed by the election of the carnival king and queen. Villages throughout the island buzz with special Carnival events and parties as the excitement builds. As August arrives, the Spicemas agenda really hots up with the Sunday before Carnival Monday and Tuesday kicking things off in style.
The traditional Dimarche Gras event takes place on Sunday in St Georges, the perfect start to what is a marathon of celebration and the moment that the Calypso King is chosen. As the party extends into Monday morning, the traditional Devil Mas bands (jab-jab) emerge from the darkness to parade through the streets with their horned helmets, tarred bodies and little more. They dance grotesquely before disappearing as sunrise shines light onto carnival Monday and the J’Ouvert celebrations. J’Ouvert is a magnificent parade of colour, music and dance with the traditional and fancy Mas bands of each parish represented. Each group dances through the roads en route to St Georges from their respective villages, chanting and dancing with abandon. They are followed by modern calypso bands as well as the King and Queen of Carnival. Thousands then take to the streets to create the best light show on earth with glow sticks, neon lights, and reflective clothing and the biggest street party takes place. Things hot up even more on Tuesday until Carnival reaches its crescendo.
Carnival Monday and Tuesday of the Grenada Spicemas Carnival take place on 13th and 14th August in 2018 so why not plan ahead with SN Travel today. We offer highly competitive prices on flights to Grenada and a wide range of accommodation options to suit everyone. Book your trip to Grenada’s Spicemas and experience one of the Caribbean’s best Carnivals.
13 (Monday) 1:00 am - 14 (Tuesday) 1:00 am
The island of Barbados plays host to the Caribbean Festival of Arts each year, otherwise known as Carifesta, and promises a spectacular display of artists and artisans. Carifesta closely follows
The island of Barbados plays host to the Caribbean Festival of Arts each year, otherwise known as Carifesta, and promises a spectacular display of artists and artisans. Carifesta closely follows Crop Over and sees a gathering of over 23 Caribbean and Latin American nations showcasing a wide variety of art from film and music to folk traditions to theatre and dance. Traditional cuisine and beverages are available to sample and works of art from all over the Caribbean are on display.
Carifesta is based on the theme “Asserting our Culture, Celebrating Ourselves” and is all about the sense of heritage, community and common history shared by the Caribbean people. The event consists of three main parts – Caricom National Events. Signal Events with professional artists from the host country and the Creative Fringe with community lead events throughout Barbados. The Grand Market & Buyer’s Shopping Mall is a great place to visit during the ten-day event, designed to showcase the creative and cultural industries of the Caribbean. The festival also plays host to a star-studded line-up of performers in its series of Super Concerts.
Making Barbados an even better proposition for the summer holidays, Carifesta is a dynamic annual event for everyone, offering Caribbean and Latin American art in all it’s wonderful forms.
Make your summer holiday a memorable one in Barbados and book with SN Travel today!
17 (Friday) 1:00 am - 27 (Monday) 1:00 am
Following the massive success of the very first Saint Lucia Dive Fest in 2016, the Saint Lucia Dive Association presents the 2nd Annual Saint Lucia Dive Fest which takes place
Following the massive success of the very first Saint Lucia Dive Fest in 2016, the Saint Lucia Dive Association presents the 2nd Annual Saint Lucia Dive Fest which takes place from 9th-16th September 2017. Promising to be a spectacular event, the Saint Lucia Dive Fest provides the opportunity to discover the true underwater beauty of this stunning Caribbean island with the chance to visit many of the amazing dive sites and rainbow coloured reefs that surround Saint Lucia. Get close up with some of the incredible marine life living below the shimmering turquoise waters and search for hidden underwater treasures. The Saint Lucia Dive Fest promises a week packed full of wonderful experiences which include boat and shore dives, PADI courses, competitions and an abundance of learning opportunities. And the best thing about this exciting event is that it’s open to everyone, whether an experienced diver or just a beginner, meaning everyone has the chance to join in the fun.
Interested? Book your holiday to the Saint Lucia Dive Fest 2017 NOW!
september 9 (Sunday) - 16 (Sunday)
Rodney Bay, St Lucia