Get Ready to Sizzle: Caribbean Carnivals to Ignite Your Summer
Hey there! Interested in a summer Caribbean Carnival? You’re in the right place. We’ll introduce you to 3 HOT Caribbean Carnivals that will have you dancing, laughing and living your best life. Grab your sun hats and carnival gear because we’re about to dive into the festivals of Barbados Crop Over, St. Lucia Carnival, and Grenada Spicemas.
(1) Barbados Carnival a.k.a. Crop Over
Barbados, known as the “Gem of the Caribbean,” hosts what’s called “de sweetest summer festival” – Crop Over. This Carnival extravaganza lasts for months and culminates in the climax called the Kadooment Parade. Here are two reasons why you should be there:
a. Cultural Immersion: Crop Over is a blend of Bajan traditions, music, and folklore. From the pulsating Bajan “bashment” soca rhythms to the vibrant costumes, you’ll be immersed in the rich culture of Barbados. Join the locals in colorful parades, indulge in sumptuous local cuisine and get dancing on somebody’s son in the soca fêtes (parties)!
b. Rihanna’s Homeland: Who can resist the allure of partying in Rihanna’s birthplace? The pop sensation herself often graces this Caribbean Carnival with her presence. It’s a chance to party with celebrities, and who knows, you might even spot the Queen herself. We did in 2018 and 2019! In addition, Barbados’ beautiful beaches offer the perfect backdrop for relaxation, making this Caribbean escape the ultimate summer retreat. The amazing blue of Barbados’ water makes it the perfect scenery for their infamous boat rides, like Limerz. Dance the day away as the sun kisses your skin in the best way possible!
(2) St. Lucia Carnival
Prepare to be enchanted by the spellbinding beauty of St. Lucia while indulging in their captivating Carnival. Here’s why it’s a must-visit for you:
a. Scenic Paradise: St. Lucia is famous for its breathtaking landscapes, from the iconic Pitons to the lush rainforests. The Carnival allows you to experience the best of both worlds. Feel the freedom of their fêtes (parties), where you dance without abandon against the backdrop of dramatic mountain vistas and picturesque beaches. You can even explore hidden waterfalls, the sulphur springs and pristine snorkeling spots during your visit.
b. The Parade: St. Lucia Carnival is renowned for its “Jump-Up” parade, a vibrant and colorful procession that’s all about celebrating life. Join the locals and fellow travelers as you dance through the streets, adorned in elaborate costumes with drink in hand. It’s a completely liberating experience that allows you to shed your inhibitions and let loose in a tropical paradise. Check out our video below!
(3) Grenada’s Spicemas
Spice up your summer with Grenada’s Spicemas, an event full of vibrant culture and joy. Here’s why this Caribbean Carnival should be on your travel list:
a. Authenticity and Spice: Grenada, the “Spice Isle,” lives up to its name during Spicemas. You’ll be immersed in the authentic culture of this island nation. Enjoy deliciously spicy Caribbean cuisine and colorful costumes that pay homage to Grenada’s rich heritage. The Grenadian soca rhythms and the absolute friendliness of the people will have you feeling at home immediately as you dance the days and nights away.
b. Unique Jab Jab Experience: Spicemas features a uniquely Grenadian tradition – DE Jab Jab J’ouvert. Revelers cover themselves in black oil, ashes or molasses and dance through the streets. It’s a mesmerizing display of defiance and freedom. The Jab Jab J’ouvert is more free form than J’ouvert on the other Caribbean islands; it’s a rare and unforgettable sight that will give you a fresh perspective on Caribbean Carnival traditions.
Now over to you…
So, ladies, it’s time to release your inner carnival queen and embark on an unforgettable summer journey to a Caribbean Carnival. These festivals offer a perfect opportunity to relax, dance and connect authentically with the vibrant cultures of these beautiful destinations.
Don’t wait – book your package and get ready to sizzle at Barbados Crop Over, dance in the lush paradise of St. Lucia Carnival and spice things up at Grenada Spicemas. Your summer adventure of a lifetime awaits!
Visit our website to check out our done-for-you packages. You can also get your FREE Ultimate Guide of Getting to and Surviving Carnival which contains profiles of each of these Summer Caribbean Carnival destinations; click here.
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Til de next lime,
Team Events by Ashé