Carnival

Friday, 2018-06-01 19:00 PM - Tuesday, 2018-07-31 19:00 PM
St Lucia

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This year’s Festival brings you culinary excellence paired with the best rums in the Caribbean, worldwide Jazz greats performing live in Saint Lucia’s most enchanting venues and weeks of explosions of colour, rhythm and creativity seen nowhere else.

Get connected and get conscious with reggae, conscious hip-hop, Afropunk and R&B and experience Saint Lucia’s rich cultural, ethnic and artistic heritage.

Pumping rhythms, sexy costumes and the people dancing under the warm Caribbean sun; welcome to Saint Lucia Carnival! Almost on the heels of the annual Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival, Saint Lucia’s cultural landscape morphs into a flurry of chrome plated steel drums, feathers, and beads.

No matter where you are or who you are, Saint Lucia Carnival is something to behold. Pumping rhythms, sexy costumes and the people dancing under the warm Caribbean sun; welcome to Saint Lucia Carnival! Almost on the heels of the annual Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival, Saint Lucia’s cultural landscape morphs into a flurry of chrome plated steel drums, feathers, and beads. No matter where you are or who you are, Saint Lucia Carnival is something to behold.

In the months, weeks and hours leading up to Saint Lucia Carnival, there are numerous events that are a must see, whether you’re a Carnival veteran, or Carnival newbie. Some of the staple events - the Calypso Tents, Calypso Monarch, Party Monarch, and Carnival Parade are the deep-rooted cultural aspects of Saint Lucia Carnival. But it won’t be Carnival without the ‘wining’ and jumping and non-stop partying.

Here’s a great tip for first-time Carnival revellers - ‘wining’, is a local Caribbean-wide term used to describe the rotational movement of the hips either to the left or to the right, whichever way your waistline can go really. Before you brave any Saint Lucia Carnival event, don’t be afraid to perfect your ‘wining’ motions. You can bet on someone asking pretty ladies to “take ah wine.” Either way, master the move so that you keep up with the locals and really party like a Saint Lucian.

By the time Carnival Monday rolls around, your dancing skills will help burn off all the yummy calories you’ll be consuming – let’s face it; Saint Lucia’s Carnival food scene is just as fabulous! The ultimate Carnival experience is when one joins a “band.” Competing band members flock together at predetermined locations near the staging area, for the beginning of what will be a hyperactive dance session through the city’s streets. With speakers the size of warehouse refrigerators, the vibrations and sounds begin with only the trance of soca leading you throughout the streets of Saint Lucia.

If you’re still alive at the end of Carnival Monday, many band members will go off to enjoy official band parties or you can opt to go home to revitalize yourself – don’t worry, you can comfort yourself by the fact that the next day is Carnival Tuesday…

Special Offers

3 Island Hopping Trip - Barbados & St. Lucia & Tobago

Starting from
$3,966 USD 
Including taxes
Barbados & St. Lucia & Tobago (BGI + SLU + TAB) – From Havana.
When: Departing every Saturday.

Tri - Island Trip from Havana - Trinidad & Grenada & Barbados

Starting from
$3,735 USD 
Including taxes
Trinidad & Grenada & Barbados (POS+GND+BGI)
When: Departing every Saturday.

Carnival Explosion in 2 Sister Isles, Barbados & Grenada

Starting from
$5,900 
Including taxes
Flights included by Caribbean airlines
Duration: 14 Days.

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50% OFF second guest
+ kids sail for less.
Dates: March 29 - April 30.

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WEATHER

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75°F

Castries

Thunderstorms
Humidity: 89%
Wind: E at 18 mph
Wednesday
Scattered thunderstorms
76°F / 82°F
Thursday
Partly cloudy
76°F / 82°F
Friday
Partly cloudy
76°F / 82°F

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Foreign nationals from some countries intending to visit Saint Lucia for business, pleasure or study are required to have a valid passport from their country and to obtain a valid Saint Lucian visa.

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