Color, Crafts and Carnival

Island Routes is serving up unique packages and spectator passes for a chance to get a taste of all the excitement.

Jump in the Caribbean and celebrate in the festival of colors from paints and oil to LED lights spanning across city walls and road ways. Interesting designs of feathered costumes and jewels are only a few of the spectacles to be seen. Sail along the coastline and watch as the festivities unfold with a 360° view from this unique point of view. Revelers unleashed and steelpan music and Reggae high, there is nothing quite like the Caribbean Carnival anywhere on this side of the globe.

Carnival Itinerary

St. Lucia

Road March in the capital city, Castries

Date: July 18-19, 2022

What to Expect:
St. Lucia’s carnival or as they call it the ‘real carnival’ kicked off with street and sea celebrations with the highlight event being the Panorama Steelpan Competition. Book with Island Routes to watch the festivities from the sea with a boat ride along the coast for panoramic views of the colorful city and all its excitement.


Road March in the capital city, St John’s

Date: August 1-2, 2022

What to Expect:
The Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival unfolds with a combination of artistic and cultural talent, music, steelbands and calypso; the main parade is all the rage with music bands, and revelers in colorful, feather costumes, bringing the city to life.


Crop Over - Kadooment Day

Date: August 1, 2022

What to Expect:
Crop Over, as the Barbados Carnival is called, is a colorful sea of culture that takes place over the course of 3 months. The festival got its name from the country’s formative days as the world’s largest producer of sugarcane. At the end of a successful year of harvest, they celebrated with a party known as the ‘Crop Over Celebration’. The 3-month celebration ends with the Grand Kadooment which is a road march though the small island.


2 days of J'ouvert and Mass

Date: August 8-9, 2022

What to Expect:
The Grenada Carnival is a two-day celebration of J’ouvert and street parties. J’ouvert is a colorful explosion of paints, mixed in with revelers coated in Mud and Pitch Oil, while others come running dressed as Jab Jab, otherwise called Lucifer. It is held in the early morning giving a break to gear up for the parade which starts in the afternoon; and leads into one of the Caribbean’s biggest LED street parties.

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