Dear Islander,

It’s almost time to hit the road in beautiful Jamaica!

We’re super excited that you are able to join us, and hope that your Jamaica Carnival experience is both rejuvenating and memorable. We have a packed agenda during your time with us, so please take a few minutes to review the information below, and share with the other members of your group.

 

PAYMENT REMINDER

Gentle reminder your package needs to be paid off in FULL on or before April 01 2019… NO EXCEPTIONS! You can visit your account to view and clear any outstanding balance(s), or contact us for alternative payment options. If you’ve already paid for your package in full, thank you, you’re all set!

 

FLIGHT INFORMATION

We know some of you submitted your flight information via WhatsApp. However we are asking you to reconfirm this information using this form (click here).

 

ACCOMMODATION

For you Islanders who are staying at accommodations arranged via SOCA ISLANDS, please note the information below where applicable. You will be required to provide the address of your accommodation to Immigration Officials at the airport in Jamaica, so please keep it close.

  • The Knutsford Court Hotel, 16 Chelsea Ave, New Kingston

For you Islanders who are NOT staying at accommodations arranged via SOCA ISLANDS, please submit this information using this form (click here).

 

PASSPORT INFORMATION

Please send us a scanned copy of the bio page of your passport. This is needed to pre-check you into the accommodations, etc.. If you prefer not to send your passport, please send another form of picture ID.

 

TRANSPORTATION

Airport transfers, as well transport to all the events are covered.

 

ARE WE COLLECTING YOUR COSTUME ON YOUR BEHALF?

Please ensure you follow the rules of your band for having someone collect your costume on your behalf. Most bands require you send a scanned authorization letter with a copy of a valid picture ID. You can use the text below in your letter. Email us a signed copy of the letter, along with a copy of a valid photo ID. You do NOT need take further action if you purchased your costume through SOCA ISLANDS.

Date: [yyyy-mm-dd]

To Whom It May Concern,

Re: Collection of my [insert name of band] costume/package

Please be advised that SOCA ISLANDS (or one of its representatives) is authorized to collect my costume/package on my behalf.

Regards,

[Your Signature]

[Your Name]

[Your Phone Number]

———–

 

GET READY TO FETE + J’OUVERT + MAS + COOL DOWN

The team is very excited to host you for Jamaica Carnival 2019. Your primary SOCA ISLANDS reps are:

  • Roger – (868) 388-2937
  • Christina – (876) 435-0225

 

EVENTS

Please see the list of events where applicable. Over the past week we would have finalized your fete list with you. It is not guaranteed that we can facilitate any changes at this time. Times below are subject to change. SOCA ISLANDS will provide the cooler with drinks at the cooler fetes.

  • Moonshine – Tue Apr 23, 10p.m.
    Event Type: PRemium Drink Inclusive | Dress Code: Summer Casual / Trendy
  • We Love Soca – Wed Apr 24 10p.m.
    Event Type: Cooler Party | Dress Code: Summer Casual
  • Silent Morning –  Thu Apr 25 10a.m.
    Event Type: Cooler Cruise Experience  | Dress Code: Summer Chic / Beach wear
  • Afloat –  Thu Apr 25 4p.m.
    Event Type: Drink and Meal Barge (boat) Party  | Dress Code: Summer Chic / Beach wear
  • Tribe Ignite – Thu Apr 25 10p.m.
    Event Type: Premium Drinks Inclusive | Dress Code: Summer Casual / Casual Chic / Trendy
  • MEDZ – Fri Apr 26 8a.m.
    Event Type: Cooler Breakfast Party / Dress Code: Summer Casual
  • Soca Brainwash – Fri Apr 26 1p.m.
    Event Type: Drinks and food inclusive | Dress Code: Summer Casual / Casual Chic / Trendy
  • _uck Work – Fri Apr 26 4p.m.
    Event Type: Cooler Party | Dress Code: Summer Casual / Casual Chic
  • AM BUSH (J’ouvert Experience) – Sat Apr 27 2a.m.
    Event Type: Paint and Mud Party | Dress Code: Shorts and sneakers you do not mind discarding afterwards. T-shirt provided by the promoter.
  • Sunnation Sunrise Breakfast Party – Sat Apr 27 5a.m.
    Event Type: Drinks and breakfast inclusive | Dress Code: Summer Casual / Trendy
  • Frenchmen Bazodee – Sat  Apr 27 5p.m.
    Event Type: Drinks and Food inclusive | Dress Code: Summer Casual / Trendy
  • Carnival Sunday Street Parade – Sun Apr 28 9a.m.
    Dress Code: Full carnival wear
  • Dunns River Falls Trip – Mon Apr 29 8a.m.
    Dress Code: Beachwear
  • Xaymaca Beach Lyme – Mon Apr 29 5p.m.
    Dress Code: Beachwear

 

HOW TO PACK

We know you may not begin packing until the day before, however be sure to take a look at the packing guide on our website – http://www.socaislands.com/packing-for-your-visit/

 

SPENDING MONEY

We recommend you bring along daily budget of USD$30 (JMD$3,600) to pay for food and other items on the trip. We can assist you with foreign exchange 1.00 USD = 100/120 JMD. Some businesses accept USD at a rate of 1.00 USD = 100/120 JMD.

 

SOCA MUSIC

You should familiarize yourself with the music for Trinidad Carnival 2019 which will be played in Jamaica. Here are some collections on YouTube we found:

During Carnival in Jamaica, you will also here their local music referred to as Dance Hall. Here are some mixes with which you get familiar:

 

FITNESS & REST

We strongly recommend you try to get some rest during the feting schedule :)

We cannot tell you how to have a good time, however PLEASE KNOW YOUR LIMITS; both physically and mentally.

 

EMERGENCY CONTACT

Please submit this information using this form (click here). You can give your emergency contact our primary number (868) 388-2937 as well.

 

INSURANCE

Travel insurance is not required for your trip, but it is highly recommended. You can purchase insurance through SOCA ISLANDS via the following link – https://socaislands.com/insurance/

 

OTHER CONTACT NUMBERS WHILE IN JAMAICA

  • Hotels
    • The Knutsford Court – (876) 929-1000
  • UK High Commission
    • Contact Number: (876) 936-0700
  • Canada High Commission
    • Contact Number: (876) 926-1500
  • US Embassy
    • Contact Number: (876) 702-6000
  • EU Consulate
    • Contact Number: (876) 924-6333 – 7
  • Emergency Numbers
    • Police: (876) 926-3508
    • Fire and Ambulance: (876) 926-8166
    • Ambulance: (876) 926-7656
  • Hospitals
    • Kingston Public  Hospital: (876) 922-0210
    • Andrews Memorial Hospital: (876) 926-7401

FAQs

Be sure to check out the FAQs on our website – http://www.socaislands.com/frequently-asked-questions/

If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to call or WhatsApp +18683882937.

 

Regards,
Team SOCA ISLANDS
(868) 388-2937 | explore@socaislands.com | @socaislands