Grenada Spicemas (Carnival)
August 09th – August 16th, 2022.
The Grenada Spicemas celebrations is on of the most fast-paced and anticipated events. Each year during the months of July and August, the island of Grenada transforms into a massive celebration filled with the Jab Jab, elaborate costumes, intoxicating rhythms, parades, pure Caribbean energy and more. The island is known for having arguably the purest J’ouvert morning experience in the world.
Soca Islanders are required to produce proof of COVID-19 vaccination 30 days before departure. Remember, flights aren’t included.
What’s included in your Grenada Spicemas experience?
Your choice of single, double or triple occupancy self-contained units.
Airport Transfers and Ground Transportation
Pick-up from and drop-off is available to and from the airport. We arrange daily transportation (private and group) from your accommodation to the events on your itinerary. Additional transportation services are available on request at an extra cost.
Remember, you need to book your flights separately.
Backline Carnival Costume
Choose a section from Lavish the Band. Upgrade to a frontline costume is available subject to availability. Costume pickup and delivery are included.
J’ouvert Morning Experience
Arguably the best J’ouvert experience in the world.
Monday Night Experience
One of the biggest LED street parties in the Caribbean.
We give you a taste of the natural wonders Grenada has to offer.
Preeday, Silent Morning, Savvi Cooler Fete, Rum Boat, Moonlight City VIP, Beach Bum.
Meet and Greet
Get to know your fellow Soca Islanders who will be jumping alongside you for the week.
Professional photos by our group photographer who will be with us for all the events and the street parade.
DAY 01: Arrival in Grenada, meet and greet
You arrive on the beautiful island of Grenada to begin your week of fun and no sleep. We pick you up from Maurice Bishop International Airport and take you to your accommodation to get settled in. Then we gather the group together and start creating lasting friendships.
DAY 02: Tour of Grenada
Today we get to enjoy some of the natural wonders that Grenada has to offer.
DAY 03, 04, 05: Fete after fete after fete
Cheers to team #nosleep. During this time we attend the different events on your itinerary.
DAY 06: J’ouvert morning experience and Street parade day one
We head out early on Monday, get dabbed with mud and oil, then party with the Jab Jab. After that, we head back to our accommodations to change into our Monday-wear and join the band of our choice on the road.
DAY 07: Street parade day two
Today we put on our full costumes – feathers, headpieces, backpacks, and more – and continue the party through the streets of St. George’s.
DAY 08: Depart Grenada
We hug, cry and say our goodbyes while reflecting on the memories created during the past seven days. We drop you off safely to the airport so you can catch your return flight. The tabanka is real.
Grenada Spicemas payment plan.
Initial Deposit: 15%
Final Payment due on or before June 16 2023
Soca Islands provides you with the most flexible payment plan making it super easy and affordable to book your Grenada Spicemas experience by asking for payments in three installments. Your 15% deposit is due upon booking, followed by 35% of the total cost due 30 days after booking. The remaining 50% due 60 days before your trip.
For bookings made between 90 and 60 days before the start date of the experience, 50% of the total cost of the experience must be paid upon booking.
Bookings made between 60 days and 30 days before the start date of the experience, 100% of the total cost of the experience must be paid upon booking.
Grenada travel information.
Time Zone: GMT -04:00
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar. 1USD = 2.70XCD
Grenada, with its unspoilt landscapes, has the perfect balance, appealing to the interest of adventure lovers, beach dwellers, or couples looking for a romantic destination. On our picturesque and petite island, you can go for a swim in the crystal clear waters of Grand Anse Beach to trekking through the rainforest of Seven Sisters Waterfalls, all within a day. This English-speaking nation has some of the friendliest people in the Caribbean, so, even if you happen to get lost, you will surely encounter other aspects of their vibrant culture and hospitality. You can also do some island hopping to the islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique, which are located off the island’s northeast coast.
How to get around in Grenada
One of the most popular ways to get around is via the island’s minivan-bus service. This is a popular choice among locals and tourists alike and provides an authentic island experience. A number of bus routes are available, generally operating in St. George’s and Grand Anse. You can catch one of the minivans at a marked bus stop or by flagging it down along the road.
Where to stay in Grenada for Carnival
The city of St. George’s features a wide variety of accommodation options available for visitors ranging from hostels to hotels, Airbnbs, vacation rentals, villas, resorts and more. Some of the most popular accommodation options include Groom’s Beach Resort, Radisson and Starfish Properties.
Things to do in St. George’s, Grenada
The Grenada capital of St. George’s offers a range of things to see and do. The heart of the city is home to a bustling tourism scene, with cruise ships docking in the port each day. You can find a wide variety of shops, markets and malls in St. George’s. everything from fresh fruit and vegetables, to spices, clothes, souvenirs, handmade crafts and more available.
The busiest day for the fruit and vegetable market is Saturday and locals come in from all over the island to set up small stalls. Two of the must-see historical attractions in the Grenada capital are Fort George, built by the French in the early 18th century, and Fort Frederick. Both location offer many beautiful views over the town and sea. You may also want to stop by Grenada’s National Museum. Located in a French barracks and former prison built in 1704, the museum displays a collection of historical artifacts from the Caribs and Arawaks. There are also exhibits on the sugar and whaling industries.