Grenada Spicemas (Carnival)
August 07th – August 14th, 2024.
Grenada’s Carnival, which is called Spicemas (a tribute to the island’s famous spice production) is one of the most fast-paced and anticipated events. Each year during the months of July and August, the island of Grenada is alive with colour, energy, and activity, as it transforms into a massive celebration filled with the Jab Jab, elaborate costumes, intoxicating rhythms, parades, pure Caribbean energy, and more.
While several Caribbean countries celebrate Carnival, the Spicemas festival is unique in Grenada, with Dimanche Gras, J’ouvert, Traditional Mas, Fancy Mas (also known as Pretty Mas), Monday Night Mas, Panorama, Soca Monarch, the Carnival Queen Show and more. Grenada’s Spicemas is also known for having arguably the purest J’ouvert morning experience in the world.
What’s included in your Grenada Spicemas experience?
Your choice of single, double, triple or quad occupancy from Groom’s Beach Hotel, Coyaba Beach Resort or Radisson Beach Resort.
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
A female backline or male costume 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 Mas
Experience one of the biggest LED street parties in the Caribbean.
Experience some of the natural wonders that Grenada has to offer, like it’s beautiful waterfalls and lake.
Underwater Sculpture Park
A semi-guided snorkelling tour of the famous Underwater Sculpture Park. The Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park is home to several creations, and is the world’s first underwater sculpture park.
Enjoy a fun and relaxing adventure in the form of a leisurely ride down the waterways. The currents and rapids of the river will gently guide you downstream. Along the way we make a couple of stops at the natural pools for you to swim.
Chocolate Factory and Museum Tour
Take a trip to the Belmont Estate, a historic plantation. You visit the farms, gardens, heritage museum, cocoa processing facilities, and get to sample some of the finest chocolates.
Rum Distillery and Sampling Tour
Enter the amazing world of Caribbean rum at Grenada’s oldest purveyor – the River Antoine Rum Distillery. Follow your rum expert around the facility built in 1785 and hear about the traditional methods still used to make rum today.
Grenadian “Oil Down”
Oil down, Grenada’s national dish, is a melting pot of its cultural history. It is made of local veggies, salted meat and aromatic spices. It’s a dish prepared cookout-style at social gatherings, where everyone brings something to put into the pot.
Tickets to some of the most popular events.
- Preeday (VIP)
- _uck Work
- Soca Monarch Finals
- Rum Boat
- Pure White, Moonlight City (VIP)
- Sunny Side Up All-inclusive
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 some of the events, and the street parade.
Grenada Spicemas payment plan.
Initial Deposit: 15%
Final Payment due on or before June 07 2024
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.