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.
Gentle reminder your package needs to be paid off in FULL on or before April 01 2020… 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!
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).
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
- The Courtyard Marriott, 1 Park Close, New Kingston
For you Islanders who are NOT staying at accommodations arranged via SOCA ISLANDS, please submit this information using this form (click here).
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. Some bands require you send a scanned authorization letter with a copy of a valid picture ID. You do NOT need take further action if you purchased your costume through SOCA ISLANDS.
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
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 14, 10p.m.
Event Type: Premium Drink Inclusive | Dress Code: Summer Casual / Trendy
- We Love Soca – Wed Apr 15 10p.m.
Event Type: Cooler Party | Dress Code: Summer Casual
- Silent Morning – Thu Apr 16 10a.m.
Event Type: Cooler Cruise Experience | Dress Code: Summer Chic / Beach wear
- Afloat – Thu Apr 16 4p.m.
Event Type: Drink and Meal Barge (boat) Party | Dress Code: Summer Chic / Beach wear
- Tribe Ignite – Thu Apr 16 10p.m.
Event Type: Premium Drinks Inclusive | Dress Code: Summer Casual / Casual Chic / Trendy
- MEDZ – Fri Apr 17 8a.m.
Event Type: Cooler Breakfast Party / Dress Code: Summer Casual
- Sunkissed – Fri Apr 17 1p.m.
Event Type: Drinks inclusive cruise / Dress Code: Summer Casual
- Soca Brainwash – Fri Apr 17 1p.m.
Event Type: Drinks and food inclusive | Dress Code: Summer Casual / Casual Chic / Trendy
- _uck Work – Fri Apr 17 4p.m.
Event Type: Cooler Party | Dress Code: Summer Casual / Casual Chic
- AM BUSH (J’ouvert Experience) – Sat Apr 18 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 18 5a.m.
Event Type: Drinks and breakfast inclusive | Dress Code: Summer Casual / Trendy
- Frenchmen Bazodee – Sat Apr 18 5p.m.
Event Type: Drinks and Food inclusive | Dress Code: Summer Casual / Trendy
- P.M. – Sat Apr 18 7p.m.
Event Type: Drinks inclusive | Dress Code: Monday wear
- Carnival Sunday Street Parade – Sun Apr 19 9a.m.
Dress Code: Full carnival wear
- Dunns River Falls Trip – Mon Apr 20 8a.m.
Dress Code: Beachwear
- Xaymaca Beach Lyme – Mon Apr 20 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/
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.
You should familiarize yourself with the music for Trinidad Carnival 2020 which will be played in Jamaica. Here are a couple 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.
Please submit this information using this form (click here). You can give your emergency contact our primary number (868) 388-2937 as well.
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
- The Knutsford Court – (876) 929-1000
- The Courtyard Marriott – (876) 618-9900
- 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
- Kingston Public Hospital: (876) 922-0210
- Andrews Memorial Hospital: (876) 926-7401
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.
Team SOCA ISLANDS
(868) 388-2937 | [email protected] | @socaislands