Dear Islander,

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

We’re super excited that you are able to join us, and hope that your Trini 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 January 31 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!

 

FLIGHT INFORMATION

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

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

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 Trinidad, so please keep it close.

  • The Hilton Trinidad – Lady Young Rd, Port of Spain
  • The Courtyard Marriott – Invaders Bay, Audrey Jeffers Highway, Port of Spain
  • The Chancellor Hotel – 5 St Ann’s Rd, Port of Spain
  • The Hotel Normandie – 10 Nook Ave, St Ann’s Rd, Port of Spain
  • Le Ron’s Place – 17 Newalloville Avenue, San Juan
  • Xanadu Tropical Resort – Lopinot Rd, Arouca

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

 

HOTEL CHECK-IN

Please send us a copy of a valid form of your picture ID to allow us to pre-check you into the hotel. You may be required to pay a refundable security deposit or put your credit card on file for incidentals.

 

TRANSPORTATION

Airport transfers, and group transport to and from each of the events listed on your itinerary are covered. Additional transport can be arranged for you at an additional cost. Please review or terms and conditions regarding transport located here – https://www.socaislands.com/legal-stuff/

 

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. If you have purchased your costume through Soca Islands, you do not need to take any further action.

 

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

The team is very excited to host you for Trinidad Carnival 2020. Your primary SOCA ISLANDS reps are:

  • Roger – (868) 388-2937
  • Sophia – (868) 290-5837
  • Adanna – (868) 461-0328
  • Alejandro – (868) 341-4879

 

EVENTS

Please see the list of events/fetes below. Please note that not all the events on the list below may be applicable to you. Over the past months we would have finalized your fete list with you. It is not guaranteed that we can facilitate any changes at this time. Event times below are subject to change without notice.

  • Machel Monday – Mon Feb 17, 9p.m.
    Event Type: Concert / Cash bar | Dress Code: Summer Casual / Trendy
  • Kes Tuesday – Tue Feb 18, 9p.m.
    Event Type: Concert / Cash bar | Dress Code: Summer Casual / Trendy
  • AM Beach – Thu Feb 20 3a.m.
    Event Type: Drinks and breakfast inclusive | Dress Code: Beach Chic and Sexy Attire
  • Tribe Ignite –  Thu Feb 20 10p.m.
    Event Type: Drinks inclusive | Dress Code: Summer Chic / Trendy
  • Phuket – Fri Feb 21 3p.m.
    Event Type: Drinks and food inclusive | Dress Code: Summer Casual / Casual Chic / Trendy
  • AM Bush – Sat Feb 22 2a.m.
    Event Type: Drinks and breakfast inclusive / paint, mud and oil party | Dress Code: Short pants and sneakers you don’t mind throwing away afterwards. Tee-shirt is provided by the promoter.
  • Soca Brainwash – Sat Feb 22 1p.m.
    Event Type: Drinks and food inclusive | Dress Code: Summer Casual / Casual Chic / Trendy
  • Ultimate One All-Inclusive – Sat Feb 22 4p.m.
    Event Type: Drinks and food inclusive | Dress Code: Summer Casual / Casual Chic / Trendy
  • Sunny Side Up – Sun Feb 23 4 a.m.
    Event Type: Cooler party | Dress Code: Summer Casual / Trendy.
  • Vale Vibe Breakfast Party – Sun Feb 23 4 a.m.
    Event Type: Drinks and breakfast inclusive | Dress Code: Summer Casual / Trendy
  • Candy Coated Cruise – Sun Feb 23 11a.m.
    Event Type: Drinks inclusive | Dress Code: Summer Casual / Beach Chic / Swimwear optional
  • SOCA ISLANDS Beach Lime – Sun Feb 23 2p.m.
    Event Type: Drinks and food inclusive | Dress Code: Swimwear
  • J’ouvert Morning – Mon Feb 24 4a.m.
    Event Type: Drink and breakfast inclusive / paint, mud and oil party | Dress Code: Short pants and sneakers you don’t mind throwing away afterwards. Tee-shirt is provided by the J’ouvert band.
  • Carnival Monday Street Parade – Mon Feb 24 12p.m.
    Dress Code: Monday wear if available.
  • Carnival Tuesday Street Parade – Tue Feb 25 8a.m.
    Dress Code: Full carnival costume.

 

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 (TTD$210) to pay for food and other items on the trip. We can assist you with foreign exchange 1.00 USD = 6.63 TTD. Some businesses accept USD at a rate of 1.00 USD = 6.00 TTD.

 

SOCA MUSIC

Her are some of the songs that have started to be released in time for Trinidad Carnival 2020. You should familiarize yourself with these songs.

 

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 TRINIDAD

  • Hotels
    • The Hilton Trinidad – (868) 624-3211
    • The Courtyard Marriott – (868) 627-5555
    • The Chancellor Hotel – (868) 623-0883
    • Normandie Hotel – (868) 622-8788
    • Le Ron’s Place – (868) 761-3512
  • UK High Commission
    • Contact Number: (868) 350-0444
  • Canada High Commission
    • Contact Number: (868) 622-6232
  • US Embassy
    • Contact Number: (868) 622-6371
  • EU Consulate
    • Contact Number: (868) 622 6628
  • Emergency Numbers
    • Police – 999
    • Fire and Ambulance – 990
    • Ambulance – 811
  • Hospitals
    • PoS General Hospital (868) 623-2951

 

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 | [email protected] | @socaislands