Dear Soca 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 Trinidad 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 it with the other members of your group.
Gentle reminder your package needs to be paid off in FULL on or before December 15, 2022… 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 to us via WhatsApp or email. However, we are asking you to kindly 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 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).
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.
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
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. We cannot facilitate any changes at this time. Event times below are subject to change without notice – https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SDnCs22fTvhTLEcRty1SyYw79_-FT1IPv8xPPaMg6ko/edit?usp=sharing
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 a daily budget of USD$30 (TTD$195) to pay for food and other items on the trip. We can assist you with foreign exchange 1.00 USD = 6.50 TTD.
Here are some of the songs that have started to be released in time for Trinidad Carnival 2023 along with some of our favourite mixes. 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.
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 TRINIDAD
- 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
- PoS General Hospital (868) 623-2951
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