It’s almost time to hit the road in beautiful Grenada!
We’re super excited that you are able to join us, and hope that your Spicemas 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 July 01 2019… NO EXCEPTIONS! You can visit your account to view and clear any outstanding balance(s), pay via Zelle Quickpay – name: Soca Islands; email: [email protected] – (daily payment limits may apply), or contact us for alternative payment options. If you’ve already paid for your package in full, then, 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 – please, 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 Grenada, so please keep it close.
- Grooms Beach Resort, Pt Saline, St. George’s. Tel: +1 (473) 439-7666 or +1 (473) 415-2100
- Point Salines Hotel, 10 Hwy Point Salines, St George’s. Tel: +1 (473) 444-4123
For you Islanders who are NOT staying at accommodations arranged via SOCA ISLANDS, please submit this information using this form – please click here.
Please send us a scanned copy of a photo ID. This is needed to pre-check you into the accommodations..
Airport transfers, as well as transport to all the events are covered. So no need to worry about that ;)
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. You can use the text below in your letter. Email us a signed copy of the letter, along with a copy of a valid photo ID. You do NOT need take further action if you purchased your costume through SOCA ISLANDS.
To Whom It May Concern,
Re: Collection of my [insert name of band] costume/package
Please be advised that SOCA ISLANDS (or one of its representatives) is authorized to collect my costume/package on my behalf.
[Your Phone Number]
GET READY TO FETE + J’OUVERT + MAS + COOL DOWN
The team is very excited to host you for Crop Over. Your primary SOCA ISLANDS reps are:
- Roger: +1 (868) 388-2937
- Sophia: +1 (868) 290-5837
- Shawn: +1 (473) 536-3482
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; additional changes may come at an additional cost. Times below are subject to change. Cooler Party means we have to bring our own drinks to the event.
- Preeday – Wednesday August 07, 9 p.m.
Event Type: Live Performance, Cash Bar | Dress Code: Summer Casual.
- Bienvenue Neon Edition – Thursday August 08, 9 p.m.
Event Type: Party, Cash Bar | Dress Code: Summer Casual (Neon theme).
- La Vida – Thursday August 01, 10:00 p.m.
Event Type: Party with Live Performance, Cash Bar | Dress Code: Summer Casual / Trendy.
- Silent Morning – Friday August 09, 9 a.m.
Event Type: Cooler Boatride with Breakfast | Dress Code: Summer Casual / Bikinis and Board Shorts.
- Savvi – Friday August 09, 4 p.m.
Event Type: Cooler Party | Dress Code: Summer Casual.
- Permit Fete – Friday August 09, 11 p.m.
Event Type: Party, Cash Bar | Dress Code: Summer Casual / Trendy.
- Bikini Cruise – Saturday August 10, 11 a.m.
Event Type: Drinks-Inclusive Boatride | Dress Code: Summer Casual / Bikinis and Board Shorts.
- Binge Rum Inclusive – Saturday August 10, 3 p.m.
Event Type: Rum Inclusive, Cash Bar | Dress Code: Bikinis and Board Shorts.
- Biggest White Fete – Saturday August 10, 11 p.m.
Event Type: Live Performances, Cash Bar | Dress Code: Summer Casual.
- Sunny Side Up – Sunday August 11, 4 p.m.
Event Type: Drinks Inclusive | Dress Code: Bikinis and Board Shorts.
- Beach Bum – Sunday August 11, 3 p.m.
Event Type: Beach Party, Cash Bar | Dress Code: Summer Casual / Trendy.
- J’ouvert Morning Experience – Monday August 12, 4 a.m.
Event Type: Street party with grease and oil | Dress Code: Wear clothing and shoes you do not mind getting dirty and throwing away.
- Monday Mas on the Road (Street Parade) – Monday August 12, 12 p.m.
Dress Code: Monday wear.
- Tuesday Mas on the Road (Street Parade) – Tuesday August 13, 9 a.m.
Dress Code: Full carnival wear.
HOW TO PACK
Take a look at the packing guide on our website located here – http://www.socaislands.com/packing-for-your-visit/
We recommend you bring along daily budget of USD$35 (XCD$95) to pay for food and other items on the trip. We can assist you with foreign exchange 1.00 USD = 2.68 XCD. Most businesses accept USD at a rate of 1.00 USD = 2.50 XCD. Please note if you pay for an item in USD, you will receive XCD in return. XCD means Eastern Caribbean Dollar.
Soca is the main genre of music played at fetes, and on the road Monday and Tuesday. In recent years, Soca has evolved into many new forms and sub-genres. Coming out of Grenada, you have the “Jab Jab Rhythm”, a raw, infectious style of Soca music.
Here’s a couple playlists of music you will be hearing while in Grenada
You should also familiarize yourself with the music from Trinidad Carnival which will be played in Grenada. Here are some collections on YouTube we found:
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 – please click here. You can give your emergency contact our primary number (868) 388-2937 as well.
Let’s face it. Sh!t happens! Therefore while travel insurance is not required for your trip, it is highly recommended. You can purchase insurance through SOCA ISLANDS via the following link – http://socaislands.com/insurance/
OTHER CONTACT NUMBERS WHILE IN GRENADA
- Grooms Beach Resort: +1 (473) 439-7666 or +1 (473) 415-2100
- UK High Commission
- Contact Number: +1 (246) 430-7800
- Canada High Commission
- Contact Number: +1 (246) 629-3550
- US Embassy
- Contact Number: +1 (473) 444-1173 to 6 / Emergencies: +1 (473) 407-2495
- Trinidad Consulate
- Contact Number: +1 (473) 535-1822 / +1 (473) 440-7399
- Emergency Numbers
- Ambulance: 434 / 724 / 774
- Fire: 911 or +1 (473) 440-2112
- Police: 911
- General Hospital: +1 (473) 440-2051
- Princess Royal Hospital: +1 (473) 442-7251
- Princess Royal: +1 (473) 443-7400
FAQs /Terms and Conditions
Be sure to check out the FAQs on our website, which can be found here – http://www.socaislands.com/frequently-asked-questions/
Be sure to check out the Terms of Service on our website, which can be found here – http://www.socaislands.com/legal-stuff/
If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to call or WhatsApp +18683882937.
Team SOCA ISLANDS
(868) 388-2937 | [email protected]