Many exciting events are held on the Caribbean islands each year, ranging from concerts and carnivals to food festivals and sailing regattas. Below are just a few of the events that will take place across the Caribbean in 2018 along with a recommendation of where to stay – there are many other accommodation options so please contact us to discuss your requirements!
Sample prices are a guide only and are based on two people sharing the lowest room category including flights, transfers and the board basis mentioned.
Mustique Blues Festival (25 – 31 January 2018)
An annual event held at Basil’s Bar, an exclusive venue overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Musicians from all over world have performed in the past including Mick Jagger, with any funds raised being used for education on the islands of St Vincent and The Grenadines.
Stay at the Cotton House where 7 nights cost from £2770pp with bed & breakfast.
Grenada sailing week (29 January – 3 February 2018)
An increasingly popular regatta where a number of sailing races take place over the course of a week, making the most of the excellent conditions with accompanying on-shore events. The main event is preceded by a work boat regatta where local communities compete in races with traditional sailing boats.
Stay at True Blue Bay Resort where 7 nights cost from £1360pp with bed & breakfast.
Holetown Festival 2018, Barbados (11 – 18 February 2018)
A festival to commemorate the anniversary of the first settlement in Barbados in February 1627. Celebrations take place over the course of a week and showcase local arts and crafts as well as Bajan culture, with events including street parades, fashion shows, concerts, exhibitions and sporting events.
Stay at Mango Bay where 7 nights cost from £1885pp with all-inclusive.
Bequia Easter Regatta (30 March – 2 April 2018)
The island’s biggest event, known for its blend of yacht racing and on-shore activities. Colourful local sailing boats and yachts from across The Grenadines compete in a number of races, while on dry land there are various activities including concerts, beach parties and family games.
Stay at Bequia Beach Hotel where 7 nights cost from £1980pp with bed & breakfast.
Grenada Music Festival (13 – 15 April 2018)
A three day festival which features local bands alongside international artists which have included Joss Stone.
Stay at Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa where 7 nights cost from £1745pp with bed & breakfast.
Tobago Jazz Experience (21 – 29 April 2018)
A celebration of jazz and the traditional music of Trinidad and Tobago, with performances taking place across the island as well as events incorporating food and art.
Stay at Bacolet Beach Club where 7 nights cost from £1025pp with bed & breakfast.
Antigua sailing week (28 April – 4 May 2018)
One of the great events in the world sailing calendar and a ‘must do’ for many yachtsmen – as well as a series of exciting races, the event is known for its lively post-sailing parties which are hosted on a different beach each night.
Stay at The Inn at English Harbour where 7 nights cost from £1740pp with half board.
St Lucia Jazz Festival (6 – 13 May 2018)
A long-standing festival with live music performances, street parties and fashion shows held in over 15 stunning St Lucian venues. Music genres include jazz, calypso, soca and R&B, with artists coming from across the Caribbean and beyond.
Stay at Calabash Cove Resort & Spa where 7 nights cost from £1540pp with bed & breakfast.
Grenada Chocolate Festival (11 – 19 May 2018)
An annual event in Grenada where visitors can learn about cocoa and chocolate production. The festival includes fun experiences such as visits to cocoa plantations, hands-on chocolate making workshops and plenty of opportunities to sample chocolate and cocoa-inspired cuisine.
Stay at Mount Cinnamon where 7 nights cost from £1405pp with bed & breakfast.
Barbados Crop Over (July – August 2018)
Crop Over festivities take place over the course of about 3 months from May, with the official festival season starting in July and climaxing with the Grand Kadooment costume band road march on the first Monday in August.
Stay at Sugar Bay where 7 nights cost from £1930pp with all-inclusive.
Mango & Food Festival in Nevis (Early July 2018)
A unique event celebrating the 40 different varieties of mango that are found on Nevis, as well as the vibrant culinary scene. Cooking demonstrations and master classes will be held over the course of four days with local and celebrity chefs, plus dining experiences at some of the island’s top restaurants.
Stay at Nisbet Plantation Beach Club where 7 nights cost from £1280pp with bed & breakfast.
Reggae Sumfest in Jamaica (15 – 21 July 2018)
Held in Montego Bay, the festival takes place over the course of three days and showcases the best in reggae and dancehall music.
Stay at Round Hill Hotel & Villas where 7 nights cost from £1610pp room only.
St Lucia Chocolate Heritage Month (August 2018)
The month of August is dedicated to celebrating the thriving cocoa industry. Visitors to the island can take part in cocoa plantation tours, sample chocolate-inspired dishes and indulge in spa treatments that make use of the product.
Stay at Anse Chastanet where 7 nights cost from £1645pp with bed & breakfast.
Barbados Food, Wine & Rum Fest (Mid November 2018)
A celebration of gastronomy in Barbados involving local and international chefs, rum experts and mixologists. Events take place over four days and include rum tours, cook offs, fine dining, beach barbecues and an exhibition polo match where fans can watch while sampling cocktails and canapes.
Stay at Colony Club by Elegant Hotels where 7 nights cost from £1835pp with bed & breakfast.
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Sample prices are a guide only and are based on two people sharing the lowest room category including flights, transfers and the board basis mentioned above. Contact us for a tailor-made quotation for your exact dates. Prices are correct as of 26 September 2017 and may include current special offers.