Now that the event calendar for 2016 St. Lucian Carnival is out, I think this post is fitting for where to stay and other little tidbits. (Yeah I know it early to prep but I like to plan things in advance.)
First let me put some events:
EVENT DATE VENUE
Carnival Launch 5/15/2016 Samaans Park
U4Ria 7/7/2016 Gaiety on Rodney Bay
King and Queen of the bands 7/14/2016 National Cultural Center
Panorama 7/15/2016 Beausejour Cricket Ground
Sexy In Black 7/15/2016 Gaiety on Rodney Bay
Calypso Finals 7/16/2016 Beausejour Cricket Ground
Groovy Finals 7/17/2016 Beausejour Cricket Ground
Jab Jab Fete 7/17/2016 Gaiety on Rodney Bay
Power Soca Monarch 7/17/2016 Beausejour Cricket Ground
J'Ouvert 7/18/2016 Castries City Circuit
Carnival Monday and Tuesday 7/18 & 7/19/2016 Choc Roundabout to Castries
In between there will be band parties which I will update when they are released. For an in-depth event listing you can visit www.luciancarnival.com/upcoming-events
Now on to places to stay. This list is of places where I have personally stayed or friends of mine have stayed and gave good reviews. This is not saying that there are not many other hotels where you can stay but these are those that I got recommendations from. My personal choice is any of the Bay Gardens chain. My husband and I are frequent guest of the Hotel and we love it.
Bay Gardens Resort – http://www.baygardensresorts.com/
Bay Gardens Hotel – http://www.baygardensresorts.com/bay-gardens-hotel
Bay Gardens Inn – http://www.baygardensresorts.com/bay-gardens-inn
Poinsettia Apartments – http://poinsettiaapartments.com/
Coco Palm Resort – http://www.coco-resorts.com/index.php
Rex Resorts – http://www.rexresorts.com/st-lucia
Places to eat:
Spinnakers – http://spinnakersbeachbar.com/
This was so yummy!
Triangle (no website, but they are located in Rodney Bay)
Cafe Fresh – https://i.instagram.com/cafefreshslu/
Plante's Place (no website, but they are located in Dennery). This is the first and last place to stop when you are entering and leaving the country.
Also there are many other places that you can eat, but these are places that I personally have tried and I loved it.
Other little tidbits 🙂
And ladies if you want to get dolled up for carnival day, make an appointment with Andra Allen-Joseph of Planet Stiletto Beauty for fabulous makeup and also eyelash extensions. People she is the real deal when it comes to those Novalashes. Check out her Instagram: https://i.instagram.com/planetstilettobeauty/
The middle is before and the top and bottom are after (excuse meh oily face, eh)
For fishnet stockings that won't run (well mine didn't), you can visit www.carnivalista.com
For boots or shoes design, check out these wonderful ladies http://vvglitznglam.blogspot.com/ (btw, they are not in St. Lucia but will work with everyone)
My boots before and after
Corset for Tuesday Wear
Okay this post just made me hungry.
I hope this post helps any one of you that are looking forward to going to St. Lucia for 2016 and of course remember to jump in the best carnival band out there….Just4Fun (http://www.just4funcarnival.com/)