St. Lucia Carnival is a two-day costumed parade that takes place on the third Monday (July 15th) and Tuesday (July 16th) in July. Revelers wear their full costume on Carnival Monday. Carnival Tuesday is the day when you wear whatever you like such as parts of your Carnival Monday costume or create something new like a blinged out monokini or decorated wire-bra. For the guys, they often wear the shorts from Carnival Monday and a t-shirt of their choice. There are a number of bands to choose from for St. Lucia Carnival with each being different from the other. Band options include Xuvo Carnival, Fuzion Mas, Legends Carnival, Red Unlimited, Island Tribe, Asari Tribe, Taboo Carnival and Just 4 Fun Carnival. Registration with one of these bands ensures that you will have the best carnival experience on the road. Perks included are alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks, music, lunch & dinner, security, on-site paramedics, mobile restroom, and your costume.
You can also elevate your road experience for St. Lucia Carnival with some bands. For example, Just4Fun Carnival offers two top tier levels – Indulgence and Eminence – that includes platinum amenities like cold towels, air-conditioned lounges, ultra premium drinks and expedited costume pickup. Some bands also include a final fete with their registration where masqueraders can attend this last hurrah before heading back to reality at no additional cost to them. On Wednesday, July 17th, Xuvo Carnival offers a Live N Colour Band Party and Just4Fun Carnival’s Las Lap Mas
on the same day is a drink-inclusive event free to all 2019 masqueraders and open to the public at an additional cost.
The cost of your costume depends on which band you choose, section selected, and any add-ons included. For the ladies, backline costumes range from $350-$600 USD whereas frontline costumes can come in between $650-$900 USD. Male costumes are usually within the $300-$400 USD range.
: Please be sure to drink responsibly. As mentioned in our previous carnival guides, you cannot outdrink the drinks truck. They will always win! Wear high SPF sunscreen and stay hydrated throughout the day because that St. Lucian sun is not to be played with. Also, be sure to follow the 1:1 rule – one bottle of water for every alcoholic drink consumed.
Pack your bags because you’re ready to conquer St. Lucia Carnival 2019! Keep safety first always; travel in groups, use the buddy system at all times and be aware of your surroundings. Use the tips and suggestions provided in this guide to ensure your St. Lucia Carnival is epic.