St.Lucia Carnival Planning Guide 2022

Hello Carnivalists!

Look at nature healing, some of you are headed to St. Lucia for Carnival in 2022.  Like many other years, 2022 will be a two day carnival experience with a lot of Lucian flair.

The parades will take place on July 18-19, 2022. 

GETTING THERE

St. Lucia has two airports, UVF in the south of the island which is about a 1.5 hour drive from Gros Islet and SLU which is in Castries. SLU tends to be more expensive to fly into [for international flights] but it is the more convenient airport.

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St. Lucia Carnival 2022 events are on the following dates: July 14 – July 21 .

WHERE TO PARTY 

While some events are more coveted than others, you will have an amazing time at any you choose to attend. Remember you’re the vibe. That said, notable events like Soca Raff Up, JOB, Brazen and SSA Boatride sell out quickly so I would recommend purchasing early.

The 2022 Fete List is Available Here

WHERE TO GET COSTUMES

There are several bands to choose from but no band is like the other. Costume prices are fairly consistent, you can get a frontline costume between the range of $750-$1000usd.

These are your band options:

WHERE TO STAY

Known as one of the hottest vacation spots, St. Lucia has some of the best hotels in the Caribbean. With many of the star awarded hotels in Soufriere and the local flair and cultural festivities near Castries/Gros Islet.

If you plan to attend any fetes, shows or the carnival parades, I would recommend staying in the Rodney Bay or Gros Islet area. Some hotels to check out are:

TOURISTY THINGS TO CHECKOUT

From mas to jungle-clad waterfalls, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some touristy things to do before or after your St. Lucian Carnival experience.

  • Pitons Waterfall (Soufriere & the Pitons)
  • Sulphur Springs (Soufriere & the Pitons)
  • Anse Cochon (Marigot Bay)
  • Reduit Beach
  • Millet Bird Sanctuary

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Yours in Mas,

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