Want to Attend Saint Lucia Carnival 2024? Here’s What You Need To Know

Equal parts beauty and mystique, Saint Lucia captivates anyone who sets foot on her coastline. With her sandy white beaches and volcanic mud baths, Saint Lucia has a lot to offer to any Carnivalist. Like many other years, 2024 will be a two day carnival experience with a lot of Lucian flair.

The parades will take place on July 15-16, 2024. 


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. Flight prices can be vary, so purchase early or really late and utilize one way tickets to get into the island. There is a 90 minute ferry ride from Martinique if you are looking for ideas to break up your trip.

Regarding transportation, make connections with your taxi drivers, I usually hire one of them to become my driver while there. Most hotels have taxi services on their grounds or they are able to contact them for you at the concierge desk.


While some events are more coveted than others, you will have an amazing time at any you choose to attend. Remember you are the vibe. A fete list will be provided in April 2024.

St. Lucia Carnival 2024 events are on the following dates: July 8 – July 17, 2024


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 $950-$1200usd. Utilize Facebook (FB) & Instagram (IG) to find more information on the bands.

These are your band options:

Important to know: Saint Lucians wear their elaborate costumes on Carnival Monday (July 15) and gemmed bodywear or parts of their carnival costumes on Carnival Tuesday (July 16).


Known as one of the hottest vacation spots, St. Lucia has some of the best hotels in the Caribbean. 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:


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

If this is your first carnival experience, make sure to checkout this newbie guide. 

Yours in Mas,

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3 thoughts on “Want to Attend Saint Lucia Carnival 2024? Here’s What You Need To Know

  1. Thank you so much for this! I’m very exicited to do my first carnival. I’ve been wanting to do it forever this guide is so helpful!

    Question, You mentioned carnivalsta (Thank you!) for stockings, sunscreen and some others, do you have any recommendations for skincare/creams/oils. In the pictures everyone always glowing. I want to glow too lol.

    1. Hi Bianca, you’re so welcome. Personally, I use body butters (mahoganybutters.com) and Supergoop Glow Screen (https://amzn.to/3y7qjLi) to achieve my glowy look. Exfoliating regularly helps boost the glow of your skin also. xoxo

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