Love Carnival, Love Life
Destination: St Croix
Cost Per Person: From £1968.00 (Based on 2 sharing):
Travel Dates: 26/12/2021 - 10/01/2021
Board Type: Bed & Breakfast
What's Included: Airport Transfers, Breakfast
Flight details: London
Departure/Arrival Date: 26/12/2020-10/01/2021 (16 days Baggage Allowance: *Additional baggage allowance available upon inquiry *Travel Insurance available upon inquiry
When it comes to carnivals in the Caribbean, minds tend to wander to the
heavy hitters like Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados. But, in recent years,
many smaller islands have been stepping up their game to produce unforgettable
experiences that offer visitors all the pomp and pageantry of the modern-day
parades without the costly costumes and congestion.
St. Croix is one such destination with a month-long festival that runs through Christmas into the New Year. When you attend St. Croix’s festival, you’ll find a rich Carnival that’s “small enough in size for a newbie carnivalist to get a feel for carnival and learn new traditions without being overwhelmed.” Indeed, the Crucian Carnival presents a more intimate experience with events each day culminating in an adult parade that features a couple dozen groups with the largest troupe comprising several hundred masqueraders.
The Crucian Christmas Festival (or
Carnival) is a month long celebration incorporating modern day celebrations
with standing traditions. These holiday traditions date back to the early 1800s
when enslaved Africans were allowed time off to celebrate Christmas. During
this time they dressed up in costumes, paraded through the streets, and visited
other plantations. There was also dancing, music and general merrymaking. In
1952, these traditions were revived into an annual organized festival of events
that’s come to be known as the Crucian Christmas Carnival.
While most of the Carnival action happens in Frederiksted at the official Carnival Village, there are events held island wide. Festival celebrations include musical competitions, pageants for Carnival royalty, and cultural activities. There are also fairs that showcase local arts, crafts, foods, and drinks. The best is saved for last at the culmination of Carnival – the Childrens’ Parade and, finally, the famous Adults’ Parade.
A stay at Club Comanche Hotel, St. Croix places
you in the heart of Christiansted, steps from Leeward Islands and St. Croix
Government House. This hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Scale House and 0.2 mi
(0.4 km) from Christiansted National Historic Site. Make yourself at home in
one of the air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions.
Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters and premium bedding. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries. The front desk is staffed during limited hours.
Take in the views from a terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access. Enjoy a satisfying meal at 40 Strand serving guests of Club Comanche Hotel, St. Croix. Wrap up your day with a drink at the bar/lounge.
Price Per Person: £1968.00pp (Based upon two sharing)