It’s a time like no other! The lands of sunshine and sand come alive with events, from elaborate Easter celebrations to carnivals and music festivals – it is a time you don’t want to miss. Caribbean Culture and Lifestyle explores some of the events happening this spring in the region …
IF MUSIC IS YOUR THING…
Between the 3rd and 7th of April you can visit Barbados and join in Vujaday Music Festival, where island chillout and festival culture come together. A thoughtfully curated experience, the festival showcases both music and cultural experiences with a focus on different styles of house and techno with both local and international DJs.
For more information visit www.vujadaymusicfestival.com
KEEN SAILOR? Or just a sailing boat aficionado?
Then the Bequia Regatta in the Grenadines takes place over the Easter weekend from April 18th – 22nd. The Regatta has been running for over 35 years and is known as one of the largest in the region. A colorful celebration full of tradition, yacht racing, and shoreside activities, visitors come from all over the world. On Easter Sunday– the Regatta Lay Day – the Lower Bay beach hosts a grand fête where boatloads of visitors travel from the mainland to join in the fun.
Also, to really get into the Regatta spirit, you can visit ANTIGUA between April 27th and May 3rd for the ever-growing ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK. Now in its 52nd year, this is one of the most prestigious sailing events in the world and features well over 100 yachts from all over the world, ranging in size from 24ft to over 100ft. From the vantage points on the shore, to the spectator boats carrying eager onlookers, it’s an unforgettable experience. The Lay Day Beach Party takes place on the penultimate day and features DJs, barbecues and activities both in, on and out of the water.
For the full schedule of events see www.sailingweek.com
FOR THE SPORT ADDICTS,
the Nevis to St.Kitts cross channel swim takes place on March 31st. In its 17th year, it has become one of the ‘must do’ open water swim events in the Caribbean region. This route covers 2.5 miles. The swim starts from Oualie Beach on Nevis to ‘narrows’ to finish at Cockleshell Beach on St Kitts. You can register right up to the day of the event so if you love to swim there’s no excuses!
Visit www.nevistostkittscrosschannelswim.com to sign up!
Head to any location in the Caribbean over Easter and you are bound to be inundated with endless experience opportunities. Primarily still a Christian region, Easter is celebrated with great fanfare making it a welcoming and spirited time to visit. Thus, you are certain to find something special to embrace at this time of year.
Original article written by: Clara Dobson
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