During Carnival season in Jamaica, parties abound across the island. From weekly mas camp, breakfast parties, Beach Jouvert and, of course, Road March, you'll be feting all-day long.

Here's a list of essentials to get you ready for di road!

  • Comfortable sneakers

Nothing kills the vibe like sore feet. In addition to Carnival, Jamaica is a great destination for walking tours, hiking, and off-road adventure. Be sure to pack comfortable footwear so you can jump up and fete all-day long.


  • Sunscreen and Sunglasses

This one is no joke. Whether you're laying out on the beach, jumping with a band, or taking it all in from the sidelines, be sure to protect your skin and eyes from the tropical sun. Bonus points for SPF lip balm.


  • An old t-shirt, shorts and headband that you can do without 

Jouvert is not the place for high-end designer items. Be prepared for PAINT and serious energy! 


  • Your trusty insulated water bottle

Staying hydrated is so important! Remember to space out drinks with lots of water.

Woman at Carnival Road March 2023 holding a drink and a portable fan


  • A Fanny Pack

Keep your essentials close and your hands free as you take in all the activities Jamaica has to offer. 


  • Waterproof Phone Pouch

Keep your phone safe from splashes and scratches with a handy pouch. Choose a watertight one that will allow you to try out some underwater photography! 


  • Portable Charger 

 Jamaica is a stunning island with photo opportunities around every corner. Don't get caught with a dying phone battery. Be sure to pack a portable charger for a quick re-charge so you never miss a chance for good selfie!


  • Water Shoes

This is a great item to have for exploring rivers, climbing waterfalls, and checking out natural wonders like the Green Grotto Caves. You can easily scoop up a pair at any of our shops and craft markets.


That's it! Now you're ready to come back to the vibe that comes alive in Jamaica. We'll see you on road!