Grenada’s Spicemas festival solidified its position as one of the top Caribbean carnivals to visit with record numbers.
Spicemas was held the first week of August and is the Spice Isle’s signature carnival event. It saw a 7.7 percent increase in visitor arrivals this year, said the Grenada Tourism Authority.
There was a total of 13,327 arrivals during the festival period, compared to 12,379 in 2018.
Part of the growth, tourism officials said, was due to extra intra-regional flights from LIAT and “global recognition of Grenada’s artistes, culture and music,” officials said. Most visitors came from the US and Trinidad and Tobago.
“The numbers speak to the growing interest in Spicemas as one of the best Carnivals to visit in the Caribbean. Our people make the experience memorable and enjoyable with their warm hospitality and visible pride in their music and culture,” said Grenada Tourism Minister Dr Clarice Modeste-Curwen. “Grenada for Spicemas 2020 promises to be a spectacular event.”