Every month is a celebration in the Caribbean, but in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, some islands have had to cancel or cut back on certain festivals and fun events due to budgeting and location issues.
These three annual Caribbean festivals in November, however, are back and better than ever; don’t miss them if you’re visiting the region next month.
Pirates Week – The Cayman Islands
Step into a real-life version of the Pirates of the Caribbean at this swashbuckling event held across all three Cayman Islands.
Pirates Week celebrates the cultural heritage of the islands through a series of mock invasions (don’t worry – they’re only actors), parades, fireworks, street dances and competitions. Traditional food and drink are also served throughout the entirety of the event.
Pirates Week is in Cayman Brac 3 – 5 November, Grand Cayman 9 – 13 November and Little Cayman 17 – 19 November.
Kingston Restaurant Week – Jamaica
Now in its 13th year, Kingston Restaurant Week is a great way to encourage both visitors and locals to get out and experience restaurants and cuisines across the city that they may otherwise have overlooked.
More than 75 different restaurants take part in the event, in which they offer specially-curated set menus of three delectable courses, as well as many discount son lunch and breakfast combos.
Restaurant Week runs from 10 – 18 November.
Conch Festival – Turk and Caicos
If you’ve never tried conch, then you’re sorely missing out, as this vibrant festival will show you.
This family-friendly beachside event, held for just one day at the end of November every year, features conch recipe competitions (best chowder, salad specialty dishes and more), as well as children’s activities and musical entertainment. Adults can also enjoy the result of the Mojito-making competition.
The Conch Festival is being held on 28 November this year.
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