Special Caribbean Events in November

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Special Caribbean Events in November

Posted on October 24. 2014

With much of the world setting its clocks back in November and soon discovering darkness and cold temperatures surrounding them, there is no better time to go to the Caribbean. In November, Caribbean sunshine is just getting warmed up for the season. Yes, November is the official kick off of to peak season in the Caribbean, meaning the best weather of the year and for those that would like to tie in a trip with a special event, here is a guide to the best Caribbean events in November.

Anegada Lobster Festival – British Virgin Islands

A lobster-lovers dream come true that blends the fun of a scavenger hunt with the glamour of a gourmet meal, Anegada shows off its culinary flare during the Anegada Lobster Festival. Taking place over the course of two days (November 26th and 27th), guests will scour the island using a map to find participating restaurants where gourmet chefs will prepare lobster samplers.

Pirates Week – Cayman Islands NovemberCaribbean Events in November

Each November, the Cayman Islands are taken over by swashbucklers and plank-walkers during Pirates Week. This year, the festivities start on November 7th and end November 28th and each day will be packed to the gills with street dancing, Caribbean games, children’s activities, and local food and drink galore. The highlight of the week is without a doubt the pirate invasion which is a raucous event that even includes a mock-kidnapping of the mayor.

Food, Wine and Rum Festival – Barbados

If the name of the festival doesn’t give it away, this is a festival about enjoying the absolute finest cuisine and drinks that Caribbean has to offer. Featuring everything from cooking displays and rum tasting, this festival in Barbados will be quenching your thirst and tickling your taste buds from November 20th – 23rd.

Caribbean Events in November

Paradise Jam – St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.

If you are a college basketball fan, you are probably used to seeing your favorite teams participating in an early season tournament on television from a sunny and warm location. One of the most popular of these early season tournaments is the Paradise Jam on St. Thomas. Each November, eight NCAA men’s and women’s teams play in the Paradise Jam, and there is no better combination of sun, sand and sport for college basketball fans. The men take the court this year from November 18-21, and the women from November 24-26.

Conch Festival – Turks & Caicos

The delicious Caribbean food specialty of conch is the star of the show at this festival as islanders and tourists alike gather to “chow down” on great dishes like conch chowder, citrus conch salad and conch curry. Held the last weekend of November, the festival also features the rhythmic and soothing sounds of conch-blowing and children’s entertainment.

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