Can’t-Miss Caribbean Festivals of Spring 2019

Get ready to spring into 2019 with some of the Caribbean's finest festivals! From foodie events in St. Croix to sailing the seas in Antigua, the options are endless. Get ready to pack your bags.

We all love when the season changes, especially when it’s been a hard winter. If you’re like us, you’re eagerly anticipating spring and its warmer weather, more prevalent sunshine, and fun happenings. In the Caribbean though, the land of endless summer, the spring season simply comes to life with more fun and excitement than ever before! We’re rounding up our villa specialist and guest-favorite Caribbean festivals of spring 2019. Trust us…you don’t want to miss these.

Vujaday Music Festival is a one-of-a-kind seaside musical event


If you know much about the music industry, you likely know that international musical star, Rihanna, hails from the beautiful island of Barbados. So, it should come as no shock that Barbados has its own fantastic music scene. Even better, it hosts one of the premier music festivals each year called Vujaday Music Festival. What sets this musical event apart, you ask? Think pink-sand beaches, a tropical backdrop, and a celebration of both artistry and local culture. It’s a one-of-a-kind event you won’t want to miss. – Visit Barbados April 3 – 7, 2019

Additional Barbados Events

  • March 6 – 10, 2019 – Caribbean Fine Arts Festival
  • April 6, 2019 – Barbados Chocolate Pastry & Wine Festival
  • May 18 – 26, 2019 – Barbados Restaurant Week
SXM Music Festival features techno, house, electronic music, and more for all ages

St. Martin

Spring into the season of sunshine and smiles with St. Martin’s world-renowned SXM Music Festival. Since its inception, SXM Music Festival has evolved from a petite island event to one of the most sought-after musical festivals around the world. Set on St. Martin’s pristine island landscape, this unique event combines the musical talents of over 50 international artists ranging from techno to house, electronic, and beyond. And, since St. Martin has the largest airport in the Caribbean, the SXM Music Festival is wildly accessible. Only one question…why haven’t you booked your ticket yet? – Visit St. Martin March 13 – 17, 2019

 Additional St. Martin Events

  • February 4 – March 1, 2019 – St. Martin Carnival (French side)
  • February 28 – March 3, 2019 – 37th Annual Heineken Regatta
  • April 17 – May 3, 2019 – St. Maarten Carnaval (Dutch side)
Antigua Sailing Week brings ocean-lovers together for a week of friendly competition


All aboard the high seas for Antigua Sailing Week, one of the Caribbean’s finest sea bound festivals – and arguably the most prestigious of the spring season. Antigua Sailing Week began humbly in 1968 with just a few friends doing their best to entice guests to stay longer on the friendly island. In the years since, Antigua Sailing has evolved into a popular regatta, attracting over 100 vessels and crew worldwide for a festival of friendly competition and a celebration of the Caribbean’s sea bound sports. Whether you’re here to watch or get involved, you’re sure to delight in this display of incredible talent on the high seas, all on the backdrop of this stunning island. – Visit Antigua April 27 – May 3, 2019

Additional Antigua Events

  • Antigua Seafood Festival (Dates TBD)
  • Easter Weekend – A & B International Kite Festival
Foodies unite in St. Croix for Taste of St. Croix, an indulgent gastronomic island journey

St. Croix

Are you a foodie? Then this one’s for you! St. Croix plays host to Taste of St. Croix, a food festival of epic proportions each spring. Now in its 19th year, Taste of St. Croix has evolved from a petite island event into a true gastronomic journey with more than 50 local restaurateurs, farms, bars, and beyond featuring their local fares. Taste of St. Croix is unique in its own right because it celebrates St. Croix’s diverse cultural identity while offering an incredible combination of artistry, delicious decadence, culture, and more. If you’re down to taste the Caribbean like never before, you won’t want to miss this event. – Visit St. Croix April 11, 2019

Additional St. Croix Events

  • March 2, 2019 – Mardi Croix
  • April 4 – 7, 2019 – Bond @ balter: St. Croix Food & Wine Experience

Perhaps best of all, Villas of Distinction offers incredible villas in close proximity to all of your favorite must-see festivals of the Caribbean. Be sure to check out our villas in Barbados, St. Croix, St. Martin, and Antigua to find the perfect place to stay in style. Better yet, experience the luxury of a personal concierge where the guesswork is taken out of your getaway. Need tickets? All yours. Want to get up close and personal? We’ll help. Find out how today!