Carnival Packing List

The Essentials

  • Vibes
  • Waist
  • Bacchanal
  • Pace
  • Stamina
  • Confidence

What to Leave at Home

  • Stress
  • Stushness
  • Drama
  • Behaviour
  • Worries


  • Passport
  • Wallet
  • Phone
  • Airpods/Headphones
  • Laptop
  • Watch
  • Travel bag
  • Computer, phone, watch chargers

Helpful Print Outs

  • Emergency contacts
  • Boarding pass
  • Flight itineraries (show return itinerary at immigration)
  • Bank & credit card info
  • Copies of passport & ID
  • Fete tickets
  • To do:
    • Get roaming package for phone
    • Inform credit card companies of travel


  • Fete outfits (check dresscodes/themes)
  • Monday wear
  • Extra Swim Bottoms (that match your costume as backup)
  • Nightlife outfits
  • Swimwear & cover-ups
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Nice dresses for dinners out
  • Casual wear: tshirts, shorts, jeans
  • Pajamas / Sleepwear
  • Head scarf, wig, or something to protect your hair during j’ouvert
  • Body/thigh chains and mesh sleeves

Fete Outfits

  • Boatride & Pool parties: swimwear/beachwear, cover up/shorts, resort chic
  • Breakfast parties: brunch chic (e.g., dress, romper, cute top and pants/shorts, comfortable heels/sandals/sneakers)
  • J’ouvert & Dutty fetes: old clothes (you’ll get a t-shirt in your package, so pair it with a swimsuit/shorts and old sneakers). I like to add fishnets as well.
  • Theme parties (e.g. Soca Brainwash & Mental): dress according to theme or just be cute lol

No Camouflage! It’s illegal in Trinidad

On the road

  • Hand wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Cash (not much needed but just in case)
  • Credit card
  • Chapstick
  • Deodorant
  • Electrolyte Packs
  • Phone
  • Mints
  • Power bank or portable charger
  • Items for makeup touch up
  • Blotting paper
  • Fannies packs or other bag (We recommend a separate bag for j’ouvert)


  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Deoderant
  • Face wash
  • Sunscreen
  • Makeup
  • Makeup wipes/cleanser
  • Contact lenses & solution
  • Razor
  • Ear plugs
  • Eye mask
  • Hand sanitizer

Shoes & accessories

  • Footwear to match fete outfits
  • Shoes you don’t mind tossing (j’ouvert/dutty fetes)
  • Walking shoes
  • One pair heels
  • Nice flats
  • Sunhat
  • Baseball cap
  • Clutch purse
  • Tote for beach day
  • Shoe inserts
  • Carnival accessories:
    • V-cut stockings
    • Nipple pasties
    • Double-sided tape

Other Essentials‚Äč

Carnivalista and Fete Dolls are good sources of carnival accessories.

Use coupon code “JUMPNWINE” for 10% off your order at Fete Dolls.

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