Trinidad and Tobago Carnival – Colors & Sounds on a Luxury Superyacht

The delightful isles of Trinidad and Tobago are normally a laid back fair beautiful beaches fringed by green tropics, white sands and azure waters. Spending your days on your luxury superyacht sipping rum, snorkeling across the rich Caribbean Sea and snapping shellfish with the locals will make you feel at home on the warm and welcoming shores.

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Yet for two days before the fall of Ash Wednesday, Trinidad and Tobago leave their calm behind to come out in full flamboyant color with the arrival of festival.

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Streets Steeped in Color

Chartering your luxury superyacht to the shores of the Caribbean at this time can be the best season to explore and experience the flooding colors, the hedonistic joy and the overflowing alcohol that runs from cup to cup.

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MY Starfire, the luxury superyacht chartered by the award-winning Captain Sputh will show you the bounty of Trinidad and Tobago. Spend mornings preparing for the lively event with a lingering breakfast on your sundeck; indulge in an early dip in the crystal waters before hitting the blazing streets to lose yourself in the fun.

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Exotic Costumes, Sound and Spirit

From the second you step of the superyacht you will be greeted by thousands of revelers splashed in bright paint, slathered in mud, covered in chocolate and shimmying down the streets to the thumping rhythms of the Soca and Calypso music.

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Feathers, elaborate masks and exotic costumes carve out the true carnival spirit and pushing through the crowds you can stumble across devils, demons, imps and queens of color. On Carnival Monday the bright burst of color, sound and lavish spirit doesn’t slow down for a second.

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The Energy of Euphoria

As Tuesday shakes her head to wake, the beating rhythms start up again before the sun has crested the sky. Tons of revelers turn up plastered in pristine costumes to strut across the cameras, jiggle to Afro-Caribbean style beats and to listen to the scores of steel bands that travel to the tropical shores to perform. The most liberating feeling of the art of Carnival is the fact that everyone comes together under one sky to lose themselves to the excitement and the energy of euphoria.

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Fiery Food and Flowing Rum

Plenty of beach shacks and tiny bars throw open their doors to serve up fresh fruit cocktails, rum punch and authentic brewed beers. This is also the time when the splash of street food color bursts to life with a splash of fire. Warm West Indie roti bread, light and bright corn soup, thick set dumplings and delightful dishes stuffed with tender goat or fall apart on the tongue chicken.

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Rejuvenation and Resting Easy

After the heat and the hedonism of Carnival, coming down has never been easier then when you have the luxury MY Starfire to call your home.

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With two days endless partying and sleep deprivation under your belt you can indulge in an on-board massage, bubble away your troubles in the hot tub and sip fresh smoothies under the billowing cream canopies on the sun deck. Spend the afternoon swimming, snorkeling and dining on fabulously fresh seafood before hitting the markets to pick up some Trinidad and Tobago festival souvenirs.

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As the stars fall and the island quietens down you can sleep blissfully in the plush, light and airy surroundings of your spacious slumber quarters.

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Carnival Images Courtesy: http://www.gotrinidadandtobago.com/events/trinidad-tobago-carnival/

Carl Sputh

Carl Sputh

Captain at MY Starfire
Captain Carl Sputh spends the majority of his time at the helms of MY Starfire, a 178' superyacht for charter. When ashore, he enjoys traveling the world, driving his custom Triumph motorcycle and learning to fly helicopters.
Carl Sputh