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The Ultimate Trinidad Carnival 2015


Welcome! 

Hey, we are Esha and Tarik Davis, founders of the Ultimate Trinidad Carnival.


If you’re a person who works hard for your money, and want to experience the amazing festival called Trinidad Carnival, then you’re in the right place. We're passionate about making this trip easy for you to be a part of and getting the REAL Trinidad Carnival experience.

Why do we care? Because we have been in your shoes. You're looking for an amazing vacation where you can experience one of the world's most fantastic and colorful festivals without having to do all of the work. Trinidad Carnival is one of the world's best kept secrets. It is second to none in uniqueness, fun and lets you party like rock star! It's our job to ensure that you get the real "Trini" experience, world class customer service, and personal attention. You want to get to Trinidad Carnival, you just need a little help to get there.

What others are saying about Ultimate Trinidad Carnival:
"I am a self proclaimed party animal and soca junky, so absolutely loved that aspect of the trip. I was nervous about working with someone I didn't know, with all the scam artists you hear about these days but Esha was great! The thoroughness of the pre-trip planning/info calls/FB group is what made me feel at ease and trust that this thing was legit! I would have to say my favorite memories are partying the sun up at Sunny Side Up and J'ouvert! Many times I have partied until the sun came up but never as the sun was rising!! It was as if someone knew all of our personalities and hand picked the group. I could not have asked for a better group of people to hang out with!! When I'm next able to get to Trinidad...Esha, I will definitely contact you! Many Thanks to you!"
Our story

We met during Trinidad Carnival in 2006 while playing mas (yes, we were both in costume). This was Tarik's first Carnival and he was fresh off of spending countless hours researching and booking his hotel and finding a Carnival costume. When he arrived in Trinidad, he didn't know what events to attend and ended up going to 2 events that just were not his crowd. Read aboutTarik's first Carnival experience here.

Esha was a veteran Trinidad Carnival attendee by 2006. Being of Trinidadian heritage, she knew how to get a costume, where to get fete tickets and where to stay in Trinidad based on several years of coordinating these things for her friends. Her very first Carnival in 1998 however, wasn't so smooth because she was at the mercy of family and friends coordinating where to go, what to do and where to stay. Having attended Trinidad Carnival every year since 1998, she kind of took for granted how challenging coordinating all of these things could be to a 1st time masquerader. Read about Esha's first Carnival experience here.

Fast forward to 2007, our first Carnival together as a couple. On both ends, it was a much better experience for both of us and our friends because together we coordinated all of the aspects of the trip: accommodations, costumes, fetes and day trips. The success of this trip led us to thinking that our expertise, coupled with our first time experiences and memories could be used to serve others who are in the same boat. The Ultimate Trinidad Carnival was born. The Ultimate Trinidad Carnival is a subsidiary of our event planning business, Events by Ashé and is rated A- with the Better Business Bureau.

Our combined backgrounds in sales, purchasing, Human Resources and of course as business owners will ensure that you receive professional, courteous and timely service with a smile. We are real people; we love to have a good time and love to party but we also like to "lime" on the beach. 

We are particularly drawn to Trinidad Carnival because of its uniqueness, the people we meet every year and of course, it's where we met! We love sharing our 17 years of combined Carnival knowledge with our clients to prepare them for the "Greatest Show on Earth". We also love working with 1st time masqueraders because it's a great feeling for us when our client turns to us and says, "I am having the time of my life. Thank you for doing this for me!", upon experiencing a particular event for the first time.

What our travelers liked the best about Ultimate Trinidad Carnival:
"Everything...powdah, party cannot done, bacchanalin', chippin', winin', jumpin', and lehin' go :) Thanks!"

"Playing mas. Putting on a costume for the first time and experiencing all that day had to offer!"

"Meeting some really great people & attending the Sunny Side Up party & Jouvert event! I'll be back - possibly in 2015!"

"J'Ouvert morning and the sunny side up party. Those and talking with and getting to know some of the other members of the group."

"The sleep deprivation. lol. I had a lot of fun at Insomnia, but had a blast on de road on Carnival Tuesday! Thank you Esha and Tarik for hosting this trip and taking us to the GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH!!"
A bit more about us


We live in Raleigh, North Carolina and have been married since 2010. We both have day jobs, mostly working with our clients in person or over the phone and run our Carnival business part-time.

Other passions: great food, travel, beaches, sports (Tarik - mostly basketball and football), sewing (Esha), good music, and of course Carnival! We like to do things differently, trust our instincts and surround ourselves with loving company.



What our travelers had to say when we asked them, "What was the most memorable moment(s) of your trip with Ultimate Trinidad Carnival?"
"Een the mas, Girl Power, Maracas, Sunny Side Up, J'ouvert was the best!, Carnival Monday and Tuesday, Tobago. I guess EVERYTHING! Hehehehe!"
"THE WHOLE THING!!!!!"
"Too many! The beach trip was amazing and so relaxing. Sunny Side Up was a lot of fun and Carnival Tuesday itself was such a wonderful experience. Thanks Esha for all your hard work because it definitely paid off!"
What now?
  1. Let’s stay connected.  To start you on your Trinidad Carnival journey, download our FREE Trinidad Carnival checklist by entering your info in the right sidebar. This document will assist you with planning your trip.  By doing this, you will also join our mailing list so you can be first to hear about new articles, video blogs, and special offers – all to help you get to Trinidad Carnival. 
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  3. See below for a great video about Trinidad Carnival.  Enjoy and we look forward to connecting with you soon to bring you your Ultimate Trinidad Carnival experience!