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Antigua & Barbuda | The Beach is Just the Beginning

Heritage Issue 2013

10 from Back Then A&B's Lighthouse in Harlem

CONTRIBUTERS & WRITERS Yendie Lynch Erica Henry Jackman Annette Michael Elizabeth Mason Dean Fenton Kalyle Samuel Carolyn Punter Ted Martin - Photo Fantasy


DESIGN Adrian Surgeon


Antigua and Barbuda Tourist Office 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza 305 E. 47th Street - 6A New York, NY. 10017 Tel: 212 541 4117 or 888 268 4227 Direct: 646 215 6035 Fax: 212 541 4789

A&B's Lighthouse in Harlem The essence of the island is alive & well in the Mount Morris section of Harlem.


10 from Back Then Nostalgia hits again as we deliver more of Antigua & Barbuda's blasts from the past.


Best Family Reunion Hotels Explore the destinations perfectly suited for the tribe.


Best Beach Communities With 365 places where Sun, Sea & Sand intersect, lets review the top shelf. A&B BUZZ: HERITAGE ISSUE/2013

Like antiguabuzz on Facebook Cover Image: St. John's, the Capital of A & B at Twilight







Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador Dr. John W. Ashe being congratulated by President Barack Obama on his election as President of the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

- Branch Rickey

"The past reminds us of timeless human truths and allows for the perpetuation of cultural traditions. It contains examples of mistakes to avoid, preserves the memory of alternative ways of doing things, and is the basis for selfunderstanding... " - Bettina Drew

"The past actually happened. History is what someone took the time to write down. " & - Whitney A. Browne

"Life must be lived forward, but it can only be understood backward." - Søren Kierkegaard


"It is not the honor that you take with you, but the heritage you leave behind."


DSW and family take a plunge to celebrate Independence Homecoming 2013

"If you don't know where you've come from, you For me, A & B's legacy connotes a strong sense of family, reconnection, community pride and national identity of who don't know where you are." - James Burke we are as a small developing nation. We will take look at The A&B celebrated 32 years of political Independence on November 1. Each year, during a weeklong Independence/ Homecoming festival to commemorate this important milestone, there is a thirst for knowledge among local residents to reflect on the nation's history and reconnect with our roots and cultural traditions. In this issue of the A & B BUZZ we want to share some of the traditions associated with A & B's legacy. There are a number of national symbols that represent the country's rich heritage. These include the national flag, national dish of fungee and pepperpot, warri, the national board game and the black pineapple, the national fruit. For a complete list click on: country_profile/national_symbols.php But one of the greatest symbols of A & B's legacy is our commitment to hospitality and a service culture. The country's involvement in tourism dates back to the turn of the 20th century and more than half a dozen hotels such as Blue Waters and The Inn at English Harbour have been operating continuously for more than 50 years. A&B BUZZ: HERITAGE iSSUE/2013

Immigrant Story an Exhibit now on display at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture that chronicles the legacy of some of A & B's residents who migrated to Harlem. A & B's Independence celebration is anchored by Thanksgiving in Canada and Thanksgiving in the United States. It is a great time to plan a getaway to A & B and take advantage of many special offers designed to kick-start the Tourist Season. From Our Family to Your Family, we say Happy Independence and Happy Thanksgiving!

Derede Samuel-Whitlock, Director of Tourism, USA Antigua and Barbuda



November 2013 Antigua & Barbuda Literary Festival Further information Tel: 268-480-2989

Expressions: Poetry in the Pub November 12 & 26 Further information groups/274309688550/?fref=ts

20/20 Masters Cricket Festival Further information Tel: 268 724-7424

15th Annual Moods of Pan November 30 - December 1 Further information

Turtle Watch at Pasture Beach, Long Island (Jumby Bay) Further information Tel: 268-462-6236 Environmental Awareness Group

Exhibition at Museum of Antigua & Barbuda Further information Tel: 268-462-1469/4930

Blue Water Rally Further information Ministry of Tourism Tel: 268-462-0480

World Aids Day

December 2013

Further information Tel: 268-462-5975/9605

51st Annual Charter Yacht Show December 1 - 7 Further information


INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS Independence/Homecoming is a week long festival that celebrates when A & B gained total independence from Great Britain on November 1st 1981. One would expect this to be more like 4th of July celebrations but it actually has more in common with Thanksgiving in the United States.


A & B's Independence/Homecoming

US Thanksgiving

Duration and Dates

1 week culminating on Nov 1, Independence Day (Public Holiday)

4th Thursday of November (Public Holiday)

The Feast

Independence Food Fair to sample a variety of local dishes

Turkey Dinner at Home prepared by the family

Traditional Foods Include

Fungee and salt fish, ducana, Barbuda crab, lobster, conchs, fish

Turkey, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, cornbread, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. Popular pie flavors are pumpkin, pecan, sweet potato, and apple

Community Pride & Helping

Many churches and community groups focus on helping the elderly and less fortunate. They may host events to ensure their participation in this patriotic celebration

Generous folks use Thanksgiving as an opportunity to help the less fortunate. People volunteer to serve food at homeless shelters on Thanksgiving Day and others donate to shelters or participate in canned food


The Independence Day Parade includes marching bands and scores of uniformed troops including the police, military, nurses, Red Cross and other civic groups

The New York City Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a major highlight and includes marching bands, floats, songs and performances from Broadway musicals, and giant helium-filled balloons!

The Independence Day Parade is carried live on local TV is closely watched many residents

Television also plays a part in New York City Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and it is one of the most widely watched parades by US families.

Following the Independence Food Fair most families visit their relatives or relax for the rest of the evening since the next day is typically not a public Holiday

Families often do additional activities. Some like to take walks after eating such a large meal or take naps. Others sit down together to play board or card games together


Television Coverage

After the Feast

For a complete Calendar of Events for Independence Homecoming Click on: A&B BUZZ: HERITAGE ISSUE/2013





Homecoming is a cross between 4th of July and Thanksgiving.


Independence/Homecoming Queen Contest

National Night of Dance

National Ceremonial Parade

Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer's Independence Address to the Nation

Festival of Choirs

National Dress Day

National Youth Rally

Minister of Culture at Launch of Homecoming Independence/ Homecoming Festivities

Independence Food Fair

Independence State Banquet




Antigua and Barbuda Progressive Society (ABPS)

1934 - 2013 Antigua & Barbuda PROGRESSIVE SOCIETY EST. 1934

On the heels of A & B's 32nd Independence Celebrations, there was an opening reception and panel discussion of the exhibit, which commemorates 80 years since the ABPS was founded (in 1934). Guests had an opportunity to review 20th century artifacts that had been gathered in the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division Reading Room. These materials were extracted from records and photos donated to the Schomburg Center for Black Research. On Saturday October 12, the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority took a group of travel agents on a walking expedition through Harlem called FOOTPRINTS: The Journey From our Island Capital to the Capital of the World. Under the guidance of John Reddick, a seasoned Harlemite and tour guide, this group of about 30 travel agents learned more about the history, architecture and moral fabric of Harlem,

one of the most fabled neighborhoods in the United States. Reddick shared stories from the Harlem Renaissance and the lives of immigrants as they survived the Great Depression. The tour began at Antigua House, headquarters of ABPS, 12 West 122nd St, NY, NY. The tour included a stop at the Schomburg to view the exhibit. Sylvia's Soul Food Restaurant was the last stop on the walking tour where travel agents were hosted to a sampling of soul food and live steel band music. "The walk through Harlem gave travel agents key insights into A & B and its people and was a creative way to promote A & B. Even agents seasoned in promoting A & B learned so much more about the destination. This is expected to become an annual event on our promotional calendar, " said Derede Samuel-Whitlock, US Director of Tourism. A&B BUZZ: HERITAGE /2013


More about the Exhibit Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture On a Display until January 4, 2014

Arranged in four sections, "A Lighthouse in New York" includes:

History and Organization Political Activism and Diasporic Identifications Derede Whitlock speaks at Schomburg Center

Aid and Community A Bridge to the Past Margaret Maynard's one of the oldest members of the ABPS provides oral history that captures the history and work of the society, its political sensibilities, diasporic sympathies and pan-Caribbean leanings, as well as her personal background, the Depression and the society's activities. In addition, it offers reflections on the society's past and present. Also represented are portraits depicting individual immigrants and socioeconomic conditions in Antigua and New York City. A group photo portrays Salome Drysdale, one of the founders of the ABPS.




FROM BACK THEN Scenes from 20th Century A&B


1917 - Women await remittances from their husbands or brothers who left to work on the Panama Canal

1969 - Pulling Seine, a method of fishing in Old Road Village


1934 - Club House at Fort James, now Russell's Seafood Bar and Restaurant

1941 - The U.S. flag was first raised over the small British colony of Antigua on March 21, to mark the opening of a naval air station and army base.


1948 - Typical trash house found in many villages

1958 - Boats careening, Codrington Jetty, Barbuda


1960 High Street, St. John's

1968 Star Grocery High Street, St. John's


1966 - Moving House in Potters Village (Community activity)

1963 - Union Sugar Mill one of three mills with horizontal roller machinery, one of the last sugar mills to operate in Antigua. Jane Austen mentions it in her book Mansfield Park. A&B BUZZ: HERITAGE ISSUE/2013





With families scattered across the globe, there is a growing trend to take the family reunion out of the country and stage a reconnect at a resort with an array of attractions that appeal to the entire family. Then there are families who find a resort that they like and venture there to bond as they indulge in a favorite pastime or activity. Here are the best picks in A & B to stage a family reunion or other celebration:


Verandah Resort and Spa Things to do: The Verandah Resort & Spa Mini-Golf Swim & Snorkel Dive Mamora Bay Divers - Dive Shop Golf Contact Info: USA/Canada 866.237.1785


Tranquility Bay Antigua A Caribbean family & friends vacation value Affordable daily rates, meal plans and vacation packages make Tranquility Bay Antigua an excellent Caribbean vacation value for families and groups of friends. PO Box JH94 Antigua Tel: 268-562-5183/5 Fax: 268-562-5184 E-mail:


Jolly Beach Things to do: The Jolly Adventure Program Kayaking and Sailing lessons Star Gazing and mini bonfire The Antiguan Art and Craft corner The Jolly Sports Program: Jolly Tennis program Dance Classes Family Beach Olympics The Jolly Relax or cool down Program: Kids SoirĂŠe Parents Date Night My Jolly Little Chef Contact Info: USA & Canada: 1-866-905-6559 UK & Europe: 00-800-1-235-6559


Curtain Bluff Resort Things to do: Scuba diving (including all necessary equipment) Tennis courts, rackets and balls Swimming pool (with two 75-foot lap lanes) Waterskiing (speedboat, equipment and instruction) Beach toys (Hobie Cats, paddleboats, kayaks and Windsurfers Snorkel equipment (fins, mask and snorkel) and reef trips Deep-sea fishing excursions and equipment (limited availability) Beach chairs, hammocks and sun floats Fully equipped fitness center Squash court, rackets and balls Water aerobics, yoga, muscle toning, and Pilates classes Putting green (golf) and equipment Bocce and shuffleboard courts Half basketball court Computer rooms (one for children, one for adults) Children's playground A Creative Camp and tennis clinics for kids (specific dates only)


Contact Info: Curtain Bluff Resort P.O. Box 288 Old Road Antigua, West Indies T: toll-free from US: 888/289-9898 or 268/462-8400

Grand Pineapple Things to do: In the Water Claim 1,600 feet of prime white-sand beach and a placid reef-sheltered bay of limpid, turquoise water as your own playground. Choose from a whole slew of organized activities, such as water aerobics, to get your blood pumping. Sunbathe and mellow out at our two freshwater pools. Commune with the sea, as you partake in a whole range of non-motorized watersports, including windsurfing, snorkeling, kayaking and sailing Contact Info: Grand Pineapple Beach & Resorts Tel: 1-800-327-1991

On Land Serve a few sets on one of 4 hard-surface tennis courts. Work out and tone up in our air-conditioned fitness center, featuring weights and cardio machines. Make a smash at table tennis. Dine well and drink your fill at our three restaurants and four bars. Sign up for some amazing excursions at our Tour Desk. Hunt for souvenirs and keepsakes at our Gift Shop A&B BUZZ: HERITAGE ISSUE/2013

Carlisle Bay Things to do: Dining Spa/Fitness Water sports Tennis Children Special Extras Contact Info: Carlisle Bay Old Road St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda Tel: 1-(268) 484-0000


Nonsuch Bay Resort Things to do: The protected bay and consistent warm trade winds are outstanding for sailing and the resort offers first class equipment and instruction for all ages and abilities. Private childcare can be arranged throughout the day and there are organized sailing and other activities for older children. There are three swimming pools including an infinity pool with dramatic views over the bay. The resort offers an in-room spa menu, offering a range of wellness treatments. Contact Info: Resort Reservations and Enquiries Nonsuch Bay - Antigua Tel: +1 268 562 8000 Email:


Blue Waters Gym Pelican Bar Golf Tennis Water Sports Spa Salon Kids will be able to enjoy arts & crafts, sand castle making, snorkelling in one of two children's pools & beach (weather permitting), beach games, hobie cat rides, pool games (weather permitting), beach cricket, treasure hunts and kayak & paddle boat races Contact Info: US: 1 (800) 557 6536


St. James Club Things to do: Beach & Pools Water Sports Land Sports Kidz Club Special Events Contact Info: Tel: 866.237.2071


Halcyon Cove Things to do: Sunfish sailing, kayaks and snorkeling, Daytime tennis and daily activities, Free pool scuba demonstration, Regular evening entertainment Contact Info: Halcyon Cove By Rex Resorts Dickenson Bay St John's, Antigua and Barbuda Toll Free Reservations: 1.877.78.HOTEL



with Daily Non-stop from JFK to Antigua

November 21 to March 31 2014 Beginning November 21st, enjoy the beauty of Antigua with our new daily non-stop service from New York/JFK to Antigua/ANU. Spoil yourself with an unforgettable trip to the Island and relax in its peaceful surroundings. Awake your senses, feel the vibe of this stunning piece of the Caribbean and enjoy a variety of activities, such as sailing, snorkeling and kayaking; discover the well-preserved coral reefs or just hit the beach for some fun.




COMMUNITIES A & B's costal villages are among some of the destination's oldest communities and many of the country's earliest settlements emerged near the shoreline to facilitate trade. Today many of these laid back costal communities are located adjacent to hotel properties that provide employment to local villagers and public access to the best beaches. There is a symbiotic relationship between many beach communities and the hospitality industry with many villagers who have cultivated a strong service culture, have become caretakers for the local beaches and hotel guests. There is often a sense of "Unity in the Community" and the beach is often a popular spot for family reunions or other family gatherings. Venture into one of these welcoming beach communities that are located along famous sightseeing routes to feel the sense of community pride and hospitality that is second nature to local residents. Here is a list of some of the most vibrant beach communities and the beaches they call home.


Freetown Village - Half Moon Bay Half Moon Bay is an awarding winning crescent shaped beach located about a 5-minute drive from Freetown village on the south east coast of Antigua. Offering majestic views and multiple experiences, there is a calm area for swimming and snorkeling and a more active area for surfers. ACTIVITIES Bar/Restaurant (3 min walk from beach, daytime hours only) NEARBY HOTELS Nonsuch Bay Resort, Harmony Hall Restaurant and Cottages A&B BUZZ: HERITAGE ISSUE/2013

English Harbour - Pigeon Point Beach Pigeon's Point Beach is located about a 5-min drive from English Harbour/ Falmouth community on the south east coast of Antigua. This is one of the most active tourist areas featuring more than a dozen hotels and high-end villas. A favorite spot for the local community as well as visitors, Pigeon's Point beach is also a fun place for snorkeling, sailing and swimming. Bring a mask and fins! ACTIVITIES Bar/Restaurant: Bumpkins Snorkeling NEARBY HOTELS St. James Club, The Inn at English Harbour, Antigua Yacht Club Marina, The Admiral's Inn and Catamaran Hotel


Five Islands Village - Deep Bay Deep Bay is an arched beach located 10 minutes by car ride St. John's, it's the perfect spot to spend a relaxing day on the beach, or to drop anchor, as it is well-protected bay. This is also a great beach for snorkeling - a wreck lies in the middle of the bay, the Andes, a barge from Trinidad that sank nearly 100 years ago when its cargo of pitch caught fire. Take a short 10 minutes hike to Fort Barrington (1779) that used to protect the southern approach into St. John's. ACTIVITIES Bar/Restaurant Resorts/Hotels Snorkeling NEARBY HOTELS Grand Royal Antiguan, Galley Bay Resort, Rex Hawksbill Hotel


Villa Area - Fort James Fort James Beach located on the northwest coast of Antigua is popular with locals and visitors alike, a beach where you can often find a volleyball game, or a game of beach cricket to participate in or local groups exercising. Fort James Beach is also a popular spot for cruise ship visitors, as it's only a 5-10 minutes drive from the cruise ship dock in St. John's. Residents refer to this beach as the "Pharmacy" and many indulge in a daily swim to take advantage of the beach's medicinal properties. ACTIVITIES Watersports Bar/Restaurant: Russell's Bar & Seafood Restaurant, Miller's by the Sea NEARBY HOTELS Sandals Grande Resort, Anchorage Inn, Villas at Sunset Lane A&B BUZZ: HERITAGE iSSUE/2013

Hodges Bay - Jabberwock Beach Jabberwock beach is located on the northeastern coast of Antigua within walking distance of some of the ritziest homes in Antigua. Featuring a mile long white sand beach, it is a local favorite for locals and students at the local medical school American University of Antigua (AUA) that is a stone throw away. Jabberwock Beach offers two main areas: a shallow calm area that is ideal for children and non- swimmers and a more active area for surfers.

ACTIVITIES Water sports (windsurfing, kite surfing) NEARBY HOTELS N/A


Bolans Village - Jolly Beach MILE LONG WHITE POWDER Jolly Beach, located on the West coast of Antigua at Jolly Harbour, offers a mile long powder white strand on the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. With plenty of restaurants, water sports, and shopping amenities nearby, it's a great place to spend a day, or your entire holiday on Antigua. Distance from St. John's: 11 km, 6.84 miles ACTIVITIES Water sports: Jolly Dive Bar/Restaurant Chair & Umbrella rental NEARBY HOTELS Jolly Beach Resort, Tranquility Bay, Jolly Harbour Villas


Old Road Village - Morris Bay Morris Bay is situated down the south coast about 12 miles from St. John's, right alongside the plush Curtain Bluff hotel. Simply pull of the road into the grove of coconut palms at the back of the beach. You'll always find some friendly animals grazing here, cows or horses. The water on this side is often just a little cooler and crystal clear for a refreshing dip, a beach walk to dry off. ACTIVITIES Snorkeling Fishing

NEARBY HOTELS Curtain Bluff Hotel, Carlisle Bay Resort


Wilikies Village - Long Bay Long Bay Beach is located about 5 minutes from the village of Willikies at Long Bay on the east coast of Antigua. It's fine white sand and crystal blue waters make it a great place for snorkeling or just relaxing in the sun. ACTIVITIES Water sports Bar/Restaurant Chair & Umbrella rental Snorkeling Equipment hire


NEARBY HOTELS Grand Pineapple, Verandah Resort and Spa

Johnson's Point Village - Darkwood Beach Darkwood Beach is located on southwest coast of Antigua about 5 minutes drive south of Jolly Harbour. Crystal Blue waters, great snorkeling and gentle cooling breezes makes Darkwood Beach a popular choice among cruises and day trippers. Distance from St. John's: 15 km, 9.32 miles

ACTIVITIES Bar/Restaurant: Darkwood Beach Bar Chair & Umbrella Rental: Darkwood Beach Bar Snorkeling: Darkwood Beach Bar (equipment rental) NEARBY HOTELS Coco's Hotel Sugar Ridge Resort


Codrington Village, Barbuda - Two Foot Bay Located a quick 10-min drive from the village of Codrington, this beach offers seclusion and some of the best views in Barbuda. This Beach appeals to hikers, campers and whale watchers. Explore the Caves and enjoy lithographs.


ACTIVITIES Bar/Restaurant: N/A (Bring your picnic basket) Snorkeling: (equipment rental unavailable)

NEARBY HOTELS Lighthouse Bay Resort abarbud u g ti call toll free 88 n a t si i 8.268.4227 or visit us online www.v A&B BUZZ: HERITAGE ISSUE/2013




FAMILIES BOND The Coolest Family Adventures & Once in a Lifetime Experiences Family fun is heightened while on vacation as the entire family bonds and creates memories by engaging in activities that match their interests. Of course it is no small feat, engaging the entire family in a core activity. With varying family structures and backgrounds, it can be quite a challenge engaging the entire group in a particular adventure or tour. We have selected some of the most exciting adventures to suit varying family interests that will help the family bond and generate the coolest images and footage that chronicle the experience. For family members who may want to break away from the pack, we have also provided a list of "Other Things To Do," to make sure that everyone is happy.


HISTORY BUFFS Nelson's Dockyard Visit Nelson's Dockyard a former British Naval yard. Many relics of war and restored buildings house modern facilities that still reflect the naval heritage of English Harbour. Private yachts now replace naval vessels in the harbor, but English Harbour remains a favorite port for those who enjoy British naval history.

Other Things To Do English Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard also have a number of tourist facilities, including banks, a post office, museum, restaurants, bars, T-shirt market, souvenir shops and tour and travel agencies.


NATURE LOVERS Wadadli Park Have a close encounter with some of the domestic animals that are indigenous to A & B including rabbits, goats, deer, donkeys and pigs. This is an opportunity to pet these animals and learn more about how these creatures function in the ecological chain.

Other Things To Do Take a hike around the park and enjoy the lush vegetation. Interact with the farm hands to learn more about the animals and the daily operations of the park. Lyons Estate, St. Phillip's, Antigua W.I. Email:


EMPTY NESTERS Golfing Jolly Harbour Golf Course A WELCOMING GOLF EXPERIENCE! Designed by leading golf course architect Karl Litton of Florida, this is an established par 71, 18-hole championship golf course, one of the Caribbean's premier golfing venues.

Cedar Valley Golf Course Located in the north of the island and within 3 miles of the capital St. John's and the cruise ship port, this beautiful par 70 and 6,157 yds. course was designed and built in 1970. Originally 9 holes, the 18 hole course opened in 1977 as Antigua's only 18 hole championship golf course.

Other Things To Do Enjoy scenic views of nearby Montserrat or a view of the yachts as you browse some of the nifty shops, bars and restaurants at Jolly Harbour.


TWEENS/TEENAGERS Rainforest Zipline The Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour is a unique eco-tour through Antigua's lush rainforest where you embark on an unforgettable 23-element journey through the verdant forest, high above the trees.

Other Things To Do Browse the Gift Shop for unique souvenirs and eco treasures. Or enjoy a snack or coffee at the Restaurant against the backdrop of the lush surroundings.


VOLUNTEER/LIFE LESSON EAG Turtle Watching Witness the magic of watching between 100 to 150 tiny sea turtles emerge out of the sand and clamber towards the sea with the Environmental Awareness Group (EAG). Volunteers get an opportunity to held release these creatures in the ocean. Every year from February - July female leatherbacks arrive on local beaches to lay their nests in the sand. About 8 weeks later, the hatchlings will emerge from the sand and make their way to the sea to begin the rest of their life. Less than 1 in 1000 of these leatherback turtles will survive to adulthood! The EAG's Antigua Sea Turtle Conservation Project keeps a close eye on turtles nesting the beaches and volunteers await the arrival of the nesting females.

Other Things To Do

Learn the interesting facts about these creatures from the experienced tour guides. For example: Did you know that the incubation temperature of the turtle egg determines whether the offspring is male or female? A warmer temperature will make the egg female.


MULTIGENERATIONAL Circumnavigation Tour Wadadli Cats- Indulge in your dreams with a day aboard one of our fleet of catamarans, which cruise gracefully around the island of Antigua daily. Whether you want a lazy day lying back in the breeze, or an action packed day of snorkeling and swimming, we can do it all, with the back drop of great music, tasty food and excellent company. Choose from a circumnavigation, Bird Island, Cades Reef, or charter us for your private party or group and we go where you take us!

Other Things To Do Enjoy an educational and historical tour as crewmembers who come across as long lost relatives, point out important landmarks, popular fishing grounds, snorkeling sites and offshore islands. A&B BUZZ: HERITAGE iSSUE/2013

Foodies Seafood Fridays Seafood Friday's offers a range of delectable culinary delights of the seafood variety while you dine in a beautiful shore side location under the stars on the lawn in front of the Copper & Lumber Store Hotel.

Other Things To Do Mingle with locals and get a tour of this magical historical facility that once house a British naval yard.


Artists and Crafters Learn local techniques from skilled artisans who ply their trade and pass the knowledge down to future generations.

Sarah Fuller's Pottery A MUST SEE WHEN VISITING ANTIGUA! Just footsteps from the sparkling waters of the Caribbean, is Antiguan Sarah Fuller's highly original pottery. One of Antigua's most original art studios, Sarah has been expressing her innovative vision through pottery since 1985, using natural clays of Antigua and inspired by the colors and light of her surroundings. The Pottery Studio is a must-see on your visit to Antigua. All works of art are 100% natural and truly Antiguan.

Other Things To Do Schedule a pottery class and get your hands dirty as you mold and create your own wares. Learn about the unique soil that can be found in the village of Sea View Farm that yields some of the finest pottery.


EXPEDITIONISTS Sailing Lessons The sailing school at Nonsuch Bay Resort caters for the full range of sailing abilities from experienced sailors seeking a hassle free "turn-up and go" service, to beginners looking for professional instruction. The resort's fleet ranges from junior and adult single-handler sailboats through to 24ft RS Elite keelboats and performance catamarans.

Other Things To Do Purchase a day pass and enjoy fine dining at The Bay Restaurant. Or enjoy a family picnic lunch prepared by Chef Mitchell Husbands at Green Island, a nearby deserted island.


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FASHIONISTAS Mother Daughter Hair Braiding Experience Hair braids are a classic tell tale sign of a great Caribbean vacation. Transform your island image in 90 mins or less by engaging a local stylist. Make a reservation at your hotel or venture to the Hair Braiding stand at Heritage Quay in St. Johns.

Other Things to Do For those who opt out of the experience they may want to help in creating a custom hair design that includes beads, color and other unique creations. Be sure to take lots of photos of your new look.



N o n s u c h B ay

Food & Wine



Award winning chef Mitchell Husbands, & Master of Wine, Liam Stevenson Please see details of Nonsuch Bay's second annual Food and Wine Festival. With a series of special events over 4 weeks this is an exciting addition to the culinary experience for all guests, and is of special interest to anyone that enjoys their wine and foodie travellers.

HIGHLIGHTS: • Free for resort guests: • Weekly wine tastings with Caribbean Street Food Canapés. • Throughout the festival, selected lunches and dinners hosted by Liam Steevenson, Master of Wine. • Other events open to guests: • Special themed evenings with Wine Pairing Dinners and Tasting Menus. • Winestock Antigua – Sunday 24th November Full day wine show. • Throughout the festival, selected lunches and dinners hosted by Liam Stevenson, Master of Wine • Wines at promotional rates. • Where: at Nonsuch Bay Resort, ANTIGUA • When: Over 4 weeks from 11th November.

Jamaica Kincaid born May 25, 1949

Antigua Barbuda Buzz takes a look back in history with pictures.




Question of Last Month

Question of the Month

"Dance Travel" is a growing trend that connects visitors with the local culture through music and dance. Tell us about an experience where you or a client connected with the locals through dance and/ or music?

Have you or your client celebrated Thanksgiving, 4th of July or some North American celebration in the Caribbean. Tell us about this experience and how locals translated one such celebration and its traditions to become a Caribbean experience infused with local customs and traditions?

Answer of the Month I enjoyed the article on "Dance Travel: Connecting Through the Culture" in your last issue. I agree that many visitors are excited about opportunities to interact with locals and learn more about music and dance. I live to dance and I really enjoy Caribbean music, whether it is soca, salsa, zouk or reggae. I have participated in Carnival in Trinidad and Jamaica andI love the interaction. It is really a great way to celebrate with the locals and get a better understanding of the local history and culture. I would love to visit Antigua for Carnival to increase my knowledge of the destination and its people. - Anna Kroschke, New York, NY


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