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Welcome to paradise! As you browse through this 2019 edition of Simply Antigua Barbuda, you will discover some of what Antigua and Barbuda has to offer; award-winning resorts, intimate guest houses, fine-dining restaurants, casual Caribbean cuisine, exhilarating tours and excursions, therapeutic spas, duty-free shopping and so much more. Antigua is home to one of the few UNESCO World Heritage Sites found in the Caribbean – Nelson’s Dockyard, which is the only working Georgian naval dockyard in the world. Nearby trails lead adventure-seekers to unique rock formations, rustic forts and other archaeological sites. Barbuda, our ‘little sister,’ is home to spectacular beaches, intriguing caves and the largest colony of the magnificent frigate birds in the Western Hemisphere. Find your perfect beach for sun-bathing, snorkelling and fishing. If you are looking for an adventure-filled visit, go on an island safari, hike to our highest peak, Mount Obama, swim with the stingrays or take on the challenging canopy zipline tour in our lush tropical rainforest! Book some extreme action with a kite-surfing lesson or a speed boat adventure. Our charming and friendly people invite you to join in on the annual festivities including the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, our world-renowned Antigua Sailing Week and Antigua’s Carnival. Weekly seafood Fridays in Nelson’s Dockyard and the popular Sunday Sunset BBQ Party at Shirley Heights are guaranteed events not to be missed. We invite you to create wonderful and amazing memories of Antigua & Barbuda that will last a lifetime.

Warm Greetings to you from the People and Government of Antigua and Barbuda! Thank you for making the ‘Gem of the Caribbean’ your next vacation experience! These two picturesque islands have so much in store for you, and I encourage you to explore both of our islands, as they each offer two very different vacation experiences. Whether a romantic resort or a charming escape to a villa or inn, we can help you create that ‘home away from home’ experience with our wide range of accommodations from the ultra-exclusive to the all-inclusive. In Antigua, be sure to take advantage of the many land and sea tours available and sample our delicious and varied cuisine, ranging from the spiny lobster to a succulent snapper or a few slices of our naturally-sweet, Antigua black pineapple.. Take a trip over to Barbuda, our beautiful sister isle, where the warmth of the people will make you feel right at home and the raw beauty will astound you. Our sumptuous cuisine, rich heritage and culture are all waiting to be explored by you. Slow down and savour them, for an unforgettable vacation experience. We hope you have an incredible visit to Antigua & Barbuda and that you leave with only warm memories of your stay with us.

Colin C. James

Hon. H. Charles Fernandez

CEO, Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority

Minister of Tourism & Investment & Energy

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PUBLISHERS DETAILS The Buck Stops Here Gulliver Johnson Art, Design, Layout Janie Conley-Johnson Melissa Sebastien Editors & Writers Claudia Johnson Claudia E.R. Francis Creative Designer Nigel Francis - Takumi Media Photographers & Editorial Assistants Launesha Barnes

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Web, App & Social Media Chris Maisey, Shaun Falcone Launesha Barnes Sales and Account Manager Brittany Barnes

Contributors & Photographers Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority, Antigua & Barbuda Ministry of Tourism, Sonalli Andrews, Tracey Guerrero, Robin Ramdeen, Shayna Brody, Blue Halo Initiative Barbuda, ByZia Photography, Nez Photography, Marc Hubbard, Watkins Multimedia, Montserrat Tourism Division, Diego Tam, Michael Kevin Simon, Dr. Reginald Murphy, Zinzi Mpande, Carlisle Bay, Sugar Ridge, Constantine Nikolic, Island Maps, Sam Gascoigne, Kennedy’s, Joseph Prosper.

Acknowledgements Special thanks to everyone who gave their time, input and support.

Created & Published by Leeward Consultants, P.O. Box W1795, Woods Centre, Antigua.

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CONTENTS 2019

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4 Welcome to Antigua & Barbuda

60 Intrepid Adventures to be Discovered

6 Publishers Details

80-83 Great George Fort - Monks Hill

14 Calendar of Events

84-91 Travelling A to B and Beyond

16 National Symbols

92-94 Tying the Knot

18-23 A Vision of Success

95-100 Directory of Weddings & Event Services

24-39 WHERE TO STAY

106-223 FOOD & DRINK GUIDE

26 Directory of Accommodation

108 Directory of Establishments

40-49 HEALTH & WELLNESS

112-126 North Coast Establishments

42 Yoga Paradise - Carlisle Bay

114 Recipe - Vegan Chickpea Steaks

44 Yoga Love - Sugar Ridge

130 Gard Center - Farm To Table 2018

50-105 THINGS TO DO

136-141 From Street Food to Fine Dining

52 Directory of Things To Do

142-171 St. John’s Establishments

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144 Island Provision Group of Companies - Gourmet Basket 161 Chef Profile - Juan Gil 166 Recipe - Antiguan Bread Pudding 168-171 Food Fairs & Traditional Foods 172-187 Southwest Coast Establishments 180 Chef Profile - Dominique A.M. James 188 Recipe - Lionfish Bouillabaisse 189-213 South & East Coasts Establishments 188 Recipe - Da Boom Lobster Salad 214 Look Out For... 216 Three-Leaf Tea

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218 Noel “Bongo First” Joseph

264-273 Artist & Designer Pages

219 Recipe - Ole Time Something

274-291 SHOPPING & SERVICES

220-222 Recipe - Mango & Jelly Coconut Crepe

274 St. John’s Directory

224-243 BARBUDA LEGACY

276 Jolly Harbour Directory

230-233 Barbuda Resilience

278-280 English Harbour Directory

234-237 Birding in Barbuda

282 Excel Engineering

238 Barbuda Cottages

284 Posh Pirate Antique Shop

240 Children’s Stories Barbuda

292-320 CARIB HOT PROPERTY

242 Dreamland Barbuda

294 Pearns Point

244-273 ART & CULTURE

296-319 Property Listings - For Rent and Sale

246-260 Artist Pages

302-303 Antigua Village Beach Club

262 Black Slate

320 Team Antigua Island Girls

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2019

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JANUARY

MARCH 9th

MAY 4th

Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge taliskerwhiskeyatlanticchallenge.com

Annual AUA Tinman Rohr Triathlon rohrmanantigua.com

JANUARY 19th

MARCH 9th

Dockyard Day Celebrations in Nelson’s Dockyard www.sailingweek.com

Round the Island Race - AYC www.antiguayachtclub.com

SOOTHE: A Night of Neo-Soul, Jazz Rhythms and Spoken Words www.facebook.com/soothelounge

JANUARY 31st - FEBRUARY 3rd Super Yacht Challenge www.superyachtchallengeantigua.com

MARCH 23rd Horticultural Society Flower & Garden Show

MAY 4th-5th ‘Craze’ The Beach Rave, Ana’s on the Beach www.anas.ag

MAY 5th

England vs West Indies test match

MARCH 23rd-24th

INET Dickenson Bay Day, Dickenson Bay www.sailingweek.com T: +1 (268) 480-7968

FEBRUARY 8th-10th

AYC Annual Laser Open www.antiguayachtclub.com

MAY 8th (starts)

Jolly Harbour Valentine’s Regatta www.jhycantigua.com

APRIL 13th

Antigua to Bermuda Sailing Race www.sailingweek.com

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See our calendar for a wide range of festivals and events throughout the year. Dates and venues are subject to change without notice. For up to date details check out visitantiguabarbuda.com antiguanice.com barbudaful.net

FEBRUARY 12th Round Redonda Race www.jhycantigua.com

FEBRUARY 16th Antigua 360 Race www.antigua360race.com

FEBRUARY 18th-22nd Royal Ocean Racing Club Caribbean 600 Race www.caribbean600.rorc.org

FEBRUARY 22nd- 24th Golf Open Championships Cedar Valley Golf Club www.cvgolfantigua.com

GARD Centre’s Annual Farm to Table Benefit Luncheon, Gilbert’s Agro-Heritage Centre, Mercer’s Creek

APRIL 17th-23th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta www.antiguaclassics.com

APRIL 22nd Antigua & Barbuda International Kite Festival, Devil’s Bridge

APRIL 26th-MAY 3rd

MAY 26th “Run in Paradise” Half Marathon www.runinparadise.com

JUNE 1st-30th Romance Month www.visitantiguabarbuda.com

JUNE 6th-9th Barbuda Caribana Celebrations www.visitantiguabarbuda.com

51st Antigua Sailing Week www.sailingweek.com

JUNE 7th

APRIL 27th

Mike Pigott Jr. Memorial Classic & Fishing Tournament

Round Antigua Race www.sailingweek.com

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JUNE 8th-10th

AUGUST 11th

DECEMBER 7th

53rd Annual Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament, Nelson’s Dock Yard

ABABW Federation Annual National Bodybuilding Championships Tel: +1 (268) 778-9280 facebook.com/AntiguaBodybuilding

Ana’s Restaurant Christmas Souk www.anas.ag

JUNE 22nd-23rd

DECEMBER 4th-9th 58th Antigua Charter Yacht Show www.antiguayachtshow.com

Shiva’s School of Dance Annual Production

SEPTEMBER 27th

JUNE 20th

SEPTEMBER 27th-28th

Showcase Antigua Barbuda www.visitantiguabarbuda.com

Francis Nunes Jr. Fishing Tournament

JUNE 21st

OCTOBER 4th-12th

International Day of Yoga

DECEMBER 25th

JUNE 28th-JULY 30th

ABCA Sports Tourism Tri20 Cricket Tournament , Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium

Mango Pineapple Culinary Comp www.visitantiguabarbuda.com

OCTOBER 25th-NOVEMBER 1st

DECEMBER 31st

JULY 6th-7th

38th Independence Celebration Events

Nelson’s Pursuit Race www.antiguayachtclub.com

Antigua & Barbuda Mango Festival www.visitantiguabarbuda.com

NOVEMBER 1st

DECEMBER 31st

JULY 6th-16th

38th Antigua & Barbuda Independence Day

Nelson’s Dockyard Old Year’s Night Party, English Harbour

Optimist World Championships

JULY 26th-AUGUST 6th 62nd Anniversary Celebrations of Antigua’s Carnival

World Tourism Day

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NOVEMBER 1st Independence Ceremonial Parade & Food Fair

www.antiguacarnival.com

NOVEMBER

AUGUST 3rd

Salty Dawg Sailing Rally from Hampton, Virginia USA to Antigua

The ‘Buy Local’ Arts and Craft Street Fair, St. John’s City

NOVEMBER 16th-18th

AUGUST 5th-6th Carnival Monday and Tuesday www.antiguacarnival.com

AUGUST 11th Urlings Seafood Festival

Jolly Harbour Yacht Club Annual Regatta www.jhycantigua.com

NOVEMBER 29th Music for a Cause www.foundationhalo.org

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DECEMBER 7th-8th Gemonite’s Moods of Pan Festival

DECEMBER 9th V.C. Bird Day

Nelson’s Dockyard Christmas Day Champagne Party, English Harbour

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NATIONAL SYMBOLS OF ANTIGUA & BARBUDA THE NATIONAL ANTHEM Fair Antigua, We Salute Thee is the national anthem of Antigua & Barbuda. It was written by Novelle H. Richards and composed by Walter P. Chambers. The anthem was adopted upon independence in 1981. Fair Antigua & Barbuda We thy sons and daughters stand Strong and firm in peace or danger To safeguard our native land. We commit ourselves to building A true nation, brave and free Ever striving, ever seeking, Dwell in Love and unity. Raise the standard! Raise it boldly! Answer now to duty’s call To the service of your country, Sparing nothing, giving all; Gird your loins and join the battle ‘Gainst fear, hate and poverty, Each endeavouring, all achieving, Live in peace where man is free. God of nations, let thy blessings Fall upon this land of ours; Rain and sunshine ever sending, Fill her fields with crops and flowers; We her children do implore thee, Give us strength, faith, loyalty, Never failing, all enduring, To defend her liberty.


The National Fruit is the Antigua Black Pineapple (Ananas Comosus). The ‘black’ pineapple is actually a dark green in colour but ripens to a golden yellow. The fruit was first introduced to Antigua by the Arawak Indians from South America; it was used for making twine, cloth and for healing purposes. During the early 17th century settlers cultivated the pineapple near English Harbour and today the fruit is still mainly grown in the South of the island. The National Tree is the Whitewood (Bucida buceras). This large tree has wide spreading, ornamental branches. It is commonly found next to natural water sources such as river banks. Its timber is very hard and strong, perfect for construction purposes, and was once used for making gun carriages at the old forts in Antigua. The National Animal is the European Fallow Deer (Dama dama). These animals are thought to have been introduced to Antigua & Barbuda by the Codringtons in the early 1700s. Today, they live and breed happily in Barbuda and on Guiana Island. Neither the black nor the common variety of Fallow Deer is to be found elsewhere in the Eastern Caribbean. The National Flower is the Dagger Log (Argave karatto Miller), also known as the Century Plant or Dagger Pole. Yellow flowers can be found rising up in large rosettes from the plant’s stem which is 15-20 feet high. These dried flower poles were once spiked together and used

to build fishing rafts. The fleshy pulp of the leaves was also used as a form of fishing bait. The National Marine Animal is the Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbicata). This turtle is easily distinguished from others by its sharp, curved beak and the saw-like appearance of its shell margin. The early Indians of Antigua perceived the Hawksbill as ‘a gift from the gods’ and the turtle motif is to be found on their pottery. Once actively hunted for its valuable ‘tortoise’ shell, the Hawksbill is today threatened with extinction. It has been classified as critically endangered, and is protected by Antigua’s Sea Turtle Project. The National Bird is the Frigate (Fregata magnificens L), also known as Man-o’-War or Weather Bird. This bird is a large, lightly built seabird with a brownish-black plumage, a deeply forked tail and narrow wings, with a span of up to eight feet. The male is glossy black in colour and has a striking red throat, which he inflates to attract a mate. Although the Frigatebird can be found in tropical and sub-tropical waters around the globe, the world’s largest colony of Frigatebirds is to be found in the lagoon in Barbuda. The National Dress is worn proudly by Antiguans and Barbudans at cultural festivals and carnival

celebrations held in the country. The design, which was created by native artist Heather Doram, was chosen in a competition held to celebrate the eleventh Independence Day in 1992. The traditional dress was inspired by the outfits worn by fruit and vegetable vendors of the country. It is made from a light-weight cotton fabric with a plaid pattern known as Madras, which is made up into a variety of garments for men, women and children.


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A VISION OF SUCCESS 15 years ago we created an indigenous publishing company to promote Antigua & Barbuda. Today, we reflect on our legacy and milestone achivements. An excerpt from the first edition of Food & Drink Guide magazine summed up our vision, “Our intention is to promote local establishments, both exclusive and modest, supporting a local community through international marketing, which is the future.” Claudia E. Ruth Francis – Editor in Chief 2004.

Text: GULLIVER JOHNSON Edited by: CLAUDIA E. RUTH FRANCIS Photography: DIEGO TAM Henna National Flag Artist: TIFFANY JORDANNA HENRIQUES


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The Food & Drink Guide was an instant success. The impact was huge, reflecting the culinary landscape and community in a way never before seen. Our first clients were Kennedy’s, Le Bistro, Castaways, the Culture Shop, Pari’s Pizza, Julian’s Alfresco and C&C Wine Bar. As a family we witnessed each of these businesses begin. The explosion in the interest of culinary delight led to a renewed pride in the industry. Chez Pascal was a leading restaurant, Philtons was the Bakery and Home Restaurant was our favourite. Mango Festival had huge potential and we all gave it our full support during this period. The next step was to launch an innovative publication, Caribbean Homes & Lifestyle, which quickly went regional, with the associated website Caribbeanhotproperty. com taking it international. We went on to feature on international property investment programs with huge worldwide viewership. Generous offers were put forward to buy out our indigenous brand, but we did not believe this to be in the interest of the nation. Our vision for success was emulated and replicated throughout the islands, resulting in many of the publication titles we know today. In 2008 we held our first Food & Drink Guide Industry Party at The Cove, Blue Waters. People still talk about

this event as though it happened yesterday. Flowing champagne pyramids provided by Quin Farara greeted patrons as they walked up the red carpet, provided by Virgin Atlantic. Guests were welcomed by Virgin staff dressed in uniform with First Class service. Tickets were limited but word soon got out and as the doors opened and there was a frenzy, as the ‘who’s who’ clambered to gain entry. By the time we requested to host the opening of Sugar Ridge hotel, our invitation-only parties were oversubscribed. Local artist Rico and his band were joined by international soul legends Sister Sledge, and ‘We are family’ was on everyone’s lips. In these times Russell’s was the place to be, Susie’s Hot Sauce was winning every competition, and Dennis Beach Bar & Restaurant was three years into its meteoric rise. By 2011, the power of culinary marketing to promote a destination was evident. I had a vision to produce a cookbook. Some six months later we produced Tablemanners – A Culinary review of Hospitality in Antigua & Barbuda. The chefs and characters involved in this exciting project were a special set of visionaries who gave their all for national pride. The passion generated influenced events, recipes, print media and volunteer participation was at its height. The book itself went on to

Hawksbill, Antigua

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Turners Beach, Antigua

Antiguan & Barbudan landscapes by photographer Diego Tam.

Hawsbill Beach, Antigua

Galley Bay, Antigua

Sink Hole Darby Cave, Barbuda

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win 1st prize at the Gourmand Award in Paris – winning the ‘Best Cookbook Design in the World’. We proudly reprinted our coffee table books twice, as they sold out rapidly worldwide. We went on to introduce local culinary teams to international competitions, and helped mentor and sponsor some future stars of the industry. These young people become the leaders in their field in disproportional numbers. It was a golden time. The next step embraced the Simply Antigua Barbuda brand. With this brand we aimed to redress the marketing monopoly in the hotels, which was hindering local artisans from benefiting from the tourism dollar. Just as there is more to our islands than 365 beaches, there is also a lot more to shopping than international diamonds. The rise of artisan markets and the quality of our crafts and produce in Antigua & Barbuda is astounding. We believe that ‘locally made’ is authentic and often better than ‘bling’ international brands. The quality and growth in the selection of these ‘Made in Antigua & Barbuda’ products is to be commended. Hopefully you will discover some of these inspiring arts and culture through the Simply Antigua Barbuda brand.

A VISION FOR THE FUTURE Traditional print media will always have its place, but we must acknowledge the new wave of marketing that is digital. Mobile devices are rapidly becoming the default medium for communication, data gathering, finding information, sourcing products and destination marketing. We believe that our phones should be used as a tool to sensitize and enrich our knowledge of the real world, our best world, which is Simply Antigua Barbuda! Content should be related to our everyday experience and therefore we will be sharing much of our content and knowledge in our new App. Featuring artistic interactive maps supported by a beautiful photographic database, sound, vision and GPS, this App is a quick reference guide for our nation. You will find tourism related information, history, and endless things to do, including much that is off the beaten track. You will find useful directions, food & drink venues, recipes and an abundance of authentic arts and culture. We can be sure that once a person truly familiarises and immerses themselves with our islands, they will in turn become an enthusiastic ambassador of Antigua & Barbuda.

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Deep Bay Headland, Antigua www.diegotam.com

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DIRECTORY - HOTELS & RESORTS ANTIGUA MAJOR HOTELS & RESORTS

E: reservations@cocobayresort.com

Jolly Beach Resort & Spa

www.cocobayresort.com

T: +1 (268) 462-0061 E: reservations@jollybeachresort.com

The Admiral’s Inn & Gunpowder Suites

Cocos Antigua

T: +1 (268) 460-1027

E: reservations@cocoshotel.com

Jumby Bay Resort

E: info@admiralsinnantigua.com

www.cocoshotel.com

T: +1 (268) 462-6000 E: jumbybay@oetkercollection.com

www.admiralsinnantigua.com

Copper & Lumber Store Hotel

www.oetkercollection.com/

Anchorage Inn

T: +1 (268) 460-1058 or 460-1160

destinations/jumby-bay-island

T: +1 (268) 462-4065 or 460 1153

E: clHotel@candw.ag

E: info@antiguaanchorageinn.com

www.copperandlumberhotel.com

Keyonna Beach Resort Antigua T: +1 (268) 562-8880

www.antiguaanchorageinn.com

Curtain Bluff Hotel

E: reservations@

Antigua Village Beach Resort

T: +1 (268) 462-8400

keyonnabeachresortantigua.com

T: +1 (268) 462-2930

E: curtainbluff@curtainbluff.com

www.keyonnabeachresortantigua.com

E: info@antiguavillage.com

www.curtainbluff.com

NonSuch Bay Resort

www.antiguavillage.com

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www.jollybeachresort.com

T: +1 (268) 562-3444

Galley Bay Resort & Spa

T: +1 (268) 562-8000

Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort

T: +1 (866).237.1644

E: reservations@nonsuchbayresort.com

T: +1 (268) 562-3030

www.galleybayresort.com

www.nonsuchbayresort.com

Pineapple Beach Club

Ocean Point Resort & Spa

T: +1 (268) 463-2006

T: +1 (268) 562-8330

www.pineapplebeachclub.com

E: info@oceanpointantigua.com

E: info@aycmresort.com www.aycmarinaresort.com

Blue Waters Antigua T: +1 (268) 462-0290 E: reservations@bluewaters.net www.bluewaters.net

www.oceanpointantigua.com

Hawksbill Beach Resort by Rex Resorts

Royalton Antigua

T: +1 (268) 462-0301

www.royaltonresorts.com

Buccaneer Beach Club

E: hbaanu@rexresorts.net

T: +1 (268) 562 6785

www.rexresorts.com

Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa

Heritage Hotel

T: +1 (268) 462-0267

T: +1 (268) 481-7531

E: info@sandals.com

Carlisle Bay

E: heritagehotel@candw.ag

www.sandals.com

T: +1 (268) 484-0000

FB: @heritageantigua

E: buccaneerbeachclub@candw.ag www.buccaneerbeach.com

Siboney Beach Club

E: reservations@carlisle-bay.com

Hermitage Bay Antigua

T: +1 (268) 462-0806

T: +1 (268) 562-5500

E: siboney@candw.ag

Catamaran Hotel

E: info@hermitagebay.com

E: reservations@siboneybeachantigua.com

T: +1 (268) 460-1036

www.hermitagebay.com

www.siboneybeachantigua.com

Hodges Bay Resort & Spa

Sugar Ridge Resort

www.carlisle-bay.com

E: catclub@candw.ag www.catamaranantigua.com

T: +1 (268) 562-8767

T: +1 (268) 562-7700

Cocobay Resort

E: reservations@elegantHotels.com

E: reservations@sugarridgeantigua.com

T: +1 (268) 562-2400

www.hodgesbay.com

www.sugarridgeantigua.com

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South Point Antigua

Gerald’s Guest House

T: +1 (268) 562-9600

T: +1 (268) 726-0271,

E: info@southpointantigua.com

788-0707 and 772-0932

www.southpointantigua.com

E: shortnaky@hotmail.com

St. James’s Club

Indigo Cottages

T: +1 (268) 460-5000

T: +1 (268) 720-2629

E: sjcguests@candw.ag

www.barbudaful.net

www.stjamesclubantigua.com

Island Chalet Guest House The Inn at English Harbour

T: +1 (268) 480-0065

T: +1 (268) 460-1014 E: reservations@theinnantigua.com

Simply The Best Guest Houses

www.theinnantigua.com

Codrington, Barbuda T: +1 (268) 720-4084

The Verandah Resort & Spa

E: andraelee68@gmail.com

T: +1 (268) 562-6848

www.barbudaful.net

E: guestservices@theverandahresort.com www.verandahresortandspa.com

Terracotta Cottage Off River Road, Barbuda

Tranquility Bay Antigua

T: +1 (268) 725-1230

T: +1 (268) 562-5183 or 562-5185

E: caronpburton@gmail.com

E: info@tranquilitybayantigua.com www.tranquilitybayantigua.com

Timbuk One Inn T: +1 (268) 722-8085 Airbnb: @Timbuk One Inn

BARBUDA HOTELS & GUEST HOUSES

www.barbudaful.net

Barbuda Belle T: +1 (268) 783-4779 E: info@barbudabelle.com www.barbudabelle.com FB: @barbudabelle IG: @barbudabelle

Barbuda Cottages Coral Group Bay, Barbuda T: +1 (268) 722-3050 Canada: +1 (416) 699-1067 E: info@barbudacottages.com www.barbudacottages.com FB: @BarbudaCottagesPage YouTube: @BarbudaCottages

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Main Swimming Pools at Sugar Ridge


Luxury Homes | Boutique Hotel | Aveda Concept Spa | Carmichael’s Restaurant | Sugar Club Sugar Ridge is a stylish and intimate luxury lifestyle boutique hotel with spectacular views of Antigua's stunning west coast. For discerning travellers who want to connect with the beautiful island of Antigua in a special way, this is the perfect base from which to explore. At Sugar Ridge you’ll find the perfect place to retreat, relax, recharge and re-energise.

Book your stay today.

reservations@sugarridgeantigua.com

www.sugarridgeantigua.com

+1 (268) 562 7700


Aerial View of The Inn at English Harbour



CARLISLE BAY Old Road Antigua Simple. Discreet. Luxury. Carlisle Bay is a luxury resort looking out over white sand, palm trees and turquoise water, with a backdrop of emerald green rainforest. Sophisticated and contemporary in style, this modern Caribbean classic is instilled with genuine West Indian conviviality.

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It’s the sounds of Carlisle Bay that stay with guests long after they have departed; the song of the birds, the whispering of waves and the swoosh of the palm trees. All the spacious suites have stunning ocean views and cool, calm interiors featuring terraces or balconies with large daybeds. The family-friendly beach and three bedroom Carlisle Suites are separate from the spacious garden, ocean and bay suites for couples. Accommodating guests of all ages, families with children can take advantage of the kid’s club. Guests can enjoy tennis on nine courts with 4 lit for night-time play. They may spend time in the fitness centre, enjoy water sports and yoga classes, while those looking to unwind can chill out in the library, 48-seat cinema or Blue Spa. Many of the luxury treatments at the Spa are exclusive to Carlisle Bay. Some are designed to counterbalance the effects of sun and long haul travel, with a spa menu that includes facials, massages and scrubs. Brush up on your tennis skills with professional coaching or take a boat trip to one of the nearby reefs to sail, snorkel, kayak and windsurf.

The hotel’s four restaurants – Indigo on the Beach, East, Ottimo! and the adults-only Jetty Grill, offer some of the best food in the Caribbean. Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner on the jetty and live music at the Pavilion

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Bar. Renowned for excellent service and fabulous food, Carlisle Bay offers contemporary luxury amidst a tranquil tropical setting. Carlisle Bay is a member of Leading Hotels of the World.


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Contact Details T: +1 (268) 484-0000 USA T: +1 (866) 502-2855 E: reservations@carlisle-bay.com www.carlisle-bay.com

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Carlisle Bay Beach. Photo © Carlisle Bay Resort



THE ADMIRAL’S INN & GUNPOWDER SUITES Nelson’s Dockyard National Park The Admiral’s Inn and Gunpowder Suites is a charming historic boutique hotel with casual elegance and personalised service. Built across 18th century buildings, the rooms are idyllically set in a UNESCO World Heritage site with world-class views of the historic Nelson’s Dockyard.

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Appearing to come straight out of the history books, this beautifully restored and appointed boutique hotel has recently been sympathetically revamped and expanded. On the Admiral’s Inn side there are 19 rooms in 3 buildings, lush private gardens, beautiful seaside terraces, a small beach for lounging in hammocks and Pillars restaurant, named for the two rows of massive circular stone pillars that used to support a sail loft, offering fine dining. Across a short span of water from the Admiral’s Inn, lie the Gunpowder Suites. This inspirationally converted 18th century gunpowder magazine now houses luxury suites with modern amenities, an art gallery, spa and a gourmet poolside restaurant called Boom. The spacious, airy suites are seductive and private. They are each furnished with four-poster beds, en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, minibars, free Wi-Fi, lounge area and a private balcony. Guests are invited to relax in their surroundings, where every aspect is designed to promote serenity and wellbeing. Both properties are sophisticated, serene retreats for unwinding but are located only minutes away from many activities.

Contact Details T: +1 (268) 460-1027 E: reservations@admiralsinnantigua.com www.admiralsinnantigua.com

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t. 268.460.1036 • c. 268.764.3366 • f. 268.460.1339 • e. catclub@candw.ag

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LIFESTYLE



TRADE WINDS HOTEL Dickenson Bay Antigua Every day at Trade Winds Hotel starts with a good morning and a genuinely warm Caribbean welcome. Book now and enjoy one of Antigua’s most homely and peaceful hotels. Trade Winds Hotel is nestled majestically atop Dickenson Bay with breathtaking and panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. Exotic, idyllic and tranquil surroundings make it perfect for vacationers or business travellers. The hotel’s fifty contemporary tropical décor rooms are spacious, airy, bright, intimate, relaxing and comfortable. They are equipped with all the necessary amenities including free high-speed WiFi. Select from Deluxe, Standard Room or Executive suites all with private balconies and spectacular ocean views. The bougainvillea framed freshwater swimming pool offers an indulgent and re-energising escape to soak up the scenic views while enjoying the cooling trade winds, which inspired the hotel’s name. Dine alfresco on a lovely terrace at the Bay House Restaurant & Bar, surrounded by breathtaking views and the scents of tropical flowers. Known as Antigua’s best kept dining secret Bay House is renowned for superb, fresh, tasty local and international cuisine, friendly staff and immaculate service. Trade Winds is known in Antigua as the ‘Business Travellers’ choice hotel because of its close proximity to the airport and St. John’s City. There are two state-of-the-art multi-function events / boardrooms equipped with multimedia flat

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screen televisions, surround sound and high-speed WiFi. These are perfect spaces to host business conferences, weddings, birthdays, office parties and much more.

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Contact Details T: +1 (268) 462-1223 F: +1 (268) 462-5007 E: info@twhantigua.com www.twhantigua.com


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We are the ideal get-away destination, a place for relaxation, serenity and restorative healing. Escape from cold climates, stressful jobs and hectic lifestyles and get in tune with your inner being, for some well-needed peace and restoration. The healing power of the sunshine and our island’s natural beauty will encourage natural wellbeing, and no matter where you are staying, you will find accessible spa services, experts in spiritual healing, or just a beautiful beach for some quiet reflection.


DIRECTORY - South-East Coast Papa’s by the Sea Five Islands Village, St John’s T: +1 (866) 237 1644 T: (268) 462 0302 E: info@galleybayantigua.com www.galleybayresort.com

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Antigua is the perfect place for mind, body, and soul to unite and the practice of Yoga simply adds a richness to this experience. Carlisle Bay’s yoga retreat will take a special journey using the five great elements as inspiration for practice. The yoga Rejuvenate Mind, Spirit tradition views us all as made upBody of the & sacred elements of earth, water, fire, air and space. How we relate to and experience these elements can be a great reflection of where we are in relation to inner harmony and balance. Being on retreat is the perfect opportunity to immerse into nature as well as witness our own internal landscape.

T: +1 (268) 484-0000 | E: reservations@carlisle-bay.com | www.carlisle-bay.com

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YOGA LOVE AT SUGAR RIDGE ““We want our guests to feel a deeper connection to the beauty of Antigua. Yoga in the Shed fulfills that.” Aidan McCauley-owner of Sugar Ridge. The Shed sits in the most magical space, high above Sugar Ridge Resort, with the azure ocean spanning out in front of it, and verdant green valleys spiraling below. Nestled into the hillside like a jewel, it seems to encapsulate all who tread the beautifully varnished floor. There is no better place than The Shed to come and practice yoga, to let you breathe, allowing your mind and body to simply be at one. Guests of the resort can now enjoy free yoga at the studio and external patrons are also welcome. Classes are offered six days a week and extra yoga classes are hosted by nomadic yogis on occasion.

T: +1 (268) 562-7700 or 484-3702 | E: reservations@sugarridgeantigua.com www.sugarridgeantigua.com | FB: @YogaAntigua | www.yogaantigua.com


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Launching with an inspiring workshop, led by personal development seminar leader Jamie Catto, other happenings include Acroyoga, Thai massage, sound baths, creative writing, full moon parties and a creative gathering, known as BLISS. This small festival is intended to showcase some of the amazing creativity that exists in abundance here in Antigua. A chilled out event, which invites attendees to kick back and do something less ordinary, it brings together a melting pot of creative souls to perform music, spoken word, fire dancing, body painting and even contortion. The climax of the artistry comes together with the intricate and hypnotic fire ball, which lights up the night, casting mystical shadows across the grounds.


(268) 460-5705

info@akparo.com www.akparo.com

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AKPARO Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour

(268) 460-5705

info@akparo.com www.akparo.com

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INDIGO YACHT CLUB SPA AYC, Falmouth Harbour

(268) 562-3030

info@aycmresort.com www.aycmarinaresort.com

AVEDA CONCEPT SPA Sugar Ridge Resort, St. Mary’s

(268) 484-3701

CARLISLE BAY HOTEL & BLUE SPA Old Road

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ABLE CHIROPRACTIC Friar’s Hill Road, St. John’s

SAUNA & STEAM BATHS

Email & Website

GYM

Phone Numbers

PILATES & YOGA

MASSAGE THERAPIES

MAKEUP

MANICURE & PEDICURES

HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES

HOLISTIC TREATMENTS

HAIR CARE

FACIALS

BODY SCRUBS & WRAPS

BEAUTY CARE

AURICULAR ACUPUNCTURE

SPA & WELLNESS DIRECTORY

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(268) 484-0026

info@carlisle-bay.com www.carlisle-bay.com

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CURTAIN BLUFF SPA Old Road

(268) 462-8400

thespa@curtainbluff.com www.curtainbluff.com

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DE’ENVY BEAUTY SALON Falmouth Harbour Main Road

(268) 721-1724 or 562-5717

cammilealder@gmail.com www.deenvybeautysalon.com

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EQUILIBRIUM McKinnons, St. John’s

(268) 462-7919

FB: Equilibrium Spa

GALLEY BAY RESORT AND SPA Five Islands

(268) 462-0302 Ext: 114

spa@galleybayantigua.com www.galleybayresort.com

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HEALTHY SOLUTIONS Paradise View, St. John’s

(268) 771-4660

ladiemsc@yahoo.com FB: @HealthySolutionsAnu

HOUSE OF PAMPER SALON & DAY SPA St. John’s

(268) 562-5501

houseofpamper@gmail.com FB: @lisalishouseofpamper

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MINGLES UNISEX SALON & DAY SPA St. John’s

(268) 461-9696

otislal7@gmail.com IG: @mingles_salon

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PALMS WELLNESS CENTRE Jolly Harbour Resort, St. Mary’s

(268) 462-0061

palms@jollybeachresort.com www.jollybeachresort.com

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ROYAL RETREAT Long Street, St. John’s

(268) 785-7636 or 736-2209

royalretreat@gmail.com FB: @1268RoyalRetreat

SHASADE HAIR & BEAUTY SALON Jolly Harbour Commercial Centre

(268) 562-3378

sadie@yahoo.com FB: @ShasadeHairAndBeautySalon

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SKINIQUE CWT Building, Friars Hill Rd, St. John’s

(268) 736-7546

info@skiniquecentre.com FB: @SkiniqueAntigua

SOLANGE & SUNNY HAIR & BODY Village Walk, St. John’s

(268) 463-0609

contact@solangeandsunny.com www.solangeandsunny.com

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STEPH & VLADAS Jolly Harbour Commercial Centre

(268) 785-9747 or 783-2055

info@stephandvladasstudio.com www.stephandvladasstudio.com

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THE POWDER ROOM SPA English Harbour

(268) 788-0149

FB: @thepowderroomspa www.elementsantigua.com

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TOUCH THERAPIES St. John’s

(268) 562-1286

islandmassage@hotmail.com www.touchtherapiesanu.com

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TRANQUIL COTTAGE SPA Freetown Village, St. Philips

(268) 561-7103

FB: @Tranquil Cottage Spa

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YOFI SPA & BEAUTY Lower Heritage Quay, St. John’s

(268) 562-8373

FB: YofiInspiredByNature

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THE INN SPA

The Inn at English Harbour Hotel, Freeman’s Bay, Antigua T: (268) 460-1014 E: theinn@candw.ag www.theinnantigua.com

Re-energize your soul and body at The Inn Spa with a range of pampering treatments. The Inn Spa areas transition through an impeccable minimalist Asian/Caribbean theme offering you a serene sense of elegance throughout. The in-sync treatments award you a relaxing sensory experience; with a list that includes Swedish full-body and Indian head massages, Reflexology, Body exfoliation and wraps and extensive beauty treatments at the fullservice salon.

AVEDA SPA

Sugar Ridge Hotel, Tottenham Park Nr. Jolly Harbour, St. Mary’s, Antigua T: (268) 484-3701 E: hotel@sugarridgeantigua.com www.sugarridgeantigua.com

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The AVEDA Concept Spa is designed to awaken the senses and restore balance in a serene atmosphere. The Spa offers five treatment rooms including a suite for couples and a wide range of massage, skincare and body treatments suitable for both men and women. The full-service beauty salon offers nail, hair, waxing and make up services. There is a Fitness Center with Cybex equipment and a Yoga Studio where a team of dedicated staff will help you realise your full fitness and wellness potential.


ABLE CHIROPRACTIC & 3E WELLNESS CENTRE • Educate • Enlighten • Empower

Dr. Williams runs a professional and welcoming chiropractic clinic & wellness centre. Offering chiropractic and massage therapy, the focus is on a natural & drug free solution. From assisting with healing an injury, to maintaining wellness, these methods can help to prevent pain and achieve optimal health & vitality. The clinic is family-friendly, treating babies & seniors. Pregnancy care is available, and patients receive a personal experience, inclusive of nutritional support and lifestyle tips. Island visitors are welcome for a body tune-up whilst on holiday! A lymphatic drainage or a detoxifying cleanse will fix you up! Treat yourself to a range of beauty services; aromatherapy, reflexology, or a hot stone massage. Catch the soothing voice of Dr. Williams every Wednesday at 7pm on her ‘Healthy Living’ show, Observer Radio FM 91.1. Village Walk Shopping Centre, Friar’s Hill Road, St. John’s E: teamable2016@gmail.com or dr.esther.e.williams38@gmail.com T: (268 462-7246 or 772-7246 FB: @ablechiro


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DIRECTORY - THINGS TO DO WATER BASED TOURS

Life’s-A-Picnic – Champagne Power Yacht Tours

WATER-BASED ACTIVITIES

Adventure Antigua - Xtreme

T: +1 (268) 725-4663 or

40 Knots - Kitesurfing &

Circumnav & Eco Tour

+1 (268) 720-4663

Windsurfing

T: +1 (268) 726-6355 or +1 (268) 764-5256

E: bookings@lifesapicnic-antigua.com

T: +1 (268) 788-9504

www.adventureantigua.com

www.lifesapicnic-antigua.com

E: 40@40knots.net

Antigua Ocean Adventures

Miguel’s Holiday Adventure

T: +1 (268) 464-7576

Prickly Pear Island retreat

Antigua Paddles

E: oceanadventures@candw.ag

T: +1 (268) 723-7418 or

T: +1 (268) 720-4322

+1 (268) 460-9978

E: info@antiguapaddles.com

Barbuda Express Ferry

E: miguels_ha@hotmail.com

www.antiguapaddles.com

T: +1 (268) 560-7989 or +1 (268) 764-2291

www.pricklypearisland.com

www.40knots.net

Dive Carib

E: info@barbudaexpress.com

Ondeck Sailing

T: +1 (268) 732-3475

T: +1 (268) 562-6696 / 7954

E: divingantigua@gmail.com

Blue Goat Yacht Charter Tours

E: antigua@ondecksailing.com

www.divecarib.com

T: +1 (268) 783-4983

www.ondeckoceanracing.com

www.antiguaferries.com

Dockyard Divers

E: bluegoatantigua@gmail.com www.facebook.com/bluegoatantigua

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Catamaran Sailing Antigua

Reef Rider Snorkelling Adventure

T: +1 (268) 729-3040

T: +1 (268) 728-5239

www.dockyard-divers.com

www.antiguareefriders.com

Jolly Dive Centre

T: +1 (268) 786-1311 or +1 (268) 779-1004 E: coolcat@catamaransailingantigua.com www.catamaransailingantigua.com

Tropical Adventures – Excellence & Mystic II Catamarans

T: +1 (268) 462-8305 E: info@jollydive.com

T: +1 (268) 480-1225 / 26 / 27 /28

Catch The Cat - Catamaran Sailing

E: reservations@tropadantigua.com

Kite Surf Antigua

T: +1 (268) 464-7113

www.tropicalad.com

T: +1 (268) 720-5483

E: info@catchthecatantigua.com www.catchthecatantigua.com

E: info@kitesurfantigua.com

Tropical Catamaran Sailing

www.kitesurfantigua.com

T: +1 (268) 771-8651

Creole Cruises

E: cat.sailing@yahoo.com

Soul Immersion Dive Centre

T: +1 (268) 770-4444 or +1 (268) 784 9654

www.tropicalcatamaransailing.com

T: +1 (268) 725-5377 or 720-8314

E: creoleantiguatours@gmail.com www.creoleantiguatours.com

E: soulimmersions@hotmail.com

Treasure Island Cruises

www.soulimmersions.ag

T: +1 (268) 461-8675

Jenny’s Montserrat Tours

E: tours@treasureislandcruises.ag

Stingray City

T: +1 (268) 722-8188/9092

www.treasureislandcruises.ag

T: +1 (268) 562-7297

or +1 (268) 778-9786

www.stingraycityantigua.com

Wadadli Cats – Catamaran Cruises

Swash Water Park

T: +1 (268) 462-4792

T: +1 (268) 771-1676 /

Joy Sailing Tours

T: +1 (268) 562-2792

726-7179 / 717-0054

T: +1 (268) 736-6953

E: wadadlicats@candw.ag

E: swashwaterparkntigua@gmail.com

E: enjoysailing@icloud.com

www.wadadlicats.com

E: jennytours@hotmail.com www.jennytours.webs.com

www.joysailingtours.com

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Mystic Amara – Sports Fishing

Authentic Tours - Photo Tour T: +1 (268) 726-3148

Antigua Rainforest Company Zipline Tour & Nature Tours

T: +1 (268) 464-7112

E: ted@photofantasyantigua.com

T: +1 (268) 562-6363

T: +1 (268) 764-3474

www.photofantasyantigua.com

E: arc@candw.ag

E: info@fishingantigua.com

www.antiguarainforest.com

Island Taxi & Tours Barbuda

www.fishingantigua.com

www.antiguanaturetours.com

Claude Burton, Barbuda

National Sailing Academy

T: +1 (268) 460-0103 or +1 (268) 771-4345

Caribbean Helicopters

T: +1 (268) 562-8060

Nat Taxi Tours Antigua

T: +1 (268) 460-5900

T: +1 (268) 464-2645

T: +1 (268) 732-7938

T: +1 (268) 562-8687

E: info@nationalsailingacademy.org

T: +1 (268) 778-9301

E: reservations@caribbeanhelicopters.com

www.nationalsailingacademy.org

E: nathanielgeorge234@gmail.com

www.caribbeanhelicopters.com

SUP Antigua

Pelican Island Tours

Cedar Valley Golf Course

T: +1 (268) 724-8150

T: +1 (268) 728-2969

T: +1 (268) 462-0161

E: SUPAntigua@gmail.com

E: ap_treasuretours@hotmail.com

E: info@cvgolfantigua.com

www.standuppaddleantigua.com

www.pelicansafari.com

www.cvgolfantigua.com

Turtle Tours - EAG

Footsteps Hiking

T: +1 (268) 462-6236

Salty Dogs Rentals – Land & Sea Excursions

E: eagantigua@gmail.com

T: +1 (268) 562-8341 or +1 (268) 783-5366

E: info@hikingantigua.com

www.eagantigua.org

E: saltydogsrentals@gmail.com

www.hikingantigua.com

T: +1 (268) 460-1234

www.saltydogsrentals.com

Windsurf Antigua

Happy Heights Hiking

T: +1 (268) 461-9463

Sunshine Island Beach Tours

T: +1 (268) 720-6512

E: windsurfingantigua@hotmail.com

E: sunshinebeachtours@hotmail.com

T: +1 (268) 728-4453

www.windsurfantigua.net

T: +1 (268) 560-5871

FB: happpyheights

LAND-BASED TOURS & DRIVING TOURS

Tropical Adventures – Island Safari & Island Safari Gold

Reliable Stables

T: +1 (268) 480-1225 / 26 / 27

+1 (268) 773-4086

E: reservations@tropadantigua.com

E: bspliff68@gmail.com

T: +1 (268) 770-1369

Bigs Car Rental

T: +1 (268) 562-4901 or

www.tropicalad.com

+1 (268) 772-9900 E: info@bigscarrental.com

T: +1 (268) 770-9333 or

LAND-BASED ACTIVITIES

Sunfire Horseback Riding Academy T: +1 (268) 770-6305

www.bigscarrental.com

Antigua Buggys

E: sunfirehorseriding@hotmail.com

Chase Rent-A-Car

T: +1 (268) 789-9686

T: +1 (268) 561-4066

T: +1 (268) 786-1311 / 779-1004

Trek Tours - Hiking

+1 (268) 726-4066 or +1 (268) 723-7476

E: bookings@antiguabuggys.com

T: +1 (268) 774-8735 or

www.chaserentacar.com

www.antiguabuggys.com

+1 (268) 771-9508

Cheke’s Scooter & Car Rental

Antigua Equestrian Centre

T: +1 (268) 723-9292

at Springhill Riding Club

National Parks - Heritage Tours

E: chekescooter@hotmail.com

T: +1 (268) 460-7787

T: +1 (268) 481-5021 / 22 / 23

www.chekesrentals.com

E: susieadderson@btinternet.com

E: info@nationalparksantigua.com

www.antiguaequestrian.com

www.nationalparksantigua.com

www.trektoursantigua.com

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CHAMPAGNE POWER YACHT CHARTERS WITH GOURMET PICNICS The most memorable moments in life are often spent in good company with excellent Food & Drink. Fortunately, in Antigua & Barbuda we can provide the perfect recipe for these precious times. ‘Life’s-a-Picnic’

PRIVATE CHARTER PACKAGES Private Day/Sunset Charter with Gourmet Picnic • Private Champagne Breakfast Picnic Private Cheese & Wine Pairing Sunset Picnic • Private Waterfront Restaurant Lunch Cruise Treat yourself, a loved one, friends or family to a unique picnic experience at sea that will never be forgotten. This scrumdiddlyumptious private affair is for foodies, wine connoisseurs and anyone who enjoys the good life. The sexy power-yacht cuts through the clear blue waters in style with glamorous chaise lounge sun pads and a curvaceous chill-out lounge. Swim, sunbathe, snorkel and explore our magnificent coastlines at your own pace. Special occasions, surprise picnics, weddings and honeymoons are also our pleasure. Gastronomic wicker picnic hampers, champagne welcome and bespoke service for up to 6 guests. Full day private charters are approximately 6hrs. Half day charters approximately 3.5hrs. Pick-up and Drop-off times & locations can be flexible to suit guests.

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WATERFRONT RESTAURANT CRUISES Our islands are blessed with magnificent coastlines peppered with fantastic eateries. Many of these may be accessed by boat, which makes for a stylish arrival.

WATERFRONT RESTAURANTS Cecillia’s High Point Café – Carlisle Bay Resort – Coconut Grove – Curtain Bluff - La Bussola Italian Restaurant – Castaways Beach Bar & Restaurant – Dennis’ Beach Bar & Restaurant – Darkwood Beach Bar – Jackie O’s – OJ’s Bar & Restaurant – The Nest Beach Bar – Turners Beach Restaurant – Admiral’s Inn & Boom Restaurants – Bumpkins Beach Bar & Restaurant – Copper & Lumber Store Hotel – Cloggy’s Antigua Yacht Club – Nonsuch Bay Resort – Sun Ra. Accessible restaurants in Barbuda include: Uncle Roddy’s Beach Bar & Grill Our Waterfront Restaurant Lunch Package includes: 2 crewmembers, fuel, champagne welcome, lunch at your chosen venue. Additional drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

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because Life’s-a-Picnic! +1 268 725 4663

www.lifesapicnic-antigua.com


TROPICAL ADVENTURES

THE CARIBBEAN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!

Land and Sea

GOL D

A N T IG UA

www.tropicalad.com

Lower Redcliffe Street, St. John’s, Antigua Office phone: +1 (268) 480-1225 | reservations@tropadantigua.com

Land tours


Double-the-fun – enjoy two tours in one package with our Land & Sea Tours

Fun, adventure and exploration with 4x4 off-road Land Tour adventures for the entire family

Ride the waves with off-shore coastal adventures on our Sea Tours

• Island Safari & Eco Kayak • Island Safari 4x4 & Stingray City

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Eco Kayak 4x4 Discovery Island Safari Adventure Safari & Half Moon Bay Historical Sites with SUV

Sea tours

Tropical Adventures offers tours that are fun and exciting for families of all ages. 
Enjoy our range of sightseeing tours of Antigua & Barbuda. Experience a Caribbean lunch on our amazing beaches, try our land-based Island Safari jeep tours, or eco-kayak through the mangroves, explore underwater life

snorkeling our reefs, visit secluded island beaches, take a day sail on the Mystic Catamaran with a guided

side trip to swim with stingrays. Alternatively, circumnavigate Antigua or cruise to beautiful Barbuda aboard the Excellence Catamaran. We welcome group and party bookings for private events.


SUP a n t i g u a

– Just SUP!

15% DISCOUNT

ON ALL ONLINE PURCHASES

T: (268) 724-8150 @supantigua

@supantigua

E: SUPAntigua@gmail.com

SUP Paddle boarding

U.S. coast guard approved equipment. Safety is SUP Antigua’s #1 priority. SUP and Kayaking lessons available.

WWW.STANDUPPADDLEANTIGUA.COM

KAYAK & STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS Delivery available island-wide


STINGRAY CITy The

Brightest Rays in the Caribbean

2017 Winner

Stingray City Antigua

www.stingraycityantigua.com

Your Stingray City Antigua Snorkel Adventure will be the highlight of your vacation, and an experience that will live with you forever. Our very friendly and gentle Southern Rays are without doubt, “The Brightest Rays in the Caribbean”. Come and enjoy with us this unique experience of touching and feeding a Stingray, together with snorkelling amongst magnificent coral reefs and colourful tropical fish. Our action packed adventures are not to be missed.

stingray@candw.ag Office: 268 562 7297 Fax: 268 562 7806 Stingray City (Antigua) Ltd. Seaton’s Village, St. John’s, Antigua


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With Exhilarating Activities on Land and at Sea

Step into one of Antigua’s most valuable rainforest conservation areas with Dassa, from Footsteps Rainforest Hiking Tours. Dassa, your guide, is a man of the soil who knows every nook and cranny of Antigua. He runs educational hiking tours that blend history with nature using his extensive knowledge of indigenous plants, herbs, trees and customs. During the hike Dassa always pauses to point out something of interest; be it a red-necked pigeon, a gigantic silk cotton tree, or Antigua’s national flower the Dagger Log, which is an agave whose long stem was once used in the construction of fishing rafts. Footsteps Rainforest Hiking will take you to off-beat destinations

where you’ll venture along scented lemongrass-lined paths and through forest-covered backcountry trails. Get out on the water and try the world’s fastest growing water sport, with SUP Antigua. It’s easier than you think. With a platform for increased visibility above and below the water, explore new places you can’t get to any other way on a stand-uppaddle-board – SUP! From the soft sands of Dickenson Bay with direct access to the tranquil Caribbean Sea, this is a perfect way to try SUPing for the whole family. Alternatively, explore the tranquil coastlines by kayak. GoPro cameras available to rent. Lessons available from ACA certified instructors, utilizing top of

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the line gear and boards. Safety is SUP Antigua’s #1 priority. Slide, swim, bounce, jump or just kick back and lounge, Swash Water Park — Come splash with us! Situated at the beautiful Darkwood Beach on the South-West coast, is Antigua’s only inflatable water park. With an extensive course, the fun is endless for kids and adults alike. Safety is a priority at all times and the well-trained, friendly staff ensure everyone makes the most of the activity, whilst keeping a watchful eye. Feel free to swim across the crystal clear waters to the park or grab a ride in the dingy. Bounce around for an hour or extend your visit with a day pass.


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Start your hiking expedition in the tropical gardens of the Fig Tree Studio Art Gallery and head into the heart of the rainforest with Footsteps Rainforest Hiking Tours. T: + 1 (268) 460-1234 or 773-2345 E: info@hikingantigua.com www.hikingantigua.com

SUP Antigua provides everything you need to get out on the water, including all U.S. coast guard approved equipment. Boards delivered island wide. T: +1 (268) 724-8150 E: SUPAntigua@gmail.com FB: @supantigua www.standuppaddleantigua.com

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Swash Water Park — You are guanranteed a great time with family and friends at Antigua’s latest water attraction. T: +1 (268) 771-1676 / 726-7179 / 717-0054 E: swashwaterparkntigua@gmail.com Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10am - 6pm


GET INTO THE ‘SPIRIT OF ANTIGUA’ AND SAIL AWAY WITH WADADLI CATS! Set sail with Wadadli Cats and you’ll remember the day forever. Choose between three exciting cruises showcasing everything from Antigua’s crystal clear bays and uninhabited islands to its fish-stocked reefs just perfect for snorkelling. Your cruise will also include great music and fun company, and it couldn’t be easier to get on board as you’ll be picked up right on the beach from one of the island’s main hotels. Wadadli Cats offer 5 well-established catamarans, the 66-foot ‘Spirit of Antigua’ a state-of-the-art vessel that guarantees the fastest and most exhilarating sailing speeds. Such speedy cruising means that you’ll not only have access to the best beaches and snorkelling sites, but you’ll also have plenty of time to relax over your Caribbean-style buffet lunch. An open bar, snorkelling equipment, convenient stem ladders and freshwater showers are all part of the deal too. Deck awnings and spacious roofed areas are also available to provide you with plenty of shade.

CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF ANTIGUA There’s no better boat than the ‘Spirit of Antigua’ for this 60-mile trip. Your day includes snorkelling, exciting open ocean sailing along the north coast, as well as lunch at Green Island. In the afternoon you take a leisurely sail past English Harbour before returning to your departure point. CADES REEF CRUISE Cruise along the calm Leeward coast past Pelican Island to Antigua’s most impressive barrier reef. Anchor in shallow waters at this snorkellers’ paradise stretching for an amazing two miles. BIRD ISLAND Enjoy a gentle cruise to this stunning, uninhabitable offshore island which is designated as a National Park. The tranquil reef bound waters are perfect for children and beginner snorkellers or for simply enjoying a leisurely swim in the protected bay.

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RENDEZVOUS COMPANY TOUR OPERATOR The Rendezvous Company has been around for 20 years, and is now firmly established as Antigua’s number one Tour Operator with 52 unique, innovative and exclusive tours. All Tours are professionally run by our extensively trained Guides and offered to most leading cruise lines visiting Antigua, as well as hotel Guests and Locals. Our tours range from low minimum niche tours to high volume and extremely popular tours. We offer a variety of tours to suit all demographics including Beach, Private Island, Golf, Zip Lining, Segway, Helicopter, Island & Historical

Tours and St John’s City Walking Tour (we are the first and only Tour operator to offer these tours with the Whisper Listening System), Beach Horseback, Private Yachts, Hiking, Catamaran tours and more. Our Guides are extensively in-house trained and are all CPR and First Aid trained, so our guests will be in safe hands. St. John’s, Antigua | T: +1 (268) 480-1007 /8 www.rendezvousantigua.com

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Scenic Island

Tours By Locals

Choose your own itinerary, see the island at your own pace, visit historic sites and enjoy a very informative, funny and relaxing driving tour of our beautiful island.

MARY’S TAXI & TOURS Mary Williams Island tours, car and golf cart rental, souvenir beach shop also available T: (268) 729 6161 WhatsApp: (268) 772 3233 E: marytaxitours@yahoo.com

NAT TOURS Nathaniel George T: (268) 732 7938 T: (268) 778 9301 E: nathanielgeorge234@gmail.com

Take a private tour with a knowledgeable local person as your tour guide! A road trip is a fun way to explore our islands and meet our people.

EMELDA FRANK, Tours and Taxi Service T: (268) 764 6417 or 720 9721 E: emelda_frank@hotmail.com www.bestofantiguatours.com

SITES HISTORICAL TOURS Perfect for inquisitive minds and adventurous souls. SITES is a company authorised by the Diocese of the North Eastern Caribbean and Aruba to provide tours of Antigua’s historical Anglican churches and to collect donations on their behalf. This certifies that the facts and memorabilia presented on any tour are authentic. The Caribbean is rich with sites that bring to life momentous stories that have eternally shaped the world’s present day and coloured its past. Add depth and wonder to your island experience as you explore Antigua & Barbuda through the lens of a local storyteller, your SITES Tour Guide. This is a family tour company passionate about teaching Caribbean History and the preservation of historical sites, so a percentage of your tour fee will be donated towards the upkeep of the landmark(s) visited. St. John’s, Antigua FB/IG: @SitesTours E: caribsitestours@gmail.com | www.sitestours.com


Experience the thrill of sailing across the turquoise waters on a private crewed yacht charter. Jabberwocky offers a selection of exclusive private sailing charters for parties of 2 to 10 people. Lunch is freshly prepared by an onboard chef, with fine wine and an open bar throughout. Day charters offer sailing, swimming and snorkeling, with special cruise ship charters, designed to fit in with daily schedules. A more romantic experience can be captured aboard the Sunset Cruise, which slips from late afternoon into early evening, perfect for winding down with a sundowner. Celebration Cruises can be arranged for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, weddings and honeymoons, or spoil yourself with the Late Lunch charter, offering a comprehensive package and champagne and canapés at sunset. Jabberwocky is the only private charter boat in Antigua to have been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 8 years in a row and frequently attracts comments like “the best day of our holiday.” Come and find out why for yourselves.


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Antigua’s Carnival attracts people from everywhere. Featured on this spread is the Pwen La Mas Camp from Guadeloupe. Photographs ŠMichael Kevin Simon



ADVENTURE ANTIGUA SEA TOURS & CHARTERS ChaseRentaCar.com and Taxi Service are a locally owned car rental agency with over 9 years providing exceptional, reliable service. They provide economy, midsized and luxury cars, also 4X4 jeeps. If you are planning a vacation to Antigua, call us first... “We Guarantee Affordable Rates”. ChaseRentaCar.com also offers unique, personal driving tours of Antigua, which are fun for the whole family!

WE DELIVER ISLAND WIDE. Potters Village, St. John’s | T: (268) 561 4066 / 726 4066 E: chaserentals@hotmail.com

Come and Experience a Comfortable Ride!

Take a Scheduled Day Tour or Private Charter to secret spots and beautiful secluded destinations. Custom tours are unparalleled. Adventure Antigua - Eco Tour - Visit the secret spots of North Sound, a large unspoiled area off Antigua; protected by twenty-two little islands and countless reefs. Perfect for those who would like a day of snorkelling, caving, sightseeing, hikes, and other adventures. Adventure Xtreme Antigua - The best circumnavigation island trip for true adventurers with 5 stops including the Stingray City on a high performance 45-foot powerboat. This very organic day is the most authentic experience you can have on the water while in Antigua.

Dickenson Bay, St. John’s T: (268) 726-6355 or 764-5256 E: info@adventureantigua.com | www.adventureantigua.com


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The Barbuda Express is a great way to visit Barbuda. The innovative wave-piercing catamaran gives passengers comfort at high speed. The journey time of 90 minutes in nearly all weather conditions makes the ferry ideal for business use, daytrips and excursions.

Guided Barbuda Day Tours are available and taxis are available at the ferry docks on both islands.

INFORMATION • RESERVATIONS • TICKETING OFFICE Broadwalk, Redcliffe Quay, by Exotic Antigua Store, St. John’s Tel: (268) 560 7989 Tel: (268) 764 2291

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SALTY DOGS ADVENTURES / RENTALS Adventure awaits you!!! Our customized buggy route starts in St John’s, at Redcliffe Quay and heads out of town. Travel dirt tracks through rural areas to beautiful Body Pond. Blaze through the trails of Antigua’s one and only tropical rainforest. Savour Antigua’s beautiful sights, sounds and tastes. Stunning views! Learn about Antigua’s Flora and Fauna! Soak up

our history! Friendly and informative guides will lead the way and you will feel like a true explorer as you pilot a 2-seat off-road automatic Buggy.

Redcliffe Quay, St John’s T: (268) 562-8341 E: saltydogsrentals@gmail.com F: Salty Dogs Adventures/Rentals www.saltydogsrentals.com

MIGUEL’S HOLIDAY ADVENTURE

Ocean Point Resort, Hodge’s Bay T: (268) 723-7418 or 460-9978 E: miguels_ha@hotmail.com www.pricklypearisland.com

Excursion to Prickly Pear Island. A fun day trip to Prickly Pear Island is a short 5-minute boat ride. All-inclusive West Indian buffet lunch with lobster, fish, conch, chicken, rice, salad and a variety of snacks. Also an open-bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Professional snorkelling instruction, snorkelling equipment and sunbeds with umbrellas are all part of the service. Departing Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday mornings. The island is available to hire for private events.

barbudaful.net barbudaful.net Celebrating the beauty of Barbuda. Barbudaful.net is a community site where any Barbudan, or business in Barbuda can be represented. We know that Barbudans around the world visit us to catch up on news from home as the website represents Barbuda as the lively and enterprising place that it is. Barbudans living overseas - especially the younger generations and those who have never been to Barbuda - can visit us to find accurate up-to-date information about the island, its history, accommodation, transport, nature tourism info, places of interest and island facts and figures. Visit us soon, we are rebuilding beauty...


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AUTHENTIC TOURS Experience Antigua’s uniqueness through the professional photographer’s eyes of Ted Martin. On your memorable photo tour you will discover our local culture, historic sites, market places, island characters and scenic beauty. This interactive tour is lots of fun and perfect for couples, families and small groups who want to capture great vacation moments to be shared and remembered. CD with all photos included in the package.

T: +1(268) 726-3148 • E: ted@photofantasyantigua.com • www.photofantasyantigua.com

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Soul Immersions is a full service dive centre run by Shawn Clarke with over 17 years local experience. He offers a full range of PADI dive courses for all abilities from open water to professional dive masters and snorkelling adventures for non-divers. Soul Immersions is one of only a few hydrostatic testing stations and they also specialise in dive equipment repairs and visual tank inspection.

Email: soulimmersions@hotmail.com Tel: (268) 720 8314

Car Rental - VIP Service - Taxi Hire ENGLISH HARBOUR, ST. PAUL’S, ANTIGUA.

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A WHOLE NEW PERSPECTIVE

Experience a once in a lifetime helicopter experience... Select one of our exciting Island Tours or Custom Charters and leave gravity behind you as you gently soar over Montserrat’s volcano, historic harbours, translucent waters, turquoise reefs and uninhabited offshore islands.

BARBUDA CHARTERS • MONTSERRAT VOLCANO TOUR ANTIGUA TOURS • ST. KITTS TOURS • CUSTOM CHARTERS PRIVATE PLANE CHARTERS AND SCHEDULE FLIGHTS AVAILABLE

Plane Reservations: reservations@flychl.com Helicopter Reservations: reservations@caribbeanhelicopters.com 268-460-5900 or 562-TOUR (8687) | V.C. Bird International Airport, Runway 10, Antigua

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NATIONAL PARKS ANTIGUA Nelson’s Dockyard National Park is remarkably rich in history and natural treasures. Tours through the Dockyard are conducted daily; there are also several nature trails and wonderful beaches to explore. The historic venues and the grounds of the National Park may be hired for private events and weddings. The Park also hosts some exciting land and sea based international events that are not to be missed. Nelson’s Dockyard is the heart of Antigua’s naval history and the home of its modern yachting community. Numerous forts and military posts including Shirley

Heights, Fort Berkeley, Fort Charlotte, and Fort George are in the park. The Dow’s Hill Interpretation Centre gives visitors insights into the area’s history and its numerous hiking trails, shops, and restaurants provide visitors with plenty to do. Your entrance fee contribution is important. 100% of the money raised from entrance fees stays in the Park and goes towards maintaining and improving visitor facilities, providing educational information, advancing the museum research programmes and towards the continuation of the restoration programme.

Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, P.O. Box 1283, St. John’s, Antigua

Opening Hours:

T: (268) 481-5022 | E: info@nationalparksantigua.com

Seven days a week - 9:00am – 5:00pm.

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Entrance Fee: $8 US (Non-Citizens), $3 US (Citizens)


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Today about 112 sugar mill towers still dot the countryside of Antigua. Betty’s Hope is a sugar plantation site where one of the two sugar mill towers has been fully restored complete with sails. Seen here by night with Milky Way. T: +1 (268) 462-1469 Located off the Pares Main Road, St. Philip’s. © Diego Tam


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Fort James © Diego Tam


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GREAT GEORGE FORT

MONKS HILL Text: DR. REGINALD MURPHY Edited by: CLAUDIA JOHNSON

In 2015 the Government of Spain offered to assist the Government of Antigua & Barbuda with the restoration of an historic site. The purpose for the international collaboration is to shift focus from Antigua & Barbuda’s usual tourist attractions, ‘sun, sea, sand’ and instead draw attention to its cultural heritage. Great George Fort is located on a plateau overlooking Falmouth Harbour and has majestic, panoramic views out to sea and across the undeveloped rural interior of the island. It is the largest, enclosed fortified complex on Antigua, with a long and fascinating history dating to the earliest years of settlement and colonisation. In its isolated setting, it is only accessible by serious, four-wheel drive enthusiasts and hikers seeking the unusual outdoor experience, and so the fascinating history of this site remains relatively unknown.

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A year of French occupation in 1666 and persistent raids by bands of Caribs, resulted in the English building this significant structure to serve as a place of refuge & protection from future invasion. The large table hill, 688 feet in elevation, was chosen and construction began in 1689. By 1702, one hundred slaves were employed in the project, which would take sixteen years to complete. The fortress was named after the patron Saint of England. In the 1736 uprising on Antigua, a primary objective of the slaves was the capture the fort. This would take place immediately following the ‘blowing up’ of the government house on Clark’s Hill. All of the island’s white elite,-planters, military officers and militia were to attend a ball in honour of the coronation of King George I, presenting a timely opportunity for their demise. However, their plot was discovered and the blood bath and reprisals that followed are marked in Antigua’s history as the Prince Klass Revolt. In the post Napoleonic era, and with the eventual emancipation of the slaves, Monk’s Hill lost her strategic military importance and by the latter part of the 19th century spent her final years as a signal station. A cannon was fired to mark the end of each working day and a black ‘time ball’ was hoist on the prominent flag staff to signal midday to the field workers. In the early 20th century the signal man would report the sighting of ships via a

single wire telephone, but in 1923 it was closed and the fort abandoned. Used briefly as a lookout station during WWI and WWII, the derelict fort was finally placed under the management of the National Parks Authority in 1991. Today, the site is covered in dry tropical vegetation which has caused major damage to the buildings and walls. Despite these conditions, a team of keen archaeologists have conducted a survey with the help of some pretty impressive technology. Using a 1752 map and a drone equipped with GPS, camera and 3-D photogrammetry have produced a 3 dimensional image of the site. GIS software was used to develop a new series of site maps. Sections of walls were surveyed using a 3-D technology which permits the computer to determine the amount of wall that is missing or damaged. As a result, we now know that the fort is approximately 8 acres of enclosed space and is comprised of two sections. These feature flagpoles, gun platforms, barracks, cisterns, powder magazines, the hospital and other structures. The surrounding wall is 988 metres of which 512 metres will require major reconstruction. A total of 45 structures were found. This in itself is an exciting find, as the 1752 map only had 14 structures recorded in total. The most prominent structure is the north entry gate, where today’s visitor can take in some of the most fantastic views on the island.

Essential to any defensive military compound would have been black smith shops, bakeries, storerooms, servants and worker/slave quarters, latrines, a chapel, a commissary, a hospital, cisterns, and quarters for the doctor and medical staff. Married soldiers and officers were quartered in separate barracks from women and children. It was expected that there would be an abundance of barracks or housing facilities. There was also accommodation for visitors in times of war as well as provision for their valuables, documents and trusted servants. Further to this, as the Caribbean was rife with yellow fever and malaria, a substantial cemetery was also expected. The Monk’s Hill Cemetery is located west of the main gate on the outside of the northern wall. The lack of defining boundary walls for the cemetery make it difficult to identify its precise size. The map dating to the 18th century does not include the cemetery location and the readable headstones indicate burials dating to the first three decades of the 19th century. In addition to partial names and dates, the 35th and 36th Regiments were identified on a few headstones. The readability of the inscriptions vary from highly legible to completely illegible. National Parks has put the Great George Fort on their priority list and funding for a more expansive archaeological programme is on the cards. The site has proved to be rich and fruitful, with artefacts representative of the early colonial life ways, domestic and military culture.

Overleaf inset: Original map courtesy of the John Brown Library at Brown University, USA. Overleaf main image: Panoramic coastal view of Falmouth Harbour, looking towards Nelson’s Dockyard from the summit of Monk’s Hill. © Janie Conley-Johnson Opposite left: Headstones in the Monk’s Hill cemetery. © Dr. Reginald Murphy Opposite right: Images of green stone perimeter walls of Great Fort George. © Janie Conley-Johnson

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Sunset view across Codrington Lagoon, Barbuda © Blue Halo Initiative Barbuda

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TRAVELLING A TO B

AND BEYOND

In pursuit of the perfect extra island getaway… No matter what you crave, there is an offshore excursion or islandhopping adventure that will surely satisfy. Experience the different characteristics and diverse nature of Antigua’s neighbouring islands through exclusive excursions and side-line trips for an amazing holiday within a holiday. Take time out to add value to your holiday with an affordable bonus jaunt, which will broaden your horizons. Antigua may be more high profile, but Barbuda—the lower key and less populated of the two islands is just as, if not more, dazzling. Visit Montserrat, truly unique with an active volcano that scientists call one of the most interesting in the world. See the awesome legacy of this force of nature from safe vantage points around our modern-day Pompeii, Montserrat’s old capital, Plymouth. There’s no shortage of ‘Old World’ charm on the unspoiled Caribbean island of Nevis. The smaller sister isle of St. Kitts is a mere 36 square miles of “foliage-draped Eden” dotted with picturesque plantation hotels. As you navigate from one isle to the next you will be stunned by the vast range of topographical and cultural differences each island has to offer. Get out and explore Barbuda Beach Bar

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BARBUDA EXPRESS

A rush of adrenaline as you power through the high seas towards the destination of your dreams.

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No trip to Antigua is complete without visiting the sister isle of Barbuda. This hidden gem is easily accessed via the Barbuda Express ferry service which operates 6 days a week with two trips daily, departing from Antigua at 8am, and Barbuda at 4pm. The journey lasts approximately 90 minutes each way, no matter the weather conditions. Climb aboard the innovative wavepiercing catamaran, which offers passengers maximum comfort at high speed, to discover and enjoy the astounding scenic beauty and tranquillity of Barbuda. Once ashore, you can select from a variety of tour packages for exploring and discovering this undeveloped

and little-visited island. Your tour begins with a short taxi ride from the dock, which takes you via the village of Codrington on route to the Frigate Bird Sanctuary, the largest frigate bird colony outside of the Galapagos. Then enjoy a visit to the caves used by indigenous Arawak Indians or a tour of the pristine Princess Diana Beach. Each tour package allows you ample time to kick back on a serene strip of famous pink powder-soft sand beach while indulging in an “al fresco” lobster lunch under the trees, before swimming and snorkelling in the crystal clear waters. Finally, you will be whisked back to the ferry for your return trip back to Antigua.

Day Tour #1 (Bird Sanctuary Tour) The Caves - Bird Sanctuary - Martello Tower - Lunch on Pink Sand Beach Day Tour #2 (Princess Diana & Bird Sanctuary Tour) The Bird Sanctuary - Princess Diana Beach - Lunch on Pink Sand Beach

Ferries operate 6 days a week. Office Hours: 9am to 5pm For Reservations & Tours: T: +1 (268) 764-2291 E: info@barbudaexpress.com www.barbudaexpress.com

FLY MONTSERRAT

Cruise ship may be a great way to see the islands, but the fastest way to island hop is by plane. Fly Montserrat can take you and your party island hopping throughout the Caribbean region. The Britten Norman Islander aircraft is ideal for a party of up to 8 and you get a service where you choose where and when you want to go. One ways, day trips, multi-destination – you choose! Experience the different beauty that each island offers, the exciting activities, historical sites and great food – and just a hop away. The airline runs scheduled flights between Antigua & Barbuda and Montserrat and charters to all other destinations; Nevis,

Guadeloupe, St. Barth, and St. Martin. Flying from its base in the lovely island of Montserrat, the company also operates a 20 minute scheduled service between Antigua and Montserrat with day trips to see the volcano. According to the Managing Director of the company, Captain Nigel Harris, “When you hike the entrancing nature trails of Montserrat, or sip a tropical drink under the canopy of flamboyant trees, or drive our winding mountain roads, which rise into lush mountain rainforests and trace miles of hidden coastline. Don’t forget the modern day Pompei

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– the city of Plymouth buried by the volcano, then you know you’ve arrived at one of the Caribbean’s most naturally spectacular destinations”. Fly Montserrat will take you there.

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Black Sand Beaches, Montserrat

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View of Montserrat – Indigo on the Beach, Carlisle Bay, Antigua

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Caribbean Helicopters Beach Landing, Barbuda Botantical Gardens, Nevis

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CARIBBEAN HELICOPTERS & FLYCHL

Explore new heights…because you never know what you’ll see or discover until you hop aboard for a birds eye view. A trip to the Montserrat volcano, island hopping, golfing, lunch, sightseeing or shopping - let Caribbean Helicopters & FlyChl help make your holiday a truly unforgettable experience. The two companies provide many services between Antigua & Barbuda and around the Caribbean region operating as far south as Guyana, and as far north as Anguilla. Their tourist helicopter services are in the form of tours and inter-island charters. MONTSERRAT VOLCANO TOUR Simply the most exciting tour in the Caribbean! A chance to see the live Soufrière Hills Volcano crater, pyroclastic flows, the surrounding exclusion zone and the former capital of Plymouth, which in some places has been buried under 40 feet of ash! ANTIGUA TOUR (half & full island)

Combine the exhilaration of a helicopter flight with the amazing tropical scenery of the South West coast of Antigua. Includes Cades Reef, Rendezvous Bay, Half Moon Bay and English Harbour in a half island tour. The more comprehensive full island tour also takes in additional dramatic overhead views of most of Antigua’s hotels, offshore islands and historic sites, along with over 50 miles of translucent tropical waters, reef systems and, of course, 365 of the best beaches in the world!

specific in mind? FlyChl service offers scheduled plane flights to destinations throughout the Caribbean (please see their website for details). Charter your own flight to another Eastern Caribbean destination; they can take you there. Caribbean Helicopters also offer commercial operations for aerial photography/film work, medical evacuation, sling work, construction, mining exploration and search & rescue all on a Day Visual Flight Rules (VFR) basis.

BARBUDA TOURS See our sister island from above, spend the day, or enjoy an intimate lunch on one of Barbuda’s secluded pink sand beaches — either way it’s an expeirence you won’t forget. Do you have something more

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MONTSERRAT FERRY SERVICE

Getting to and from the Emerald Isle is easy by sea with the inter-island ferry service. The Montserrat ferry service operates between Port Little Bay in Montserrat and Heritage Quay Pier in Antigua six days a week during high-season. No advance ticketing is required at either port, as travellers can purchase their tickets upon check-in at least 2 hours prior to departure. Perhaps the Caribbean’s best kept secret is Montserrat, fondly known as The Other Emerald Isle only a 2-hour ferry trip from Antigua. Montserrat is unique in that it is

the only country outside of Ireland that celebrates St. Patrick’s Day as a national holiday. This is a testament to the island’s Irish heritage, and is still evident today from the moment visitors arrive on the island and receive a green shamrock stamp in their passport. Montserrat offers the ideal setting for a day trip from Antigua and its lack of crime and commercialism will draw you to the island year after year. Contact the Montserrat Ferry services for information on day package tours

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JENNY’S MONTSERRAT TOURS

Repeat guests, cruise ship passengers and independent travellers who want to indulge in something new should consider a trip with Jenny’s Tours to the Emerald Isle.

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Jenny’s Tours is a warm, friendly and courteous customer service tour operator with years of experience from start to finish. Their aim is to help you realise your dream in exploring Montserrat and discovering its uniqueness, tranquillity and the lushness of this beautiful, still active volcanic island. Jenny’s Tours services include island tour packages, hiking expeditions, boat tours to Plymouth, diving trips, visits to the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) and the Natural History Centre at the National Trust. Additional sites of interest are: Montserrat Cultural Centre, Belham Valley and the Look Out Housing Development. Until you have seen it for yourself you will not understand the awesomeness of this

fascinating destination. Jenny’s Tours will make your day trip or vacation to Montserrat a most exciting and memorable experience. Should you wish to stay longer than a day, Montserrat is the place to be, where you can enjoy its friendly people and experience first hand how Montserratians co-exist with an active volcano. Nature has a way of building resilience thereby aiding in the rebuilding process – mentally, physically, spiritually and financially. Why not stay over for a few days to soak up the laid-back atmosphere in tranquil accommodation. There’s a wealth of hotel and guesthouse choices suitable for individuals, couples, families or small groups at affordable rates.

Montserrat can be considered ‘a home away from home’ offering the warmest hospitality from the friendliest people on earth. For the environmentalists and nature lovers, there is a campsite at Mount Pleasant. Persons who have their own camping equipment, are most welcome. Jenny’s Tours will take away all the hassle by making all your arrangements in advance. If you are looking for a guided excursion to Barbuda, Jenny’s Tours also offers these via sea or air. T: +1 (268) 461-9361 T: +1 (268) 722-9092 T: +1 (268) 722-8188 T: +1 (268) 778-9786 E: jennyvb@hotmail.co.uk

THE EXCELLENCE CATAMARAN

Cruise off the beaten track with Tropical Adventures - Antigua’s Number 1 Tour Operator to the secluded sister island, Barbuda. Seeing Barbuda for the entire day on a first class catamaran is one of the best ways to enjoy the unspoilt nature island and its beaches. Cruise along 17 stunning miles of unbroken beach at Low Bay. Basking in crystal clear turquoise waters allows your mind to drift away in this idyllic paradise. Barbudan guides will whisk you across the lagoon and into the heart of the mangroves to see the unique Frigate bird colony.

You will get very close to these huge birds and the guides will enchant you with their local knowledge and observations of the life of ‘Man O War’ bird and maybe entice you to hold a jelly fish in this natural haven. The fun staff will entertain you for the entire day with fantastic food, such as the half grilled lobster lunch or BBQ, buffet lunch and an all inclusive bar. This tour will be the highlight of your vacation!

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T: +1 (268) 480-1225 E: reservations@tropadantigua.com FB: @ExcellenceCruisesAntigua IG: @tropicaladventuresantigua www.tropicalad.com


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The Hermitage Plantation Inn, Nevis

Photo: Courtesy Š Blue Halo Initiative Barbuda

Flying Gunard, Montserrat

Codrington Lagoon, Barbuda

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TYING THE KNOT Getting Hitched in Paradise There’s no denying that Antigua & Barbuda provide one of the dreamiest wedding destinations in the world; we are known for our stunning beaches and awe-inspiring scenery. However, our breathtaking surroundings are just the beginning when it comes to getting married on our twin islands, which have become a leading romance destination. Antigua and Barbuda have been voted the ‘Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination’ by the 2018 prestigious World Travel Award, an impressive four times in a row. The destination was also recently named by the Caribbean Wedding Industry Awards as ‘Caribbean Honeymoon Destination of the Year’ and ‘Caribbean Most Romantic Destination of the Year’. So what is all the hype about?. Firstly, getting married in Antigua & Barbuda is easy and straightforward from a legal point of view. There is no requirement for any period of residency and all marriage arrangements can be made immediately on arrival, making the process fast and stress-free. Over 1,500 couples apply annually for a Special Marriage licence, of which almost all are granted, making our sunny isles a popular destination to tie the knot.

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Once here, the options and possibilities for weddings are endless. A number of resorts and hotels have wedding planners as part of all-inclusive wedding packages with a multitude of add-on options available, coordinated by staff. Independent wedding planners are also available, catering for everything from essential requirements to whimsical desires. The planner will present recommendations for location, plans for the ceremony, choice of photographer, menus, wine selections, the cake, flowers and all the details that go into the making of a memorable event.

Many couples choose to marry on the beach, of which Antigua boasts 365. However, Barbuda’s miles of deserted pink sand offer a unique beach wedding experience that is unrivalled anywhere else on earth. The seclusion and exclusivity offered by Barbuda and its people is sought after by the rich and famous, but our hidden gem provides a warm welcome to all. The more adventurous couples can even arrive on Antigua’s sister isle via helicopter for another unforgettable experience, and dining under the star-filled skies with an intimate wedding party is hard to beat.

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Whether you would like a conventional church wedding, or have always dreamed of getting hitched on a luxury yacht, both Antigua & Barbuda provide an exceptional destination for your special day. Reviewers and critics alike heap praise upon the exceptional venues and diverse experiences that are on offer. Professional, exclusive, high quality services are perfectly fused with the need to relax, unwind and relish wonderful and romantic moments, creating timeless memories to be treasured forever.


DIRECTORY - WEDDINGS & EVENT SERVICES PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY

JP Designs

Danz Sweet Dreams

Photography / Graphic design

T: +1 (268) 464-7981

Watkins Multimedia

T: +1 (268) 734-1543

E: daniellegeorgejohn@gmail.com

Photography / Videography

E: jpw2k9@gmail.com / FB: @jpdesigns.jpw

FB: @danzsweetdreamsanu

T: +1 (268) 720-8807

IG: @sweetdreamsanu

E: watkinsmultimedia@gmail.com

KO Photography + Design

FB / IG: @watkinsmultimedia

Photography / Graphic Design

www.watkinsmultimedia.com

T: +1 (268) 728-8474

Shevaughn Cake House

E: kwasi_mark@yahoo.com

T: +1 (268) 782-0911

S.O. Shoot! Photography

IG: @kwasi_mark

E: @vaughn33@hotmail.com

Photography

FB: @KOphotographyanddesign

FB: @ShevaughnCakeHouse

T: +1 (268) 725-7222

www.danzsweetdreams.com

IG: @shevaughn12

E: shaun@soshootphotography.com

Yensa Werth Photography

IG: @soshootphotography

Photography

FB: @SOShoot

T: +1 (268) 726-4792

FLORISTS

E: yensa@yensawerth.com

Sallie Harker Fig Tree Studio Art Gallery

Nez Entertainment Services

IG: @yensa.werth

Fresh flowers seasonal. Call ahead.

Photography / Deejay / Sound System

FB: @yensawerthphotography268

T: +1(268) 773-4321 or 460-1234

T: +1 (268) 720-5255

www.yensawerth.com

E: sallieharker@me.com

IG: @deejaynez / FB: @nezentertainment

CAKES

Creative Blush

William Simpson Photography

Cakes by Angie

E: sheenasamuel0806@gmail.com

Photography / Event Planner

T: +1 (268) 720-7233

FB: @creativeblush

T: +1 (268) 783-9700

E: angelscakesandcatering@gmail.com

E: w.s.photography@outlook.com

IG: @cakesbyangie268

Exotic Blooms

IG: @william.simpson.photography

FB: @angelscakes.cakesbyangie

T: +1 (268) 772-1916 or 461-1254

E: deejaynez@gmail.com T: +1 (268) 783-4302

E: exoticblooms2@yahoo.com

FB: @Antiguaweddingphotographer www.antiguaweddingphotography.com

Happy Cakes T: +1 (268) 782-1402

Exotic Floral

BeeYou Media

E: thehappycakes@gmail.com

T: +1 (268) 562-4523

Events / Photography / Marketing

FB: @happy cakes

E: exoticfloralanu@hotmail.com FB: @e.floralanu / IG: @ExoticFloral

T: +1 (268) 783-4007 E: beeyoumedia@gmail.com

Cakes by Cicely

IG: @beeyoumedia

T: +1 (268) 725-0523

Flower World

FB: @beeyoumediaantigua

E: cice_06@hotmail.com

T: +1 (268) 562-9229 or 462-9229

www.bookbeeyoumedia.com

FB: @cakesbycicely

E: mail@flowerworldantigua.com

IG: @cicelyrobertssamuel

FB: @antiguaflorist

Antigua Brides by Joseph Jones

Roanna Cakes

Photography

T: +1 (268) 789-7379

T: +1 (268) 774-7317

E: roannacakes@gmail.com

E: antiguabride@candw.ag

IG: @roannacakes

Indigo Event Planners

FB: @antiguabrides

FB: @customcakesantigua

T: +1 (268) 726-5098

www.antiguabrides.com

www.roanna12.wixsite.com/roannacakes

E: tracy@indigoeventservices.com

www.flowerworldantigua.com

WEDDING & EVENT PLANNERS

FB: @indigioeventservices www.indigoeventservices.com

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DIRECTORY - WEDDINGS & EVENT SERVICES HAIR STYLISTS

Briggs Events

Splashes Glam Make-Up Artistry

T: +1 (268) 562-9333

T: +1 (268) 726-6906

E: briggseventsanu@gmail.com

E: splashesglam@gmail.com

Solange & Sunny

IG: @briggs.events / FB: @briggsevents

IG: @splashesglam / FB: @splashesglam

T: +1 (268) 463-0609

www.briggseventsanu.com

E: contact@solangeandsunny.com

Tropical Bliss Spa

FB: @SolangeandSunny

Cat Club Weddings & Events

T: +1 (268) 776-6541

IG: @solange_sunny

T: +1 (268) 460-1036

E: tropicalblissspa@gmail.com

www.solangeandsunny.com

E: catclub@candw.ag

FB: @TropicalblissspaAntigua

Magid’s Beauty Salon

FB: @catclubweddings IG: @catclubweddings

KilaFacez

T: +1 (268) 562-1919

www.catclubevents.com

T: +1 (268) 720-9272

E: magidsbeautysalon@hotmail.com

E: kilafacez268@gmail.com

FB: @magidsbeautysalon

IG: @kilafacez268 / FB: @kilafacez

IG: @magidsbeautysalonanu

E: melinda@lifelovememories.co

NDF Makeup

Splinter’s Beauty Salon

FB: @lifelovememories.co

T: +1 (268) 720-6289

T: +1 (268) 560-5651

IG: @lifelovememories268

E: info@ndfbathandbody.com

FB: @Splinter’s Beauty Salon

www.lifelovememories.co

FB: @nataliefuchsmakeup

Life Love Memories T: +1 (268) 728-8810

IG: @ndfmakeup

The Pink Mongoose Events

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OCCASIONS SERVICES & EVENT EQUIPMENT RENTALS

T: +1 (268) 462-4045

NuFace Beauty Anu

E: pnkmongoose@yahoo.com

T: +1 (268) 725-2324

Wadadli Event Services

FB: @ThePinkMongoose

IG: @nufacebeautyanu

Event Planning / Equipment Rentals

IG: @thepinkmongoose

FB: @NuFaceBeautyanu

T: +1 (268) 462-8374

www.lifelove

E: info@wadadlieventservices.com

Bella Cosmetics

FB: @WadadliEventServices

Unique Events by TSR

T: +1 (268) 789-8825

www.wadadlieventservices.com

T: +1 (268) 734-8204

E: bellacosmeticsanu@gmail.com

E: uniqueevents.bytsr@gmail.com

IG: @bellacosmeticsanu

Lazy Bones Beanbags

IG: @uniqueevents_bytsr FB:

FB: @bellacosmeticsanu

Outdoor beanbags & loungers / Rent-a-lounge / Cocktail tables

@uniqueeventsbytsr

Makeup by Ashez

T: +1 (268) 732-3771

Novek Designs

T: +1 (268) 464-8555

E: cottonhouseclothing@yahoo.com

T: +1 (268) 779-1536

E: pinkashezbeauty@gmail.com

FB: @LazyBonesBeanBags

E: kevonmoitt@gmail.com

IG: @makeupbyashez

The Pink Mongoose Events

IG: @novek_designs / FB: @novekdesigns

MAKE-UP ARTISTES B’Chic Make-Up

The Glam Muse

T: +1 (268) 462-4045

T: +1 (268) 771-4229

E: pnkmongoose@yahoo.com

FB: @GlanDollDaveile

FB: @ThePinkMongoose

IG: @theglammusedaveile

IG: @thepinkmongoose www.lifelove

T: +1 (268) 732-5447 E: rahsaniajoseph@gmail.com

Aarati Jagdeo

IG: @bchic268

T: +1 (268) 723-6593

Occasions Party Rental Ltd

FB: @BChicMakeupArtistry

E: amjagdeo@gmail.com

Event Planning / Catering / Decor

FB: @aaratijagdeo

Management / Equipment rentals

IG: @makeupbyaarati

T: +1 (268) 481-3781 or 764-3661

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© Nez Photography & Entertainment (268) 720-5255

© Marc Hubbard - masterphotographer.photos - +1 (268) 724-4204

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© Nez Photography & Entertainment (268) 720-5255

Courtesy Indigo Events (268) 726-5098 © Watkins Multimedia +1 (268) 720-8807

DIRECTORY - WEDDINGS & EVENT SERVICES

E: occasions@candw.ag

E: buttonsincanu@gmail.com

T: +1 (268) 788-3542 or +1 (268) 462-3542

E: oprdornaly@gmail.com

FB: @buttonsanu

E: henrydesignz@gmail.com

FB: @OccasionsPartyRental

IG: buttonsent.anu

FB: @henredesignz / IG: @henre_designz

Briggs Events

Studio L Designs

J. Simon

Floral Designs / Decor / Stage Designs

Weddings / Events / Publishing

Bridal / Couture Clothing

T: +1 (268) 562 -9333

T: +1 (268) 736-7855

T: +1 (268) 726-2355

E: briggseventsanu@gmail.com

E: studioldesigns@outlook.com

E: jsimondesigns1@gmail.com

IG: @briggs.events

FB: @Studioldesigns

FB: Kareem Jerome Simon IG:

FB: @briggsevents

FB: @studioldesigns2018

@jsimonbridalcouture

The Island Photobooth

WEDDING & EVENT VENUES

www.briggseventsanu.com

Paradise Events + Rentals

T: +1 (268) 720-3901

Tel: +1 (268) 783-3795

E: hello@theislandphotobooth.com

Below is by no means a comprehensive

WhatsApp: +1 (268) 723-9293

IG: @theislandphotobooth

venue list, rather a select collection

E: bdesilvia@pearltd.com

FB: @theislandphotoboothanu

highlighting stunning locations, historic

FB: @ParadiseEventsandRentals

www.theislandphotobooth.com

hotel sites, contemporary reception halls

IG: @paradise_events_and_rentals

and fabulous cliff and seaside restaurants.

CUSTOM DESIGN BRIDAL WEAR Buttons Enterprise

Carlisle Bay

Customized pins for any occasion

Henre Designs

T: +1 (268) 484-0000

T: +1 (268) 785-1880

Stylist / Dressmaker / Couture Designer

USA T: +1 (866) 502-2855

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Casa Palmadita

720-3474 or 726-3532

Event Venue / Decor Rentals

E: sales@indiesgreens.com FB: @indiesgreens

T: +1 (268) 464-6388 or 764-6388

Coco Rose Guest House & Reception Hall

E: njoseph3@hotmail.com E: casapalmadita@hotmail.com

T: +1 (268) 562-6104

Papa’s By the Sea T: +1 (268) 561-7633

E: cocorose5626104@live.com

Shirley Heights Lookout

E: papasantigua@gmail.com

FB: @cocoroseantigua1

T: +1 (268) 728-0636 or 764-0389

FB: @PapasBarAndRest

www.cocoroseguesthouse.com

E: info@shirleyheightslookout.com

www.papasantigua.com

FB: @ShirleyHeightsLookout

Seabreeze Reception Hall

IG: @shirleyheightsOfficial

Sheer Rocks @ Cocobay Resort

T: +1 (268) 774-4401 or 463- 3401

www.shirleyheightslookout.com

T: +1 (268) 464-5283

E: seabreezereceptionhall@hotmail.com

E: reservations@sheer-rocks.com

The Catamaran Hotel

E: events@sheer-rocks.com

T: +1 (268) 460-1036

FB: @SheerRocks / IG: @sheerrocks

Copper & Lumber Store Hotel

E: catclub@candw.ag

www.sheer-rocks.com

T: +1 (268) 460-1058 or 460-1159

FB: @CatamaranHotelAntigua

E: clhotel@candw.ag

IG: @catamaranhotelantigua

Dennis Cocktail Bar & Restaurant

FB: @copperandlumberstore

www.catamaranantigua.com

T: +1 (268) 462-6740

FB: seabreezereceptionalhall

www.copperandlumberhotel.com

E: dennisthomas1_food@hotmail.com

Indies Greens T: (268) 463-9384 /

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www.dennisantigua.com


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E: sandrajoseph798@gmail.com

Nigel’s Catering

FB: @ islandfusionanu

T: +1 (268) 562-9141

www.islandfusionrestaurant.weebly.com

FB: @IntlTastes

Ali Baba Special Event

Savoury Delight Catering

Catering Service

T: +1 (268) 722-9582

Mari’s Bistro Private Catering Service

T: (268) 785-2525

morriscarrie23@yahoo.com

T: (268) 776 9657

T: (268) 562-2525

E: marisbistro@gmail.com

FB: @alibaba268

The Perfect Chef

FB: marisbistroandprivatecateringservice

IG: @alibaba268

Private / Personal Chef & Catering

VJ’s Bakery Cakes / Catering

Chef-4-Rent Events

FB: The Perfect Chef Private and

T: (268) 460 3465

T: +1 (268) 723-7086

Personal Chef Catering Service

E: vjsbakeryanu@gmail.com

amcj2000@hotmail.com

E: perfectchef268@gmail.com

FB: @VJsBakery

FB: @chef4rentanu

Looking for celebratory food ideas? We have a vast array of professional catering companies to suit every occasion.

T: +1 (268) 785-4559

Ola’s Catering Service

IG: @vJsfamilybakery

Mark Smith Bakery & Patisserie

T: +1 (268) 774-2656 or 561-6065

Island Fusion

T: +1 (268) 788-1250/1

E: cr_simpson@hotmail.com

T: (268) 734-5671

268marks@gmail.com

FB: Ola’s Catering Service

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the wedding is just the beginning... the Honeymoon starts here Feona of the Cat Club specializes in full service, custom-tailored weddings and events that are sure to be remembered.

WEDDINGS & EVENTS

The Catamaran Hotel is an open-air venue with spectacular views of Falmouth Harbour. From the beach to the breathtaking sunsets and crystal clear water, this venue is perched on the water’s edge providing the most stunning photographic opportunities for your special event.

The Catamaran Hotel P.O. Box 958, Falmouth, Antigua, West Indies • www.catclubevents.com tel. 268.460.1036 • cell. 268.764.3366 • fax. 268.460.1339 • email. info@catclubevents.com


BESPOKE WEDDINGS BY CARLISLE BAY Allow Carlisle Bay to deliver a bespoke wedding in effortless fashion and simply let the warmth of Antigua wash over you and your guests. 1 1 1

We are happy to create a tailored event to capture your individual style and personality – an intimate ceremony and dining experience in the open air of the Coconut Grove, surrounded by lush palm trees and overlooking our secluded bay. Alternatively a sophisticated reception for larger numbers held in the elegant Pavilion; listening to the soft tones of our in-house pianist and jazz singer. Lastly, for a unique and relaxed affair, invite your guests to a beach sunset occasion in the privacy of the Jetty Grill, followed by dining under the stars and dancing the night away. Our head chef would be delighted to design an exquisite menu to your taste and for our somellier to create the perfect pairings. A seamless journey from start to finish; your day awaits in the tranquil setting of Carlisle Bay.


The Entrance to Carlisle Bay. Photo © Carlisle Bay Resort


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WINE • CIGARS • SPIRITS • SPECIALTY ITEMS Our FULL BAR CATERING SERVICE takes the worry out of your private events. From bar set-up to take-down, event cocktail design, wine consulting and glassware service.

Free delivery island-wide. (268) 462 3197 Village Walk, Friar’s Hill Road, St. John’s, Antigua.

WES is an Antiguan owned, one-stop events rental company for all your special personal or business events.

www.wadadlieventservices.com “where imaginations come alive!”

EVENT PLANNING & MANAGEMENT, DECOR, CATERING

+1 (268) 462-8374 wadadlievent@gmail.com Factory Road, St. John’s

PROFESSIONAL VIDEO & ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES, SOUND SYSTEMS, STAGES, TENTS

EQUIPMENT RENTALS OF CHAIRS, TABLES, LINEN


For Home, OfďŹ ce, Resort, Restaurants and Yachts

THE ORCHID SPECIALIST THE Island Event Planners

A N T I G U A W. I .

We specialise in

sandy toes& salty kisses DGM PLANTS LTD. Indigo offers a bespoke wedding & event planning service. Whatever your style & budget, Indigo takes away the

stress of planning your day, leaving you to just enjoy it!

Call: +1 (268) 726 5098 Facebook: @indigoeventservices Email: tracy@indigoeventservices.com www.indigoeventservices.com

Fresh Orchid Plants Custom Arrangements Deliveries Decorative Home Accents Factory Road, St. John’s, Antigua

(268) 720-9746


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FOOD & DRINK GUIDE

Directory of Establishments

Listed by page number and geographical area.

ST. JOHN’S CITY & ENVIRONS 151 Ali Baba

Public Market, St. John’s, Antigua

NORTH COAST & ENVIRONS 124

Ana’s on the Beach

Dickenson Bay

562-8562

Old Parham Road

562-2525

113 Bacchus Wines

Friars Hill Road

562-8739

144 Best Cellars Wines & Spirits

Sir George H. Walter HWY

480-5180

152 Big Banana 17º 61º Pizza

V. C. Bird Int’l Airport

480-6979

159 Brydens

Fort Road

462-1810

104 Chef-4-Rent-Events

Sir George H. Walter HWY

723-7086

134 Chef’s World

Friars Hill Road

560-2433

192 Colesome Farmers Market

Jonas Road

782-0150

158 Cutie’s

Redcliffe Quay

562-1820

162 Delightful

Old Parham Road

460-1688

128 Goddard Catering & Events

Island wide

462-3121

143 HiTea

Redcliffe Street

772-9621

190 Indies Greens

Upper Renfrew

720-3474

154 Island B-Hive

Heritage Quay

481-1322

155 Island B-Hive Stadium

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium

732-1322

144 Island Provision Ltd.

Sir George H. Walter HWY

480-5151

148 Joe Mike’s Hotel

Nevis Street

462-1142

156 Kennedy’s Classic

Prince Klass Street

481-1313

192 Lion Pavilion

Jonas Road

782-6895

147 Natura

All Saints Road

725-6402

148 New Taste of India

Upper Long Street

772-7105

164 NOMAD

West Indies Oil Road

562-9353

146 Plate26Ate

Old Parham Road

736-0268

122

Bay House Restaurant

Trade Winds Hotel

462-1223

181 Premier Cru

Friars Hill Road

480-3200

117

BeachLimerZ

Fort James Beach

562-8574

167 Quin Farara Company Ltd.

Village Walk Mall

462-3197

120

Cecilia’s High Point Café

Dutchman’s Bay

562-7070

152 Pizzas in Paradise

Redcliffe Quay

480-6985

118

Chippy Antigua

Dickenson Bay

724-1166

162 Roti King

St. Mary’s Street

462-2328

119

Garden Grill at The Tides

Dutchman’s Bay

464-0207

142 Spices of India

Village Walk Mall

562-8761

118

Inspiration-Millers by the Sea Fort James Beach

462-9414

142 Spices of India

Redcliffe Street

562-8862

119

Kon Tiki Bar & Grill

775-6391

189 Ticchio Italian Importers

Village Walk Mall

562-8673

Dickenson Bay

123

La Bussola

Dutchman’s Bay

462-8433

150 The Captain’s Table

Point Fishery Wharf

779-7207

112

Le Bistro French Rest.

Hodges Bay

462-3881

153 The Larder

Royal Palm Place

480-6940

116

Pari’s Pizza & Steakhouse

Trade Winds Drive

462-1501

160 Touloulou

Marble Hill Road

562-8778

181

Premier Cru

V. C. Bird Int’l Airport

484-1326

150 Verna’s Roti Hut

Off Brown’s Avenue

788-3809

116

Russell’s Seafood Rest.

Fort Jame s Beach

462-5479

163 Veggie World

Redcliffe & Cross St

562-4437

126

Tailors Daughter

V. C. Bird Int’l Airport

734-2080

164 Yao

Factory Road

562-2468


SOUTH WEST COAST 184 Al Porto

Jolly Harbour

562-7848

172 Castaways Beach Bar

Jolly Harbour

562-4446

178 Carmichael’s

Jolly Harbour

562-7700

186 Darkwood Beach Bar & Rest

Darwood Beach

463-9384

175 Dennis Bar & Restaurant

Little Ffryes & Ffryes Bay

462-6740

187 OJ’s Bar & Restaurant

Crabbe Hill

460-0184

219 Paddling Duck

Darkwood

725-7909

182 Sheer Rocks Restaurant

Cocobay Resort

464-5283

176 Sugar Club

Jolly Harbour

562-7700

174 The Nest

Valley Church

562-7958

186 Turners Beach Restaurant

Johnson’s Point

462-9133

174 Westpoint Bar

Jolly Harbour

785-0243

SOUTH & EAST COASTS 206 Boom at Gunpowder House

English Harbour

460-1027

204 Bumpkins Beach Bar

Pigeon Point Beach

562-2522

127 Carib Bean Coffee

Horsford Hill

462-5282

202 Catherine’s Café

Pigeon Point Beach

460-5050

208 Cloggy’s

Antigua Yacht Club

460-6910

195 Colibri

Falmouth Harbour

460-3434

200 Crab Hole Liquors

Cobbs Cross & Nelson’s Dockyard

460-1212

201 Galley Bar & Restuarant

Nelsons Dockyard

460-1533

214 Island Fusion

Liberta Village Main Road

734-5671

210 Mari’s Bistro

English Harbour

776-9657

196 Papa’s by the Sea

Falmouth Harbour

561-7633

205 Pillars Restaurant

Admiral’s Inn, Nelson’s Dockyard

460-1027

200 Pirate’s Pizza

Dockyard Drive, English Harbour

788-3496

212 Road House

New Field Main Road

764-8090

189 Seafood Fridays

Nelson’s Dockyard

460-1058

194 Skullduggery Café Bar

Dockyard Drive

464-1995

211 South Point

Falmouth Harbour

562-9600

199 The Captain’s Quarters

Falmouth Harbour

460-1036

213 The Cork & Basket

English Harbour

462-0363

201 The Moxy

Dockyard Drive, English Harbour

562-8672

198 Trappas Bar & Rest.

Dockyard Drive, English Harbour

562-3534

191 VJ’s Bakery

Liberta Village

460-3465

Byron’s Café

Barbuda

734-1893

Fancyway Store

Barbuda

460-0099

Uncle Roddy’s

Barbuda

785-3268

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Experience a real sense of occasion... Le Bistro, Antigua’s �irst authentic French restaurant, was opened in 1981. Since then, their popularity, with both visitors and locals, has never waned. Today, Le Bistro is and remains one of Antigua’s most frequented restaurants. Dining here is close to luxurious perfection.

Le Bistro French Restaurant

Open Tuesday - Sunday from 6:30pm with last orders at 10:30pm. Closed on Mondays.

Hodges Bay, St. John’s, Antigua • T: (268) 462 3881 • C: (268) 464 0893 • E: bistroantigua@gmail.com

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BACCHUS Wine Bar & Coffee Shop

Wine List Over 300 references of wine coming from France, Italy and Spain alongside select fine wines from the New World… Here is a sample list of what we offer.

Bacchus Divine Wines is an intimate and

CHAMPAGNES

customers, the professional yacht market

Laurent-Perrier Gosset

SPARKLING WINES Gérard Bertrand Zonin Prosecco Grandin

professional wine merchant, owned and run by French-Antiguan Paul Noury. They provide a fine range of exquisite wines for individual and Antigua's most exclusive restaurants and hotels. Their select range of wines, champagnes, prestigious liquors and Nespresso Coffee has been chosen just for you from across the globe. Retail and Wholesale Wines & Nespresso Coffee.

FRENCH WINES Les Jamelles Gérard Bertrand Gris BlancClos Beylesse Mâcon Villages Domaine de L’Aigle Clos d’Ora Wide selection of Bordeaux wines.

Next to Gazebo, Abbotts Farm Road, Off Friars Hill Road, St. John’s tel/fax: (268) 562-8739 c: (268) 464-4589 e: polon99@yahoo

ITALIAN WINES Zonin Ceretto Gaja

SPANISH WINES Marques del Puerto Marques de Riscal

DIVINE WINE


RECIPE

VEGAN CHICKPEA STEAKS with Grilled Vegetables (Appetizer) Chef/Business Owner Olvanah Burdette - Olly B's Caterers, Antigua PREPARATION TIME: 10mins COOKING TIME: 15mins SERVES: 4

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Ingredients: Vegan Chickpea Steaks 15 oz (425 g) cooked chickpeas 4 oz (120 g) carrot, finely chopped 2 oz (60 g) onion, finely chopped 2 oz (60 g) celery, finely chopped 1 oz (30 g) Antiguan thyme leaves 6 roasted garlic cloves, crushed 1 oz (30 g) seasoning pepper, chopped with seeds 2 oz (60 g) breadcrumbs (white or wheat) Oil for frying

Ingredients: Grilled Vegetables 4 oz (120 g) carrot, sliced 4 oz (120 g) eggplant (aubergine), sliced 4 oz (120 g) red bell pepper, sliced 4 oz (120 g) yellow bell pepper, sliced 4 oz (120 g) green bell pepper, sliced Olive oil to grill Salt and pepper to taste

Garnish 4 leek leaves, blanched and refreshed in cold water 1 plantain, thinly sliced lengthways and deep fried

Method for Grilled Vegetables Brush the sliced vegetables lightly with olive oil and grill on a medium grill until al dente. When cool enough to handle julienne all vegetables and season to taste. Set aside.

Chef’s Note: For this dish, steamed couscous maybe used as an alternative to the breadcrumbs.

Salt and white pepper to taste

Method for Vegan Chickpea Steaks Pre-cook chickpeas or drain from can. In a saucepan sauté the chopped carrots, onion and celery. Combine the carrot mixture and chickpeas and purée together in a food processor. In a mixing bowl combine the chickpea mixture with the thyme, roasted garlic, seasoning pepper, breadcrumbs (or couscous) and knead until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mould 4 chickpea steaks in a #60 size (4-4 1⁄2 inches) cutting ring and refrigerate to set for 2 hours. Remove from the fridge and fry in a lightly oiled skillet until evenly browned on both sides.

To Serve Spoon the grilled vegetables on to each serving plate. Top with a chickpea steak. Wrap a blanched leek leaf around it. Finally garnish each steak with 2 fried plantain strips.

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Tasting Notes: Ruby red and purple in colour, this wine has aromas of ripe red fruit, with hints of sage, cinnamon and pepper. The fruit flavors flesh out on the palate, hints of nutmeg, rosemary and spice. Soft, supple tannins create a firm, yet lush mouth-feel.



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RUSSELL’S

PARI’S PIZZA

BAR & SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

& STEAKHOUSE

By day or night, a most stunning venue. Russell’s can be booked for weddings and private events.

Over the years many people have fallen in love with this amazing restaurant.

Steeped in history, Fort James is home to the legendary Russell’s Bar & Seafood Restaurant. Indulge yourself daily in the Caribbeaninspired seafood menu. The newly established Curry and Roti lunch on Thursdays has proved to be a great hit with patrons. On Saturdays enjoy traditional local dishes. Sample their cockles, fritters and black pudding. Relaxed live music sessions, weekly and special events continue throughout the year including live reggae bands. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10.30-until. Closed Sun & Mon.

Pari’s is one of the oldest independent restaurants in Antigua. Pari’s was opened by Michael’s mother in 1977. Everyone, old and new, has great memories of dining at Pari’s. The restaurant served pizzas, ribs, garlic bread and a lot more, until 2001 when the restaurant was renamed Pari’s Pizza & Steakhouse. It is renowned for its indoor waterfall and for seving the greatest pizzas, steaks and baby back ribs. Pari’s is a welcoming location for couples, groups and families. Take out, and delivery service are both available. Open Hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 5:30pm-11:00pm

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Fort James Beach, St. John’s T: (268) 462-5479 | C: (268) 726-5242 E: russellsfortjames@gmail.com

Trade Winds, Nr. Dickenson Bay, St. John’s T: (268) 462-1501 E: redlinevinyl@yahoo.com FB: @parispizzaandsteakhouse1977 www.parispizzaantigua.com

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BEACHLIMERZ...ABSOLUTELY! BeachLimerZ welcomes you to paradise. Located on the beach, footsteps from the sea at Antigua’s historic Fort James. Here you will experience a celebration of Antiguan culture and Caribbean cuisine, live music and entertainment. Wearing an easy smile the bar staff will serve your favourite tipple in next to no time. Spend the entire day trying our new, fun range of beach activities - stand-up Paddle-boarding, Kayaking and Snorkeling. BeachLimerZ is the place where good food, good company, and good music come together in a perfect beach setting.

Fort James Beach, St. John’s, Antigua Tel. 268.562.8574 • Email. info@beachlimerz.com

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INSPIRATION

CHIPPY ANTIGUA

MILLER’S BY THE SEA

FISH & CHIP VAN

Come by and be inspired at Miller’s by the Sea. It’s a great day out for the entire family.

Have fish will travel... to the colourful, family-friendly chippy van offering fab British fish & chips with a Caribbean twist.

An ever-popular bastion of entertainment, the new and reformed Inspiration at Miller’s by the Sea offers a new dining experience. Inspiration hosts various regular attractions such as Poetry Passion on Wednesday nights from 7pm, West Indian breakfast and all-you-can-eat lunch on Sundays and various music events. Bringing you local food in the most sophisticated way, Inspiration is the place to dine on your vacation or staycation. If you’re local, Inspiration invites you to celebrate your special occasions with them. They provide a classy and energetic experience for a refreshing night on the town. Don’t miss out on delicious cocktails, a beautiful view and undeniably warm hospitality. Enjoy beach volleyball, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, SunFire Horse Riding and more. Open Daily Mon-Sat 10.00am-until. Sunday 8:30am onwards for breakfast, brunch or lunch until 3pm.

Boasting a beachside setting, this welcoming venue serves fish, scampi (shrimp) or lobster bites dunked in David’s secret batter then deep-fried to produce a crisp coating. A supporting cast of chips and mushy peas complete the picture. You can also try Indian curries, served with rice and flatbread; Poutine ladled with lobster bisque and grated cheese; sausages and homemade meat pies with gravy. Check out new nightly specials. For pudding, how could you not be tempted by home-made gooey chocolate brownies! Wash it all down with a ice cold beverage. Dining at Chippy’s is a great place to mingle with locals and tourists young and old. Fun and funky al fresco dining allows you to bird watch during daylight hours, or star gaze at night. Otherwise create your own ambiance and take away your order. Open all year round. Wednesday and Friday evenings between 3:00pm-9:00pm. Can be hired for private functions. Dickenson Bay, Between Buccaneer Beach Club & Marina Bay Apartments, St. John’s T: (268) 724-1166 or 721-2343 or 734-8945 E: chippyantigua@msn.com

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Fort James Beach, St. John’s T: (268) 462-9414


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KON TIKI

AT THE TIDES

BAR & GRILL

The charming alfresco restaurant setting, with a pool and picnic tables ideal for families or friends to hang out.

Grab your life jacket in one hand and rum in the other... You might need both.

Photograph © Constantine Nikolic

GARDEN GRILL

Nestled away in a lush, tropical courtyard, this pretty garden venue is perfect to relax and enjoy lingering lunches. The contemporary menu is dedicated to flavour, sustainability and nutrition, with a distinct farm-to-table approach. Vegetables, herbs and fruit are locally sourced where possible. Tasty dishes range from calorie counting salads and soups, to calorie embracing burgers, sandwiches and sides. Feast your way through avocado hummus, salmon and sweet potato cakes, quinoa tabbouleh and grilled seafood and meat options. Kids menu available. Sunday Brunch is a favourite with islanders ‘in-theknow,’ whilst Fish Taco Fridays spice up everyone’s Friday night. Sip on a freshly squeezed lemonade or kick back with a signature Garden Mule cocktail. Located only minutes away from the airport. Open Tues-Sat 12-3pm, Friday-Dinner 6-9pm, Sunday-Brunch 9am-1pm. Closed Monday. Dutchman’s Bay, St. John’s T: (268) 464-0207 FB: @gardengrillanu

Board this floating island of fun in the sun. Kon Tiki is a Caribbean dream venue, floating in the warm turquoise waters off the popular Dickenson Bay. Imagine being stranded on your own desert island with a great group of friends, loads of rum, music and entertainment. Take the free taxi or swim across to this hub of social activity. Join the lively hosts, Jonny and Emma, for your favourite tipple, intriguing conversations and barrels of laughs. Jump in and out of the water at your leisure. When you find yourself peckish, refuel with a loaded burger or an alternative cooked there on the grill. Watch the sun go down on what is promised to be another amazing day in Paradise. Open 8 days a week, 416 days a year from 11:30-7pm.

Dickenson Bay, St. John’s T: (268) 464-0207 FB: @gardengrillanu

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CECILIA’S HIGH POINT CAFÉ By day or night Cecilia’s has a fabulous atmosphere & setting.

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Cementing its position amongst Antigua’s gastronomic hierarchy, Cecilia’s celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2018. Sitting on a pretty outcrop situated on the North Atlantic coastline, this restaurant’s stunning views and easy-breezy atmosphere is surely the answer to all your winter daydreams. Moor your boat at the dock, arrive via water-taxi or by road; come for lunch or dinner and be inspired. Once a Caribbean-style chattel home, its unassuming exterior makes way for a scene of effortless style, lofty ceilings, predominantly white and ocean-blue prints paired with decorative flourishes on the walls. Much of the pre-restaurant identity has been erased, causing a general effect of distinction, which fits well with its seaside surroundings. The timeless menu written on a chalkboard and brought to your table, has a repertoire of seasonal dishes with a strong Mediterranean slant think Octopus Carpaccio followed by Mushroom Ravioli with Pesto Cream Sauce, or Doc’s Fettucini Lobster. Seasoned favourites such as the homemade Gravlax and Duck Legs Confit bring International flavours to diner’s plates, whereas the blackened Red Snapper and the fresh Lobster Catalana are excellent local produce choices. Leave room to sample one of the gourmet desserts; a premium wine and drinks list complete the experience. Whether visiting for lunch

or dinner, all five senses will be engaged; your trip to Cecilia’s is not to be rushed, but to be savoured. Relax in the garden gazebo with the enchanting sounds of ambient music in the background, or get a front

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row view of the majestic soft-sand shoreline from a daybed. The venue is picture-perfect for private weddings and events. Only 2 minutes from the airport with free WiFi and beach loungers.


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Opening Hours: Open Thursday-Monday from 12:00pm for Lunch. Dinner Monday & Thursday evenings. Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Booking in advance recommended.

Dutchman’s Bay Coolidge, Near V.C. Bird Intl. Airport St. John’s T: (268) 562-7070 E: cecilias@highpointantigua.com www.highpointantigua.com

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BAY HOUSE RESTAURANT & BAR You are invited from sun-up through sunset and stars to dine in style at a tropical haven with excellent food.

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Framed by dramatic bougainvillea, the Bay House Restaurant is a delightful treasure perched on a hilltop overlooking palm trees, toward Dickenson Bay and beyond. Known for the its mouth-watering breakfast, Bayhouse is equally as pleasing for a motivating breakfast meeting as it is for an unhurried lunch. With a romantic dining atmosphere and first class cuisine, dinner will be tantalizing. If seafood is your preference, try the Mixed Seafood Grill or the Blackened Mahi Mahi with a crab sauce. For meat lovers, the Italian Stuffed Pork Tenderloin are first rate. The early evening Tapas menu offers excellent choices to accompany sundowner cocktails or a fine wine. Winners of a 2017 Certificate of Excellence’ from TripAdvisor shows quality runs through the entire operation. The restaurant and two multi-purpose conference/function rooms are available for private hire, suitable for weddings, private occasions and meetings. Whether you’re travelling to Antigua for business or leisure expect a heartfelt, homely welcome. New local delivery service available.

Opening Hours: Open continuously from 7am-11pm. Breakfast & Lunch served all day at any time. Tapas menu & happy hour daily 5-7pm. Dinner menu served from 6pm.

Trade Winds Hotel, Dickenson Bay T: (268) 462-1223 E: info@twhantigua.com FB: @TradeWindsHotelAntigua T: @TWH_Antigua www.twhantigua.com

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LA BUSSOLA ITALIAN RESTAURANT • PIZZERIA • BAR Enticing customers with chilled Italian hospitality, great quality cuisine and warm and inviting surroundings.

Dutchman’s Bay T: (268) 462-8433 C: (268) 785-5436 or 722-7709 E: labussolantigua@hotmail.com www.labussolaantigua.com

Opening Hours: Lunch and Dinner served year round, 6 days a week, Monday-Saturday. Reservations recommended. Closed Sundays.

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Located on the beachfront of Dutchman’s Bay, La Bussola is a family run restaurant which brings the spirit and passion of Italy to the Caribbean. Hailing from Umbria, brothers Chef Omar and Host Cristian Tagliaventi ensure that guests experience the authenticity of their heritage through excellent cuisine and hospitality. A winner of several TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence, patrons have plenty of choices from the traditional three-course route to rapidly-cooked pizzas with thin, crispy bases (baked in a wood-fired oven) and a range of familiar toppings. The menu continues with a deli feast of antipasti, freshly made salads and trattoria standbys such as Lasagne Romagnola, Parmigiana di Melanzane (eggplant parmesan) and Gnocchi al Pesto. Standout dishes are fresh lionfish; La Bussola is one of the only local restaurants to offer the invasive fish year round. The tempting menu selections are cooked with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, and are accompanied by a vast collection of fine liquors, spirits, cocktails and regional Italian wines. The restaurant can accommodate most requests - whether it is a business lunch or special occasion party - its scenic location on the breezy Atlantic Ocean and lush tropical garden surroundings make it the ideal choice. Children are always welcome.

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ANA’S ON THE BEACH As the brilliant light of day hits the turquoise Caribbean Sea, or the sun’s sultry rays set on the distant horizon, join friends and company for good times!

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Everything at Ana’s is set in harmony with its glorious surroundings. The elegant interior design in pink, ivory, beige and aqua, is beautifully framed by the natural beauty of Dickenson Bay’s coastline. Rent a private, beach front cabana and take in exquisite views of the horizon, whilst the cool breeze dances in the billowing curtains. Dine alfresco at this contemporary venue, perfect for leisurely lunches and dinners. Take advantage of the shaded seating on the beach, taking in the unique hand painted furniture. The comfy lounge area is the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy some entertainment. The vibrant art gallery showcases an impressive array of national and international artists, whilst the boutique boasts luxury resort-style clothing with labels such as La Blanca, for that perfect beach chic look. Delight your senses with the delicious tastes of the Mediterranean and Caribbean. All ingredients in Ana’s kitchen are fresh and locally sourced. The Shore Menu is filled with bite sized selections, which compliment cocktails and the extensive wine and champagne list. The main menu offers culinary creations, including the unforgettable seafood platters. Sample the Asian menu for a different flavor or check out the grilled menu.

A personalised service from Ana’s team will always make your day or evening remarkable. Relax on the open-air verandah, or take in sea views from the comfort of the

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air conditioned Orchid room. Either way, a warm, exceptional welcome for all guests is the signature of Ana’s. Welcome to Ana’s with Love…


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Opening Hours: Open 6 days a week featuring signature menus & luxury service from 11:00am-11:00pm

Dickenson Bay Beach P.O. Box 734, St. John’s T: (268) 562-8562 | E: info@anas.ag www.anas.ag

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THE TAILOR’S DAUGHTER V. C. BIRD INT’L AITPORT The Tailor’s Daughter is a gourmet gift shop, offering an eclectic array of items made with love in the Caribbean.

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The store boasts some of the region’s finest goods, all handpicked with both the Caribbean resident and our beloved visitors in mind. Inside you’ll find something for everyone – from the frugal traveler to the worldly jet setter. Quality and appreciation for casual elegance is evident in The Tailor’s Daughter line of products, which include a home goods and consumable collection. Browse the shop for pottery, table linens, hand woven baskets, candles, essential oils, shopping bags, natural soaps and more. Bring authentic Caribbean vibes to your kitchen with an inspiring medley of jams, jellies, coffees, teas, drinks, seasoning and spices. Michelle George created The Tailor’s Daughter in homage to her father, Foster George, who was a tailor with a career that spanned 50 years and two continents. Michelle grew up in factories and learned quite early that worthy finished goods begin with the best raw materials. This maven entrepreneur spared no expense creating a world- class Caribbean shopping experience, introducing the world to the Caribbean’s finest artisans and products and supporting the local community. When you are next transitioning through the airport in Antigua, be sure to visit this oasis of local talentthe perfect spot to pick up some gifts or indulge yourself.

Opening Hours: Mon from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Tue - Sun from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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V.C. Bird International Airport, St. George T: (268) 734-2080 E: islandgourmetboutique@gmail.com www.tailorsdaughter.com


Take home one of 15 artfully roasted blends, single estate roasts and decaffeinated beans directly from the roaster.

JOY IN THE MORNING

CLASSIC YACHTSMAN

CARIBBEAN DREAM

HURRICANE BREW

ONE LUV

EHTIOPIAN MOKA JAVA

FRENCH ISLAND ROAST

medium roast

medium/dark roast

medium/dark roast

medium/dark roast

dark roast

dark roast

darkest roast

With over 20 years in the business Carib Bean Coffee Roasters and their coffee loving team have a wealth of experience roasting on Horsford Hill overlooking Falmouth Harbour. They source the finest specialty coffee from around the Caribbean Basin and further afield. The Sivets Fluid Bed Roaster, otherwise known as ‘The Bean Machine’ produces aromatic roasted beans daily. Carib Bean’s main function is as a wholesale business, roasting to order. They guarantee you will not find a fresher end product anywhere in Antigua. Their blends are a favorite of many hotels, coffee shops, restaurants and yachts across the region. Visit the roaster, sit and enjoy the view whilst sipping on your favorite cup of Java made with their signature espresso blend ‘Primo Espresso’ or visit on a Wednesday. Open roast day. Carib Bean coffee blends are stocked in several supermarkets across Antigua. Custom labels are also available for hotels, restaurants, villas, yachts and even personalised wedding favours! Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 4:30pm and Fridays 8:00am – 4:00pm Horsford Hill, Liberta, above Falmouth Harbour T: (268) 462-5282 (JAVA) F: (268) 462-2326 (BEAN) E: info@caribbeancoffeeroasters.com

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GARD CENTER FARM TO TABLE 2018

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The Gilbert Agricultural and Rural Development Center (GARD Center) is a grassroots, development, non-profit NGO under the auspices of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas (MCCA) The Center has trained over 4,000 persons and has provided technical, vocational and entrepreneurial programs to youth between the ages of 16—35 years, with special focus on vulnerable youth, in Antigua and Barbuda. The Center organizes an annual local Farm-to-Table Benefit Luncheon Festival, in an effort to raise much needed funds to continue

its necessary programmes. Farm-totable is an international movement concerned with producing fresh food, locally grown and delivering that food to consumers. The movement is promoted in the agricultural sector, restaurants, hotels, and in the relevant communities. This event brings farmers, chefs and the consumer together and has developed into an advocacy

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movement over food safety and the rising concerns over Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). Farm-to-Table has now become an annual event under the Patronage of His Excellency the Governor General, Sir Dr. Rodney Williams & Lady Williams, with the prime sponsor James & Maginely Charity & Care Foundation. Over the years the number of farmers, hotels and private


chefs volunteering their skills and time has increased overwhelmingly, along with the guests, all who make this a successful annual event. Goddard Catering Group (Antigua) Ltd have partnered with the GARD Center, providing chefs to create unique menus at this

event, as well as organizing chefs from a variety of hotels to donate their services at the festival. In recent years GCG have become more involved in this one-of-akind event, providing the logistics for the buffet set-up, as well as transporting the food to the site.

GCG’s invaluable assistance and presence has continued to raise the standard of the event year after year, now delivering a first-class product on an annual basis. Our sincerest thank you to them for a long lasting relationship with the GARD Center.

CONTRIBUTING HOTELS AND COMPANIES TO FARM TO TABLE MENU: Jumby Bay Island Resort, Goddard Catering Group, Flavas Restaurant, Carlisle Bay, Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa, Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Curtain Bluff Resort, Trade Winds Hotel, Antigua & Barbuda Fisheries Division

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www. l i f e sa p i c n i c -a n t i g u a . c o m for a magical experience at sea

C H A M P A G N E P O W E R YA C H T C H A R T E R S W I T H G O U R M E T P I C N I C S Fully stocked gourmet food hampers, champagne and a bespoke service are standard aboard this exclusive island tour. Treat a loved one, friends or family to a unique experience that will never be forgotten.

The most memorable moments in life are often spent in good company with excellent Food & Drink. Fortunately, in Antigua & Barbuda we can provide the perfect recipe for these precious times because ‘Life’s-a-Picnic’. Tel: +1 (268) 725 4663 • Email: bookings@lifesapicnic-antigua.com




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The many culinary expressions of Antigua & Barbuda The pleasures of a tropical island are well known. Dazzling sunshine and stunning sunsets, soft gleaming beaches and the breathtaking blue of the warm surrounding seas are all to be found here. For visitors the sun, sand and sea provide a beautiful backdrop to the pleasures of eating, from casual street food to fine dining and simple bistros to elegant international resorts.

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STREET VENDORS AND ROADSIDE SNACKETTES We enjoy our food and take it very seriously. In the streets of downtown St. John’s and on almost every country road, vendors sell fresh fruit and vegetables, provide peeled sugar cane sticks, roast corn on the cob over charcoal and chop open coconuts for their nutritious sweet water. Roadside snackettes offer delicious patties, meatballs, fritters and pies, as well as grilled meat. At fishing villages along the southwest coast, seafood and conch chowder can be found at the weekend, renowned for their restorative and virility-inducing properties. The tasty vegetarian food of the Rastafarian community can be found at Ital shacks across the island. Select your marinated fish from the cooler and then hang with the locals while it cooks. Lunchtime brings a roadside feast of chicken, okra, fungi, spare ribs, boiled green banana, potato salad, coleslaw, rice and peas, macaroni pie, curry goat, conch water to pile on your plate. Don’t forget to try ducana!


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FISH ON FRIDAYS

ONE POT COOKING

Island fishermen supply a wide variety of fresh fish daily, including snapper, old wife, barracuda, king fish, wahoo, tuna, and mahi mahi, as well as lobster, conch, cockles, whelks and land crabs. On Friday evenings the traditional meal is fish or seafood. The Copper and Lumber Store restaurant at Nelson’s Dockyard has a weekly Seafood Friday event and Chippy Antigua, the fish and chip van at Dickenson’s Bay is bustling with patrons.

One pot cooking is an island tradition, starting with Antigua’s most famous dish, Pepperpot. The National Dish is a stew made with pork, salted meats, ground provisions, vegetables, served with fungi. There is a tradition of Saturday soups, such as pumpkin with pickled pig tail and salt beef, bull foot, callaloo, fish tea and chicken soup. Goat Water is a hearty goat stew flavoured with pimento. Another great one-pot medley is Seasoned Rice, where leftover foods are combined in a rice dish that can feed an entire family.

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RUM SHOP CULTURE Rum shops are havens for the seriously competitive mind games of warri and dominoes, and because the rum flows freely, they are also great places to be entertained by energetic banter. To welcome in the weekend until “de rum done” rum shops are familiar gathering places for locals. All across Antigua, in places such as Johnson’s Point and Bolans, the rum shop culture is alive and well.

BEACH BARS AND WATERFRONT VENUES Some of the best beach bars can be found on the southwest coast; for authentic Caribbean food are Dennis’, OJ’s, Turners, The Nest and Darkwood Bar. Castaways at Jolly Beach offers great food, drink and entertainment for those wanting to dance after their meal. Pigeon Beach in Falmouth Harbour offers two contrasting dining experiences. At one end of the beach is Bumpkins beach bar serving casual dishes, whilst at the other end is Catherine’s Café Plage, which offers fine French food in an airy pavilion. Papa’s by the Sea is the perfect place to spend the day with the kids. Situated in expansive gardens, on a beachfront location, it offers the freedom for children to explore, dip in the pool and jump on the trampoline. For sophisticated dining experiences, try waterfront restaurants like Jacqui O’s, La Bussola, Cecilia’s Highpoint Café, and Ana’s on the Beach.

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HISTORIC RESTAURANT VENUES Some hidden gems can be found at the historic sites of Nelson’s Dockyard, Fort James, Shirley Heights. The Copper and Lumber Store restaurant inside Nelson’s Dockyard National Park is housed in a restored building that was originally a copper and lumber store in the 18th Century. The Admiral’s Inn inside the Dockyard has two restaurants. Pillars restaurant sits in full view of the old stone pillars of the original sail loft. Boom restaurant located across the water, is a waterfront dining pavilion adjacent to an old powder magazine store. Russell’s at Fort James serves great traditional food such in a venue overlooking the old cannons that hint at its military past. The Lookout at Shirley Heights is a restored military lookout and gun battery.

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BBQ FOOD

Late at night and on weekends the grills are out, and delicious smoky aromas call out. The BBQ grills are usually welded from modified steel drums and cooking is fuelled by locally-made charcoal to enhance the smoky flavours. This inexpensive culinary experience is popular for its great tasting food and the vibrant social aspect too - lively gatherings can be spotted around BBQ joints which pop up all over the island on street corners and village roadsides day and night.

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FINE DINING AT RESORTS & INDEPENDENT RESTAURANTS

Some of the most exciting dining experiences in Antigua can be found at the international beachfront resorts that circle the island. Hotels like Carlisle Bay, and Curtain Bluff offer several choices, from fine dining with Asian and European influences to casual beach food. Hermitage Bay resort offers guests gourmand cooking classes using produce from their onsite organic garden. Carmichael’s at Sugar Ridge presents its international fusion food from its hill top position, with the most spectacular views across land and out to sea of any restaurant on the island. Le Bistro restaurant, which opened in 1981, was the first authentic French restaurant in Antigua and is still one of the best of its kind. A more contemporary option is the award-winning Sheer Rocks at Cocobay Resort. Perched on a private cliff-edge, dining pavilions enhance the Mediterranean tapas menu and gourmet dining by night is a deliciously romantic experience. Cecilia’s High Point Café serves unforgettable Mediterranean food to regular clientel and tourists alike. Catherine’s Café Plage has taken fine dining to the beach in Falmouth Harbour.


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SPICES OF INDIA AUTHENTIC INDIAN RESTAURANT

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Food, glorious food...The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach - there are so many other clichés that centre around one of life’s necessities - Eating. From fragrant curries to tandoorigrilled meats, Spices of India offers an extensive library of Asian recipes. Eating healthier doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavour. Our natural herbs and spices are packed with authentic Indian flavour. Making it easier for you and your family to enjoy more of the foods you want to eat, like vegetables and whole grains, and less of the ingredients you want to avoid, like fat, salt and sugar. Without exception we aim to ensure a truly unique, unforgettable cuisine experience. Combining ancient and modern techniques we take you down the path to the exotic flavors of INDIA. Each individual dish will surprise with a delightful flavoured twist - try the creamy, coconut prawn goan. Chicken tikka tandoori is baked in the clay oven and fresh naan bread is baked with butter, garlic or stuffed for the more adventurous. Vegetarian dishes, such as palak paneer and vegetable jalfrezi are popular options. We don’t stop there, we also serve a range of delicious Indo-Chinese dishes... do not miss this diverse combination of two kinds of Asian foods. Parking is easy at our Village Walk branch and our St. John’s branch is conveniently central, just a few steps from the duty-free shopping areas. Our two restaurants offer comfortable and fun family time. Savour our flavour at home with our take out or delivery service.

Mon-Sat 11am-10pm Sun 2-10pm # 6A Village Walk, Friars Hill Road St. John’s T: (268) 562-8761 or 734-8087 E: info@spicesofindiaantigua.com www.spicesofindiaantigua.com

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Mon-Sat 11am-10pm. Closed Sun. Near Heritage and Redcliffe Quays Redcliffe St, opp. Benjies Mall, St. John’s T: (268) 562-8862 or 736-4456 E: info@spicesofindiaantigua.com www.spicesofindiaantigua.com


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HITEA LOWER REDCLIFFE STREET Passionate to connect people of different cultures and lifestyle together through every cup of tea. Cool down in town with a refreshing iced beverage from Antigua’s latest modern tea bar. HiTea is conveniently situated in the bustle of town, and is impossible to pass without stopping for a thirst-quenching tea, ice cream or Bubble waffle. HiTea is an innovative tea artisan with an emphasis on quality. The company sources ingredients from around the globe, to produce tasty and healthy drinks with new varieties of tea every season. Choose from a variety of fresh fruit teas, such as Lemon Ruby or Full Cup Passion Fruit. Alternatively, try something new with the latest generation milk teas; Coconut Jelly, Mango Pudding & Golden Bubble are all waiting to be discovered. Even more unique are the cheese tea options, served with salted cream cheese crowns. The health conscious may improve digestion and immunity with the delicious Probiotic range in flavors such as lime, lemon or the more unusual kumquat. Kids will go crazy for shaved snow, a unique fluffy ice cream, or take it to another level with the fresh homemade waffle with irresistible naughty toppings.

Opening Hours: Mon - Thu from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Fri - Sat from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Closed Sunday

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Lower Redcliffe Street, St. John’s T: (268) 772-9621 E: info@myhitea.com FB/Instagram/Twitter/Pinterest: @myhitea www.myhitea.com

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Gourmet Basket is the first and last stop for families and customers who value good produce, served within pleasant surrounds. The freshest fruits, quality meats, premier brands, great prices, exceptional service, all await you. Gourmet Basket exists to warm people’s hearts and make them feel valued; with its intimate feel and friendly staff, you will be welcomed with smiles and an unhurried, yet efficient service. Conveniently located on the Sir George H. Walter Highway, with ample parking, your visit to Gourmet Basket will be hassle-free and enjoyable, an experience that will leave you returning for more. Before you leave however, be sure to visit the Delicatessen, serving lunch from 11:00am to 2:00pm Monday to Friday, as well as

fresh sandwiches and salads all day, and a variety of cold cuts served to order. Our motto says “Where Quality Comes First”. We are totally committed to customer satisfaction and service because the small things do count.

Sir George Walter Highway, St. John’s Gourmet Basket. T: (268) 480-5174 IPL Food Distribution. T: (268) 480-5151 Best Cellars. T: (268) 480-5180 E: info@islandprovision.biz | FB: Island-Provision-Group www.island-provision.com

Thanks to the Gourmet Basket Staff for their exemplary service. Pictured above: Top left to right — N-Jeri Thomas – Administrative Clerk, Davinia Xavier – Cashier, Natacha Bradshaw – Deli Assistant, Tyrone Bachelor – Head Chef. Bottom left to right — Stanton Xavier – Shift Leader, Kihry Stevens and Samuel Persaud – Butchers.

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PLATE 26ATE ICE CREAM PARLOUR Your Treat, Your Way. Plate26ate brings to you Rolls26ate!

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A delicious personalized specialty ice cream treat, created in front of your eyes in a spectacle verging on performance art. The excitements starts with a liquid base of vanilla, chocolate, strawberry or coconut ice cream, which is poured onto an ice-cold metal surface and fried! Candy, such as Oreos, Nutella, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and a variety of fruit, such as bananas, strawberries, and blueberries are masterfully chopped & mixed in, before your custom mix is smoothed over with a spatula. Rapidly frozen, the ice cream is scraped into three to four delicious rolls, which are arranged in your cup. Now onto the toppings; further customize your delight with marshmallows, fruit sauce, nuts, cereal, cookies, sweet syrups, whip cream or more candy! Open from Tue -Fri: 7pm-11pm, SatSun: 4pm-11pm

Old Parham Road, St. John’s (Across from Hadeed Motors & near to Island Subs) T: +1 (268) 736-0268 FB/IG: @Plate26Ate

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NATURA HEALTH & HEALING

DIVINE WINE

Unique natural gift creations from mother nature.

Natura Creations transform the natural gifts around us into an original line of modern health and wellness products. With an increasing desire to create drug-free remedies, Natura combines the practices of the ancient art of herbal healing and wisdom. All herbal ingredients used are 100% organic, sustainably grown, harvested, and indigenous to the island. Furthermore, each product is cruelty free. Sample flavoured vegan honey, fruit infused condiments such as soursop and golden apple, flavoured pepper sauces, while exploring elixirs and digestives to help, heal and bring harmony into your life. Natura’s newly released collection of flower jams include tantalizing flavours such as Moringa and Hibiscus. Natura’s products can be found in hotels island wide, on breakfast menus. Visit the hotel gift shop for yours. E: info.naturacreations@gmail.com T: (268) 725-6402 / 721-6868 FB: naturacreations IG: naturacreations

Wine Bar & Coffee Shop Next to Gazebo, Abbotts Farm Road, Off Friars Hill Road, St. John’s t/f : (268) 562-8739 c: (268) 464-4589 e: polon99@yahoo.com


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NEW TASTE OF INDIA AUTHENTIC INDIAN & INDO-CHINESE FOOD Check out this buzzy restaurant, centrally located in the heart of town, offering fresh and healthy dishes.

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New Taste of India prepares great tasting, authentic Indian fare cooked for you by Chef Raju and his two chefs. Students, tourists and locals love this down to earth Indian restaurant. Situated in an air-conditioned restaurant in town, the team continue to produce dishes such as mutton biryani, butter chicken or tikka masala with basmati rice and naan bread. Alternatively, a variety of delicious tandoori kebabs are baked in the clay oven. Starters such as crispy eggplant, vegetable bhajiyas and lollipop chicken wings are scrumptious. All dishes are made with halal meat. During lunchtime enjoy reduced price meals on daily specials. Free WI-FI. Catering for events, birthdays and weddings. Check out our reviews on TripAdvisor. Delivery/takeaway service. Whatsapp or Call to order. Open from Monday-Saturday from 10:00am10:00pm. Sunday from 12:00pm-10:00pm. Upper Long Street, Next to Anicol Insurance, St. John’s T: (268) 772-7105 or (268) 721-6226 E: rajmahaseth74@gmail.com FB: @NewTasteofIndia

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OTEL H O N I CAS

Joe Mike’s Hotel Plaza is conveniently located in the heart of St. John’s. Providing easy access to commercial and visitor facilities as well as beaches and sites of the Island. Offering 12 air-conditioned rooms with cable TV at very reasonable rates. The restaurant serves up Antigua’s finest local cuisine with a daily changing menu as well as buffet style and á la carte dining. We offer catering services for groups and also for special occasions. The Casino, which is conveniently located within Joe Mike’s, hosts the widest variety of slot machines, table games and sports book with live horse racing.

JOE MIKE’S HOTEL & CASINO, Nevis Street, St. John’s, Antigua, W.I. T: (268) 462-1142/3244/3477 | F: (268) 462-6056


“Donut worry, be happy!”

#1 LOWER REDCLIFFE STREET, ST. JOHN’S Store: (268) 780-3223 / 3224 | Deliveries: (268) 780-3225 / 3226 donutace268@gmail.com

(268) 788-3677

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THE CAPTAIN’S TABLE

VERNA’S

SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

ROTI HUT

These lunchtime seafood specialists may well be Antigua’s best-kept secret!

The Trini-to-de-bone customers at Verna’s authenticate the mouthwatering curried chickpeas Doubles as “de real thing!”

The Captain’s Table offers grilled salmon, wahoo, mahimahi, swordfish and fried fish like you have never had it before - all served with an impressive array of ground provisions and vegetables cooked to perfection. The steaming soup kettles yield the most delicious clam chowder, vegetable and conch soups. Wednesday is bussup-shot (Paratha roti) day, with a choice of curried chicken, shrimp, conch, lobster or goat meat. Friday’s Total Seafood menu includes the Captain’s special seafood rice, second to none in the region. Baked, stuffed shellfish vanish quickly, as soon as they come out of the oven between 2-4pm on Saturdays. A limited catering service is available - just call to enquire.

Dubbed by its patrons as the No.1 roti spot on island, the newly renovated Verna’s Roti Hut offers up the best in chicken, liver, goat, vegetable, conch and shrimp rotis and buss-up-shots served with your choice of homemade kuchela, tamarind sauce, mango sour, or mango chutney. Try their delicious newly introduced Doubles with cucumber chutney and all the trimmings. They’ve been an instant hit. Verna’s offers free delivery of 10 or more rotis within the St. John’s city area. Roti and buss-up-shot skins are made to order. Verna’s can also create a delicious ‘Doubles buffet’ for your next event or special occasion. Just give them a call for a taste of T&T in Antigua.

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Opening Hours: Mon-Fri from 11:00am-4:30pm Opening Hours: Mon-Sat from 11:00am-4:00pm

Point Fishery Wharf Harmonites Steel Pan Yard, St. John’s T: (268) 779-7207 or 562 3474

Off Brown’s Avenue Off All Saints Road, Ottos, St. John’s (268) 788-3809

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ALI BABA HOOKAH • BAR • GRILL Experience a taste of Lebanon in a convenient, social setting. Well-priced, authentic middle eastern food is served in new modern surroundings.

Opening hours Mon-Thu 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

Old Parham Road Next to Outdoor World, St. John’s T: (268) 562-2525 | (268) 720-4900 FB/IG: @alibaba268

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A fresh new renovation awaits you at Ali Baba, where you’ll find a great meeting, greeting and refuelling point. All cultures gather to experience excellent Lebanese cuisine. Known for their irresistible health conscious kebabs, you can choose from grilled chicken, shrimp, beef, veggie, lamb or sausage (beef/lamb), each marinated in a blend of secret spices. New on the menu, designed to tempt are traditional Mekanik and Sujuk (spicy) sausages. Try their delicious, ever changing lunch specials. A wide variety of wraps and platters will satisfy hungry diners. Make sure you round off your meal with something sweet and sticky like pistachiostudded baklava Arabic dessert or choose from an assorment of cakes. Chef/proprietors Joyce and Bachir Aflak are much praised for their freshness and variety – with food appealing to locals with a growing tourist following. During lunchtimes you can sample daily Lebanese specials. In the evening, the spacious new lounge area has an unhurried tone with relaxed patrons conversing over elegant hookah pipes as they unwind from the day. Hookah smoking is a favourite Lebanese pastime and Ali Baba serves a wide range of flavoured tobaccos. A full bar is now available. Easy parking, a breezy, spacious restaurant and welcoming staff all add to the appeal. All food is available to eat-in or take away.

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BIG BANANA PIZZAS IN PARADISE 17°61° AND AIRSIDE 3 iconic restaurants in Antigua that are must visit venues during your trip.

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‘Pizzas’, as it’s affectionately known locally is a legendary casual-dining rendezvous and hot spot. Renowned for over 30 years as serving some of the best pizzas in the Caribbean, and recognised for an excellent choice of international favourites and local dishes. The friendly service, fun atmosphere and historic setting attracts locals, visitors and an impressive list of celebrities! A visit to Big Banana Pizzas in Paradise is a must. Breakfast coming soon! Refresh, revive and refuel in comfort at Big Banana’s 17°61° air-conditioned airport restaurant. Enjoy the lounge and free wifi, with a beverage, breakfast, lunch or dinner. Big Banana’s signature Pizzas are baked fresh to order and the extensive menu features a wide choice; from sandwiches and wraps to fresh salads, generous bowls of pasta and tasty local cuisine such as fish, chicken roti and curried goat. At V.C. Bird Int’l Airport, turn right after immigration to experience the Big Banana friendly service at the right restaurant with the right menu, the right bar and the right prices! Airside restaurant boosts a deli counter with grab ‘n’ go options, a sushi bar and an a-la-carte menu with pizzas, salads, coffees, pastries, gelato and more. Ideal to eat-in or take on the flight. Opening Hours: pizzas in paradise - Mon to Sat, 11:00am-until late. 17°61° - Daily from 7:00am - until. Airside - Daily 5am until the last flight.

pizzas in paradise - Redcliffe Quay | T: (268) 480-6985 big banana’s 17°61° - V.C. Bird Int’l Airport, Old Terminal T: (268) 480-6979 | Airside - V.C. Bird Int’l Airport, New Terminal, Departures | (268) 484-1380 E: info@bigbanana-antigua.com www.bigbanana-antigua.com

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THE LARDER GOURMET DELI, CAFÉ & SUSHI BAR A daily changing menu inspired by fresh seasonal produce. The larder is a unique gourmet deli-café and sushi bar in a relaxed, popular gathering spot for locals and visitors in search of great food and service for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Renowned as Antigua’s best sushi bar and deli-cafe, the larder focuses on epicurean prepared meals to eatin, and also offers upscale takeaway and catering options. The innovative menu changes daily, offering a choice of cuisines using the best quality fresh fish, seafood, meats, produce and provisions. The bar provides excellent fresh pressed juices, premium spirits and a wide selection of fine wines by the glass or bottle. Key features include our ever-changing ‘Build-Your-OwnSalad’ bar with local organic greens, a wide selection of delicious ingredients and a choice of superb homemade dressings - allowing you to create your perfect salad. Authentic homemade Italian Gelato and genuine Neapolitan style thin-crust pizza is baked to order in a Woodstone oven. The larder also caters for parties, yacht services, private aircraft, picnics and special events. Royal Palm Place Friars Hill Road, St. John’s T: (268) 480-6940 E: info@thelarderantigua.com www.thelarderantigua.com

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Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 7:00am-9:30pm Breakfast served: 7:00am-11:00am. Deli-café, Sushi bar, Salad bar, Pizza, Gelato served from 11:00am onwards.

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ISLAND B-HIVE SPORTS BAR & RESTAURANT Sip the honey, Bite the comb, Feel the buzz and Bee at home!

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The Island B-Hive is a lively venue where you can relax in bright and airy, open-plan seating areas to soak up the island atmosphere. Friendly staff are happy to tell you all about Antigua, suggest things to do and of course serve ice-cold beverages and great food. Freshly prepared daily lunch specials including seafood, stewed chicken, goat water and traditional Antiguan pepperpot to name but a few. Also served are the famous B-Hive and Guinness burgers, chicken wings, quesadillas, salads, wraps and kebabs, alongside a good selection of pastas and sandwiches. You can also indulge in luscious HäagenDazs ice creams, after a sizzling day’s shopping. See the B-Hive’s daily cocktail specials. The bar is a major draw for sports enthusiasts who can catch all the latest action live on large plasma TV screens. Island B-Hive is a lively meeting spot, and a great location for people-watching. Friday night is TGIF, Thank Guinness it’s Friday with live music and EC$20 beer buckets. It is an excellent venue for celebrations, groups, friends and parties. Free WiFi is available to customers.

Opening Hours: Daily happy hours: Noon-2:00pm & 5:00pm-9:00pm. Open 8.00am-until Mon-Sat. Open cruise ship Sundays.

Heritage Quay Duty Free Shopping Area , St. John’s T: (268) 481-1322 E: beehivesportsbar@kennedysclub.com FB: @kennedysantigua

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ISLAND B-HIVE PARTY STAND Feel the buzz, experience the sting, taste the sweetness, it’s a B-Hive Thing. Heading into its second season the Island B-Hive is one of the island’s most popular liming spots. In addition to its established and popular Heritage Quay sports bar, patrons have another venue to enjoy. Providing breakfast, lunch and evening bar food, it’s easy to grab a meal at anytime. Island B-Hive keeps it local with lunch specials such as peperpot, conch, goat water, souse, salt fish and chop-up and curry goat. Located in the party-stand area of the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, this is the perfect open-air venue to meet friends for an after work drink. The Exhale Friday’s happy hour is kicking between 5-6pm with specials on cocktails, beers, wings and fries. Late night parties include Triple Thursday, which offers DJ’s on rotation, with 3 shots for the price of 1. The venue caters for a wide variety of family and other social events and parties. This is a great spot to watch live local and international sports both on the grounds and on large flat screen TVs. If you’re feeling active partake in something physical. Try early evening exercise classes or the fitness parties and jam the evening away in your gym chic with live DJ’s and Zumba. The stadium will be equipped with a regular weightlifting indoor studio and an outdoor fitness park designed for healthy living. Sir Vivian Richards Stadium St John’s T: (268) 732-1322 E: beehivesportsbar@kennedysclub.com Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 8am -10pm FB: Island-B-Hive-Party-Stand

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KENNEDY’S CLASSIC BAR & RESTAURANT Specializing in ice cold drinks and refreshing company Kennedy’s downtown bar keeps it real.

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KENNEDY’S CLASSIC is a fun family restaurant; sports bar and social venue located a stone’s throw away from the busy St. John’s Market. This exciting downtown venue is built on the site of the original Kennedy’s ‘rum shop’, which opened its doors over 40 years ago. With friendly staff, a cheerful atmosphere and great local food – this is a terrific thirst-quenching zone to regroup after a hot day’s shopping in town. Lunchtime is a casual affair with an array of local food specials served buffet style. Fresh fish and local meat and poultry dishes are served in generous portions, never failing to disappoint hungry patrons. The central bar encourages social interaction with the lively patrons always welcoming to a new face. Pools tables provide an easy sporting accompaniment to a beer or two shared with friends. The more friends the merrier – on-tap Wadadli and Red Stripe come in jugs. Come, bring your loved one, family and friends, relax and enjoy the new surroundings. Bring an empty belly and make sure you are ready to feast on Antigua’s very own ‘BIG DADDY’S’ original chicken, fried to perfection. Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am -10pm

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Prince Klaas & Lionel Hurst Streets Near Public Market, St. John’s T: (268) 481-1313 FB: @kennedysantigua


SOLD AND DISTRIBUTED BY KENNEDY’S CLUB LTD. DRINK RESPONSIBLY. CASSADA GARDENS, ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA | T: (268) 481-1300 | F: (268) 481-1325


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CUTIE’S BAR & RESTAURANT Enjoy a new concept by an expert Redcliffe Quay restaurateur as Cutie gives Caribbean cuisine a modern makeover.

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Located in historic Redcliffe Quay, this garden oasis is ideally positioned in the heart of the capital, St John’s, and just steps away from the cruise ship port. Just pass by Cutie’s and fall in love with their constantly evolving range of mouthwatering dishes with an imaginative and interesting gastronomic style. Try Cutie’s lamb meatballs, Antiguan sampler platter, zesty quinoa salad and their slammin’ salmon. This is a great weekday go-to for refreshing local juices, exotic cocktails and cold beers. Hand-picked selections of quality wine are always on offer. The friendly and casually sophisticated atmosphere coupled with the gracious staff make this the ideal place to unwind. Open Mon-Sat for breakfast & lunch from 9am. Thurs-Sat for dinner from 6pm. Closed Sundays. Reservations are recommended. Redcliffe Quay Redcliffe Street, St. John’s T: (268) 562-1820 | E: cutiesantigua@gmail.com FB: @cutiesantigua Instagram: @cuties_antigua

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A.S. Bryden & Sons (Antigua) Ltd.

Is the leading distribution company in Antigua and Barbuda. “Brydens” specializes in dry, chilled and frozen FOOD SERVICE products, FINE WINES, BEER, and SPIRITS, PHARMACEUTICAL needs, PERSONAL CARE items, and commercial & household CLEANING supplies.

Corner Fort & Anchorage Roads P.O. Box 182, St. John’s, Antigua. W.I. asbryden@ candw.ag (268) 462-1810 www.brydensantigua.com

MON-FRI: 8:00AM-4:00PM SATURDAY: 8:00AM-NOON (SEASONAL) SUNDAY: (CLOSED)


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TOULOULOU BAR & RESTAURANT Touloulou is a charming venue with a sophisticated atmosphere and laid back ambiance.

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Bohemian-styled decoration and casual elegance provide the backdrop for the fine aromas drifting from the kitchen. The diverse menu features styles from the East, and a tempting selection of signature International and Caribbean fusion dishes. A variety of tapas and small bites can be matched perfectly with a cocktail or a refreshing glass of vino. For those who have worked up an appetite, choose from fresh soups and salads, homemade bread, burgers, noodles and pasta, sandwiches and wraps, grilled selections, fresh catch and steaks. Favourite drinks include freshly squeezed lemonade and lime squash, and fresh fruit blended drinks. The bar is fully loaded. Fantastic service from attentive, friendly staff ensures a dining experience that you will not forget. The restaurant welcomes private dining, relaxed business meetings, gourmet events and can also be hired for private events. All menu items are available for pickup/take-out via telephone or online order and walk-ins are welcome and there is ample parking. Don’t miss daily specials and happy hours from 5pm to 7pm, such as Friday Corporate Vibes with hookah & DJ entertainment, $5-EC drinks, martini night, Latin night and tapas specials.

Touloulou Bar and Restaurant offers quality and freshness that you can taste, simplicity, beauty and creativeness you can see, and satisfaction and captivation you can feel.

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Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30-10:30pm and Saturday 6:30-10:30pm


CHEF JUAN GIL TOULOULOU Touloulou kitchen is presided over by a new chef, Cordon Bleu-trained Chilean Executive Chef Juan Gil, who boasts a repertoire of culinary skills as broad as the places he calls home. Juan Gil received his training at La Cordon Bleu, Paris, completing the Grand Diploma de Cuisine et Patisserie in 2001. After the completion of his studies, he was awarded an internship at Les Ambassadeurs, holders of two Michelin Stars at Hotel de Crillon in Paris.

Marble Hill Road Mckinnon’s, St. John’s T: (268) 562-8778 WhatsApp: (268) 724-7370

Chef Gil holds extensive experiences as Pastry Chef, working at the Sheraton Hotel, Santiago, the Brasserie Grand Cayman Island, Head Chef at Solana Restaurant, Marriot Beach Resort, Sous Chef and Head Pastry Chef of Koal Keel, Anguilla, Head Chef at the Admiral’s Inn Antigua & Executive Sous Chef at Antigua’s Blue Water Resort. Chef Gil brings with him extensive knowledge of French technique, fitting with the culinary emphasis on techniques of Touloulou International Cuisine.

E: marktouloulou@gmail.com or reservation@touloulourestaurant.com www. touloulourestaurant.com FB:@TouloulouBar IG: @touloulou0810

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ST. JOHN’S

ROTI KING

DELIGHTFUL

TRNIDADIAN RESTAURANT

CHINESE KITCHEN

Excite your taste buds with some Roti King fare, at this casual restaurant just moments from Heritage Quay.

Delightful offers some of the best tasting authentic Chinese food in Antigua.

Roti King’s menu embraces the most popular Trinidadian cuisine dishes, all cooked using authentic recipes. As their name suggests, the specialty is traditional curry roti – a floured chapatti bread filled with a spicy mix of potatoes, vegetables and your choice of protein. Vegetarians need not feel left out, the daily lunches include street foods such as pholourie, fried bakes, aloo pie (lightly seasoned potato pie) and doubles (curried chickpeas), all served with a side of sweet and tangy tamarind sauce to further excite your taste buds. There is also their signature tofu burger which comes with a side of fries. Don’t forget to add their homemade local juices, the perfect accompaniment for tropical days. This long established unfussy restaurant is popular with locals and visitors. Open Monday-Thursday 9:30am-12:30am and until 2:30am Friday and Saturday nights.

Combining fresh local ingredients, meats and sea food with traditional-style sauces, the dishes are all fresh and bursting with flavour. There is a great selection of dishes, with all the favourites you would expect to find on a Chinese menu, including Crispy Duck with pancakes, a range of fried rice and chow mein dishes, curries, sweet & sour and chop suey. The special dishes include mouthwatering Honey Garlic Shrimp, Passion Chicken and Pepper Salt Squid. There are also delicious vegetarian options. The staff are friendly, and the service is efficient, with a quick delivery of food, whether dining in or out. With generous portions and nice prices, this restaurant delights on all levels. Open Monday -Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 4-10pm

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Cnr. Upper St. Mary’s Street & Corn Alley, St. John’s T: (268) 462-2328

Old Parham Road, St. John’s T: (268) 460-1688

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ITAL VEGGIE PATTIES Chef Clinton Williams Curtain Bluff

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HEALTH FOOD STORE

Whether you are a Vegan, a Vegetarian, a Flexitarian or just an ordinary Joe, shopping for your natural, organic, natural foods, vitamins, minerals and supplement needs, Veggie World brings them all to you. For gluten, wheat, soy, lactose or meat FREE products we specialise in assisting with your Dietary needs. Not only does Veggie World cater for the organic dietary needs of our customers, we have the widest variety of products on Island. We complete the body’s need experience by bringing to your fingertips the All Natural Personal Care Products which bring out the natural glow to your hair, skin and nails. Probiotic Drinks Dairy Free Ice Cream Dried Fruits & Nuts Gluten-free Products Whole Grains & Cereals Natural Vitamins Natural Supplements Natural Feminine Products Over 100 Herbs Meat Substitutes Protein Products & Much More... Upper Redcliffe Street, St. John’s T: (268) 562 4437 | E: veggieworldanu@yahoo.com

The premier shopping experience for every health enthusiast.

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Open: Mon-Thurs. 7am-6pm, Fri 8.30am-4.30pm


ST. JOHN’S

YAO

NOMAD

ANTIGUA DAIRY LTD.

RESTAURANT & CO-WORKING SPACE

‘Make it Yours’

NOMAD is a unique venue, inspired by ever-evolving trends, named to reflect the diversity of its cuisine and clientele.

As the premier dairy manufacturer in Antigua, Yao offers the tastiest, healthiest and most wholesome dairy products on island. As one of the few locally owned and operated manufacturers, Yao prides itself on producing an excellent variety of tasty yogurts, ice creams, sorbets, frozen yogurts, and cheeses with natural ingredients. Whether you prefer your yogurt plain or to select from a wide range of popping flavours, all Yao’s yogurt products are made from live multi-active cultures to look after you on the inside. For those who wish to satisfy their sweet tooth, Yao’s ice cream assortment has expanded to include exciting flavours like Cotton Candy, Maple Walnut, Malt Chocolate Pretzel & even Wadadli Sunshine! Yao products can be found at all major retail outlets and supermarkets across the island, and is also available wholesale for distributors.

Enjoy breakfast, lunch, bar tapas and cocktails or dinner on selected nights. The eclectic fusion of global-inspired food is complemented by a great selection of wine and cocktails. Custom-created playlists reflect NOMAD’s globetrotting vibe, which is enhanced by vibrant décor and welcoming ambience. Fast fiber-optic internet, an open-plan work area and two private meeting rooms create NOMAD Space. This quiet upstairs spot offers a refreshing break from the traditional office for creative collaboration, freelancing, working on the go or just networking with like-minded people. Waiter service and full menu is also available. Fully air conditioned and convenient parking provided. Open from Monday-Wednesday: 9am-7.30pm Thursday-Saturday: 9am-10.30pm Closed on Sundays West Indies Oil Road, St. John’s T: (268) 562-9353 E: info@nomad-antigua.com FB: @nomad.antigua

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Paynter’s, Factory Road, St. John’s T: (268) 562-2468 E: yao@candw.ag

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OPENING HOURS: Mon–Wed 9am-7.30pm, Thu–Sat: 9am-10.30pm Closed on Sundays


RECIPE

ANTIGUAN BREAD PUDDING with English Harbour Rum Butter Sauce Chef/Restaurant Owner Carl Thomas Home Restaurant, Antigua SERVES 6-8 Oven temperature: 375ºF (190ºC) Ingredients: Pudding 9 slices white bread 1 ¾ cups (420 ml) whole milk ¾ cup (160 g) brown sugar 4 tbsp unsalted butter 1 cup (120 g) golden raisins ¾ cup (180 ml) port 5 large eggs ½ cup (120 ml) heavy cream 1 tsp ground nutmeg 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp almond extract

Method for Pudding: Grease a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Cut the bread into 1 inch cubes and arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast in preheated oven for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Leave the oven on. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the milk, sugar and butter and cook for 4 minutes. In a bowl, soak the raisins in port for 5 minutes. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and the vanilla and almond extracts until thoroughly combined. Add the milk mixture, raisins and toasted bread cubes and fold gently to combine. Pour into the prepared baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes

Ingredients: Rum Butter Sauce 4 tbsp butter 1 cup (215 g) brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract ¼ cup (60 ml) English Harbour 5 yr. Rum 1 cup (240 ml) heavy cream

Method for Sauce: In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine the butter and sugar and cook just until the sugar melts and turns golden, (be careful not to burn the mixture). Add the vanilla extract and remove from the heat. Stir in the rum and cream, return to the heat and cook for 10 minutes, until slightly thickened. To Serve Cut the pudding into portions and serve with the sauce.




FOOD FAIRS & TRADITIONAL FOODS Sampling authentic island dishes at food fairs is a thriving part of our Caribbean culinary culture. Our food fairs are recognized all over the world, being at the core of the Caribbean experience. Over recent years our cuisine may have evolved, but the values of traditional foods remain the same. The late Dame “Gwendolyn” Tonge, who hosted the long running Cooking Magic, from her kitchen in Antigua, educated several generations on the value of good nutrition — “We should cook locally grown food, use natural ingredients, and live within our means.”

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Jamaican ackee and saltfish, Barbadian flying fish, Guyanese callaloo cookup, are all dishes that we don’t normally have easy access to. You can however, get these exotic and more local culinary delights at the St John’s Anglican Cathedral’s Caribbean & International Food Fair, held annually at the Deanery Grounds, Antigua. Continuing to evolve, the nation’s oldest Food Fair, which started in 1989, now averages 26 food stalls and is held on the last Saturday of May. Over the years the fair has represented islands such as Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, the Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago. It is called the Caribbean & International Food Fair since it highlights dishes from other countries too. These include Venezuela, Japan, China, the Dominican Republic, Nepal and Haiti. Over the past few years the food fair has expanded to include a large entertainment programme, gate prizes, auctions, face painting, and bouncy castles for children. The most popular food fair is the National Food Fair, held annually over the Independence public holiday. Independence is celebrated with many cultural events on both islands, ranging from church services to parades and banquets. Citizens also take time to participate in community beautification initiatives, such as cleaning beaches, with families coming out to salute their country, wearing the distinctive madras-fabric national costumes to show pride for their nation. The National Food Fair is an essential ingredient to the Independence merriments, with churches, community groups, top chefs, family groups and associations setting up colourful booths, draped in flags and decorations. This culinary event is set apart from others through its revival of ‘ole time’ Antiguan & Barbudan delicacies. The menu offers bambula, cha cha dumplings, ashum, pepperpot, cassava pudding, roast dumplings, shellfish and other fare. The sizzling sound and pungent aroma of fried fish, dumplings and roast corn fill the air. There is always great excitement at the Barbudan food booth as fresh grilled lobster, land crabs, stewed deer and curried conch are served to the hungry crowds. You will find stalls selling traditional sweets like peanut slice, coconut drops, guava cheese, fudge and black fruitcake. Learn about historic culinary utensils at the heritage stalls displaying antique kitchenware and relics from a bygone era. Food fairs for churches, fund-raisers, sporting events, reunions and festivals make up an important part of the social fabric of both Antigua & Barbuda. You’ll notice these well-attended community events which are listed on a weekly basis in the local media. If you are able to attend these mouth-watering events, make sure you sample as much as you can and, if you just can’t fit anymore in, bring a bag and take something home for later. As we say here, “Better man belly bus’ dan good t’ings pwoil.”

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CASTAWAYS ON THE BEACH Castaways is the quintessential Caribbean beach bar—a rustic setting on a perfect white sand beach with a laid-back, Riviera-type vibe, and featuring unique Caribbean cuisine as well as authentic Indian Cuisine.

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Situated on a magnificent mile long beach, Castaways Restaurant & Beach Bar is one of the hottest waterfront spots in Antigua. Enjoy a beastly cold Wadadli while lounging on a day bed and relish the gently lapping crystal clear water of Jolly Beach. While you watch the sun fall behind the horizon, have a glass of wine or our famous Bob Marley cocktail, prepared by our expert bartenders, and stay on for dinner. Our menu is multifaceted and carries a range of beach snacks, gluten free selections, vegetarian dishes, and Fine Indian Cuisine. At Castaways we want you to smile, dance, drink, eat and REPEAT. We care about the wellness of your body, mind, and soul. You’ll always leave happier than you arrived, so please, Come GLOW with us. WEDNESDAY NIGHTS “The Great Supper” - All you can eat with pizza, pasta, BBQ. With live band, Tammy & Friends FRIDAY NIGHTS “Bonfire Beach Party” - Happy Hour from 5pm with DJ Denny. DJ Tanny mixing it up until...

South Beach, Jolly Harbour T: (268) 562-4446 / 45 E: chrissy@castawaysbeachclub.com FB: @CastawaysAntigua www.castawaysbeachclub.com

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THE NEST

WESTPOINT MARINA LOUNGE BAR

BEACH BAR & RESTAURANT

Scenic harbour views, fun loving crowd and good times are a proven formula for a great atmosphere.

The Nest is situated off the beaten track on one of the South-West’s most glorious beaches.

Welcome to the social hub of Jolly Harbour. Westpoint is a unique waterfront decked bar and lounge overlooking the marina. This longstanding favourite meeting spot is infamous with locals, open all day long and late into the night. Come relax and catch up with the latest happenings at this great location. Home to the Jolly Harbour Yacht Club, Westpoint serves a wide variety of cocktails, frozen drinks, beers, wine and other beverages around the interactive circular bar. Patrons can enjoy bar snacks such as chicken wings, spring rolls and calamari alongside salads and burgers. Friendly staff entertain lively residents and vacationers with bar specials during daily happy hours 5-7pm. Come and dance under the stars in the evenings to popular live music, DJ’s and Karaoke on rotation. Open daily 9am-until after midnight year round.

Valley Beach is the epitome of Caribbean tranquility; shallow warm waters and gentle waves. This is truly heaven on earth. Appreciate panoramic views extending from South beach, Jolly Harbour, across the bay. The Nest is a local business that is always bustling with locals and tourists alike. The menu offers an array of Antiguan dishes such as ‘The World Famous Nest Coconut Shrimp’ and ‘The Nest Seafood Medley’. Other options include classic beach favourites, such as spicy wings, chicken kebab, burgers and hot dogs. You will know you are on vacation with a creamy Pina Colada, Sex on the Beach or rum it up with the Nest’s own Beach Blue cocktail. Complete your experience at this beautiful location with a blissful massage from the on-site masseuse.

Jolly Harbour Marina, St. Mary’s, Antigua T: (268) 785-0243

Valley Church beach, St. Mary’s T: (268) 562-7958

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DENNIS

COCKTAIL BAR RESTAURANT BEACH RESTAURANT

Little Ffryes & Ffryes Bay Beaches Southwest Coast, St. Mary’s

Keeping the Wadadli spirit alive, Dennis’ Caribbean beach bar and restaurant has one of the most amazing 360º views in Antigua. From dream to reality, the man from Bolans village goes from strength to strength. The main hillside restaurant allows guests to absorb the mesmerising ocean and hill views. The shaded beachfront restaurant and the new dining deck brings you closer to the edge of the Caribbean Sea, where you can sip on sundowners and wine. Feast on great Caribbean food with locally grown vegetables and provisions picked fresh from Dennis’ garden farm. The Ffryes Bay shrimp, lobster, shrimp and chicken medley and Dennis’ tender bbq ribs are just the best. Also try locally reared suckling pig roasts on Sundays and the Friday BBQ & Fish Fry with a reggae vibe is a great night out. Dennis celebrates international and local events, including St Patrick’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Carnival. Dennis’ is also a stunning venue for private functions including weddings, parties and BBQs. Whether you come for lunch, dinner or drinks your visit will be memorable.

Open all year round, 7 days a week • Open Bank Holidays • Happy Hour 4:00 - 6:30pm T: (268) 462-6740 or (268) 728-5086 • E: dennisthomas1_food@hotmail.com

www.dennisantigua.com

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SUGAR CLUB SUGAR RIDGE RESORT Ideal for socialising over drinks and snacks or meeting up with friends for dinner and dancing, Sugar Club offers an excellent value for money from start to finish.

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Sugar Club is the social heartbeat of Sugar Ridge Hotel. This open-air oasis overlooks two of the resort’s swimming pools and provides the option of dining indoors or outdoors under covered balconies. A combination of casual yet timeless elegance, the full service restaurant, bar and piano lounge are a contemporary dream of cosy corners, spacious couches and communal tables. The daily breakfast, lunch and dinner menu boasts items such as the Wadadli Fisherman’s Stew - a delight of freshly caught local seafood; along with Tamarind BBQ Beef Short Ribs, Spiced Red Snapper, and an array of enticing selections including burgers, pastas, wraps and salads. At least three evenings a week, the bar and lounge come alive to a great blend of live entertainment. Dance your worries away as you mingle with great island characters, or nibble on Asian inspired Sushi and Tapas. The premium spirits, wines and specially crafted cocktails are a must have! Like the place itself, the staff are warm and inclusive, showing a passion for service that certainly adds to the exceptional ambiance.

Opening Hours: Daily from 7:00am for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bar snacks available until late most nights.

Tottenham Park, St. Mary’s T: (268) 562-7700 or 484-3702 F: (268) 562-7701 E: reservations@sugarridgeantigua.com www.sugarridgeantigua.com

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SOUTHWEST COAST

CARMICHAEL’S SUGAR RIDGE RESORT The commanding ridge-top position of this restaurant is second to none. Come celebrate with friends and family in a stylish setting amid a lively ambiance.

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Perched at the highest point of the Sugar Ridge resort, Carmichael’s is arguably one of the most spectacular dining locations in Antigua. Upon arrival, guests are transferred by shuttle from the resort reception to this sensational dinner only restaurant. Panoramic views of the lush surroundings, Jolly Harbour Marina, and the neighbouring islands of Redonda, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis on the ocean’s horizon, transfix diners as the friendly staff welcome you. The open-air concept with floor-to-ceiling views are perfect for watching the sun set or star gazing while indulging on first class gourmet cuisine. Featuring a variety of fresh local seafood and ingredients, the menu places a strong emphasis on the unmistakable flavours of the Caribbean. Delectable highlights include Chef Gregory Williams’ signature dishes of lobster medallions and Caribbean Bouillabaisse, as well as the Chef’s Tasting Menu – 7 courses of mouthwatering dishes sure to tantalize any palate. Vegan dishes with the same great taste will not disappoint and are available upon request. Don’t forget to leave room for the sweet course – you do not want to miss out on the decadent molten chocolate dessert. While the talented chefs play with bold flavours and artistic presentations to deliver the finest gourmet experience for all who grace

their tables, Restaurant Manager Clifford Haynes keeps a watchful eye on the quality of service being delivered. Exuding charm and with an impressive knowledge of the bar and wines, he can pair the perfect

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cocktail to compliment your meal. For an out of the ordinary outdoor experience, relax by the dazzling infinity pool while sipping on an exotic cocktail, or request a private gazebo for a romantic candlelit dinner.


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Opening Hours: Evenings only. Seating starts from 6:00pm. Table reservations are recommended.

Tottenham Park, St. Mary’s T: (268) 562-7700 F: (268) 562 7701 E: reservations@sugarridgeantigua.com www.sugarridgeantigua.com

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DOMINIQUE A. M. JAMES A CONSCIOUS CHEF

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Dominique A.M. James is a young British-born Antiguanraised chef, who recently returned home to take up the position of Sous Chef at Carmichael’s gourmet restaurant. It is located on the hilltop at the beautiful Sugar Ridge Resort, on the south-west coast of Antigua. Chef Dominique, who started his training at the Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute, later achieved his BA in Culinary Arts & Food Service Management from the Johnson & Wales University in Miami, which is ranked as one of the top culinary institutions in the USA. To further improve his talents, Chef Dominique gained experience at several five-star resorts and hotels throughout Europe, including the luxurious Sonnenalp Hotel in Germany, which is home to the One-Michelin starred restaurant, Silberdistel. He also spent a significant period working at the elegant Mirror Room and Holborn Dining Room at Rosewood London, which serve the best of modern British cuisine and the most exquisite afternoon tea. While working in Europe he was commissioned to plan and design an “Antigua and Barbuda centric” menu for the Halo Foundation Black Tie Gala Event, hosted by the Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda Sir Rodney Williams. This annual gala dinner took place at the Rosewood London in 2017 and was focused on the Sailability Programme for the mentally & physically challenged. The function was attended by 300 patrons from the UK and Europe , with the Guest of Honour being His Royal Highness Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. Following the devastation of the hurricanes of 2017, Chef Dominique was approached by the Antigua and Barbuda High Commission in London to create a special menu for another fundraiser event. This culinary affair was held in association with the Smokestak Barbecue Restaurant in London and was to raise funds for Barbuda, after the extensive damaged caused by Hurricane Irma. The evening raised over £8,000 toward rebuilding schools on the slowly recovering island. Along with possessing a strong passion for his trade, Chef Dominique is also deeply committed to making a mark and contributing meaningfully to the development of the culinary arts and hospitality industry in the islands of Antigua and Barbuda, the place he chooses to call home.

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FINE WINE AND LIQUOR ST. JOHN’S STORE

HARBOUR WALK STORE

DUTY FREE AIRPORT STORE

Friars Hill Road, St. John’s T: (268) 480-3200 F: (268) 480-3215 E: premiercru@premierbev.biz

ENGLISH HARBOUR +1 (268) 736-2906 E: harbourstore@premierbev.biz

V.C. Bird International Airport, Departure Area T: (268) 484-1326 E: jaybees@premierbev.biz

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SHEER ROCKS RESTAURANT • BAR • LOUNGE

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It is hard to resist the allure of this stunning restaurant and bar. Poised artfully on the edge of a remarkable west facing bluff, Sheer Rocks accentuates the glory of the Caribbean Sea. Plush four-poster daybeds border the social infinity pool at the heart of this idling retreat. Cliff edge private dining pavilions interconnected by wooden decks are partitioned by diaphanous drapes that float in the trade breezes. Kate and Alex Rocks are at the forefront of this exceptional restaurant, working alongside an incredibly dedicated team, who make every visit an absolute pleasure. The service is second to none, and the staff are like a close-knit family, happily working in this beautiful location. Sheer Rocks has a flair for creating original food with seasonal menus that enthusiastically embrace fresh locally reared, grown and caught produce. Every dish is a rousing quest of sensual flavours and textures, immaculately presented. Everything from the fresh 7-grain bread, to ice creams and sorbets are made in house. The extensive tapas menu with Mediterranean and Mideastern highlights makes sharing fun; choose exciting combinations from the land or sea and indulge in a

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Most recently voted ‘Best Restaurant in the Caribbean 2018’ by USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards, TripAdvisor’s ‘World’s Best Fine Dining Restaurants’, and Trip Expert’s ‘Winner of the 2018 Expert’s Choice Award’, it comes as no surprise that Sheer Rocks continues to be a must visit when in Antigua.

terrific dessert. The à la carte dinner menu is designed to excite. Carefully sourced local ingredients are married perfectly with contemporary flavours to craft excellent culinary offerings. The five or seven course tasting menu is designed to inspire, served with

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optional wine pairing. Sheer Rocks is high quality but casual, relaxed and fun. The 2nd edition of the stylish Coco Riko clothing line is now available, as are the enticing Salt & Spice collection. All available in-house.


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Opening Hours: Tapas Lunch served daily from 12:00pm. Dinner served from 6:00pm every evening. Reservations are strongly recommended in high season.

Cocobay Resort Valley Church and Little Ffryes Bay, St. Mary’s The shallow bay has easy anchorage for yachters T: (268) 464-5283 or 562-4510 www.sheer-rocks.com

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AL PORTO RESTAURANT & GRILL

Located outside on the water’s edge, this popular venue continues to deliver great food, a lively atmosphere and boasts some of the most welcoming, friendly staff on the island!

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A favourite with locals and visitors alike, Al Porto is well known for its freshly prepared pizza, which is cooked in an authentic brick oven, just behind the bar. With a range of fresh seafood options, catch of the day and enticing salads and pastas, there is now also an extensive ‘On the Grill’ menu, offering Certified Angus Beef, lamb sirloin, tenderloin, rib eyes and T-bones. Good wine and cocktails are served passionately at reasonable prices by the entertaining bar staff, and the laidback vibes will keep you coming back for more. Each week the restaurant is packed out for its epic Crazy Monday night, featuring the fabulous 1761 live band,, 2-4-1 Pizza night on Tuesday continues to attract customers from far and wide, and All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Buffet Night on Thursday is always a winner with 5 different pastas ranging from meat to seafood. Al Porto can cater for large groups and is great for families with children. Reservations are sometimes necessary on busier nights, but walkin are also welcome. Boats, yachts and dinges can sail up for dinner marina side. Take out and local delivery are available.

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Opening Hours: Every evening. 5:00pm to 12:00am

Al Portofino Building, Jolly Harbour, St Mary’s T: +1 (268) 562-7848 E: info@al-porto.org

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DARKWOOD BEACH

TURNERS

BAR & RESTAURANT

BEACH RESTAURANT

This rustic venue is situated on one of the most beautiful beaches on the South-west coast.

Sundays are made for long, lazy afternoons on one of Antigua’s most stunning white sand beaches.

The crystal clear, azure waters lap the white sands, a picture-perfect scene. Spend the whole day, grab an umbrella and sunbed, eat, drink, swim and sunbathe in this perfect setting. The family-run restaurant is friendly and welcoming and offers a variety of mouth-watering local dishes such as lobster salad, coconut shrimp, plantains and conch fritters, curried goat, and fish burgers. With tables positioned on the sand, this is a real beach bar.The old fashioned rum punch and piña colada are an excellent choice to unwind and refresh after a dip in the warm, shallow waters or simply grab a bucket of beer.

Turner’s is a great place to unwind all day long. It serves a fab lunch, is right on the beach, and has a car park, restrooms and showers. The powdery beach is simply breathtaking, the sand is ideal for volleyball or just relaxing in the shade with a Turner’s picnic. Watersports activities include reef trips, snorkelling and jet skis. Equipment for activities can be rented at the bar. The restaurant has a raised deck and stylish furnishings. The real West Indian menu includes some great Antiguan classics. Start with the fish cakes or conch fritters for an appetizer. Follow this with whole red snapper, curried chicken, baby-back ribs or Roti, an Antiguan favourite. Turners is also an idyllic location for a beachfront wedding, party or special occasion events. Rose Turner and her dedicated staff can professionally cater for your event. Convenient gift and Birkenstock shoe shop onsite. Open daily for lunch and dinner all year round. Closed public holidays.

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Darkwood Beach, Darkwood, St. Mary’s T: (268) 463-9384, 720-3474 or 726-3532 E: shelmore0414@hotmail.com FB: @DarkwoodBBR

Turner’s Beach, Johnson’s Point, St. Mary’s T: (268) 462-9133

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OJ’S BAR & RESTAURANT A celebration of local cuisine, sweet live music and island décor just steps from tranquil waters. Indulge your senses and experience a fun and authentic taste of Antigua with a visit to this charismatic yet quirky, rustic beach bar and restaurant. Located “round south” this familyrun haven with its breezy beachside ambiance awaits you. As you work up an appetite with an energizing swim or walk along the deserted beach, you’re certain to find beautiful shells that can be added to the natural décor. The restaurant’s sea-themed design blends harmoniously with its breath-taking surroundings, creating a serene, welcoming atmosphere any time of day. Specialising in the freshest of seafood, OJ’s has been a tourist and local hot spot for many years, and you can’t say no to a meal here. Open for lunch and dinner, their legendary grilled Red Snapper smothered in garlic butter is always a #1 favourite, closely followed by the lobster salad, sautéed garlic shrimps and seafood pasta. The wine list is good, and you can’t go wrong trying one of the cinnamon spiced island rum cocktails. Be warned: they’re not for the faint hearted! Available for private events, the restaurant has the option of seating 125 guests in-house. Its upper loft provides marvellous views of the neighbouring islands and stunning tropical sunsets. An outside catering service is also offered by the restaurant.

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Opening Hours: Daily, year round: 10:00am-10:00pm. Live musical entertainment from 7pm. Fridays: Harbour Trio Jazz band.

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Crabbe Hill Beach South-west coast, St. Mary’s T: (268) 460-0184 or 462-8651 E: ojsbeachbar1@hotmail.com


RECIPE

LIONFISH BOUILLABAISSE with Purple Mashed Potatoes Chef Kersley Vencatachellum

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SERVES 2 Ingredients: Lionfish Bouillabaisse 2 filets lionfish, cleaned and washed 1 carrot, finely diced 1 celery stalk, finely diced 1 onion, finely diced 2 garlic cloves, crushed Rosemary sprig, chopped 1 tbsp tomato paste 1 whole star anise Method for Bouillabaisse: Season lionfish fillets and set aside. Add 2 tbsp olive oil to a stock pan over medium heat. Add all vegetables and herbs and cook until translucent. Do not allow to brown. Add rock fish pieces, tomato paste and water, and stir to combine. Cover and cook slowly for 45 minutes. Discard star anise. Pour the soup into a blender and process until smooth. Return to the pot and cook on low heat until the soup is reduced. Keep warm.

1 fennel bulb, peeled and finely diced 1 shallot, finely diced 1 lb (500 g) small rock fish pieces, boned 4 cups (1 ltr) water 4 tbsp olive oil Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Ingredients: Lionfish Bouillabaisse 14 oz (400g) purple potatoes, peeled and cubed 9 oz (250g) butter, unsalted 1 cup (200 ml) heavy cream Salt & pepper to taste

Method for Purple Mashed Potatoes: Bring a pot of salted water to boil. Add the potatoes and cook for 15 minutes, until the potatoes are soft. Drain potatoes and place in a bowl with butter, cream and season with salt and pepper. Mash until smooth, stir for 5 minutes to aerate (fluff).

To Serve: Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan over moderate heat. Place lionfish fillets, skin side down, in the pan and cook for 1 minute each side. In two wide deep soup bowls, place 2 large tbsps of purple mashed potato, layer one fillet of lionfish on top, and finish each bowl with two cups of the thickened soup.

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INDIES GREENS UPPER RENFREW It’s FRESH - It’s LOCAL - It’s GREEN! Brothers Larry and Damon Francis farm tilapia fish and fresh salad greens using aquaponic techniques for the local market.

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This charming tilapia & organic vegetable farm is well worth a visit. Customers can purchase fresh unscaled, scaled and seasoned fish, alongside a variety of salad greens and herbs that are fed by the nutrient-laden water from the fish tanks. Indies Greens advocates that plants grown by this method mature sooner, and have superior flavour to those grown in soilbased farming. These plants are truly organically grown, as no chemical fertilizers, hormones or pesticides are used in their growing methods. The operation is now fully solar powered, making this an eco-friendly farm with strong ecological values. Aside from organic farming, Indies Greens also offers handson educational tours for schools and groups, in which they enlighten visitors with the secrets of their techniques. Professional aquaponic technology design, training and construction are also offered by the team. Visitors can tour the pretty landscaped gardens, which feature a wide variety of tropical plants and flowers, and the lush grounds are also available to hire for events such as weddings, anniversaries and baby showers. Indies Greens has gradually expanded over the years and now provides its produce to

supermarkets, hotels and resorts on the island. Other products available include fish feed, filters, pumps and pond liners. Open from Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm, Sat 8:00am-8:00pm.

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Upper Renfrew, off All Saints Road, near Sea View Farm, St. John’s T: (268) 463-9384, 720-3474 or 726-3532 E: sales@indiesgreens.com FB: @indiesgreens


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VJ’S-BAKERY LIBERTA VJ’s family leads with inspiration from the almighty, competitive pricing, and a philosophy of no compromise on using quality raw ingredients. Indulge your taste buds in a scrumptious surprise at VJ’s-Bakery in lush Liberta. This bustling all-family run establishment started in 1989 and produces a wide array of breads, pastries, cakes, cheesecakes and other delectable treats. Interestingly, VJ’s is one of the few bakeries that produce a 12 multigrain bread and their daily breads all come in wheat and white varieties. The extensive sweet treat menu includes traditional local pastries; rocks, coconut tarts, current rolls, bun tarts and arguably one of the best bun and cheese on island. Specialty items include chocolate cake, red velvet, butter rum cake, carrot cake and an assortment of imaginatively flavoured cheesecakes that are all to die for!. You must also try their irresistible, made-from-scratch, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies! Every day is a blessed day at VJ’s, but the most fun times are arguably Sunday Mornings when traditional hot and buttery “Sunday” bread is sold. It’s a treat for those looking forward to fresh baked bread with their Sunday breakfast or those in need of a hearty sandwich after a night out!

Liberta, St. Paul’s T: (268) 460-3465 E: vjsbakeryanu@gmail.com FB: VJsBakery

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Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday 6:15am-Midnight Fridays 6:15am-5:30pm Saturdays evenings 8:00pm through till Sunday Midnight

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LION PAVILION

COLESOME

VEGAN RESTAURANT

FARMERS MARKET

Even if you are not Vegan or Vegetarian this fantastic restaurant will satisfy the most demanding appetite.

Quality is never compromised at Colesome where this market - Keeps it fresh, to keep them coming.

Located within the grounds of Colesome Farmers Market is the wonderful Lion Pavilion, a vegan restaurant that will have your mouth watering. Watch Kashif Cole ‘cook up a storm’ of raw cuisine with the freshest super foods, grown on-site with no additives or GMO produce. Revitalise yourself with an explosion of colour, texture and flavour as you experience the exciting menu. In fact, many of the clients at this restaurant are neither vegetarian or vegan, they just want to eat great tasting, healthy food. For breakfast, sample hemp banana pancakes, vegan omelettes with fennel, ginger and eggplant, washed down with a vibrant seamoss spirulina smoothie. Relax in the breezy lush surroundings for lunch. To beat the heat, you can energise with a spelt crust almond cheese pizza or a raw zucchini pasta with basil hemp cheese, sundried tomatoes, bell peppers and olives. If it is raining, tuck into some comfort foods; ‘no-bake’ pies made with almonds, coconut milk and strawberries are a sweet treat, and the kids will love the vegan ice cream. Open for breakfast & lunch 9am-5.30pm. Closed Sunday.

For over 30 years Delrie Cole and his family have continued to produce an amazing array of local crops. Stop in for a farm tour and learn where real food comes from - friendly and informed staff are enthusiastic to educate you on seasonal produce and organic farming techniques. Piles of fresh, succulent fruit and vegetables await you and a recent extensive greenhouse expansion boasts medicinal plants, micro salads, herbs and even edible flowers! The Market offers concierge-level customer service enabling them to meet all customers special needs. They supply yachts, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels and the general public. The farm shop sells a variety of pulses, rice, wheat, quinoa and millet, alongside a colourful variety of nature’s best produce. Take time out to feast at the onsite Vegan restaurant called Lion Pavilion. Work has also started on a coconut regeneration project, so far over 200 new trees have been planted across a three acre plot. Supporting the environment and farming in a natural way are core beliefs at the Colesome Farmers Market - Eat well, live long! Open from Mon - Sat: 7am - 7pm. Closed Sunday.

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Colesome Farmers Market and Lion Pavilion Vegan Restaurant Jonas Road, St. Peter’s T: (268) 782-6895 / 732-3328 / 782-0150 E: info@colesome.com www.colesome.com

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SKULLDUGGERY RUM CAFÉ & BAR

Notorious for sneaky sunrisers or laidback sundowners, spontaneous parties and plenty of action, there is never a dull moment at Skullies. The rustic boardwalk hangout draws a spirited crowd of feisty youthful and timeworn pirates. Spilling out of the cozy bar onto the decking, patrons partake in animated discussions about life at sea, whilst they grab sustenance and refuel their glasses. Bistro style breakfast and lunch is served until 3pm, and toasted sandwiches and bar snacks until 5pm. The infamous Espresso Martinis served at Skullduggery are to die for. The traditional pirate’s tot of RUM comes with a potent twist at Skullduggery. The trendy café serves its’ own exclusive,

carefully blended rum, which has been specially filtered to create a unique smoothness. In collaboration with Antigua Distillery Ltd., the rum was created with the classic Caribbean sailor in mind.

This unique rum filled vessel has a truly authentic look, making the perfect souvenir or gift for any pirate. Don’t visit Antigua without trying this unique tipple. “All you need add is a little ice, perfect for sippin!”

The rum is sold in a collectable handcrafted ceramic bottle, corked and waxed by hand. An innovative work of art, the bottle was inspired by an 1894 poison bottle found in The Book of Bottles. The design captures the challenge, adventure and ‘skullduggery’ of the West Indies at the turn of the 18th century.

Sold by the flagon or the skull at the bar. Skullduggery Rum is also available to purchase at Epicurean supermarket and Crab Hole Liquors. If you are a pirate from overseas you can find it sold in stores in far flung places such as St. Barts, St. Maarten, Tortola, Barbados, UK, Europe & the USA.

Antigua Yacht Club Marina Falmouth Harbour E: skullduggerycafe@gmail.com T: (268) 464 1995 Open All Year Round

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PAPA’S BY THE SEA Experience beautiful alfresco dining in a tranquil location with a laid-back island vibe.

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Papa’s is just perfect for so many reasons…The beachfront setting with scenic harbour views, the pool with comfy deck loungers for reclining with cocktails, the creative, informal lunch and dinner menus, exceptional service from a polite, efficient team and funky themed evenings that keep everyone entertained. Run by the hospitable owners of the legendary Trappas restaurant, you can expect a warm welcome at any time. Open daily for lunch, enjoy a long relaxed afternoon, with light dishes such as fresh catch ceviche or fresh lobster salad. Want a more satisfying meal? Go for a hearty sandwich, homemade pizza or 8oz sirloin steak. Linger with cocktails as the sun goes down. Chill on Sunday with food served all day. A succulent roast is available, alongside the full menu. Extensive landscaped grounds, a pool and kids activities, make Papa’s perfect for a family day out. Spoil your little ones with the yummy kid’s menu, fruity crushes and desserts. Wednesday’s curry evening presents live bands and theme nights on rotation. Unwind on Fridays at the casual, chilled garden BBQ night with DJ. Contrasting this is Saturday’s more formal dining experience. Papa’s is renowned for its monthly Full Moon parties and themed Sailing Week events. The venue is available to hire for private functions and beachfront weddings. Docking is available harbourside for boat owners.

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Opening Hours December-May: Lunch: Monday-Sunday 11:00am6:00pm. Dinner: Monday-Saturday from 6:00pm. Summer Season see Facebook or Call for opening hours.

Falmouth Harbour Falmouth Harbour Main Road St. Paul’s T: (268) 561-7633 | C: (268) 464-0764 E: papasantigua@gmail.com

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TRAPPAS RESTAURANT & BAR This restaurant offers great service, in comfortable surroundings with a Caribbean feel, serving an impressive international menu.

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Little can be said about Trappas that hasn’t been said before - it just works! The high standards of service, quality food and buzzy atmosphere never ceases to please. The unpretentious venue attracts yachties, locals, expats and families, who gather to enjoy the vibrant energy at the heart of this casual open-fronted restaurant, centred around an interior palm tree. The set price chalkboard menu, iconic to the Trappas experience has recently been updated with new contemporary dishes. Start with deep fried brie with blackcurrant jelly or the delectable fried green tomatoes with ricotta & spinach, already a firm favourite. Moving onto mains try the spaghetti carbonara, the fresh local catch or the breaded pork schnitzel with creamy mushroom sauce. Curries come in different varieties from the spicy Thai green chicken or vegetable curry to a rich, traditional West Indian styled curry. Portions are generous; there are weekly specials and a kids menu, all at reasonable prices. The lively bar gives guests behind the scenes views of the bustling kitchen area as they sip sundowners, beers, wine and frozen cocktails over spirited conversation. This well-worn favourite restaurant continues to attract new and loyal patrons year after year. Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 6:00pm-10:00pm Open year round. Reservations strongly recommended

Dockyard Drive English Harbour, St. Paul’s T: (268) 562-3534 | C: (268) 728-2880 E: trappasantigua@hotmail.com FB: @trappas

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THE CAPTAIN’S QUARTERS CATAMARAN HOTEL Alfresco dining, waterfront setting, and tranquil onsite hotel, this restaurant offers a unique blend of Caribbean warmth, serene location and practical facilities. Come hungry, leave happy! Adjacent to the Catamaran Hotel, this scenic restaurant offers visitors to the southeast coast a delicious array of contemporary International cuisine intertwined with Caribbean flavours. This beachfront haven is a quintessential venue for weddings, intimate parties, banquets and other special events. The hospitable staff will cater to your every need as you relax, unwind and soak in breathtaking views of Falmouth Harbour. Serving great meals from early morning until late in the evening Captain’s Quarter’s is a great location. Whether you are an early riser or not, breakfast is served from 7:15am to 10:15am. Otherwise, you can sip on specially-crafted coffee blended locally or snack on tasty treats such as the chef’s mouth-watering ribs, BBQ wings, and other delectable finger foods. The varied menu options for lunch and dinner are sure to satisfy any hungry sailor or sports enthusiast. Watch your favourite game and stay contacted to the rest of the world via the complimentary WI-FI in the fully stocked bar. Private catering available on request.

Opening Hours: Breakfast from 7:15 am - 10:15 am Dinner is 7:15 pm - 10:15 pm

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Beside the Catamaran Hotel, Falmouth Harbour, St. Paul’s T: (268) 562-7159 E: catclub@candw.ag www.catamaranantigua.com

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CRAB HOLE LIQUORS & CRAB HOLE TOO

PIRATES PIZZA

Known locally as the store that never closes. For over 20 years they have been providing reliable, quality service.

Pirate’s Pizza provides everything you need for a relaxing evening in the harbour.

Win, lose, or draw, there’s no debate. Managing Director Leslie Roberts has confirmed Crab Hole Liquor stores as the undisputed best choice for replenishing your homes, stores or yachts. With over 20 years of success you can be sure to find all that you want at your convenience. Champagnes, wines, gins, rums, vodkas, sodas and a large selection of beers can be packed and boxed as you wish. The stores have a great selection of snacks and party favourites, alongside fine cigars and tobacco. Come in and see for yourself, the lowest prices and the best service are guaranteed. Visit one of their two branches. Call or radio (VHF68) to place your order, free delivery service! Opening Hours: Daily, year round 8:00am-9:00pm

Striving to provide the most authentic Italian pizza in English Harbour, Pirate’s Pizza is a comfortably rustic restaurant with plenty of character to boast of. Relying on excellent ingredients, Stefano the pizza master has maintained a formula of serving quality thin-crust pizzas topped with the freshest of ingredients. The menu ranges from best sellers like the Summer – a crispy pie topped with fresh mozzarella, arugula and juicy, ripe tomatoes; to the creative Stesil with dollops of ricotta, Italian sausage and spinach. If you’re not in the mood for pizza, try one of their fantastic new fresh salmon, caprese or meat salads. Try the new green calzones, eggplant Parmesan and mix brushetta. A wide range of reasonably priced beverages is also available to accompany your meal. At Pirate’s Pizza you can eat-in or take away or have your pizza delivered. Open daily in season from 5:30pm-10:30pm.

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Main Branch - Cobbs Cross Main Rd, Falmouth Harbour Dockyard Branch - Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, English Harbour T: (268) 460-1212 or 460-8930 E: crabholeliquors@candw.ag

Dockyard Drive, English Harbour, St. Paul’s T: (268) 788-3496 or 726-2757 FB: @piratespizza268


GALLEY BAR & RESTAURANT Join all the crew for breakfast, lunch or an evening bite at the Galley Bar, once the site of Nelson’s kitchen in the dockyard.

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Now it’s a hive of entertainment for an international crowd of captains, crew, backpackers, locals, tourists and professionals from all corners of the globe. Take full advantage of the stunning harbour views and marvel at the impressive yachts moored around this hub of activity. Enjoy magical sunsets as the day draws to an end. An array of reasonably priced sandwiches, burgers, light meals and drinks are served throughout the day and early evening. Everyone is welcome at any time of the day to soak up the friendly, laid back atmosphere and unwind from another lovely day on this paradise isle. Tag your name or message on the bar and enjoy reading through the entertaining scrawls of those who came before. Gather one and all to this historic harbour front bar. Opens from 7:30am to midnight daily, serving full breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bar snack menu available from 11:00am. Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, St. Paul’s T: (268) 460-1533 E: afmarsh@hotmail.com


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CATHERINE’S CAFÉ RESTAURANT • BAR • LOUNGE

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Catherine’s offers a sleek, chilledout beach club vibe, whilst capturing the iconic Parisian café scene, sur la plage. With the perfect recipe of glorious food, impeccable service, ambient surrounds and sophistication, there is no better way to simply idle away the day. The a la carte menu, which has Provence-style influences, offers classic French food with a modern twist. With emphasis on fresh, local and sustainably sourced produce, each dish is served with passion and love in this unique waterfront location. The beach menu is perfect for a smaller bite, and the round daybeds compliment the extensive cocktail menu. Gin lovers will appreciate Catherine’s recently launched gin menu, which showcases a selection of fifteen bespoke gins from all over the world. Spend afternoons enjoying long lunches and lounging to funky contemporary beats. Catherine’s Café effortlessly captures the charm of the Caribbean’s laid back atmosphere on one of the island’s most stunning beaches. Large groups and families are welcome and a kid’s menu is available. The open plan dining room and stunning beach area are perfectly suited to private parties seeking a unique experience at one of

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Catherine’s Café, the sister restaurant of Sheer Rocks, was seamlessly taken over by Rocks Group last season, and is one of Antigua’s longest running and most loved establishments.

Antigua’s most adored locations. Catherine’s Café is available for exclusive hire for private or corporate events of all sizes.

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Opening Hours: Catherine’s Café is open 7 days a week for lunch & 3 nights a week for dinner Lunch Mon - Fri 12pm-4pm Lunch Sat - Sun 12pm-5:30pm Dinner Wed - Fri 6:30pm-9:00pm

Pigeon Point Beach Falmouth Harbour, St. Paul’s T: +1 (268) 782-5050 E: reservations@catherines-cafe.com www.catherines-cafe.com

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BUMPKINS BEACH BAR & RESTAURANT Spectacular harbour views meet exceptional, but inexpensive island meals at this longstanding beach bar.

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Bumpkins Beach Bar & Restaurant pairs a tranquil, ‘barefoot-on-thebeach’ vibe with breathtaking views of Pigeon Point Beach and Falmouth harbour. The dining deck with its dynamic view of boats swaying in the harbour make for remarkable photographing opportunities while sipping on creamy, rich glasses of Banana Piña Coladas. Relax on the terrace while listening to ambient sounds of waves crashing ashore or chow down on Bumpkin’s Famous BBQ or seriously spicy Jerk Chicken and Pork. Luckily there are always ice cold beers on hand to cool you down. Also on the menu are juicy homemade burgers, pulled pork and awesome Baby Back Ribs - all served with homecut fries or crisp salad greens. The uncomplicated menu also provides seafood lover options such as the succulent catch-of-the-day, seared, fresh yellow-fin tuna or grilled/deepfried calamari, along with vegetarian choices and a kiddie menu. Perfect for parties and other engagements, this traditional Caribbean beach bar is sure to satisfy your every need. Whether it be a refreshing swim culminating with an inexpensive meal, or dancing the night away to the mellow sounds of a reggae band, a more relaxed and social approach awaits you at Bumpkins. Live band every Saturday. Frequent evening and full moon parties on the beach. Call ahead for evening reservations.

Opening Hours: 7 days a week, 11:00am until. Evening menu served 6:00-10:00pm Thursday-Sunday, call for reservations.

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Pigeon Point Beach Falmouth Harbour, St. Paul’s T: (268) 562-2522


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PILLARS RESTAURANT AT THE ADMIRAL’S INN Step back in time as you dine at this elegant alfresco restaurant perched on the picturesque water’s edge within Nelson’s Dockyard. Set within the timeworn walls of the 18th century Nelson’s Dockyard, a World Heritage site, at the lovingly restored Admiral’s Inn, the Pillars Restaurant is not to be missed. The historic charm of weathered bricks and handhewn beams, set against the backdrop of elegant yachts at anchor, and the lush tropical gardens surrounding the alfresco terrace, set a unique and unforgettable scene. Delectable dishes emphasize the use of local ingredients, freshly picked or caught that day. Seafood specialties include Tuna Tartare, Catch of the Day and Fresh Grilled Lobster Au Gratin. On Wednesdays enjoy a special Caribbean menu with steel band. On Saturdays partake in cuisine from around the world, while listening to live music from the Harbour Trio band. Whether you want to enjoy a convivial lunch with friends gazing out at the historic harbour or a romantic dinner for two at a candle-lit table by the water’s edge, you will savour the beauty of a bygone era while relishing first-rate food. The Pillars Restaurant is also available to host private events.

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Opening Hours: Daily in season for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner from 7:30am-11:00pm. Wednesday Caribbean Night and Saturday Jazz & Special Menu.

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Nelson’s Dockyard National Park English Harbour, St. Paul’s T: (268) 460-1027 / 1153 E: pillars@admiralsinnantigua.com www.admiralsinnantigua.com


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BOOM AT GUNPOWDER HOUSE It is hard to beat the elevated harbor side position of Boom at Gunpowder House for a scenic dining venue.

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Building on the success of their historic Pillars restaurant, located directly across the harbour, the owners of Boom have created a wonderful upscale setting to enjoy delicious lunches and cocktails daily. This unique bar and restaurant is set in front of a remodeled 18th century Gunpowder store which houses art exhibitions and the 2 acre headland boasts 14 spectacular deluxe suites. The vast outdoor terrace boasts an infinity edged pool where you may bask on luxurious sunbeds overlooking Nelson’s Dockyard, a World Heritage site. The Boom menu highlights a fresh and healthy approach with seafood favourites, such as Catch of the Day, Thai Shrimp Cake Salad and Fresh Grilled Lobster, but meat lovers will not be disappointed by the Gourmet Steak Aioli Sandwich. Use of the pool and sun loungers is subject to a minimum spend on lunch or a fee if you just want to enjoy the view, lounge and swim. This is a popular spot and reservations are strongly recommended. Boom can be booked for weddings and private functions.

Opening Hours: 11:00am-6:00pm for lunch and drinks. Reservations preferred.

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Nelson’s Dockyard National Park English Harbour, St. Paul’s T: (268) 460-1027 / 1153 E: boom@gunpowderhouse.com www.admiralsinnantigua.com


RECIPE

DA BOOM LOBSTER SALAD

SERVES 4 Ingredients 2 large lobsters 2 fresh mangoes (sliced) 1 head radicchio 2 radishes 1 carrot, julienne 4 tbsp champagne or white wine vinegar

Salt/pepper to taste 1 head red leaf lettuce 1 head green leaf lettuce 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp fresh chives (chopped) 2 tbsp grey poupon mustard 1 orange, segmented 1 grapefruit, segmented

Method: Bring a pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add lobster, head first. Cover and cook until the lobster is ready about 7- 10 minutes. Transfer the lobster to a large bowl of ice water and allow to completely cool down. Remove meat from the claws, knuckles and tail, set aside shells and cut lobster meat into ½ inch pieces. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, orange, salt and white pepper. Slowly whisk in olive oil, whisking constantly until smooth and blended.

In a bowl combine chiffonade lettuce, radicchio, carrots and toss with 2 tbsp vinaigrette and gently coat the lettuce evenly. Transfer the salad to chill plates. In the same bowl combine lobster meat with about 1 tbsp vinaigrette and toss lobster meat until coated evenly. Place the lobster meat around salad, garnish with mango, lobster claw, radish, chopped chive, orange and grapefruit segments. Drizzle the remaining vinaigrette around the finished salad.

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Head Chef – Angella Joseph Boom Restaurant, at Gunpowder House

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CLOGGY’S AYC MARINA This stand-out restaurant & bar continues to exceed expectations.

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Perfect food, great views, lovely people and a cool vibe – this sums up one of Antigua’s all time favourite restaurants and bar. Situated on the upper deck of the Antigua Yacht Club Marina, the yachting world seems to sail by as you sit cooled by the trade winds. Your charming Dutch hosts Ton & Vanessa Smit invite you to savour their bird’s-eye view of Falmouth harbour. The beautifully presented, but not fussy Mediterranean inspired menu remains supremely consistent, just one of the reasons for Cloggy’s longevity. The bistro menu delivers everything from flavoursome burgers to fresh fish, lobster, salads, grilled meats and vegetarian dishes. There’s also a groovy kids menu. With unparalled passion for food, you can always expect personal and prompt service with a smile from the knowledgeable staff. The all-day Tapas menu is served at the bar and lounge area, and their celebrated Sunday Brunch remains unchanged. Linger with funky lounge music setting the scene for chilled Saturday afternoons sipping chilled rosé on the wooden terrace, leading you gently into a laidback dinner. Charismatic, unobtrusive service continues to make everyone feel cherished at Cloggy’s elevated harbourside location. Make the most of any special occasion whether personal or work oriented, by contacting them for private catering. They will be more than happy to assist.

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Opening Hours: Lunch - Tues-Sat from 12:00-4:30pm. Dinner - 6:00-9:30pm. Tappas Menu all day until 9:30pm. Sunday Brunch 11:00am-4:00pm. Closed Mondays.

Antigua Yacht Club Marina, 1st Floor Falmouth Harbour, St. Paul’s T: (268) 460-6910 or 764-8083 E: cloggyscafe@yahoo.com FB: @cloggysantigua

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MARI’S BISTRO & PRIVATE CATERING SERVICE Pick-up or Delivery in and around St. John’s and English Harbour.

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Chef Mariana Boland gained acclaim as the sous chef at Hamilton’s restaurant, and continues to create delicious, memorable meals through her newly established full service Bistro and Private Catering Service. Mari’s provides full meals and finger foods with European and International influences. Pinwheel chicken stuffed with seasoned goat’s cheese, gourmet burgers and daily catch of the day served with fresh salads are great main courses. Also try her new potato stuffed with chicken and chicken tenders in a rich mushroom sauce. Her signature stuffed pork tenderloin is served with a creamy mushroom sauce and comes with mashed potatoes, salad and glazed carrots. All meals come with a slice of complimentary carrot and peanut cake. The Bailey’s infused bread & butter pudding is a must for dessert lovers. Mari’s Private Catering Service accommodates a variety of functions from small weddings, private parties, yacht crew meals, to private villa dinners. She can cater events for up to 70 people. 24-hour notice is required for events or contact Mari in the morning for smaller evening meals. Whatsapp or call to place your order. Opening Hours: Call to Order Monday-Saturday.

Buckley’s Line, St. John’s T: (268) 776-9657 E: marisbistro@gmail.com E: mabeautyzone@yahoo.com FB: @marisbistroandprivatecateringservice

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SOUTH POINT HOTEL & RESTAURANT Luxury boutique hotel, restaurant, sushi bar and lounge. The Restaurant and lounge has a stylish dining deck, which is suspended over the harbour, and is a popular choice for lunch, dinner or lounging with cocktails or a glass of bubbly at any time. The menu includes skilfully prepared dishes that allow diners to indulge and savour according to taste. The eclectic mix of authentic flavours is inspired by the best of Mediterranean and Asian cuisine with one thing in common: fresh, high-quality ingredients. In keeping with its international character, South Point’s restaurant menu features the perfect combination of premium, fresh ingredients imported from the best global sources with local farmto-table ingredients. The restaurant has an all-day Sushi Bar, an excellent cocktail menu, a discerning wine list and delicious aperitivo platters to share, ensuring there’s always a cosmopolitan gathering to enjoy the relaxed vibe. Both the lounge bar and restaurant welcome non-hotel guests and the dining deck is accessible for guests arriving by water, just tie-up and step-in! Please call, email or follow us on social media for updates on events, weekend brunch and DJ performances - reservations are recommended.

Yacht Club Drive English Harbour, St. Paul’s T: (268) 562-9600 E: info@southpointantigua.com www.southpointantigua.com

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Opening Hours: Serving Breakfast from 7.30am and Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails and Sushi daily until 10:00pm.

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ROAD HOUSE RESTAURANT & BAR Every Sunday party from 4pm onwards to old & new reggae music live with the Hardcore Reggae Band.

If you have never discovered this local gem, then it’s about time you made its acquaintance. Road House Restaurant & Bar is a family friendly stop off on the way to or from Half Moon Bay. They serve tasty Caribbean style breakfast and lunch during the week, but Fridays and Sundays are when this venue comes into it’s own. Every week enjoy superb $5 Friday specials on everything; entry, all food and all drinks, keeping after work ‘limers’ happy. The food menu includes light bites, soups and main meals - all extremely nice. On Sunday enjoy the live band from 6pm and DJ from 9pm. Delicious food is served all night long. Try the conch water, fried fish, wings and other tantalizing dishes. Call ahead to book a table. The venue is available for corporate, birthday special occasion and wedding hire. Open Monday-Thursday 6:30am-3:00pm. Friday and Sunday - All Day & Late Night.


MON-FRI: 8:30AM-6:00PM SATURDAY: 10:00AM-6:00PM SUNDAY: (CLOSED)

Antigua Yacht Club Marina Commercial Centre, English Harbour. P.O. Box 182, St. John’s, Antigua. W.I. www.corkandbasket.com

CUVÉE WINES, SPIRITS AND FOOD EMPORIUM

(268) 462-0363 thecorkandbasket@brydens.com


LOOK OUT FOR... As you travel around our islands keep an eye out for great local spots, village stalls and roadside food vendors along the way... Images: ZINZI MPANDE

GINA’S LOCAL DISHES

URLINGS FISHERIES COMPLEX Pop down to the wharf to buy freshly caught fish and seafood straight from the fishermen. An annual seafood festival is held in the complex grounds in early August. Urlings Village | T: (268) 562-4917 | FB: @ urlingsfisheries

TRADITIONAL SATURDAY CUISINE

Gina’s offers tasty dishes with an assorment of local drinks to

Idris Drew sells great local food every Saturday.

wash them down. If culinary exploration is what you fancy,

Conch and Goat water soups, Rice Pudding, Maw

buy some fresh produce and create your own masterpieces. Morris Bay, St. Mary’s | T: (268) 725-0706 | T: (268) 778-071

and Bullfoot soup. Available from 11am Piggott’s Playing Field, St. John’s | T: (268) 770-9102

NCI’S CUISINE

ISLAND FUSION CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT

Grab great coal grilled wings and burgers, or try local steamed fish,

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chicken or curry conch lunch. Open Friday & Saturday from 11am. Parham Main Rd, by Crossroad | T: (268) 725-1536 or 724-1781

Owner Sandra makes some of the most exquisite island cuisine.

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Real food is easy to come by in Antigua, every village has a

Local style lunches with rice or ground provision. Amazing

vegetable stall selling produce grown by local farmers.

seafood soups and dishes, especially on Saturdays.

Piggott’s Playing Field, St. John’s | T: (268) 720-0540

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BROTHERHOOD OF ST. MARY’S

ANTHEA’S VEGETABLE STALL

Azariah Philip and friends host a weekly Saturday fundraiser by

Stopping and shopping at a village stall is a great way to meet local

selling delicious homemade soups at the Morris Bay bus stop.

farmers and their families and get fresh, flavourful produce.

Do your bit for charity and enjoy a hot flavourful cup of soup.

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THREE-LEAF TEA Text: DR. ANTHONY RICHARDS, CONSULTANT IN CHEMISTRY FOOD & BIOTECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

Perhaps the real secret of the Caribbean lifestyle may lie, not in our rum cocktails, but in the benefits of calming herbs which we consume daily. Antiguans rise to a refreshing infusion of lime leaves or lemongrass, but reach for a soothing draught of soursop to banish insomnia. A Sunday breakfast of salted cod may be accompanied by more than a dozen health-giving plants, including black, white, hot and bell peppers, garlic, onions, tomatoes, chives, thyme, sweet potatoes, okras, ackee, eggplants, spinach, widdi-widdi and plantain.

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Milkweed

Bay Leaves

Lime Leaves

While most people are familiar with at least ten healthy herbs that may grow at the edge of the garden, enthusiasts can identify up to 200 medicinal plants from the island’s flora of one thousand or so species. A few of these are listed on the Antigua and Barbuda museum website: www.antiguamuseums. org/cultural.htm and many more in their huge database, which is the envy of many archives. Traditionalists will tell you that the right way to use “Bush Tea” involves combining herbs in a cyclical sequence based on odd numbers. Each day, one leaf from three different herbs, say Lime leaves, Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) and Vervain herb (Verbena officinalis), are combined to make a cup of tea. On the second day, one species is replaced, and so on, throughout seven days. This threeleaf tea tradition probably reflects an appreciation of dosage as well as concern for over-exposure to any one class of natural constituents and serves to balance bitter flavours with the mild and zesty. Echoes of this custom can be found elsewhere in tradition. For example, it used to be considered

auspicious to collect only odd numbers of leaves, say three or five, from a tree during a particular visit. When harvesting three leaves from the painkiller, Milkweed (Calotropis procera), it was usual to place three pebbles at the root in appreciation. Similar traditions apply to the harvest of five-fingered Castor leaf (Ricinus communis), Soursop (Annona muricata) and other plants used in the control of pain. In Antigua, it was the custom to set an odd number of eggs for hatching by a brood hen, while in some boys’ gambling games, similar to marbles, a throw of three upturned bottle caps out of four cast was considered a win. This may reflect almost forgotten cultural notions, also known in West Africa, which count an odd number to be fortuitous. Curiously, older herbalists advise against the harvest of leaves after dark. This may have originated from concern over misidentification. However, there is also a belief that the effectiveness of many herbs is reduced after sunset “when the bush doctor has gone home”. These beliefs may not be entirely without basis. Modern science has discovered the balance of plant

metabolism shifts dramatically between daytime and nighttime resulting in chemical changes in the leaves and roots. We should take care not to dismiss traditional knowledge, as it can lead to interesting “discoveries”. When screening extracts from forest plants for a specific medicinal property, such as an anti-tumour activity, scientists have found the hit rate can be lower than 1%. However, consulting a traditional practitioner can raise the success rate to over 50%. Recently, Caribbean people were taken aback to discover just how many traditional herbs were being claimed under patents by foreign companies. “The real secret”, it seems, is no longer secret. For instance, patents have been filed for insulin-like proteins found in extracts from leaves of a Bitter squash (Momordica charantia) known here as the “Maiden blush” vine, “Kerala”, “Fowl batty” or “Lizard food”. This is possible in intellectual property law, despite the fact that the herb has been used locally for the control of diabetes and has been the subject of many laboratory studies in the University of the West Indies. Now that’s a bitter cup to sip!

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NOEL ‘BONGO FIRST’ JOSEPH

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Noel ‘Bongo First’ Joseph is an Antiguan-Born Rastafarian, who is a devote vegan and believes in clean eating. He believes that what we put into our bodies will determine how long and how healthy our lives will be. Bongo First is a lover of tea and his passion for a refreshing cuppa has led him to carry out extensive research on teas indigenous to Antigua. His interest lies in studying the health benefits of drinking these unique beverages and promoting them to islanders and visitors alike. Served iced or hot, the benefits of tea go far beyond refreshment; at the very least, tea provides a refreshing way of getting enough fluids each day, but Bongo believes tea can help protect your teeth and heart, as well as possibly even helping to stave off cancer. As Bongo’s research has grown, so has his love for an array of local teas. You can find Bongo First sharing his knowledge of these teas and their medicinal properties at selected venues in Antigua, such as the Catamaran Hotel, Falmouth. For more information contact Bongo First: E: rootzkytchen14@gmail.com T: (268) 723-5702 or (268) 774-7946 **A selection of local ingredients are used in Bongo’s teas

GRAVIOLA

MORINGA OLEIFERA

Also known as soursop, custard apple, guanabana and Brazilian paw paw — used to treat stomach ailments, fever & parasitic infections. Also used as a sedative.

Also known as horseradish tree, ben tree or drumstick tree — treats and prevents diseases such as diabetes, heart diseases, anemia, arthritis, liver diseases.

PEPPERMINT

CANNABIS

Relieves pain and discomfort from gas and bloating.

Reduces chronic pain for those suffering from conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, AIDS, mental anxiety and also stimulates the appetite.


‘OLD TIME SOMETHING’ Daniel “Timmy” Thomas Serves 1 Ingredients: 2 tea bags 2oz Angostura 1919 ½ Fresh local lemon, juiced 4oz mixed tea infused with Honey 1 oz. brown sugar syrup 2 dashes ANGOSTURA® Orange Bitters Garnish: Lemon peel and sprig of basil Method: Place tea bags into empty glass with Angostura 1919 to infuse, pour infused mixture into cocktail shaker along with all other ingredients, except bitter. Shake, then pour into highball glass filled with ice. Add a couple dashes of Angostura Orange Bitters. Garnish with lemon peel and basil.



MANGO AND JELLY COCONUT CREPE with Mango and English Harbour Rum Butter Sauce


MANGO AND JELLY COCONUT CREPE with Mango and English Harbour Rum Butter Sauce Chef Philman George, The Rhyming Chef - Barbuda

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YIELD: 12 crepes Ingredients: Batter 2 eggs 1 ¼ cups (300 ml) milk 1 ½ tbsp melted butter ¾ cup (105 g) all purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp raw brown sugar Pinch of salt 3 tsp finely grated dry coconut Zest of 2 limes

Ingredients: Filling 2 cups (1 lb) ripe mango cut into cubes 1 cup (½ lb) jelly coconut Freshly grated nutmeg and cinnamon to taste

Ingredients: Sauce ½ cup (¼ lb) firm mango, diced 1 tsp sugar 1 ¼ cups (300 ml) water 1 ½ oz English Harbour 5 Yr. Rum 2 tsp butter, softened

Method for Batter: Beat together the eggs, milk and butter. In a separate bowl sift the flour and baking powder and add sugar and salt. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients (minus the coconut, and lime). The batter should be smooth and free of lumps. Add the grated coconut and lime zest, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to give the ingredients time to bind. Preheat a lightly buttered cast iron pan. Measure the batter. Pour 1⁄12 of the batter into the hot pan and tilt the pan until a thin layer of the

batter coats the entire pan. Keep the heat low and wait until the edges are brown before you flip it. Brown the second side. Crepes can be kept warm in the oven until you are ready to complete the dish.

the rum and pour the mixture into a blender. Purée until smooth. Pass through a fine strainer and return it to the pan. Warm the mixture on low heat and swirl in the butter.

Method for Filling Gently combine all the mango cubes, jelly coconut and spices in a bowl.

To Serve Lay a crepe flat on a work surface and place a portion of filling on the crepe. Roll up the crepe and place on a serving plate. Pour some rum butter sauce over the filled crepe and serve.

Method for Sauce Add the diced mango, sugar and water to a saucepan and bring to a light boil for about 2 minutes. Add

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BARBUDA RESILIENCE From Hurricane Recovery to Ocean Conservation Text: SHAYNA BRODY - WAITT INSTITUTE MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE Blue Halo Initiative Site Manager, Barbuda & Montserrat Images: Š Blue Halo Initiative Barbuda & Montserrat

September 5th marked the oneyear anniversary of Hurricane Irma when 185mph winds destroyed the majority of homes, buildings, and infrastructure on the island of Barbuda. At the time, the Waitt Institute was in the fourth of year of implementing Blue Halo Barbuda, an initiative focused on improving livelihoods through sustainable ocean management and conservation. After seeing the destruction from Hurricane Irma, we paused our work on ocean management to focus on more immediate humanitarian needs of the Barbudan people. Over the past year, Waitt Foundation, Waitt Institute, and the International Community Foundation worked hand in hand to provide emergency response through the Barbuda

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Recovery & Conservation Trust (BRCT). With the support from many donors, the BRCT has raised over $789,000 USD to date and created eleven programs that provided immediate humanitarian relief and clean-up services, repaired homes, offered tutoring and after-school activities to displaced children, supported local fishermen and business owners, and subsidized ferry transportation for Barbudans to return home. The one-year anniversary of

the Hurricane marks an important transition point for our work. Now that the immediate need for emergency response has subsided, we begin to look towards the future of creating a strong and resilient Barbuda. The Barbuda Recovery & Conservation Trust will evolve to become the Barbuda Resilience Fund. The Barbuda Resilience Fund will be managed solely by the International Community Foundation and focus on supporting the sustainable development of Barbuda. The Waitt Institute will resume its work on

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ocean conservation. One project for which planning is underway is mangrove restoration. “During Hurricane Irma, the island’s mangroves suffered substantial mortality, most of the foliage was removed, and many plants were ripped from their roots” says Waitt’s Science and Field manager Andy Estep. Thanks to money raised by Team Antigua Atlantic Rowers, Waitt Institute in partnership with Marine Ecosystem Protected Area Trust, will begin to replant mangroves in the Codrington Lagoon. Healthy


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mangroves in Barbuda provide nesting sites of one of the largest frigate bird colonies in the Caribbean and provide habitat for juvenile fish and invertebrates. The Waitt Institute has a longstanding partnership with the Government of Antigua & Barbuda and has worked on Barbuda through the Blue Halo Initiative since 2013 to create marine sanctuaries and build capacity for sustainable ocean management. Together with the Barbuda Council, Barbuda Fisheries, and the people of Barbuda, the

Institute has protected 33% of Barbuda’s waters through coastal sanctuaries, no net zones, and anchoring zones around the island. The Blue Halo Initiative is a collaboration between the Barbuda Council, the office of the Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda, Barbuda Fisheries, Codrington Lagoon National Park officials, and the Waitt Institute. The goal of Blue Halo Barbuda is to foster the sustainable, profitable, and enjoyable use of ocean resources for present and future generations.

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BIRDING

IN BARBUDA A Love Affair with Birds As Barbuda slowly recovers from the wrath of Hurricane Irma in September 2017, the birds have started to return and build nests. Dr Joseph Prosper, member and volunteer of the Environmental Awareness Group, shares with us his passion for Birding, highlighting the importance of preserving the fascinating and unique nature of our nation.

Text: JOSEPH PROSPER, member and volunteer of the Environmental Awareness Group. Editor: LISA SORENSON, Executive Director, BirdsCaribbean.


Barbuda is definitely torn between two lovers and probably feeling like a fool. This island holds two tomorrows in its hands. One is for it to remain a remote, low-key eco-tourism destination, with a small economy that preserves and features the island’s wealth of pristine natural resources and traditional culture. The other tomorrow is Barbuda becoming a tourist destination with mega resorts, modern lifestyles and greatly lessened natural beauty. I know which one I prefer. I have been involved in bird watching for 14 years. Watching birds in Barbuda can be done with the naked eye, through binoculars or by listening for bird sounds. Surprisingly, in Barbuda, many bird species are more easily detected and identified by ear than by eye. Some birdwatchers “count” species they have identified audibly, while others

only record species that they have identified visually. Some maintain a country list, parish list, state list, county list, yard list, year list, or any combination of these. My ‘birding’ life started in 2002 when I attended a “West Indian Whistling Duck and wetlands education” workshop hosted by Dr. Lisa Sorenson of BirdsCaribbean (formerly the Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds) and the Environmental Awareness Group (EAG). This tall, graceful, brown-spotted duck is found only in the West Indies. It was once abundant and widely distributed throughout the Caribbean, but is now scarce and limited in its distribution due to illegal hunting, introduced predators like the mongoose which eat eggs and ducklings, and loss of much of its wetland habitat from development. In my pursuit of the duck, I traversed little known parts

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of Antigua & Barbuda, spending many hours observing the duck and widening and deepening my knowledge and experience with birds. My fascination and surprise grew as I realised through my association with other local birders, notably Victor Joseph and Andrea Otto, that as small and as dry as Antigua & Barbuda is, the country hosts well over 182 species of birds including numerous migrants. I was thrilled to learn that, as tiny as my country was, Barbuda is home to the endemic Barbuda Warbler, recently elevated to species status after genetic research deemed it worthy of this designation. The Barbuda Warbler is a beautiful little bird with gray upperparts, bright yellow underparts, a yellow line above the eye and a yellow or whitish crescent below it. I saw and heard many Barbuda Warblers during my time in Barbuda. I spooked a pair of Helmeted Guineafowl and got

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excellent looks at Lesser Antillean Flycatcher, Mangrove Cuckoo, and Caribbean Elaenia. I saw many migrant and resident shorebirds and waterbirds, including White-cheeked Pintails, Stilt Sandpipers, Shortbilled-Dowitchers, Black-necked Stilts, Wilson’s Plover, White-rumped Sandpipers, Common Snipe, and a pair of Pectoral Sandpipers. I walked around the town - there were Cliff Swallows with Barn Swallows at the airport, supposedly rare for Barbuda. There is a place in the lagoon where West Indian WhistlingDucks come in the evening, uttering their beautiful haunting whistling call as they fly in. Visiting Barbuda to see the warbler and the many other special birds that one can see in Barbuda makes it a worthwhile trip for any birder or nature lover. At the Codrington Lagoon in Barbuda the Magnificent Frigatebird

engaged my attention. I took a small boat from the Codrington harbour to the Frigatebird Sanctuary in the northwest of the lagoon. At the sanctuary I was taken within 2 metres of thousands of birds nesting on top of clumps of short Red Mangrove bushes. They were totally unmoved by my presence. I was there during mating season (February) and it was fascinating to see the males puffing out their brilliant red neck pouches to attract the females. I could hear the sound of the males drumming their pouches all around me. Fascinated, I asked where the ‘downies’ go when there is a hurricane? Apparently, when there’s a storm the babies climb deep into the mangroves and wait it out, while the adults fly away. They are known as Weather Birds, because there will be hundreds of them going off in a cloud before the storm hits. My tour guide provided

a demonstration of how important sticks are to the male Frigatebirds for building their nests. He threw a stick up in the air and then gave a play-byplay commentary of the male frigates fighting over the stick. There were males displaying, chicks and females sitting on nests - an incredible sight. A definite must see if one is in Barbuda. My hope is that these birds and pristine nature of Barbuda will still be here for generations. Let’s choose a tomorrow that does not succumb to the bulldozer but instead preserves this natural wealth for all to experience and enjoy. To learn more about birds and birding in the Caribbean, visit www.BirdsCaribbean. org and www.CaribbeanBirdingTrail.org. We encourage you to support the conservation of the Caribbean’s unique birds and wildlife by joining a local environmental group such as the Environmental Awareness Group of Antigua & Barbuda. Visit www.eagantigua.org.

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BARBUDA COTTAGES Barbuda’s Eco-Friendly Hideaway

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Owned and run by Barbudan Kelcina Burton- George, Barbuda Cottages is located on a long stretch of empty beach on the southern coastline. Described by many as one of the nicest coastal views on the island, it is positioned on the calm and natural beach at Coral Group Bay. It is the perfect spot for safe swimming, exploring the rock pools, offering a relaxed and intimate holiday vacation for those looking to get away from it all. This eco-friendly hideaway comprises of four secluded selfcontained villas, with an ocean view from every room. The cottages are fully solar powered, with eco-friendly electrical devices and sustainable irrigation systems. The traditional wooden cottages are built on stilts to minimise interruption of the fragile environment. Their elevated position takes advantage of the cooling trade winds, naturally ventilating the interiors; there is no need for air-conditioning. Each cottage has a full kitchen, including stainless steel fridge / freezer, gas stove, microwave oven, as well as a coffee maker and toaster. Equipped with high speed wireless internet, radio with CD and iPod docking station, board games and cards, soft cover novels, you can enjoy relaxing when you’re not exploring all that the island has to offer!

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UNCLE RODDY’S BEACH BAR & GRILL Eco-friendly Solar Powered

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Uncle Roddy’s is Barbuda’s only fully solar powered beach bar and grill. Situated on a wide pristine stretch of white powdery sand, this is definitely one of the best spots to enjoy a beach day and a delightful lunch by the ocean. Uncle Roddy’s is open every day and specializes in lobster and local catch of the day dishes. The fully stocked bar includes ice cold local and imported beers, wines and spirits. Opens from 11:00am to 10:00pm. Sunday lunch by reservation only. Coral Group Bay, Barbuda T: (268) 785-3268 E: info@uncleroddys.com www.uncleroddys.com


CHILDREN’S STORIES

BARBUDA

Cleopatra Isaac | justice.neva@gmail.com

Photo credit courtesy of © Blue Halo Foundation

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As Barbuda continues to recover and repair, after experiencing the devastating Hurricane Irma in 2017, the resilience and fortitude of the people continues to shine, and the nature on our small island is finding its balance once again; the landscape is recovering, the birds are returning and magic is in the air.

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ith the deep blue Atlantic and windswept beaches on one side, and the serene Caribbean Sea on the other, this is the perfect setting for adventure. With abandoned forts, hidden Neolithic caves, a wild bird sanctuary, and ancient shipwrecks scattered off its shores, Barbuda is the perfect place to nourish a child’s imagination. There are few places left in the world where children can be free to explore as they did in the olden days, being at one with nature, with the possibility of

encountering tropical fish, turtles, rays, barracuda and maybe even a glimpse of a shark! Barbudan author, Cleopatra Isaac has captured this sense of excitement and spirit of adventure in her series of children’s stories. The books are designed to discover Barbuda with a fresh perspective, through the eyes of a younger person. The narrative is refreshing for children and adults alike, encountering the unique nature of this paradise isle, and educating the reader on the often unknown

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ecological aspects of the land and sea. The childhood experience expressed within these pages delights and entertains, whilst developing an appreciation, value and respect for a truly enchanting haven — justice.neva@gmail.com. Each book in the series are intended for readers ages 6 to 12 years, but can be enjoyed by all! Here are a couple of short excepts as told by Louise, the child narrator, who along with her cousins go on countless trips by land, sea, underwater and underground:


THE WORLD BELOW

Dark Cave was truly dark. When we took off all our lights, we could not see our coloured clothes, the person next to us. When we shone our lights into the ceiling, we could see bats fluttering above and from time to time we dodged, after feeling and hearing their wings zip by. The rope continued throughout the cave and we kept close to it, as we could feel ourselves going deeper into the earth. A little past one hundred and fifty feet from the cave’s entrance, we found the first water pool on the left side of the cave. We knew the distance because Langston had a programme on his phone that kept

track of distance travelled. Walda was the first to touch the water. “Oh my gosh!” she said with much surprise, “the water is really cool.” This signaled for Mitzy, Sade and Langston to join her at the pool’s edge and in no time they found themselves venturing, skipping one by one on the stones leading into the pool. Auntie Sophie kept telling them to be careful. Nina and I continued along the path and we found another pool to the right side of the cave. This was a real adventure and Mr. Rats just left us to ourselves to explore.

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TO WALK ON WATER

Being in the open sea, the boat’s bough jumped and dipped as the waves approached and crashed against it. Langston was actually standing, holding the rope that was tied to the bough and having quite a good time. Sometimes Uncle Ali ran the boat between the waves to prevent the boat from jumping too high. When he did this, Lansgton protested, “Cut through them man!” One would naturally think that Uncle Ali was a fisher man. But he was a mechanic and he wasn’t even a marine mechanic. He was just a man who loved the sea. Pulling back on the throttle, our speed slowed and the boat lowered

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and rattled itself into a drifting motion; the water would lift and sink it over and over again. However boats kept a float was a mystery, but thank God they did because we were far out at sea. We were really surprised to hear Uncle Ali announce, “We are here.” But here, where? Uncle Ali dropped and dragged the anchor. When all was settled, Langston was the first to jump off the boat. Being a true fish, the deep was not a problem for him but, the rest of us were truly confused. What were we supposed to? Then to our surprise Langston stood up.


DREAMLAND BARBUDA A book by: Asha Frank Barbuda, an island in the Eastern Caribbean, is one of the few remaining places in the world where the entire island practices communal land ownership. In 2017 Barbuda was destroyed by the Atlantic’s most dangerous storm ever, hurricane Irma. As a result the islanders are now facing disaster capitalism and cultural genocide as their land is being taken for development. This is a historical account of Barbuda’s struggle to maintain a traditional and sustainable common land system from pre- emancipation to the present day. Available at the Best of Books, Antigua and the Art Cafe, Barbuda

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F. KENDRA DAVIS CONTEMPORARY ARTIST F. Kendra Davis is a contemporary artist living and working on the islands of Antigua & Barbuda. She was always compelled by the arts, more specifically, the visual arts. She received her Bachelors Degree in Studio Art at the Barbados Community College in 2016 after which she returned home to Antigua. Her style is directly influenced by the aesthetic of the Caribbean and all its elements; a mixture of expression and experimentation, utilizing the images that surround her to speak to issues both internally and externally. While trying to discern her place as an artist within the Caribbean and how best to represent this rich culture through her art, there has been a search for her own personal paradise. The hunt for an ideal place or state of mind that not only allows her to create but also helps establish a means through which she can communicate her ideas, feelings and experiences in a more inventive way. Her art is her paradise; her escape, transporting herself and her viewers to new realms with every line, shape and colour applied. Her ultimate goal is to create a mentality in Antigua where art as well as artists are not only recognized but also appreciated and valued.

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MARITZA MARTIN ILLUSTRATIVE ARTIST

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Maritza Martin is a 21 year old Antiguan artist, to whom art has always been an outlet, a tool for growth and spiritual exploration. She describes her work as more of an exploration and illustration of her story as a soul having a human experience; a constant experiment. All mediums and techniques are and continue to be explored by this intriguing artist — acrylic, ink, watercolour and oil paintings are just the beginning. T: +1 (268) 788-4373 E: artbymaritzam@gmail.com IG: @the3xperience

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YENSA WERTH PHOTO ARTIST Born and raised in Antigua, Yensa Werth’s passion for photography started at the age of 13. As she matured her artistic vision grew bolder. She wanted her audience to see what she envisioned and felt when experiencing the subject matters she captured with her camera. Whilst studying photography at the Brooks Institute of Photography in California, Yensa had to foster ‘out-of-thebox’ ideas for her assignments and from these experiments she developed a personal style using the power of layered images to convey stories, calling this series “Culture in Layers”. Now, living back home in Antigua she uses her technique to create new works documenting our culture, and preserving it for the next generation to view our ways as island people. T: (268) 726-4792 | E: yensa@yensawerth.com FB: @yensawerthphotography268 | IG: @yensa.werth www.yensawerth.com

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Apres Bondie, C’est La Ter (After God is the Earth) S I M P L YANTIGUABARBUDA.COM


Flower Mama

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Moonlit Love

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MAURIZIO MARTIN PEN ARTIST

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From a tender age Maurizio would watch his father draw and paint masterpieces and strove to emulate him. He began sharpening his skills intensely and believes that he has met and surpassed his creative goals and expectations, taking his craft to another level. T: +1 (268) 722-7434 E: riziot89@gmail.com IG: @artbymaurizio

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SONALLI ANDREWS ILLUSTRATOR, DESIGNER

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Sonalli Z. Andrews is a 27 year old graphic artist/ designer and instructor, who started off his journey using traditional mediums such as pencil and paper. He honed and tested his skills relentlessly, before realising his strengths were on the digital playing field. His appreciation for technology married his love for art, and his passion for graphic design emerged. As a child Sonalli was inspired by cartoons and video games such as Pokemon, Naruto, Prince of Persia and Final Fantasy. He developed a strong affinity for Japanese art-style and overall presentation of quality and detail. Today, Sonalli is the sole owner and operator of Redninko Graphics, a virtually-established graphic design company, which provides education and design services locally and internationally. Redninko Graphics has won several awards for its contributions to the local community and superior quality of work, leading to it being the YEP award winner in visual and creative arts in November 2016 and Young Entrepreneur Award January 2017. Sonalli’s work has been recognised globally in places such as China, California, San Francisco, Australia, Texas, Minneapolis and most recently India. Outside of commercial operations, Sonalli enjoys creating comic book manga-style art, concept art and he states, “It is my intention as an individual and company to continue being progressive. I want to inspire others like me on my journey, because I love what I do.” T: +1 (268) 786-6002 E: redninko@gmail.com FB : @Redninko IG: @kingsonalli



CHELSEA MCMASTER CERAMIC ARTIST

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Chelsea McMaster is a young Antiguan and Barbudan whose latest creative project focuses on the coal pot, celebrating the vessel as a functional tool and acknowledging the history attached to it. The coal pot tells a story of our culture, which can be traced from the indigenous people through colonialism to the introduction of African culture, not to mention the marks made by the different peoples that inhabited the islands after slavery. With emphasis on the beauty of the different clay bodies, Chelsea examines the pot’s historical significance, analysing the surface decoration, introducing conversations about women, Caribbean culture, and colonialism. Interesting parallels that can be found between the coal pot and Caribbean women are examined; if one was to look objectively at the coal pot and at Caribbean women, their similarity in shape would become apparent. Additionally both provide nourishment, both are endowed with an unglorified strength. The coal pot was once the heart of the home, used for cooking, baking, ironing and other household related activities, synonymous with ‘women’s work’. It is not an instrument of weakness, despite being a representation of the domesticated woman. It is not a simple instrument, and its use is by no means demeaning or easy work. It is hard work to get the fire started, and to keep it going. It takes tenacity and strength to take the heat that it gives off. Through the power of nuance and ornamentation Chelsea attempts to fuse these two visually, emphasizing the comparative aspects of both. IG: @chelseablu95


ACCESSORIZING THE POSITIVE

E: miranda_askie@hotmail.com T: (268) 560-8050 C: (268) 736-2236 Redcliffe Quay, Lower Redcliffe Street St. John’s

ART GALLERY AND GIFT SHOP

Jolly Harbour Commercial Centre Jolly Harbour Marina, Antigua Tel: (268) 562 - 5851 Cell: (268) 773-3544

Custom-designed jewellery creations. Bold, Elegant & Classic styles


With over forty years of experience in the industry, this original Band of Reggae Scientists are going from strength to strength. With the success of the 2016 Peaceful Demonstration album, Black Slate have experienced a ‘rebirth’, are back on the road and have toured the world to spread the positive vibes. Embracing change has refreshed the band’s sound, as the three core members are joined by young blood, with the addition of Anthony “Pure Silk” Brightly’s son, as lead singer. Gavin “Magic Voice” Creary brings a fresh and original element to the mix, giving Black Slate an added dimension to their sound. With Black Slate having always produced their own albums, further change is on the horizon, with the introduction of Jamaica’s infamous DJ & Producer, Rory Stone Love on the new album. Watch this space. The band will be touring again and are expected to fire up the one and only ‘Backyard Jam’ in Buckleys, Antigua during September 2019.

REGGAE REBIRTH 2019

You can hear Anthony Brightly on his informative weekly show, ‘Grooving on a Sunday with the sounds of Sir George,’ on Vibz Fm and English Harbour Radio. The popularity of the show has led to the execution of a ‘Grooving on a Sunday Afternoon,’ a regular family affair held at Buckley’s Country Club. Expect all the essentials; food, drink, entertainment, a swimming pool & Jacuzzi. Unwind to the sounds of Soul, Reggae and Lover’s Rock. Life in the sunshine does not get any better than this. Anthony “Pure Silk” Brightly (Keyboards), Chris “MusicHouse” Hanson (Lead/Rhythm Guitar) and Desmond “Drummy” Mahoney (Drums/Congo) have now been joinged by lead singer, Gavin “Magic Voice” Creary.

info@blackslatereggae.com | UK T: 44 207 096 0490 | USA T: 1 305 479 2350 | www.blackslatereggae.com


Anthony “Pure Silk” Brightly, Black Slate


BRITTANY NOON MODEL

Every now and then, we hear of a story or a situation which inspires, lifts us up and gives us hope. When this occasion arises in a small nation state such as ours, it is important to acknowledge and celebrate achievements and small graces together. Here we highlight the plight of the beautiful Brittany Noon, who having been raised in Antigua, moved to New York City at the tender age of seventeen to pursue her dream of becoming a model. She surpassed her goals and was soon to be found modelling High Fashion brands on catwalks in cities like Paris, London, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Barcelona, LA, and countries like China and Japan.

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May 2018 brought an unexpected turn of events, when on her way to the gym, Brittany was struck by a car and thrown off her bicycle. Suffering from a lot of pain, with a broken pelvis and sacrum, the young woman was unable to move her legs and her future as a catwalk model did not look bright. However, just two days after being rushed to hospital, Brittany embraced physiotherapy, and with her strength and resolve, the team soon had her back on her feet with a walker. Over the coming months, she continued therapy at home in Antigua, as well as in Guadeloupe and Martinique and remained determined to bounce back. By August the unimaginable had been achieved, and Brittany was given the OK to return to work’. Going forward, she plans to help others who are going through similar situations, visiting hospitals, supporting patients and giving them hope. With her strong will, Brittany proved to herself that pain can be temporary and that mental strength and faith can change the future .Now fully recovered, Brittany is working on returning to the catwalk in style. Go Brittany Noon! Well done! Give thanks for health and celebrate every day.


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AARATI JAGDEO MAKEUP ARTIST

A love of colour, beauty and fashion came to a head in 2011, when Aarati Jagdeo decided to fully invest in her career as a Makeup Artist in Antigua. Fast forward to 2018 and she now sports a fully stocked kit that can cover a global range of skin-tones as well as her own personal lighting system. Her tools, combined with her skills, guarantee her clients a professional outcome that meets international standards. Aarati uses traditional methods to create her looks and specializes in beauty makeup with particular attention to fashion, editorial, bridal and of course, carnival.

Although she is best known for her skin work and her “less is more” approach to makeup, she considers herself a very open-minded artist who is equally inspired by classic makeup as well as the more avantgarde side of the artform. Although one of her goals is to work behind the scenes at any of the major runways during Fashion Week, whether it be Milan, New York, Paris or London, Aarati maintains an appreciation for what

she has been able to do in Antigua: “I’m very lucky to be in an environment where my clients and collaborators are not afraid of colour or drama and are willing to let me have a little fun or get a little experimental with the makeup. It allows me to work unrestrained, while ensuring that whomever is in my chair gets a custom experience resulting in a look that is completely inspired by their individuality.”

T: +1 (268) 723-6593 | E: amjagdeo@gmail.com | FB: @makeupbyaarati | IG: @aaratijagdeo

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Caribbean Helicopters, Antigua Sailing Week. Photograph ŠMichael Kevin Simon


JAN FARARA ARTIST

Jan’s large-scale paintings and murals always capture the Caribbean, featuring lush landscapes and vibrant sea scenes.

She recently opened a small studio and gallery at her home in Buckleys, Antigua. Tour groups are invited to come and visit for an insightful experience, learning how Jan creates her original paintings and artwork.

T: +1 (268) 764-8803 E: janfarara@hotmail.com www.janfarara.com


ISHWARI HENNA STUDIO Tucked away to the back of historical Redcliffe Quay is an unexpected treasure. An original and colourful store, offering Indian inspired henna art and henna body art, clothing and accessories. Under this roof, West Indian flair meets East Indian elegance with exquisite jewelry such as rings, bangles, bracelets, necklaces and much more bridging the gap of cultural diversity in our little Island. Owner Tiffany Jordanna Henriques is a born Antiguan with strong Guyanese heritage. She is a creative entrepreneur whose first love is dance, with a passion for sharing the aesthetics of the Indian Culture in dance, attire and henna art. She is a certified Henna/ Mehndi Artist, who applies her art, not only to the body, but to different surfaces like canvas, candles and mugs, achieving an impressive 3-D effect. Tiffany’s designs are imaginative and creative and a visit to the store is always a pleasure, where a friendly and professional service experience comes with a smile. Open Monday-Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm Redcliffe Quay, St John’s T: +1 (268) 720-8209 | E: ishwariquez@gmail.com FB: @Hennabyishwari | IG: @henna_ishwari

HANDCRAFTED IN THE CARIBBEAN Antiguan Painter & Designer Stephen Murphy redefines natural found objects, recycled items and discarded materials into stunning pieces of art.

VISIT HIS STORES: ZEMI ART GALLERY Redcliffe Quay, Redcliffe St., St. Johns

ZEMI LIFESTYLE Ocean Point Resort & Spa, Hodges Bay Main Rd, St. Johns

T: +1 (268) 562-7662 / 764-9627 wadadliwatercolours@yahoo.ca www.facebook.com/zemiartgallery


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SALLIE HARKER

FIG TREE STUDIO ART GALLERY

Sallie Harker has been living and making Art in Antigua since 1987. She paints, developing innovative techniques with gold leaf and oil paint. Recently Sallie has painted a series of people in their gardens with the flowers or plants that are significant to them. Her love of pattern and colour are evident in her vibrant depictions of the Caribbean. She has developed many of her images into woodcuts, mono prints and etchings. Her work is available from her Gallery on Fig Tree Drive. T: +1 (268) 460-1234 E: sallieharker@me.com IG: @figtreestudioantigua www.sallieharker.com

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GILLY GOBINET FINE ARTIST

Gilly runs an art gallery from her secluded waterfront residence in leafy Fitches Creek. Inspiration is drawn from the island around her - Caribbean flora and fauna, marine art, nudes and pet portraits make up her subject matter. T: +1 (268) 464-6084 E: gillygobinet@me.com www.gillygobinet.com

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shopping S& services T. JOHN’S CITY DUTY FREE STORES IN HERITAGE QUAY

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Abbott’s Jewellery - 462-3107 Aqua Sports - 462-3474 Athlete’s Foot - 462-9772 BaoBab Antigua - 562-8305 Caribbean Gems - 462-3670 Cariloha Bamboo - 562-8293 Cattleya Boutique - 462-8191 Champion Footwear - 562-1970 Cheers Bar & Restaurant - 725-9797 Columbian Emeralds - 462-3462 Del Sol - 562-8293 Diamonds International - 481-1880 Diamond Republic - 562-1972 Fashion Dock - 462-9672 First Diamond - 562-5363 Gingerlily - 462-3168 Island B-Hive Restaurant - 481-1322 Island Beach Bums - 562-8961 J. Bijoux Ltd. - 461-3122 JCM Jewellers - 462-4398 Jewellers Warehouse - 462-2336 Kings Casino - 462 1727 LAND shop - 462-0746 Lipstick - 562-1133 LongChamps - 562-5301 Makai - 562-8392 Mimosa - 462-2923 NewGates - 562-1626 Quin Farara Co. Ltd - 462-1737 Beach Stuff - 462-3610 Sange - 462-3273 Shouls Liquor & Perfumery - 462-2606 Silverado - 562-7575 Spirits of the Caribbean - 462-5665 Sterlings & Shades - 562-5662 Sunglass Hut - 460-8059

Sunseakers Antigua - 462-4523 Tanzanite International - 481-2880 The Body Shop - 462-4779 The Music Shop - 460-6857 Tobacco Negro - 562-5866 Tropic Wear - 462-6251 World of Bags - 562-8917 World of Watches - 562-7080 Yofi Beauty Sea-Spa - 562-8373

LOCAL ARTS - FASHION - FOOD - CRAFTS Antigua & Barbuda Arts & Craft Association. in collaboration with The Cultural Development Division T: +1 (268) 462-5644 Annual Date-TBC Vendors Mall Redcliffe and Temple Streets St. John’s, Antigua Antigua & Barbuda Craft Market Market Street, St. John’s Public Market Market Street, St. John’s The Larder’s Farmers Market Pop-up craft and food market, last Saturday of every month facilitated by Artisans Antigua Travelling Market T: +1 (268) 480-6940

Artisans Antigua Travelling Market Island wide pop-up craft and food markets T: +1 (268) 726-8070 Independence Food & Craft Fair Hosted by Antigua & Barbuda Airport Authority V.C. Bird International Airport Old Terminal November 1st 11:30am - 5pm Independence Food Fair Sir Vivian Richards Stadium November 1st Adele School for Special Children Craft Designs Friar’s Hill Road T: +1 (268) 462-4627 Industrial School for the Blind Craft Designs Lower All Saints Road T: +1 (268) 462-0663



shopping J & services O L LY H A R B O U R SALES & RENTALS

ARTS, SOUVENIRS & GIFTS

Absolute Properties +1 (268) 728-3518

E & F Souvenirs & Gifts +1 (268) 462-6025

Antigua Estates +1 (268) 562-5622

Mr & Mrs Shooz Antigua

Tech Café-Internet Café & Business Centre +1 (268) 562-9051 HAIR & BEAUTY

Candle Factory

+1 (268) 772-8086 Bargain Motors Car +1 (268) 722-4354 HBK Property & Villa Rental +1 (268) 462-6166

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Jolly Carts RentalGolf Cart Rental +1 (268) 462-9154 Lighthouse YachtingYacht Broker +1 (268) 736-3883 Paradise Boat Sales-Yacht Broker +1 (268) 562-7125 Pineapple Rentals-Car Rentals +1 (268) 771-9422 TT Villas Anu-Villa Rental +1 (268) 561-6184

Taino’s Art Gallery +1 (268) 773-3544 Things Antiguan +1 (268) 562-3522

ShaSade Hair & Beauty Unisex Salon +1 (268) 562-3378 Steph & Vlads Salon & Photo Studio +1 (268) 785-9747 RESTAURANTS & BARS

OTHER SERVICES Aetlia Translation & Language Services +1 (268) 788-7175 Anjo Insurance +1 (268) 480-3050 Budget Marina Services +1 (268) 462-8753 Caribbean Union Bank +1 (268) 481-8265

Akropolis Steakhouse & Pizzeria +1 (268) 562-2787 Basilico - Italian +1 (268) 562-8573/ 785-7321 Melini’s Restaurant & Pizzeria Italian +1 (268) 562-4173 West Point Marina Bar- Bar, Lounge & Light Foods +1 (268) 785-0243

BOOKINGS & EXCURSIONS

Jolly Harbour Gym +1 (268) 725-0411

Horizons Yacht Charters +1 (268) 764-4725

Police Station-Bolans / Outpost +1 (268) 460-6605/562-8942

Indigo Divers +1 (268) 562-3483

Roberts & Co- Attorneys at Law +1 (268) 562-1974

Castaways Beach Bar & Restaurant- Caribbean, Indian & Bar Food +1 (268) 562-4446

Sysco Pharmacy +1 (268) 462-5917

Al Portos-Italian Cuisine & Pizzeria +1 (268) 562-7848

Crow’s Nest-Sports Bar & Restaurant +1 (268) 562-2637


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shopping E& services NGLISH HARBOUR REAL ESTATE Blueprint Development/ Janik Partners

The Powder Room Spa T: +1 (268) 788-0149

T: +1 (268) 562-8315

Storage Falmouth Island Rentals T: +1 (268) 463-2662

T: +1 (268) 464-4440

Paradise Properties T: +1 (268) 561-1563

T: +1 (268) 771-4714

Wave Lengths Hair & Body Salon

SHOPPING SERVICES & OTHERS 2SIX8 Craft Brewery

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Akparo Salon & Spa T: +1 (268) 460-5705 Anjo Insurances T: +1 (268) 480-3093

T: +1 (268) 785-3814

Annalea Mills Custom Leather Work T: +1 (268) 788-1445

Barbuda Express

C.E. Bailey Supermarket

T: +1 (268) 560-7989

T: +1 (268) 460-1142

Caribbean Alliance Insurance

Cool Cabana Boutique

T: +1 (268) 484-2967

T: +1 (268) 562-8762

Citizens International

Cotton Club Boutique

T: +1 (268) 562-8585

T: +1 (268) 460-1525

De’ Envy Beauty Salon

Cotton House

T: +1 (268) 562-8717

T: +1 (268) 732-3771

ECAB (ATM machine)

The Covent Garden Supermarket

T: +1 (268) 480-5300

T: +1 (268) 776-8957

OJ & T’S Car Rental T: +1 (268) 785-5701

Crab Hole Liquors T: +1 (268) 460-1212

Post Office

Crab Hole Liquors Too

T: +1 (268) 460-1519

T: +1 (268) 462-9082


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ENGLISH HARBOUR DIRECTORY - SHOPPING & SERVICES DIRECTORY - South-East Coast Papa’s by the Sea

Five Islands Village, St John’s T: +1 (866) 237 1644 T: (268) 462 0302

E: info@galleybayantigua.com Geny’s Superette & Snackette www.galleybayresort.com T: +1 (268) 562-5145

Zenergy Boutique T: +1 (268) 736-7552

Horsford Hill Vendors Liberta Seasonal (Oct-Apr)

YACHT CHARTERS & SERVICES

Island Secret T: +1 (268) 562-3035

Jane’s Yacht Services Antigua Boats and Carpentry T: +1 (268) 720-2032

T: +1 (268) 460-2711

Antigua Sailing Week T: +1 (268) 734-6366

T: +1 (268) 460-1850

Antigua Yacht Club Marina T: +1 (268) 460-1544

T: +1 (268) 481-5035

Marine Power Services

KSDesigns Boutique & Studio T: +1 (268) 784-2024

Nelson’s Dockyard Marina

LCD Tools & More T: +1 (268) 562-7355

Island Communications & Electronics T: +1 (268) 562-5797

BWA Yachting T: +1 (268) 562-8629

Nicholson Yacht Charters & Services T: +1 (268) 460-1530

Lobster Runner

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T: +1 (268) 776-8957

Caribbean Concierge Services

North Sails

T: +1 (268) 726-2271

T: +1 (268) 783-5317

Premier Cru T: +1 (268) 480-3200

Rhythm of Blue Art Gallery T: +1 (268) 562-2230

The Catamaran Marina

Ondeck Sailing

T: +1 (268) 460-1503

T: +1 (268) 562-6696

Chippy Fine Yacht Woodwork

Seagull Inflatables

T: +1 (268) 464-2447

T: +1 (268) 460-1020

Seen by Marina T: +1 (268) 771-4417 Shirley Heights Lookout Sunday Craft Market Weekly 11:30am-3:30pm

Things Local & Unique Arts & Crafts T: +1 (268) 562-5386

Customs

Watermaker Services

T: +1 (268) 562-7616

T: +1 (268) 460-1156

Falmouth Harbour Marina

Woodstock Boatbuilders

T: +1 (268) 460-6054

T: +1 (268) 463-6359

Florexotica T: +1 (268) 764-6404

Immigration Turtle’s Surf Shop T: +1 (268) 783-3592

T: +1 (268) 463-9410

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English Harbour from Shirley Heights Š Diego Tam



EXCEL ENGINEERING

GENERATOR SPECIALISTS Technology Calling There are many types of generators out there and many different things to contemplate when purchasing one. Fortunately generators today have evolved with time and have changed extensively to become significantly more fuel efficient, reliable, quiet and environmentally friendly. Generally speaking, diesel engines are even more fuel efficient, built stronger, last longer and today, are in fact wonders of modern technology. Computers have taken over, with efficient management systems replacing the old mechanical fuel injection pump. A dedicated engine computer now has full control of the fuel injection process on the engine, which is now precisely controlled. These improvements, along with regular servicing and using genuine replacement parts, have increased not only the reliability of generators, but the life expectancy has almost doubled. Fuel efficiency improvements have also had a major impact on how much people can use their generator, as it is now common for the engine to produce electricity 30-35% cheaper than using main electricity (this obviously depends on what country you live in & how much fuel costs). Using a generator will also impact the quality of

the electricity, protecting your equipment, which may otherwise encounter power surges and simply blow up if not protected! Diagnostics and maintenance have been all but reinvented too. It wasn’t so long ago that one had to reach for a toolkit, packed with wrenches and screw drivers. These days, you simply plug in a laptop and you are sorted. The engine computer keeps a full record of everything, including how much fuel the generator has used over its entire life-span and how much load it has been subjected to over any given time. Full engine diagnostics are a mouse click away and fault finding is no longer a frustrating lengthy episode. Generator panels have also succumbed to technology and are themselves computers, dedicated to monitoring and controlling all aspects of the generator. They are now easily capable of ‘synchronizing’-a method of interconnecting generators together

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to parallel their power. This adds up to even better fuel consumption, as you no longer need to run one large generator during low load periods, you can now have two smaller units with synchronizing control panels, running one small generator, saving fuel & maintenance. So when ‘window shopping’ for your generator, consider the longterm benefits of a diesel generator. Technology has greatly improved the function of these engines and once the right generator is installed and looked after properly, it should last you for many years. Diesel generators are affordable, reliable, efficient and environmentally friendly. Groundbreaking technology is assisting us in reducing our carbon footprint and keeping us comfortable and happy. Friar’s Hill Road, St. John’s T: +1 (268) 462-3935 E: exeleng@gmail.com www.exelengineering.com

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THE POSH PIRATE ANTIQUE SHOP A visit to Antigua’s first and only antique shop is like stepping back in time. It specialises in handcrafted solid mahogany 19th and 20th century furniture, stained glass, iron gates and fencing and many more delightfully timeworn curiosities from a bygone era. Proprietors Gary and Sarah are multi-talented; their selection of international and Antiguan furniture is only exceeded by the passion and knowledge they willingly share about their diverse inventory. After fifty years of travelling internationally in pursuit of fine period furniture, the Pirate returned to Antigua, his favourite haunt, with Sarah by his side. The Posh Pirate proudly displays its eclectic stash along crowded aisles. They offer the only collection of vintage Antiguan-made furniture on island. The shop is jam-packed with a plethora of extraordinary objects such as vintage lighting, picture frames, a kaleidoscope of colourful glassware, traditional sterling silver jewellery, unique mirrors, hand-carved sculptures and bowls, elegant china and old coins. As you delve into this treasure chest, The Posh Pirate will win you over with fascinating artifacts of historical significance. Always on the hunt for old pieces and local relics, Gary often finds them in disrepair or broken beyond usefulness. The couple expertly restores these humble, undervalued or discarded furnishings to their former glory.

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An array of clients from around the world include curious browsers, residents, businesses, tourists and serious collectors, all of whom help to preserve the distinct craftsmanship of Antigua’s historic past for a new generation to enjoy. Patrons also benefit from professional landscape design services, custom packing & shipping service, sign painting and a fresh supply of succulent locally harvested honey from their bee conservancy. There is something just for you at The Posh Pirate Antique Shop. Come in and find your treasure here. Tyrell’s Main Rd, St. Paul’s | T: (268) 725-5831 | antiqueman268@gmail.com FB: @ThePoshPirateAntiqueShop268 | Open: Mon-Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm

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ZEMI BUSH HOUSE LOCAL FLAVORS

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Nestled away in the Historic Redcliffe Quay, in the heart of St John’s, is Zemi Bush house. This charming store is home to a wide range of indigenous and authentic products, bringing local crafters together under one roof. Featuring products to stimulate all senses, the Bush House is bursting with flavor! Imagine a one-stop-shop, featuring only the best of local hot sauces, jams, teas, rums, herb & spice blends, natural bath & body works, beauty and personal care items! Creative Stephen Murphy, owner of the neighboring Zemi Art Gallery, has successfully established an umbrella hub, where talented local crafters support one another and benefit from the exposure of a central outlet. His ethos is firmly based on getting back to roots and culture, and promoting all the wonderful natural products the Antigua & Barbuda have to offer. Zemi Bush House has created its own product line, which includes original and inspiring items such as Pineapple Habanero Pepper Jelly, Sweet Banana Rum Jam and Good Juju, a fermented pepper sauce. There is no better place to buy gifts or treat yourself to something made with island love.

Redcliffe Quay, St. John’s T: +1 (268) 562-7662 E: wadadliwatercolours@yahoo.ca FB: @zemiartgallery

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I N T E R N AT I O N A L

“Women’s alluring attire should reflect elegance and drop-dead glamour.” Noreen Phillips haute couture designs have graced the Caribbean fashion arena for three decades. Her collections are fashionably current, timelessly detailed and globally seamless. The store has a range of pret-a-porter clothing, hats, accessories and handbags.

Redcliffe Quay, St. John’s, Antigua | T/F: 268-462-3127 E: noreenphillipscouturiere@hotmail.com | FB: Noreen Phillips Couturier

Office, school, art supplies and more!

working for you

VISIT OUR FURNITURE SHOWROOM

Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm. Sat 9:00am-2:00pm.

#7 Royal Palm Place, Friar’s Hill Road, St. John’s, Antigua tel: 46 clips (462-5477) | email: orders@paperclips.com



Fitches creek (near the airport) A stunning eclectic waterfront location, showcasing original paintings in acrylic and watercolour by local artist Gilly Gobinet. Subjects featured include Caribbean fauna and fauna, marine art, dog and cat portraits and nude studies. Commissions welcome. Open Mon-Fri 9-1 or by appointment gillygobinet@me.com tel +1(268)4646084.

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SJC PLATINUM SERVICES Whether it is for business or for pleasure, SJC Platinum Services are designed to take care of the client’s needs with excellence. Offering the highest standard in private transportation, personal care services and even private chef services. Relax in a luxury chauffeur-driven vehicle and take advantage of the premium drinks package and additional services, to include extra security options. Arrive on time and feeling extra revitalized with masseuse services, styling and make-up assistance and anything that makes you feel personally fabulous! Feed your soul with irresistible international cuisine, served with passion by experienced top-notch chefs; whether you desire Asian, Italian, Caribbean, or Japanese, your appetite will surely be satisfied. A feast awaits at the end or beginning of your journey, and may be served at your home, villa or a remote private location. Remove the stress and experience the travel experience you deserve with SJC Platinum. Hawkins Drive, St John’s T: +1 (268) 734 5997 E: sjcplatinum@gmail.com FB: @sjcplatinum www.alwaysplatinum.net


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PEARNS POINT ANTIGUA A thoughtful master plan for a luxury real-estate development Pearns Point’s 137 acres of lush green peninsular has been divided into 59 development plots, each carefully and considerately thought out to allow each custom designed property maximum privacy, space and seclusion. The unique topography of the area means that each property has immediate access to at least one of 7 incredible beaches, and guaranteed views of the spectacular Caribbean Sea. The project also allows for the purchase of multiple plots to create a single prime residence plot. To make sure Pearns Point remains an exclusive destination, the current plots will never be subdivided further. The infrastructure of the peninsular will be designed to cause minimum impact on the environment. Both the hillside and beach villas are characterized by using beautiful natural materials whether to create

a modern or a classical style. Pearns Point homeowners will have ample opportunity to customize their perfect home designs, maximizing the spectacular views with numerous layout possibilities. Architects, builders and interior designers collaborate closely with each owner to ensure that every inch of the space is permeated with the owner’s personality and ideas – from the initial renderings to the very last details. Additional leisure amenities will include: a full service spa, tennis courts, swimming pools, gym and several restaurants for residents to enjoy. Pearns Point is shared by few, rivalled by none. For further information on the development, please contact: info@orangelimited.com www.pearnspoint.com


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PROPERTY LISTINGS

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BROWNS BAY HOUSE, Nonsuch Bay, St. Philip’s Holiday Rental & For Sale POR. Lot Size: 3 Acres, Waterfront Property

Enjoy Antigua and withdraw from the busy world to this luxury bay side retreat. The secluded villa is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, secured by fencing, entered via electric gates along a private drive. The property borders a tranquil bay with its own dock and private beach (with no public access). It comprises three Caribbean-style living quarters, each separate and private, interconnected by a series of walkways. There are a total of four bedrooms and bathrooms, including a charming outdoor garden bathroom. The master suite building houses the main ensuite bedroom with a separate spare bedroom. The second building has two double bedrooms. The open-plan main building houses the living and entertainment areas, with a fully equipped kitchen.

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PROPERTY LISTINGS

COCO ROSE GUEST HOUSE Holiday Rental, Cades Bay, Antigua

CoCo Rose Guest House and Reception Hall is uniquely located near some of the best beaches Antigua has to offer. This 10 room guest house provides spacious and lovely rooms that receive a constant flow of fresh breeze from the coast. Enjoy a cup of tea on the deck as the sun sets over Montserrat, or just lounge on your very own private beach, merely steps from your room. T: +1 (268) 562-6104 www.cocoroseguesthouse.com

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ELLEN BAY COTTAGES Holiday Rental, Seatons, Antigua

Ellen Bay Cottages offer an affordable, unique little taste of Antiguan hospitality. We are one minute’s walk away from the waterfront, in the picturesque village of Seatons. This homely vacation property is comprised of 6 units - 3 onebedroom studios, 1 queen room on the lower floor, and 2 spacious two-bedroom apartments on the upper floor. We welcome you to stay with us and join the many other guests who have been delighted with their experience. T: +1 (268) 561-2003 | T: +1 (416) 315-6724 www.ellenbaycottages.com



DICKENSON BAY VIEW Off Friar’s Hill Road, St. John’s Price On Request, Lot Size: 46,173.6 sq. ft.

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TO MEET UK EXPECTATIONS Luxury development of 1 to 3 bedroom apartments. Situated in the heart of the island, Buckleys Country Club offers affordable Antigua holiday apartments for those seeking a true island experience. ANU Tel: +1 268 773 7994 UK Tel: +44 207 096 0490 USA Tel: +1 305 479 2350

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A commanding Caribbean property situated at the top of a tranquil hill, high above the city bustle. The property has views across the city, the Caribbean Sea out to nearby islands. The house is entered through a high ceiling foyer with two grand staircases. There is a master suite, two guest bedrooms, and a fully self-contained apartment. It has many luxurious features such as the heated outdoor swimming pool and signature whirlpool spa, a spectacular aquarium, breakfast nook and a music room/movie theatre. The secure property is set within mature and wellmanicured gardens. T: +1 (268) 725-4663 E: info@caribbeanhotproperty.com www.simplyantiguabarbuda.com


PROPERTY LISTINGS

PAPA’S BY THE SEA, Falmouth Harbour Main Road, St. Paul’s Apartments for rent.

Beach front property with fantastic panoramic sea views, set within a safe self-contained community located in the heart of Falmouth, very close to Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour and Shirley Heights. Two air-conditioned double bedrooms (sleeps 4 persons), this spacious apartment is clean, has WiFi and all the necessities and extras towels, soap, and linens. With an onsite restaurant/bar, this is a social spot, with delicious, fresh fare and 24/7 access to the pool and sun loungers. There are also an array of other restaurants and shops within the local vicinity and it is easy to get around via car or bus. The more adventurous may choose to hike up to the nearby historical fort. Either way, this is a convenient spot, providing a comfortable and welcoming stay.

T: (268) 561-7633 C: (268) 464-0764 E: papasantigua@gmail.com

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PROPERTY LISTINGS

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ANTIGUA VILLAGE BEACH CLUB RESIDENCES ON DICKENSON BAY Blissfully set on one of the most beautiful and famous beaches on Antigua’s northwest coast, you will find the very special - Antigua Village Beach Club. Just footsteps from the calm, beckoning Caribbean Sea and with the very best of what Antigua has to offer, this international owners resort is built on a 4 acre beachfront site comprising a mix of 96 Villas, 1-bedroom Suites and Studio apartments. Each individual property is personally styled, bright and spacious with a fully equipped kitchen giving you the freedom to self-cater. They are all idyllically sited in luscious gardens, with tropical For full property listings contact: T: +1 (268) 725-4663 E: info@caribbeanhotproperty.com www.simplyantiguabarbuda.com

coconut and fruit trees and a shared cooling swimming pool to relax in or around. Receptionists, a tour agency and 24-hour security are onsite, available daily, to take care of your every need. Antigua Village Beach Resort is ideally situated within easy reach of many public amenities. There are 2 restaurants adjacent to the Resort (Coconut Grove and Ana’s on the Beach), water sports, sailboat charters and excursions on the beach, plus our taxi drivers will be delighted to be your host and introduce you to the historic sights, sounds and warm culture of the island of Antigua.


ANTIGUA VILLAGE BEACH CLUB - PROPERTIES FOR SALE Property 35B Asking Price. $149,900.00 USD Breezy second floor studio with great views of the sea and garden from a private balcony. Enjoy inside, outside living in a tropical paradise. Fantastic Investment Opportunity ­â€” Rental History 10-15% annual return. Property 39B Asking Price. $159,900.00 USD Welcome to your personal beach bungalow hideaway. This fully furnished turn-key studio apartment is ready for owner usage or vacation rental. Enjoy side views of the Caribbean Sea from your private balcony. Property 17S Asking Price. $289,900.00 USD. Fully updated and remodeled, upper level suite with breathtaking ocean and pool views. Stainless steel

appliances throughout the kitchen, all new electrical wiring and plumbing with great attention to detail. Enjoy the comfort of contemporary living in this recently renovated property.

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BUCKLEYS MAIN ROAD, ST. JOHN’S

CARTY HILL, GLANVILLES, ST. PHILIP’S

Located in the heart of Antigua’s countryside this

With rolling hillside and distant ocean views, this peaceful cul-

3-bedroom, 2-bathroom family home is a great fixer upper,

de-sac (2-bed/1-bath) property is located close to Pares Main

in need of minor repairs. Set on a large half acre plot.

road. It is a turn-key, furnished property, ready to move into.

$400,000 ECD. Lot Size: 2,1780 sq. ft. n/a

$310,000 ECD. Lot Size: 8,712 sq. ft.

CEDAR VALLEY HILL, ST. JOHN’S

AVOCADO COTTAGE, FIVE ISLANDS, ST. JOHN’S

Set on the crown of Cedar Valley Hill are a variety of

Standing in mature gardens is a cosy turn-key home. Large,

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residential plots offering golf course, sea and hillside

open-plan living area with kitchen, integrated garage, two

views. Entrance is through Cedar Valley Golf Course.

large bedrooms with ample closet space and a bathroom.

From $15 ECD per sq. ft.

$398,000 ECD. Lot Size: 9,147.7 sq. ft. n/a

FITCHES CREEK, ST. GEORGE’S

HODGES BAY, ST. JOHN’S

Large family home, recently renovated and situated in a

Well-maintained 3-bed, 2-bath home set in fenced yard

sought after residential area with distant sea views. Set on

with outdoor deck. The property has a generator and

an elevated plot with ample space for additional buildings.

laundry room. The land adjacent is also available for sale.

$5,400,000 ECD. Lot Size: 2 acres

$1,135,000 ECD. Lot Size: 1,4374 sq. ft.


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PROPERTY LISTINGS

FORT SHELLEY VILLAS Holiday Rental, Cades Bay, Antigua

Fort Shelley is the west coast’s gem, perched on a hillside with a breath-taking ocean view. The property boasts 4 villas and a magnificent infinity pool overlooking Cades Reef and miles of turquoise Caribbean Sea. The tastefully furnished villas contain 5 bedrooms, each with en-suite amenities and balconies. Located 5 minutes from Curtain Bluff Hotel, Morris Bay Beaches and steps from the plantation that cultivates the Antigua Black pineapple. T: +1 (268) 481-1544 | T: +1 (268) 726-1309 E: calroberts8750@gmail.com

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LA CASA DE JOY VILLA Holiday Rental, Sir George H. Walter Highway, Antigua

La Casa de Joy is the perfect get-away holiday, honeymoon or a small conference destination. A beautifully appointed Caribbean style home accommodating up to 8 persons. The home features four bedrooms and four bathrooms, a full kitchen equipped with stove, fridge, coffee maker, microwave and toaster. There are two patio areas, one by the pool and another overlooking the garden fish pond. T: +1 (268) 725-1386 E: lacasadejoy@gmail.com


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YEPTON ESTATE Holiday Rental Cottages

Yepton Estate, Five Islands, Antigua T: +1 (268) 727 3239 E: reservations@yepton.com FB: @YEPTON www.yepton.com

An award-winning hideaway of six self-catering cottages of various sizes, set in a tropical garden with lagoon views and the Caribbean Sea beyond. There is a small swimming pool and the nearest white sand beach is within a 6-minute walk. Free WIFI, patio BBQ and Cable TV. Enjoy soothing tranquillity as you swing in your hammock listening to the birds by day and tree frogs by night.

DIAMOND POINT Holiday Rental Cottages

Ffryes Beach, Antigua T: +1 (268) 728 5086 or 462-6740 E: dennisthomas1_food@hotmail.com

Absolutely off the tourist beaten path and poised above the water’s edge of Ffryes beach, you will find Diamond Point Cottages. Each of the 3 rustic cabins has a cosy double occupancy bedroom, sea-facing porch and private bathroom. Hidden away in the lush vegetation of the hillside, this is an ideal couple’s retreat, where you can enjoy tranquillity, privacy and nature.



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PROPERTY LISTINGS

OCEAN INN Hotel, English Harbour, Antigua

This small Antiguan owned and managed hotel offers 12 unique bedrooms. It is perched on a hillside with stunning views of yachts entering and leaving the harbour daily. It offers affordable accommodation in an area surrounded by beauty, charm and luxury. Its location is perfect for vacationers looking for a base from which to discover Antigua. It is within easy reach of many amazing amenities and two of Antigua’s finest beaches. T: +1 (268) 463-7950 www.theoceaninn.com


Sugar Ridge Luxury Homes From USD $1,295,000 With a stunning 360ยบ vista, every Sugar Ridge Home affords its own far-reaching view over the rolling forested landscape, to the dramatic coastal highlands and out across the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Sugar Ridge offers 50 fully serviced home sites from 0.24 to 0.63 acres, all with stunning sea views. Buy a plot, and select one of our luxurious homes that have been master-planned to allow residents privacy, tranquility and peace of mind.

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+1 (268) 562 7700


For full property details, GPS coordinates and drone images contact. T: +1 (268) 725-4663 | E: info@caribbeanhotproperty.com | www.simplyantiguabarbuda.com

MAGUIRE PARK, BUCKLEY’S, ST. JOHN’S

HORSFORD HILL, ST. PAUL’S

Country living in a quiet new development. Choose

Enjoy incredible views across Falmouth Harbour from the

parcels of various sizes on the crest of the hill, with gentle

balcony of this elevated fixer-upper 2-bedroom property.

slopes or close to the valley. Easy financing available.

$472,500 ECD. Lot Size: 13,068 sq. ft.

From $8.25 ECD per sq. ft., Lot size from: 5,018.47 sq. ft.

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MOUNT JOY HILL, ST. PETER’S

CARNIVAL GARDENS, SUTHERLANDS, ST. JOHN’S

Grand family home located in rural countryside in need of

Three-storey investment property with residential and

completion, consisting of 5-bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, double

commercial units. Five - 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathroom

garage and detached gazebo for outdoor entertaining.

apartments, Two - 1 bedroom apartments.

$1,795,000 ECD. Lot size: 1.5 acres

$2,500,000 ECD

SUGAR MOUNTAIN HOUSE, SAWCOLTS

SCOTT’S HILL, ST. JOHN’S

Set on the edge of expansive pasture, farm and woodlands,

Modern and secure family house with 5 ensuite

this charming cottage has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom on

bedrooms set within manicured grounds

the main level, with a self-contained basement apartment.

with hillside and distant ocean views.

$576,475 ECD. Lot Size: 16,073 sq. ft.

$1,606,500 ECD. Lot Size: 14,520 sq. ft.


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PROPERTY LISTINGS

SOUTH COAST HORIZONS Holiday Rental, Cades Bay, Antigua

South Coast Horizons, located on the south of Antigua is locked in-between the beautiful mountain range of Boggy Peak and the Caribbean Sea. Our lagoon, boardwalk and secluded beach are a must see. We offer fully selfcontained villas and well-equipped studio rooms. South Coast Horizons also offers a unique blend of on-property tours, ranging from kayaking in the lagoon, to hiking on Goat Head Hill and snorkelling at the beautiful Cades Reef. T: +1 (268) 562-4074 | T: +1 (718) 554-7884 www.southcoasthorizons.com

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FOUR PILLARS VILLAS Holiday Rental, Seatons, Antigua

Four Pillars Villas is the ultimate place to rest and recharge. This private twin-villa retreat is located in a quaint, northeastern fishing community. Each fully-furnished, 2-bed, 1.5-bath villa is complete with 24-hr WiFi service, cable TV, kitchen and breakfast bar, with balcony views of the surrounding countryside and sea. Make breakfast or just fix yourself a drink and relax on the outdoor patio or take a dip in the sparkling pool. T: +1 (268) 786-6409 www.fourpillarsvillas.com


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PROPERTY LISTINGS

GERALD’S GUEST HOUSE Holiday Rental, Indigo, Barbuda

Tucked away in the remote area of Indigo outside of Codrington Village is a splendid three bedroom guest house that is fully furnished with all the modern day amenities such as cable TV, fridge, stove and hot water. For the nature lovers, the property is surrounded by a beautiful lush garden with tall shady trees and benches for relaxation. T: T: +1 (268) 726-0271 | T: +1 (268) 726-3014 E: shortnaky@hotmail.com

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ISLAND CHALET GUEST HOUSE Holiday Rental, Codrington Village, Barbuda

Island Chalet is located in the heart of Codrington, overlooking Madison Square. The property offers 4 bedrooms, with their own individual bathrooms, as well as a separate 3 bedroom home with one bathroom. The rooms are very comfortable with a kitchenette and a private lounge with cable TV. T: +1 (268) 460-0065



For full property details, GPS coordinates and drone images contact. T: +1 (268) 725-4663 | E: info@caribbeanhotproperty.com | www.simplyantiguabarbuda.com

VILLA SEHIL, BROWNS BAY

VILLA CASHMERE, BROWNS BAY

You will find this luxurious 3-bedroom ocean view

Breathtaking ocean view villa with 4-bedrooms located on

property nestled on a gently sloping hill offering privacy

the tranquil east coast, offering the ultimate Caribbean

and exclusivity. Also a Holiday Rental property.

living experience. Also a Holiday Rental property.

$2,300,000 USD. Lot Size: 2 Acres Beachfront

$1,700,000 USD. Lot Size: 33,000 sq. ft.

VALLEY CHURCH, ST. MARY’S

PRILL’S HOUSE, FALMOUTH HARBOUR

Breathtaking hillside residential building plots with

Spacious 1-bed main house with large basement, self-

unobstructed views overlooking Valley Church beach.

contained cottage and separate building providing additional

From $15-$20 USD per sq. ft. Various lot sizes.

room. Buildings have sea-view and are designed for flexibility. $665,000 USD. Lot Size: 3/4 acre

PARADISE VIEW, ST. JOHN’S

URLINGS, CADES BAY, ST. MARY’S

Gentle sloping residential building plot with

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sea view from a 1st floor building. Perfect

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for private residence or apartments.

separate 1-bedroom self-contained guest cottage.

$20 USD per sq. ft. Lot Size: 1/4 acre

$500,000 ECD, Lot Size: 11,326 sq. ft.


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TEAM ANTIGUA ISLAND GIRLS When Team Antigua Atlantic Rowers arrived home in second place on 13th January 2018, the challenge was issued for an all-female team from Antigua and Barbuda to take up the mantle for the next race. Team Antigua Island Girls is comprised of Elvira Bell, Christal Clashing, Samara Emmanuel, Kevinia Francis, and Junella King, and they are set to make history in this year’s Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. This is the first time that an all-black team will attempt the world’s most demanding ocean row, from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to English Harbour, in Antigua. Depending on the trade winds, the team hopes to complete the challenge in 30 to 35 days. Confined to a small boat for just over a month, the crew will alternate roles, with two members rowing non-stop for two hours, while the others grab some rest in the two

cabins below. There will be access to a satellite connection, enabling them to send videos charting their progress. The vessel will be stocked with desalinated drinking water, freeze-dried food and further supplies, including life jackets, a raft, foul weather gear and a set of new oars. The crew however, will have to survive without a restroom, making the most out of a bucket. During the historic row, the women’s team will raise money for Cottage of Hope, a non-profit organization founded in 2009, which houses and assists girls who have been abused, neglected or orphaned. Since inception, the

organization has housed thirty-six girls and one boy, and has helped scores more. Cottage of Hope, with the aid of funds raised by TAIG, plans to expand services to young women who have come of age and are transitioning from a group home setting to now living on their own. The organization will assist those who are often forced to return to the same or similar dire situations, from which they were initially removed. The expanded services will be open to all in need and not just those who reside at Cottage of Hope. This confidential charity provides an essential resource for those most vulnerable on our island.


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PLEASE SUPPORT THE ISLAND GIRLS’ CHARITY OF CHOICE ‘COTTAGE OF HOPE’ Interested persons may donate through their website

www.antiguabarbudaislandgirls.com/our-charity 1 (268) 732-1341

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