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<strong>Life</strong> <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong><br />


<strong>Barbuda</strong><br />

2015<br />

The Official Magaz<strong>in</strong>e of the <strong>Antigua</strong> Hotels & Tourist Association

<strong>Life</strong> <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong><br />

<strong>Barbuda</strong><br />

contents<br />

6 .......................................Letter of Welcome<br />

10 ...................................General Information<br />

12 ..................................................<strong>Antigua</strong> Map<br />

12 ................................................Places to Visit<br />

19 .................................................Th<strong>in</strong>gs to Do<br />

23 .......................................................Shopp<strong>in</strong>g<br />

28 .......................................St. John’s City Map<br />

34 ...........................................Nature’s Portrait<br />

36 ..................Adventures By Air, Land & Sea<br />

41 .........Fashion Designer Calv<strong>in</strong> Southwell<br />

43 .....................................Fitness, Form & Fun<br />

46 .............................................................Sail<strong>in</strong>g<br />

49 .............................................................D<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

56 ..................................................After Sunset<br />

59 .....................................................Real Estate:<br />

Your Own <strong>Life</strong> In <strong>Antigua</strong><br />

66 .....................<strong>Antigua</strong>, A Caribbean Home,<br />

A Global Market<br />

70 ...........Body Beautiful, Health & Wellness<br />

Please feel free to take this magaz<strong>in</strong>e home<br />

as a memento to show to family and friends.<br />

‘<strong>Life</strong> <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong> & <strong>Barbuda</strong>’ is published by:<br />

West Indies Publish<strong>in</strong>g Ltd.,<br />

P.O. Box W883, Woods Centre, St. John’s, <strong>Antigua</strong>, W. I.<br />

Tel: (268) 461 0565 or 463 5550 Fax: (268) 461 9750<br />

E-mail: wip@candw.ag<br />

Publisher – Bertel Dejoie<br />

Sales Manager – Mark Woodhouse<br />

Sales – Avonelle Pole<br />

Graphic Design – Valent<strong>in</strong>e Pierce<br />

Accreditation for photography is <strong>in</strong>dicated on images. Whilst every<br />

effort has been made to ensure correct accreditation, WIP accepts<br />

no responsibility for errors or omissions and apologises for same.<br />

Cover photo by Jonathan Murphy<br />

Distribution: hotel rooms, suites, villas, apartments and real estate<br />

agents throughout the island, M<strong>in</strong>istry of Tourism, Civil Aviation &<br />

Culture and the <strong>Antigua</strong> Hotels & Tourist Association.<br />

With special thanks to:<br />

The Environmental Awareness Group and all those who donated<br />

photos and editorial to this year’s edition. Also, everyone not<br />

otherwise mentioned, who has given<br />

support and encouragement <strong>in</strong> mak<strong>in</strong>g this edition<br />

of ‘<strong>Life</strong> <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong> & <strong>Barbuda</strong>’ possible.<br />

Information <strong>in</strong> this magaz<strong>in</strong>e is correct at the time of<br />

go<strong>in</strong>g to press and subject to change and correction.<br />

All rights reserved. Reproduction <strong>in</strong> whole or <strong>in</strong> part of this publication without<br />

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nor any hotel accept responsibility for any views expressed or statements<br />

made <strong>in</strong> any of the articles and list<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />


<strong>Antigua</strong> & <strong>Barbuda</strong> Tourist Offices:<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong> & <strong>Barbuda</strong>: Tel: (268) 562 7600 Fax: (268) 562 7602<br />

Email: <strong>in</strong>fo@aandbtourism.com<br />

Canada: Tel: (416) 961 3085 Fax: (416) 961 7218<br />

Email: <strong>in</strong>fo@antigua-barbuda-ca.com<br />

United K<strong>in</strong>gdom and Europe: Tel: (44) 203 668 3800 Fax: (44) 207 258 7486<br />

Email: tourism<strong>in</strong>fo@aandbtourism.com<br />

U.S.A.: Tel: (212) 541 4118 Fax: (646) 215 6008<br />

Email: <strong>in</strong>fo@antigua-barbuda.org<br />

Toll Free: 1 (888) 268 4227<br />

Web site: www.visitantiguabarbuda.com<br />

73 ..........................................................Carnival<br />

76 .......................................................Wedd<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

80 ................................................<strong>Antigua</strong>n Arts<br />

85 ........................................Beautiful <strong>Barbuda</strong><br />

The official magaz<strong>in</strong>e<br />

of the <strong>Antigua</strong> Hotels<br />

& Tourist Association<br />

M<strong>in</strong>istry of Tourism<br />

Civil Aviation &<br />

Culture<br />

Member of the<br />

Caribbean Hotel<br />

Association<br />


Government of <strong>Antigua</strong> & <strong>Barbuda</strong><br />

M<strong>in</strong>istry of Tourism, Civil Aviation & Culture<br />

Queen Elizabeth Highway, St. John’s, <strong>Antigua</strong><br />

Tel: (268) 462 0651/462 0787/463 9522/3<br />

Fax: (268) 462 2836/462 6398<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong> and <strong>Barbuda</strong> Tourism Authority<br />

P.O. Box W351, ACB F<strong>in</strong>ancial Centre High Street, St. John’s<br />

Phone: (268) 562 7600<br />

Fax: (268) 562 7601<br />

Email: <strong>in</strong>fo@aandbtourism.com<br />

Hon. Asot Michael<br />

M<strong>in</strong>ister of Tourism,<br />

Civil Aviation & Culture<br />

Welcome to <strong>Antigua</strong> and <strong>Barbuda</strong>, a country of lush scenery, beautiful beaches and some of the friendliest<br />

people you will ever meet. We <strong>in</strong>vite you to experience the warmth and charm from the moment<br />

you step <strong>in</strong>to our new airport term<strong>in</strong>al until that f<strong>in</strong>al swim before leav<strong>in</strong>g our sun-kissed shores. Everyth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

has been carefully planned for your comfort and pleasure which are all designed to create last<strong>in</strong>g<br />

memories of your wonderful time <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong> and <strong>Barbuda</strong>.<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong> and <strong>Barbuda</strong> have been endowed with an abundance of natural beauty, fasc<strong>in</strong>at<strong>in</strong>g history,<br />

rich culture and friendly people. We are thrilled to welcome you to our beautiful tw<strong>in</strong> islands where<br />

you can enjoy a relax<strong>in</strong>g day on one of our 365 beaches or travel the island while discover<strong>in</strong>g nature<br />

and experienc<strong>in</strong>g the serenity of our islands. ‘The beach is just the beg<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g,’ and with that we welcome<br />

you to zip through the ra<strong>in</strong>forest, kayak through South Coast Horizon mangrove or even visit one of<br />

our many historical sites to <strong>in</strong>clude Shirley Heights and Betty’s Hope. Experience the Caribbean’s largest<br />

sail<strong>in</strong>g regatta dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>Antigua</strong> Sail<strong>in</strong>g Week at Nelson’s Dockyard, the world’s best-preserved Georgian<br />

Naval dockyard which is still <strong>in</strong> operation today.<br />

Your visit would not be complete unless you take a trip over to our sister island <strong>Barbuda</strong>, known for<br />

its 17 miles of unbroken p<strong>in</strong>k sandy beach and some of the best seafood delicacies <strong>in</strong> the Caribbean.<br />

Unw<strong>in</strong>d and visit the largest bird sanctuary <strong>in</strong> the western hemisphere with over 5,000 frigate birds <strong>in</strong>habit<strong>in</strong>g<br />

the Codr<strong>in</strong>gton Lagoon.<br />

We welcome you with open hearts to the ‘Romance Capital of the world’ and recently named ‘The<br />

Caribbean’s Lead<strong>in</strong>g Honeymoon dest<strong>in</strong>ation.’ Our accommodation ranges from the ultra-exclusive to<br />

all-<strong>in</strong>clusive. Whether a romantic resort or a charm<strong>in</strong>g escape to a villa or <strong>in</strong>n, we will help you create<br />

that “home away from home” experience for unforgettable nuptials or honeymoon. We know that a<br />

little taste of paradise may not suffice so if you wish to purchase your own home, go right ahead and<br />

take advantage of the wide range of properties available.<br />

D<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong> and <strong>Barbuda</strong> will be a special experience. Sample the delicious cuis<strong>in</strong>e, rang<strong>in</strong>g<br />

from the sp<strong>in</strong>y <strong>Barbuda</strong>n Lobster to a succulent snapper or a few slices of our naturally sweet <strong>Antigua</strong><br />

Black P<strong>in</strong>eapple. For a unique experience try some <strong>Antigua</strong> and <strong>Barbuda</strong>n barbecue at a local roadside<br />

food stall.<br />

If your stay is around July-August, enjoy the ‘Greatest Summer Festival’ which is <strong>Antigua</strong>’s Carnival.<br />

Be captivated by baubles, bangles and beads as we call it and stand <strong>in</strong> awe as you see a kaleidoscope of<br />

colourful costumes parad<strong>in</strong>g through St. John’s city <strong>in</strong> a cultural celebration of our heritage.<br />

You have heard it all, now it is time to experience true paradise, from our people, our culture, our cuis<strong>in</strong>e<br />

and beaches we <strong>in</strong>vite you to experience one of the most charm<strong>in</strong>g and memorable Caribbean dest<strong>in</strong>ations.<br />

Do enjoy your stay here with us <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong> and <strong>Barbuda</strong> and we look forward to see you aga<strong>in</strong> very<br />

soon when you return to our beautiful tw<strong>in</strong> islands.<br />

S<strong>in</strong>cerely<br />

Col<strong>in</strong> C. James<br />

Chief Executive<br />

Officer<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong> and <strong>Barbuda</strong><br />

Tourism Authority<br />

Col<strong>in</strong> C. James<br />

CEO, <strong>Antigua</strong> and <strong>Barbuda</strong> Tourism Authority<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong> Hotels & Tourist Association<br />

P.O. Box 454, Island House, Newgate Street, St. John’s, <strong>Antigua</strong>, West Indies<br />

Telephone: (268) 462 3703/4928 Fax: (268) 462 3702 E-mail: ahta@candw.ag<br />

<strong>Life</strong> <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong><br />


TO GO<br />

on your<br />

6<br />



General Information<br />

Photo: Jonathan Murphy<br />


St. John’s<br />


Approximately 85,000<br />


Eastern Caribbean dollar – exchanged at the rate of US$1<br />

to approximately EC$2.70. Both are normally accepted by<br />

stores, restaurants and hotels. You may receive change<br />

<strong>in</strong> EC dollars. Major credit cards are accepted at most establishments.<br />


Banks can be found <strong>in</strong> St. John’s, at some shopp<strong>in</strong>g centres<br />

and at the airport. ATMs that accept Mastercard and<br />

Visa can be found at most banks and elsewhere around<br />

the island.<br />

General Bank<strong>in</strong>g Hours:<br />

Mon-Thurs: 8.00am-2.00pm<br />

Fri: 8.00am-4.00pm – Some banks are open on Saturdays.<br />

Electricity<br />

Voltage is 110, however please check before plugg<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong><br />

as 220 volts can sometimes be found.<br />


Emergencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911 or 999<br />

Fire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462 0044<br />

Mount St. John’s Medical Centre . . . . 462 0251<br />

Ambulance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911<br />

Police Headquarters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462 0125<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong> & <strong>Barbuda</strong><br />

Search and Rescue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 562 1234<br />

Office of Disaster Preparedness . . . . . 462 4207<br />


89.1 BBC<br />


90.5 ABS FM<br />


91.9 HITZ FM<br />


97.1 ZDK<br />

100.1 SUN FM<br />

104.3 NICE FM<br />

107.5 CRUSADER RADIO<br />


When call<strong>in</strong>g from outside <strong>Antigua</strong> & <strong>Barbuda</strong> please use<br />

the prefix (268).<br />


Places to Visit<br />

This 108 square mile island paradise, best known for its 365<br />

beaches, has so much to see beyond the white sand and<br />

sparkl<strong>in</strong>g water. If you have been for your daily swim and<br />

had your beach nap why not rent a car or taxi and explore<br />

an old fort, visit a village and learn from locals, or just gaze<br />

out at a beautiful vista from a good vantage po<strong>in</strong>t.<br />


ARTS & CRAFTS MARKET (next to the fruit and<br />

vegetable market and near to the West Bus Term<strong>in</strong>al) –<br />

A delightful, colourful gather<strong>in</strong>g of local artists actively<br />

work<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> their small shops produc<strong>in</strong>g 100 percent<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong>n products. Some items are actually made on<br />

the spot for you to see – natural vegetable based soaps;<br />

artwork done with fish scales and sea shells; leather<br />

craft such as shoes, belts and bags, as well as straw hats<br />

and items made of other natural fabrics. Open Monday<br />

to Saturday.<br />

CENOTAPH – Situated at the top of High Street, the<br />

war memorial to <strong>Antigua</strong>ns who died serv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> World<br />

War I was unveiled <strong>in</strong> 1919. Remembrance Day is<br />

celebrated annually with a service for those who gave<br />

their lives dur<strong>in</strong>g World Wars I and II.<br />

FORT JAMES – is named after K<strong>in</strong>g James II, who<br />

reigned dur<strong>in</strong>g the years the fort was be<strong>in</strong>g built. Work<br />

started <strong>in</strong> 1706 at the entrance to St John’s Harbour. Most<br />

of the build<strong>in</strong>gs seen today date back to 1739. By 1773,<br />

thirty-six guns were mounted <strong>in</strong> place with barracks for<br />

about 75 men. In the 19th century, a gun was fired at<br />

sunrise, sunset and to salute visit<strong>in</strong>g warships.<br />

GOVERNMENT HOUSE – is the office of the<br />

Governor General of <strong>Antigua</strong> & <strong>Barbuda</strong>. Ow<strong>in</strong>g to its<br />

cont<strong>in</strong>ual alterations and additions, this house has an<br />

unconventional architectural history. It orig<strong>in</strong>ally<br />

started out as two wooden build<strong>in</strong>gs side-by-side.<br />

Today, it possesses three f<strong>in</strong>e <strong>in</strong>teriors dat<strong>in</strong>g from<br />

1800, with an impos<strong>in</strong>g façade with a two-storey<br />

colonnade. Restoration is ongo<strong>in</strong>g and not yet reopened<br />

to the general public.<br />



one of those ‘don’t miss’ attractions. Displays <strong>in</strong>terpret<br />

the story of the islands from their geological birth<br />

through political <strong>in</strong>dependence to the present day.<br />

Lively displays <strong>in</strong>clude ancient tools and artifacts, shells,<br />

various flora and fauna and the island’s plantation, naval<br />

and slavery history. The gift and souvenir shop <strong>in</strong>cludes<br />

marvelous colour pr<strong>in</strong>ts and etch<strong>in</strong>gs of 18th and 19th<br />

century <strong>Antigua</strong>, local handmade pottery, handicrafts<br />

and books. The Historical and Archaeological Society<br />

and the Environmental Awareness Group are also<br />

located on the premises. Admission – US$3.00 or<br />

EC$8.00. Tel: 462 4930/1469.<br />

PUBLIC MARKET – The market sits at the southern<br />

end of Market Street and is a good place to sample<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong>’s unusual fruit and vegetables. Especially lively<br />

on Fridays and Saturdays when you can feel the<br />

unchanged atmosphere of bygone days, with the loud<br />

chatter of merchants ply<strong>in</strong>g their trade. Well worth an<br />

early morn<strong>in</strong>g visit. At the entrance to the market is a<br />

large, pa<strong>in</strong>ted statue of Sir Vere Cornwall Bird, one of<br />

our national heroes.<br />

ST JOHN’S CATHEDRAL – is between Newgate<br />

and Long Streets and was orig<strong>in</strong>ally built of wood <strong>in</strong><br />

1681 as ordered by governor, Sir Christopher<br />

Codr<strong>in</strong>gton. Destroyed by an earthquake <strong>in</strong> 1843, it was<br />

rebuilt <strong>in</strong> freestone and three years later was reopened<br />

and consecrated on 25th July, 1848 (hav<strong>in</strong>g<br />

been <strong>in</strong>itially elevated to the status of a cathedral <strong>in</strong><br />

August 1842). The very majestic <strong>in</strong>terior is completely<br />

encased <strong>in</strong> pitch p<strong>in</strong>e, which is <strong>in</strong>tended to secure it<br />

aga<strong>in</strong>st hurricanes and earthquakes. Some <strong>in</strong>terest<strong>in</strong>g<br />

memorial stones and many other objects of <strong>in</strong>terest lie<br />

Photo: Shelly Chadburn<br />


Photo: Jonathan Murphy<br />

<strong>in</strong> this peaceful oasis, designed by architect J. Fuller of<br />

Bath, England. Tall, bronze, white-pa<strong>in</strong>ted figures of St.<br />

John the Baptist and St. John the Div<strong>in</strong>e stand atop the<br />

pillars of the iron south gates. This impos<strong>in</strong>g baroquestyle,<br />

tw<strong>in</strong> spired structure still dom<strong>in</strong>ates the capital’s<br />

skyl<strong>in</strong>e.<br />



Set on the hill on your way to Shirley Heights, this<br />

centre gives a wonderful historic summary of <strong>Antigua</strong>.<br />

The presentation, ‘Reflections of the Sun’, is a colourful<br />

journey through this island’s history. Well worth a visit.<br />

FORT BERKELEY – is situated on the western<br />

entrance to English Harbour on the narrow spit of land<br />

beh<strong>in</strong>d the Copper and Lumber Store Hotel. Built <strong>in</strong><br />

three stages between 1704 (21 years before the<br />

Dockyard was built) and 1745, it served as the most<br />

critical defense to this landlocked harbour with 29<br />

large cannons. A superb vantage po<strong>in</strong>t to view some of<br />

the world’s most exotic and beautiful yachts under sail.<br />


NELSON’S DOCKYARD – There are five walkable<br />

trails each up to 1-1/2 miles long <strong>in</strong>to the hills around<br />

Nelson’s Dockyard. Set <strong>in</strong> the National Park, the trails<br />

go through wooded valleys, across hill tops, past old<br />

fortifications with stunn<strong>in</strong>g vistas that are seldom seen<br />

by visitors and few <strong>Antigua</strong>ns. To f<strong>in</strong>d these trails, start<br />

at the entrance to the dockyard or the museum.<br />

NELSON’S DOCKYARD – This is the only<br />

surviv<strong>in</strong>g Georgian naval dockyard <strong>in</strong> the world. The<br />

museum and several other restored build<strong>in</strong>gs stand as<br />

a memorial to Admiral Horatio Nelson and the Royal<br />

Navy that used it for many years dur<strong>in</strong>g the Caribbean<br />

wars with the French, Spanish and Dutch <strong>in</strong> the 18th<br />

and 19th centuries. This National Park houses<br />

restaurants, art galleries, boutiques and gift shops. It is<br />

also the home of lead<strong>in</strong>g yacht charter companies and<br />

headquarters for the annual <strong>Antigua</strong> Sail<strong>in</strong>g Week<br />

Regatta. All build<strong>in</strong>gs have been faithfully restored<br />

with many fasc<strong>in</strong>at<strong>in</strong>g facts and history detailed on<br />

mounted showboards.<br />


Photo: Jonathan Murphy<br />


BETTY’S HOPE – For more than 300 years, this<br />

prom<strong>in</strong>ent sugar plantation, located on the eastern<br />

side of the island, has played a lead<strong>in</strong>g role for, and<br />

<strong>in</strong>fluenced the lives of, many generations of <strong>Antigua</strong>ns.<br />

Its unique tw<strong>in</strong> mills sit amid gently roll<strong>in</strong>g<br />

countryside. Please visit their onsite <strong>in</strong>terpretation<br />

centre which displays excellent exhibits. Be sure to<br />

sign the visitors’ book.<br />

DEVIL’S BRIDGE – A national park s<strong>in</strong>ce the 1950s<br />

and site of archaeological excavations, it is situated at<br />

the extreme eastern po<strong>in</strong>t of the island, just off the<br />

road to Long Bay. Atlantic breakers culm<strong>in</strong>ate here with<br />

dramatic swells, after a 3,000-mile fetch from Africa.<br />

Over the centuries these spectacular breakers have<br />

carved out a natural limestone arch called Devil’s<br />

Bridge, creat<strong>in</strong>g blowholes where spout<strong>in</strong>g surf<br />

crashes through and up.<br />

FIG TREE DRIVE – A very worthwhile and<br />

picturesque drive through the lush vegetation of the<br />

ra<strong>in</strong> forest, featur<strong>in</strong>g mango, guava, orange, coconut<br />

and banana trees. Along the scenic southwest coast to<br />

Old Road, Fig Tree Drive climbs up and down hillsides<br />

and <strong>in</strong>land roughly to the centre of the island.<br />

Travell<strong>in</strong>g this way, you will pass near the village of<br />

Swetes and come out opposite the p<strong>in</strong>k Tyrells Church<br />

and the ma<strong>in</strong> road to English Harbour. Fruit and<br />

vegetable vendors sell their produce from stalls along<br />

the way.<br />

FORT BARRINGTON – The fort is located on the<br />

promontory at the northern beach side of Deep Bay,<br />

on an area called Goat Hill. This impos<strong>in</strong>g signal station<br />

reported ships’ movements to Rat Island via flag and<br />

light signals. The ru<strong>in</strong>s are of a fort that saw the most<br />


action <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong>’s history. It was captured by the<br />

French <strong>in</strong> 1666 and returned to England the follow<strong>in</strong>g<br />

year, when it was named after Admiral Barr<strong>in</strong>gton who<br />

had captured St. Lucia from the French the year before.<br />

The present fortifications were built <strong>in</strong> 1779, and from<br />

this prom<strong>in</strong>ent hill excellent sight<strong>in</strong>gs of St. Kitts and<br />

Nevis are possible aga<strong>in</strong>st the backdrop of stunn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

sunsets.<br />

HARMONY HALL – Situated on the east coast of<br />

the island, its six acres overlook gorgeous Nonsuch Bay.<br />

The former Great House of Brown’s Bay Mill dates back<br />

to 1843. This cultural haven houses a restaurant and<br />

patio with a sugar mill and tower lookout. There is a<br />

craft shop and art gallery with a collection of work by<br />

top Caribbean artists and sculptors.<br />


about three miles due south of St John’s between the<br />

villages of Jenn<strong>in</strong>gs and Emmanuel. For the<br />

adventuresome, a climb to the 565 foot-high rounded<br />

grassy hilltop, the rema<strong>in</strong>s of an isolated volcano will<br />

reveal many <strong>in</strong>terest<strong>in</strong>g megaliths and panoramic<br />

views. These unusual geological formations, some say,<br />

were scenes of religious ceremonies and phallic<br />

worship. Others say the rema<strong>in</strong>s of the upright stone<br />

circles suggest the hill was once an astronomical outlay<br />

for the measurement of time. An Amer<strong>in</strong>dian site exists<br />

not far from Tomb Rock.<br />


reputed to be the largest expanse of freshwater <strong>in</strong> the<br />

Eastern Caribbean; a mile long and half a mile wide,<br />

cover<strong>in</strong>g 320 acres and hold<strong>in</strong>g one billion gallons of<br />

water when full. This large lake, held by two dams, is a<br />

welcome and surpris<strong>in</strong>g sight (when there are no<br />

prolonged dry spells) as you drive <strong>in</strong> the direction of<br />

Harmony Hall, Half Moon Bay or the Bethesda route to<br />

English Harbour. There is also <strong>in</strong>terest<strong>in</strong>g bird-watch<strong>in</strong>g<br />

around the western edge of the reservoir.<br />


colonial-era church dat<strong>in</strong>g back to 1687 sits on land<br />

granted to Daniel Fitch. The area, known as Fitches<br />

Creek, was remodelled <strong>in</strong> 1735 and given its present<br />

name. There is a marble ledger of the first English<br />

settler to be <strong>in</strong>terred with<strong>in</strong> a place of worship <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>Antigua</strong>, which can still be seen. Its sett<strong>in</strong>g is<br />

particularly lovely with views overlook<strong>in</strong>g Fitches Creek<br />

on one side and Parham Harbour on the other.<br />


PARHAM – The earliest British settlement <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong>,<br />

the centre of seaborne trade and the island’s first port<br />

with a protected harbour, Parham Town exported the<br />

ref<strong>in</strong>ed products of some 20 sugar estates <strong>in</strong> its area. The<br />

village is noted for its unique church, St. Peter’s, which<br />

was once described as ‘the f<strong>in</strong>est church <strong>in</strong> the British<br />

West Indies.’ It was rebuilt <strong>in</strong> the 1840s after the orig<strong>in</strong>al<br />

wooden church, built <strong>in</strong> 1711, had been burnt down and<br />

its replacement of 1754 dismantled. Although the exterior<br />

is <strong>in</strong> need of restoration, the <strong>in</strong>terior is beautifully<br />

proportioned with an octagonal shape and fasc<strong>in</strong>at<strong>in</strong>g<br />

rib-like wooden ceil<strong>in</strong>g. Designed by Thomas Weekes,<br />

the famous British architect of the mid-1800s, the very<br />

neat keystone work and excellent smoothness <strong>in</strong> the wall<br />

jo<strong>in</strong>ts was the work of the <strong>Antigua</strong>n master mason.<br />


of the f<strong>in</strong>est mixed evergreen deciduous forest walks,<br />

reached by a nature trail from John Hughes Village.<br />

After about half a mile along the path, the awesome<br />

wide-stepped spillway of the dam appears almost as if it<br />

were a spectacular folly. A magnificent example of<br />

Victorian <strong>in</strong>dustrial architecture and workmanship, it is<br />

an extraord<strong>in</strong>ary sight <strong>in</strong> such surround<strong>in</strong>gs, with its<br />

rounded capp<strong>in</strong>g and small round tower. Started <strong>in</strong><br />

1890 and f<strong>in</strong>ished three years later, this <strong>in</strong>credible<br />

overflow system was designed to hold 13 million<br />

gallons of water. This was a great feat over 100 years<br />

ago, consider<strong>in</strong>g the tunnels for the water pipe were<br />

dug through solid rock at least 50-60 feet underground<br />

– as yet an unexpla<strong>in</strong>ed marvel. In 1945, a small<br />

additional dam was f<strong>in</strong>ished, creat<strong>in</strong>g the Fig Tree<br />

reservoir. Together these two dams cover 268 acres.<br />

DONKEY<br />


<strong>Antigua</strong>’s Donkey Sanctuary, operated by the <strong>Antigua</strong> &<br />

<strong>Barbuda</strong> Humane Society, is located just outside the<br />

village of Bethesda. Get up close and personal with<br />

these wonderful creatures.<br />

The donkeys love to receive visitors and are happy<br />

to pose for photographs. Ask about our “Adopt an<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong>n Donkey” programme. Admission is free.<br />

Open Monday to Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm. Visit:<br />

www.antigua animals.com or call us at Tel: 461-4957 for<br />

more <strong>in</strong>formation.<br />


Calendar of Events<br />

There is someth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

happen<strong>in</strong>g on the island<br />

year-round, from local<br />

festivals and activities to<br />

major sport<strong>in</strong>g events. Look<br />

out for posters, flyers and <strong>in</strong><br />

the local news media for<br />

important diary dates. Note<br />

that some holidays and<br />

festivals may affect the<br />

work<strong>in</strong>g hours of<br />

government offices, banks,<br />

shops and stores. The ma<strong>in</strong><br />

events are listed below:<br />

Photo: Jonathan Murphyt<br />



Public Holiday<br />


<strong>Antigua</strong> Yacht Club, Tel: 460 1799<br />

FIELD TRIP – Environmental<br />

Awareness Group, Tel: 462 6236<br />


Jolly Harbour every Saturday of the<br />

year, meet<strong>in</strong>g at 1.30pm latest<br />

Tommy Paterson<br />

Tel: 464 3424<br />


Black History Month<br />


Cultural Division<br />

Tel: 720 2431/722 8881<br />

FIELD TRIP – Environmental<br />

Awareness Group, Tel: 462 6236<br />





<strong>Antigua</strong> Yacht Club<br />

Tel: 460 1799<br />



Jolly Harbour Yacht Club. A two-day<br />

event consist<strong>in</strong>g of four yacht<br />

classes and seven short races<br />

Tommy Paterson, Tel: 464 3424<br />



Museum of <strong>Antigua</strong> & <strong>Barbuda</strong><br />

Tel: 462 4930<br />



Cedar Valley Golf Club, Tel: 462 0161<br />

MARCH<br />


OPEN — <strong>Antigua</strong> Yacht Club<br />

Tel: 460 1799<br />

FIELD TRIP – Environmental<br />

Awareness Group, Tel: 462 6236<br />

APRIL<br />


Jumby Bay to Shell Beach<br />

Tel: 764 0430<br />


Public Holiday<br />


Public Holiday<br />

KITE FESTIVAL, Various venues,<br />

Tel: 560 5693 or 774 4879<br />



The Catamaran Club, Falmouth. An<br />

unusual opportunity to see these<br />

perfectly scaled-down mar<strong>in</strong>e<br />

works of art compete and be<br />

proudly shown by their owners,<br />

boat builders and skippers.<br />

Tel: 562 6304<br />


REGATTA — One of the world’s<br />

foremost classic yacht regattas,<br />

events <strong>in</strong>clude the Parade of<br />

Classics, Tall Ships race, Heritage<br />

Day & Gig-rac<strong>in</strong>g, Tel: 460 1799<br />



<strong>Antigua</strong> Yacht Club, Tel: 460 1799<br />



The world’s f<strong>in</strong>est sail<strong>in</strong>g craft meet<br />

for this famed week of competitive<br />

rac<strong>in</strong>g and beach parties, Tel: 462 8872<br />


Photo: Randy Thomas<br />


Environmental Awareness Group,<br />

Tel: 462 6236<br />

MAY<br />


MONTH — The ma<strong>in</strong> fund-rais<strong>in</strong>g<br />

period for The <strong>Antigua</strong> and <strong>Barbuda</strong><br />

Society for the Bl<strong>in</strong>d. Various<br />

activities help to raise local and visitor<br />

awareness of the bl<strong>in</strong>d or visually<br />

impaired, Tel: 462 0663<br />


Public Holiday<br />


The Deanery Grounds, St. John’s. A<br />

variety of stalls and stands with a<br />

feast of <strong>Antigua</strong>n, <strong>Barbuda</strong>n and<br />

Caribbean fare, Tel: 462 0820<br />


WEEK — Curta<strong>in</strong> Bluff Hotel. Jo<strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>ternational tennis professionals<br />

for a stimulat<strong>in</strong>g comb<strong>in</strong>ation of<br />

world-class tennis and <strong>in</strong>structional<br />

cl<strong>in</strong>ics, Tel: 462 8400<br />



TOURNAMENT — Phillip Shoul,<br />

President, Tel: 460 7400<br />


(FULL MOON)<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong> Yacht Club, Tel: 460 1799<br />

FIELD TRIP — Environmental<br />

Awareness Group, Tel: 462 6236<br />


Tel: 462 0800<br />

CARIBANA — Carnival ‘jump-up’<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>Barbuda</strong>, Tel: 562 7066<br />

JUNE<br />


Public Holiday<br />

FIELD TRIP – Environmental<br />

Awareness Group, Tel: 462 6236<br />

JULY<br />

TURTLE WATCH – Environmental<br />

Awareness Group, Tel: 462 6236<br />


CELEBRATIONS — End of July<br />

to the beg<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g of August. A week<br />

of non-stop fet<strong>in</strong>g, music and dance<br />

culm<strong>in</strong>at<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> a spectacular<br />

costume parade,<br />

Tel: 720 2431/722 8881<br />



Indies 20/20 Domestic Tournament<br />

with <strong>Antigua</strong> and five other regional<br />

teams at the Sir Vivian Richards<br />

Stadium, Tel 481 2469<br />

AUGUST<br />



Indies 20/20 Domestic Tournament<br />

with <strong>Antigua</strong> and five other regional<br />

teams at the Sir Vivian Richards<br />

Stadium, Tel 481 2469<br />

3RD & 4TH CARNIVAL<br />

Public Holidays<br />

TURTLE WATCH – Environmental<br />

Awareness Group, Tel: 462 6236<br />


Url<strong>in</strong>gs, Tel: 462 1259<br />


2015 POLICE WEEK – Royal <strong>Antigua</strong><br />

and <strong>Barbuda</strong> Police Force,<br />

Tel: 462 0125<br />

TURTLE WATCH – Environmental<br />

Awareness Group, Tel: 462 6236<br />




Philip Shoul, Tel: 460 7400<br />



“Wet Your Foot and Come”<br />

fund-rais<strong>in</strong>g d<strong>in</strong>ner<br />

St. John’s Hospice, Tel: 562 8221<br />


OCTOBER (cont<strong>in</strong>ued)<br />


Environmental Awareness Group,<br />

Tel: 462 6236<br />



Commenc<strong>in</strong>g with a thanksgiv<strong>in</strong>g<br />

service, various programmes and<br />

events up to the 31st – the National<br />

Dress Day, Food Fair and Exhibition.<br />

Cultural Division,<br />

Tel: 720 2431/722 8881<br />


An annual half-iron distance<br />

triathlon, Tel: 720 6492<br />




FAIR – Tel: 461 0656<br />





Cedar Valley Golf Club, Tel: 462 0161<br />




INDEPENDENCE – Public Holiday<br />

celebrated on the 2ND<br />



An event of world-class tennis,<br />

Tel: 462 8400<br />


Environmental Awareness Group<br />

Tel: 462 6236<br />


An excit<strong>in</strong>g showcase by steelband<br />

orchestras and musicians<br />

Tel: 462 5644, Ext. 31<br />



Jolly Harbour Yacht Club. Four<br />

races, different categories, primarily<br />

for local yachts and a great spectator<br />

event. Tommy Paterson,<br />

Tel: 464 3424<br />




Cedar Valley Golf Club, Tel: 462 0161<br />

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Public Holiday<br />



The world’s oldest charter yacht<br />

show where boats from the world<br />

over converge on English and Falmouth<br />

Harbours. From sloops and<br />

cutters to schooners and catamarans<br />

plus luxurious motor yachts<br />

Tel: 460 1059<br />



Cedar Valley Golf Club, Tel: 462 0161<br />



Museum of <strong>Antigua</strong> & <strong>Barbuda</strong><br />

Tel: 462 4930<br />

FIELD TRIP – Environmental<br />

Awareness Group, Tel: 462 6236<br />


Public Holiday<br />



Someth<strong>in</strong>g completely different<br />

and fun – an annual tradition <strong>in</strong><br />

which many visitors and locals<br />

gather from noon onwards for party<strong>in</strong>g<br />

to live bands, quaff<strong>in</strong>g reasonably<br />

priced bottles of champagne.<br />

Proceeds go to the Hourglass Foundation<br />

charity which funds projects<br />

for those <strong>in</strong> need<br />

Tel: 462 4601<br />


Public Holiday<br />


<strong>Antigua</strong> Yacht Club, Tel: 460 1799<br />


The Aids Secretariat has a week of<br />

activities, Tel: 460 6209<br />

Nelson’s Pursuit Race – <strong>Antigua</strong><br />

Yacht Club, Tel: 460 1799<br />

NOTE: All <strong>in</strong>formation is correct at<br />

time of go<strong>in</strong>g to press, but may be<br />

subject to change.<br />

Photo: Randy Thomas

Shopp<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Shopp<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong> is a<br />

uniquely Caribbean experience.<br />

St. John’s is the shopp<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Mecca with two dutyfree<br />

shopp<strong>in</strong>g areas,<br />

ven dor’s malls and markets<br />

with local handiwork and<br />

stores carry<strong>in</strong>g cloth<strong>in</strong>g, accessories<br />

and household<br />

items.<br />

Just outside the city, on<br />

Friar’s Hill Road, you will f<strong>in</strong>d<br />

a bustl<strong>in</strong>g strip of malls with<br />

unique and excit<strong>in</strong>g shops,<br />

restaurants and bus<strong>in</strong>esses.<br />

There are also shopp<strong>in</strong>g<br />

opportunities <strong>in</strong> English and<br />

Falmouth Harbours as well<br />

as Jolly Harbour.<br />

Most hotels have small<br />

boutiques where you can<br />

buy jewellery, beachwear<br />

and someth<strong>in</strong>g special to<br />

take home. If you need to do<br />

any last m<strong>in</strong>ute shopp<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

the V.C. Bird International<br />

Airport’s duty free shops<br />

carry alcohol, perfume, jewellery,<br />

unusual gift items and<br />

local CDs to help you remember<br />

your magical time<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong>.<br />

No <strong>Antigua</strong>n holiday is<br />

complete without hav<strong>in</strong>g<br />

returned with a bottle of<br />

locally aged <strong>Antigua</strong>n rum or<br />

some of our local fiery and<br />

spicy pepper sauce.<br />

ST. JOHN’S<br />



Arts & Craft Market, Tel: 723 9719<br />

An array of local handmade soaps,<br />

available <strong>in</strong> different shapes and<br />

fragrances. Cheryl is always happy<br />

to expla<strong>in</strong> soap mak<strong>in</strong>g and to<br />

arrange a beautiful gift basket.<br />

There are also other <strong>Antigua</strong>n made<br />

gifts and souvenirs.<br />


Lower St. Mary’s Street, Tel: 562 3198<br />

The Best of Books is <strong>Antigua</strong>’s most<br />

comprehensive bookshop offer<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a wide variety of Caribbean and <strong>in</strong>ternational<br />

best sellers, old<br />

favourites, newspapers and magaz<strong>in</strong>es.<br />


Lower Long Street, Tel: 562 5618<br />

A wide selection of perfume and<br />

other cosmetics to suit everyone.<br />

Excellent gift ideas at reasonable<br />

prices.<br />


Redcliffe Street, Tel: 462 1567<br />

Village Walk, Tel: 562 7404<br />

One-hour photo process<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a digital lab for enlargements;<br />

film; photo albums; frames and<br />

fram<strong>in</strong>g with custom matt<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

photographic accessories. Top quality<br />

work by Allan Aflak, an established<br />

and experienced local<br />

photographer is available for all occasions.<br />


Redcliffe Street, Tel: 462 3993<br />

This qua<strong>in</strong>t and charm<strong>in</strong>g shop sells<br />

old and new map pr<strong>in</strong>ts, sea charts,<br />

postcards, stationery supplies, educational<br />

books and a fasc<strong>in</strong>at<strong>in</strong>g selection<br />

of work by West Indian<br />

writers and poets.<br />


Long Street, Tel: 462 4930<br />

You can f<strong>in</strong>d locally made pottery,<br />

national dress dolls, m<strong>in</strong>iature<br />


<strong>Antigua</strong>n estate rums, Warri boards, books on local topics,<br />

old pr<strong>in</strong>ts, maps, postcards and museum related<br />

historical items – profits go towards the upkeep and<br />

restoration of the museum.<br />


Market and Nevis Street, Tel: 462 0107<br />

Retailer of Timberland shoes and boots as well as other<br />

well-known brand name footwear.<br />


Newgate Street, Tel: 462 4357<br />

One of <strong>Antigua</strong>’s biggest department stores stock<strong>in</strong>g<br />

toys, beach gear, kitchenware, home and garden supplies,<br />

cards, books and wrapp<strong>in</strong>g paper.<br />


Lower Redcliffe Street, Tel: 562 1212<br />

Offer<strong>in</strong>g a large selection of ladies and gentlemen’s designer<br />

apparel, accessories and shoes. Cool and comfortable<br />

shopp<strong>in</strong>g with excellent customer service.<br />


All Sa<strong>in</strong>ts Road (by the market),<br />

Tel: 462 0663<br />

This non-profit organisation welcomes visitors to<br />

browse and talk with those who expertly weave f<strong>in</strong>e<br />

displays of craftwork such as baskets of all shapes and<br />

sizes, straw hats, placemats and<br />

mops.<br />


Overlook<strong>in</strong>g St. John’s Harbour,<br />

this duty free shopp<strong>in</strong>g<br />

area offers virtually<br />

everyth<strong>in</strong>g you desire from<br />

f<strong>in</strong>e cigars and spirits to fragrances,<br />

artwork, leather<br />

goods, ch<strong>in</strong>a, crystal and designer<br />

labels <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g<br />

watches and elegant jewellery.<br />

The complex also houses a hotel, restaurants,<br />

a world-class cas<strong>in</strong>o, and numerous<br />

bars. Heritage Quay comes alive when cruise<br />

ships are docked at the f<strong>in</strong>ger piers of the<br />

harbour. Enjoy steelband and other local enterta<strong>in</strong>ment<br />

while you browse through some<br />

of the best duty-free shops <strong>in</strong> the Caribbean.<br />

Remember to show proof of your status as<br />

a traveller (airl<strong>in</strong>e ticket and some form of<br />

identification) to enjoy the best duty free<br />

prices.<br />


Tel: 462-3107/8<br />

Abbott’s is the authorized retailer for Rolex and carry<br />

Swiss-made timepieces by Omega, Breitl<strong>in</strong>g, Tag Heuer,<br />

Gucci, Raymond Weil, Tissot, Long<strong>in</strong>es, Carl F.<br />

Bucherer, 88 Rue Du Rhone, Rado and Frederique Constant.<br />

We also carry Seiko & Timex.<br />

We offer exquisite jewellery collections by David Yurman,<br />

John Hardy, Roberto Co<strong>in</strong>, Tacori, Marco Bicego,<br />

Le Vian, Chimento, Oliva, Rebecca & Chamilia as well as<br />

coloured Gems, Diamonds and Pearls.<br />

In their adjo<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g Fragrance Boutique they have the<br />

latest selection of Fragrances and Gift sets for the<br />

whole family. If you are look<strong>in</strong>g for Gift ideas for any<br />

occasion, there is a wide choice of Cross & Parker Pens,<br />

Lladro figur<strong>in</strong>es, Crystal and Jewellery by Swarovski as<br />

well as pieces by Kosta Boda, Orrefors and Nachtmann.<br />

This <strong>Antigua</strong>n family owned and operated bus<strong>in</strong>ess<br />

selects the f<strong>in</strong>est merchandise available worldwide and<br />

offers excellent and knowledgeable customer service at<br />

all times. Visit Abbott’s for luxury at its best!<br />


Tel: 562 7080<br />

The name says it all. <strong>Antigua</strong>’s largest selection of name<br />

brand handbags, luggage and travel accessories. Great<br />

duty free prices.<br />


Tel: 462 3474<br />

The #1 location <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong> for all your<br />

sports fish<strong>in</strong>g and snorkel<strong>in</strong>g gear, as<br />

well as beach supplies and apparel. We<br />

carry aquatic footwear and cloth<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

beach umbrellas and chairs, <strong>in</strong>flatables<br />

for kids & adults, and much more all at<br />

duty free prices.<br />


Tel: 462 9772<br />

A comprehensive selection of brand name athletic<br />

footwear, accessories and cloth<strong>in</strong>g for all sports <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g<br />

basketball, golf, cricket, football, ballet and the gym.<br />


TEL: 562 8305<br />

Baobab Company is a T-Shirt and Ready To Wear<br />

Brand born <strong>in</strong> the Indian Ocean <strong>in</strong> 1995. We represent<br />

a collection of casual, stylized and highly<br />

graphic impressions convey<strong>in</strong>g the soul and culture<br />

of the islands. Much emphasis is placed on ethnic<br />

patterns and textures which are always creatively presented.<br />



Tel: 462 3610<br />

‘Live the life’ with Beach Stuff – a<br />

bright bustl<strong>in</strong>g store stocked with<br />

everyth<strong>in</strong>g you need for the beach.<br />

There is also a great selection of<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong> logo t-shirts and polos.<br />


Tel: 462 3273<br />

Provider of the f<strong>in</strong>est <strong>in</strong> Italian<br />

sportswear and colourful and stylish<br />

casual wear for all ages, sizes<br />

and seasons. Excellent values for<br />

your shopp<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> St. John’s.<br />


Tel: 562 7659<br />

Luxury at US$10.00. Choose from<br />

an array of fashion jewellery, silk<br />

scarves, purses, watches and other<br />

handy travel and fashion accessories.<br />

All at one affordable price.<br />


Tel: 462 3619<br />

A comprehensive centre for all your<br />

camera and video equipment<br />

needs. Also available are memory<br />

cards for digital cameras and a wide<br />

variety of other electronics.<br />


Tel: 462 3670<br />

A large selection of gold and f<strong>in</strong>e<br />

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jewellery, loose diamonds, tennis<br />

bracelets and name brand watches.<br />



Tel: 462 8191<br />

Style at it’s best! If you are look<strong>in</strong>g<br />

for glamorous, trendy, stylish<br />

and sophisticated resort wear,<br />

Cattleya Boutique offers a wide<br />

selection of day, d<strong>in</strong>ner and<br />

dressy attire. We will dress you<br />

for every occasion with quality<br />

brands by CP Shades, Flax, Analili,<br />

Eva Varro and Comfy. Be modern<br />

and well dressed. Excellent, experienced<br />

customer service.<br />



Tel: 462 3462<br />

Boast<strong>in</strong>g a breathtak<strong>in</strong>g selection of<br />

exquisite emeralds, f<strong>in</strong>e jewellery<br />

and brand-name watches, Colombian<br />

Emeralds International has established<br />

an enviable reputation for<br />

quality, <strong>in</strong>tegrity, service and value.<br />


Tel: 462 3168<br />

This wonderful Pandora’s box of a<br />

boutique is an absolute must to visit.<br />

Offer<strong>in</strong>g fashionable resortwear for<br />

the stylish woman with flatter<strong>in</strong>g<br />

wrap dresses, capris, silk tops, maxi<br />

dresses and a variety of l<strong>in</strong>en outfits.<br />

LAND<br />

Tel: 462 0746<br />

S<strong>in</strong>ce 1969 Land has been provid<strong>in</strong>g<br />

the world with quality leather<br />

goods and this has been no exception<br />

for the past 30 years <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong>.<br />

Come <strong>in</strong> and see our extensive assortment<br />

of accessories.<br />


Tel: 562 1130/1133<br />

Lipstick carries the widest selection<br />

of luxury fragrances, sk<strong>in</strong> care and<br />

cosmetics on the island. Expert staff<br />

will <strong>in</strong>fuse your senses with l<strong>in</strong>es<br />

from Chanel, Christian Dior, Calv<strong>in</strong><br />

Kle<strong>in</strong>, Givenchy, Yves St. Laurent,<br />

Estee Lauder and many more.<br />


Tel: 462 2606<br />

In this state of the art liquor shop,<br />

you will f<strong>in</strong>d a wide range of beers,<br />

w<strong>in</strong>es and liquors. Cigarettes, cigars<br />

and tobacco are also available at excellent<br />

duty free prices.<br />


Tel: 562 3881<br />

A treasure-trove of wonderful local<br />

gift items to take home with you as a<br />

memento of your vacation <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong>.<br />

There are recipe books, pottery,<br />

m<strong>in</strong>i-bottles of season<strong>in</strong>gs and<br />

alcohol – you name it, they’ve got it!<br />


Tel: 562 5301<br />

Longchamp cont<strong>in</strong>ues <strong>in</strong> the tradition<br />

and exclusivity that has been<br />

Longchamp Paris s<strong>in</strong>ce 1948, carry<strong>in</strong>g<br />

the softest and most durable<br />

leather handbags, both classic and<br />

collection pieces, as well as luggage<br />

and accessories.<br />

MIMOSA<br />

Tel: 462 2923<br />

Established <strong>in</strong> 1994, Mimosa offers a<br />

wonderful assortment of Caribbean<br />

craft <strong>in</strong> ceramic, glass, straw, wood<br />

and cloth.

St. John’s Map<br />



Tel: 562 1627<br />

Shop <strong>in</strong> air-conditioned comfort for<br />

an extensive selection of <strong>in</strong>ternational<br />

brand name cloth<strong>in</strong>g for men<br />

and women at duty-free prices.<br />



Tel: 462 3198<br />

W<strong>in</strong>e, spirit and tobacco merchants<br />

with a comprehensive choice of<br />

duty-free champagnes, spirits, w<strong>in</strong>es<br />

and local rums; Cuban, Jamaican,<br />

Dom<strong>in</strong>ican Republic and other cigars<br />

as well as <strong>in</strong>ternationally known tobaccos<br />

at extremely attractive prices.<br />

SHADES<br />

Tel: 562 5662<br />

Designer sunglasses at great duty<br />

free prices. Shop <strong>in</strong> spacious comfort<br />

with the best selection of sunglasses<br />

that <strong>Antigua</strong> has to offer.<br />


Tel: 562 5662<br />

A jewellery store with a difference.<br />

Silver, gold, steel and costume jewellery<br />

from different designers<br />

make our collections the most varied<br />

you will f<strong>in</strong>d.<br />


Tel: 462 4523<br />

Sunseakers is brimm<strong>in</strong>g with vibrant<br />

swimwear, beachwear and accessories<br />

for men, women and children.<br />


Tel: 462 4779<br />

This eclectic outlet carries world famous<br />

l<strong>in</strong>es of eco-friendly cosmetics,<br />

sk<strong>in</strong>-care products and accessories.<br />


Tel: 460 6858<br />

A wide variety of International and<br />

Caribbean music, as well as DVDs and<br />

electronic accessories and games.<br />


Tel: 462 6251<br />

Excellent duty free prices for men<br />

and women’s Levi’s and Dockers<br />

cloth<strong>in</strong>g. Shop where quality never<br />

goes out of style.<br />




Located at the bottom of<br />

Redcliffe Street, Historic<br />

Redcliffe Quay is a quasi-<br />

19th century shopp<strong>in</strong>g area<br />

nestled alongside the cruise<br />

ship pier. There is a wonderful<br />

Gallic feel to the atmosphere<br />

with<strong>in</strong> this courtyard.<br />

Outdoor patio restaurants<br />

and bars, surrounded by exquisite<br />

landscap<strong>in</strong>g, allow<br />

you to sit back and enjoy a<br />

dr<strong>in</strong>k while absorb<strong>in</strong>g the<br />

majestic charm of this area.<br />

You will f<strong>in</strong>d a variety of<br />

cloth<strong>in</strong>g and accessories,<br />

artistic souvenirs, unique<br />

gifts, spices, ethnic jewellery<br />

and unusual local handicraft.<br />

Later, why not take a stroll<br />

along the quay where yet another<br />

barga<strong>in</strong> may await you.<br />


Tel: 460 5680<br />

Inside this eclectic boutique, local<br />

fashion designer, Adalia Joseph, displays<br />

her ‘one of a k<strong>in</strong>d’ even<strong>in</strong>g<br />

gowns along with a collection of<br />

fem<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>e flirty silk dresses and casual<br />

l<strong>in</strong>ens.<br />


Tel: 462 4601<br />

Jewellery is handmade and designed<br />

by the owner, Hans Smit. Hans studied<br />

at the Academy of Modern Art <strong>in</strong><br />

Holland and has been <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong><br />

s<strong>in</strong>ce 1965. Black Opal, Imperial<br />

Topaz, Tanzanite, Namibian blue<br />

green Tourmal<strong>in</strong>e and other exotic<br />

gemstones are set <strong>in</strong> exquisite creations<br />

of 14 and 18 karat gold, argentium<br />

silver and accentuated with a<br />

spr<strong>in</strong>kle of diamonds. Goldsmitty’s<br />

“Caribbean Corner” offers <strong>in</strong>digenous,<br />

authentic Caribbean mementos<br />

- rare p<strong>in</strong>k Conch pearls, Larimar<br />

and Amber and their new discovery<br />

- <strong>Antigua</strong>nite (Petrified Coral - 30<br />

million years old).<br />


Tel: 562 1381<br />

Inizio is best known for its wide selection<br />

of trendy and fashionable cloth<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

bags, shoes, jewellery and<br />

makeup to complete your style and<br />

taste.<br />

ISIS<br />

Tel: 462 4602<br />

Isis offers exotic ranges of Egyptian<br />

cloth<strong>in</strong>g, artifacts, silver jewellery<br />

and small furniture items. They carry<br />

exquisite bone and ebony chess sets<br />

<strong>in</strong>laid with mother-of-pearl.<br />


Tel: 562 4160<br />

Casual and colourful Caribbean creations<br />

for guys and girls can be found<br />

at this delightful shop with an array of<br />

accessories to dress it up or down.<br />

There is also a large assortment of<br />

small items to take home as mementos<br />

of your vacation <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong>.<br />



Tel: 462 3127<br />

Noreen Phillips is an <strong>in</strong>ternationallyacclaimed<br />

fashion designer, specializ<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> fabulous even<strong>in</strong>g wear,<br />

semi-formal and easy casuals for<br />

women, as well as an assortment of<br />

fashion jewellery, cocktail purses,<br />

hair accessories, and a selection of<br />

l<strong>in</strong>en and cotton shirts for men. Free<br />

alterations while you wait.<br />


Tel: 462 5503<br />

The Pottery Shop has Caribbean <strong>in</strong>spired<br />

designs by Sarah Fuller,<br />

handcrafted us<strong>in</strong>g local clay. This<br />

qua<strong>in</strong>t shop has the widest selection<br />

of colourful pottery – a charm<strong>in</strong>g<br />

blend of art and nature.<br />


Tel: 562 1754 or 460 6303<br />

Rastapasta specializes <strong>in</strong> Afro,<br />


Caribbean and Lat<strong>in</strong> American crafts, handmade<br />

beaded items and multi-coloured clothes and accessories.<br />

Also located <strong>in</strong> Heritage Quay.<br />


Tel: 789 2662<br />

This exquisite new jewellery boutique specializes <strong>in</strong><br />

seashells set <strong>in</strong> sterl<strong>in</strong>g silver. Each piece of jewellery is<br />

handcrafted and unique. You will also f<strong>in</strong>d elegant<br />

seashell adorned even<strong>in</strong>g bags, small gifts and specimen<br />

shells. Captur<strong>in</strong>g the beauty of the beach and sea,<br />

Silver Chelles is a boutique not to be missed.<br />


Tel: 562 2259<br />

Our exclusive Italian l<strong>in</strong>en selection br<strong>in</strong>gs on the summer<br />

breezes, with fashionable styles <strong>in</strong> bold, vibrant<br />

colours.<br />


Tel: 562 7662<br />

Zemi Arts & Craft carries a collection of <strong>in</strong>digenous and<br />

local art and unique craft items. Zemi boasts a collection<br />

rang<strong>in</strong>g from unprecedented orig<strong>in</strong>als, limited editions<br />

and reproductions.<br />


(On the Waterfront)<br />

Tel: 562 1288<br />

This shop offers the f<strong>in</strong>est selection of Caribbean<br />

ladies’ and men’s cloth<strong>in</strong>g and accessories. All at unbeatable<br />

prices!<br />



Spend an afternoon explor<strong>in</strong>g this expand<strong>in</strong>g<br />

area just outside of town which comprises<br />

many favourite, well known stores as<br />

well as a host of new and excit<strong>in</strong>g places.<br />

Listed geographically leav<strong>in</strong>g St. John’s.<br />


You will f<strong>in</strong>d extensive park<strong>in</strong>g and all the necessities<br />

you require for holiday, home, bus<strong>in</strong>ess and personal<br />

health. There is also a free shuttle bus available to and<br />

from St. John’s. The ma<strong>in</strong> stores and services <strong>in</strong>clude<br />

banks, a shoe shop and cloth<strong>in</strong>g boutique, medical lab,<br />

doctors’ offices, pharmacy, cellular phone company and<br />

post office.<br />


This mall offers a variety of stores <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g stationery,<br />

upmarket home-furnish<strong>in</strong>gs, photography and photographic<br />

supplies, cafe, liquor, pizzeria, hardware, educational,<br />

cloth<strong>in</strong>g boutique and bank<strong>in</strong>g facilities.<br />


Tel: 481 5400<br />

Just a little further up Friar’s Hill Road is the Epicurean<br />

mega food emporium, offer<strong>in</strong>g one stop shopp<strong>in</strong>g with<br />

a wide range of household goods and an extensive<br />

pharmacy. You can also f<strong>in</strong>d <strong>in</strong>ternational gourmet<br />

products from France, Italy, India, and Japan to name a<br />

few, as well as boast<strong>in</strong>g the freshest fruit and vegetables<br />

<strong>in</strong> the Caribbean. Open seven days a week.<br />


Tel: 562 8038<br />

Shop on l<strong>in</strong>e and have Aeropost do everyth<strong>in</strong>g else for<br />

you, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g delivery to their door for pick up.<br />

GAZEBO<br />

Beh<strong>in</strong>d Jasm<strong>in</strong>e Court, Tel: 460 2776<br />

Just off the road is a veritable emporium of ‘tropical<br />

ethnic’ furniture and home accessories. Exotic and unusual<br />

gift items <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g hand blown glassware, cushions<br />

and clay pots. Don’t forget to check out East/West<br />

Antiques upstairs.<br />


This mall offers a variety of shops as well as a gourmet<br />

restaurant, dentist, stationers, American Airl<strong>in</strong>es ticket<br />

office, optometrist, a fashionable cloth<strong>in</strong>g stores, a<br />

beauty salon and Digicel Cellular Company.<br />


Enjoy a day brows<strong>in</strong>g through historic Nelson’s<br />

Dockyard and the mar<strong>in</strong>a at Falmouth<br />

Harbour where you are sure to f<strong>in</strong>d that perfect<br />

sundress, book, or necessity for your<br />

stay!<br />


Cobbs Cross, Tel: 460 1212<br />

Nelson’s Dockyard,Tel: 462 9082<br />

The best liquor this end of the island, stock<strong>in</strong>g a vast<br />

range of w<strong>in</strong>es from all over the world and an extensive<br />

variety of spirits, sodas, juices, plus cigars, cigarettes<br />

and ice.<br />



Nelson’s Dockyard, Tel: 460 1525<br />

The p<strong>in</strong>k bouga<strong>in</strong>villea adorned doorway leads you to<br />

displays packed with <strong>in</strong>ternationally known labels,<br />

swim, beach, resort as well as day and even<strong>in</strong>g wear.<br />


Tel: 460 1147<br />

Located at <strong>Antigua</strong> Yacht Club Mar<strong>in</strong>a, this bookshop has<br />

a wide range of novels, coffee table books, guidebooks,<br />

charts and nautical flags, as well as Goldsmitty’s jewellery.<br />


Falmouth Harbour, Tel: 460 5851<br />

An eclectic collection of v<strong>in</strong>tage jewellery and orig<strong>in</strong>al<br />

cloth<strong>in</strong>g designs from Italy, concentrat<strong>in</strong>g on natural<br />

fabrics (l<strong>in</strong>ens, cottons and silks).<br />


Tel: 728 0636<br />

Situated at this perennial sightsee<strong>in</strong>g and favourite party<strong>in</strong>g<br />

spot, this sweet little shop is packed with perfect<br />

holiday items and souvenirs, unusual t-shirts, handicrafts,<br />

ceramics, pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs, books and postcards.<br />


Falmouth Harbour, Tel: 562 6523<br />

This unisex boutique specializes <strong>in</strong> swimwear and all the<br />

accessories for sail<strong>in</strong>g or go<strong>in</strong>g to the beach. Browse<br />

through the colourful selection they have to offer.<br />


Dockyard Drive, Tel: 728 7552<br />

This lovely bric-a-brac shop offers a wide variety of<br />

colourful, natural cloth<strong>in</strong>g and accessory items to delight<br />

everyone. ‘Nice th<strong>in</strong>gs...Good energy’.<br />


Tel: 481 5480<br />

A branch of the larger version on Friar’s Hill Road.<br />


Tel: 771 9422/728 9422<br />


Tel: 462 6245<br />

W<strong>in</strong>e, spirit and tobacco merchants. A varied selection<br />

of f<strong>in</strong>e w<strong>in</strong>es from France and Italy, and a good choice<br />

of spirits, liqueurs and tobacco.<br />


Tel: 462 5917<br />


Tel: 773 3544<br />

Arts and crafts by West Indian artists <strong>in</strong> the vivid colours<br />

and style of the Caribbean.<br />


Tel: 562 3522<br />

A unique little shop offer<strong>in</strong>g many local items.<br />


About to depart and look<strong>in</strong>g for the lastm<strong>in</strong>ute<br />

perfect gift, the newly renovated V.C.<br />

Bird International Airport has an excellent<br />

selection of shops to fit your every need.<br />


This picturesque waterfront complex overlooks<br />

the gardens, boardwalk and mar<strong>in</strong>a of<br />

Jolly Harbour. The shopp<strong>in</strong>g centre has a variety<br />

of boutiques, shops, supermarket,<br />

pharmacy, bank<strong>in</strong>g facilities, restaurants,<br />

bars and a gym.<br />


(ABIB)<br />

Tel: 480 2840<br />

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yellow-beaked young offspr<strong>in</strong>g awaits the latest<br />

morsels of food.<br />

There would be a variety of other types of birds to<br />

view, such as Brown Pelicans perched on a nearby<br />

dock with their long downward-po<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g beak attached<br />

to the most gracefully curved ‘S’ of their neck; West Indian<br />

Whistl<strong>in</strong>g Ducks with their plumage <strong>in</strong> harmonious<br />

shades of browns coupled with black and white;<br />

and even Yellow Warblers, egg yolk bright to add sunsh<strong>in</strong>e<br />

to any portrait. Then, brightly or darkly coloured<br />

lizards ma<strong>in</strong>ly of Anolis and Ameiva species, respectively,<br />

would dart around <strong>in</strong> trees and on the ground,<br />

the latter be<strong>in</strong>g jo<strong>in</strong>ed by soldier crabs mov<strong>in</strong>g at a<br />

much more leisurely pace.<br />

On some of <strong>Antigua</strong>’s offshore islands, one of the<br />

greatest treats would be a sight<strong>in</strong>g of what was formerly<br />

dubbed the ‘rarest snake <strong>in</strong> the world’. This endemic<br />

and critically endangered <strong>Antigua</strong>n Racer exists<br />

on only 4 of the over 30 offshore islands and cays on<br />

the north-eastern side of <strong>Antigua</strong>. Thanks to persistent<br />

conservation efforts by the Environmental Awareness<br />

Group with local and <strong>in</strong>ternational partners (the Offshore<br />

Islands Conservation Programme), the popula-<br />

Nature’s<br />

Portrait<br />

By Karron James Scholl<br />

Yes, you’ve known <strong>Antigua</strong> to be all about beautiful,<br />

white sand beaches. But did you know that<br />

there’s more Much more If you are the type<br />

of nature-phile who loves the beach but who prefers<br />

some variety <strong>in</strong> your vacation, there’s a way to have<br />

your cake and eat it too: <strong>Antigua</strong>’s offshore islands!<br />

Picture a deserted (undeveloped) island with small<br />

white sand beaches. Then pa<strong>in</strong>t <strong>in</strong> some variety on this<br />

ecosystem, a portrait, where part of the island is<br />

forested with tall and short canopy trees with walk<strong>in</strong>g<br />

trails w<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g their way through flora. Some of the<br />

trees and shrubs display brightly coloured flowers <strong>in</strong><br />

sunsh<strong>in</strong>e yellows, warm purples, reds and whites. One<br />

plant to pay particular attention to is <strong>Antigua</strong> and <strong>Barbuda</strong>’s<br />

national flower, the Dagger Log (Agave karatto),<br />

also known as the Century Plant.<br />

Of course, there must be animal wildlife to add to<br />

your portrait, glid<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> the overhead scenery: a Redbilled<br />

Tropic bird with its mostly white plumage with<br />

speckles and streaks of black, gracefully long wisp of a<br />

tail and bright orange-red beak. In your portrait, it<br />

would land directly on the ground <strong>in</strong> front of you as it<br />

returns to its nest, under a large rock nearby, where its<br />


tion of this gentle, harmless creature has risen 20-fold<br />

<strong>in</strong> the past 20 years.<br />

Let’s not forget our beloved ocean. Much on <strong>Antigua</strong>’s<br />

north eastern coastl<strong>in</strong>e is part of The North East<br />

Mar<strong>in</strong>e Management Area, a mar<strong>in</strong>e protected area.<br />

Us<strong>in</strong>g smaller vessels from ‘Paddles’ (<strong>Antigua</strong> Dest<strong>in</strong>ation<br />

Planners) or <strong>Antigua</strong> Nature Tours, both located <strong>in</strong><br />

Seaton’s Village, you can get with<strong>in</strong> VIP distance of the<br />

red mangroves that border much of this coastl<strong>in</strong>e.<br />

These mangroves trap silt rac<strong>in</strong>g from <strong>in</strong>land after a<br />

ra<strong>in</strong>fall, help<strong>in</strong>g to keep the water clear, and provide<br />

shelter and a breed<strong>in</strong>g ground for many mar<strong>in</strong>e<br />

species. Gently peer over the edge of your boat or<br />

kayak and you will see various species of small fish, sea<br />

cucumbers, sea grasses and much more of life’s simpler<br />

wonders.<br />

Whether you dive <strong>in</strong> or just snorkel on the surface,<br />

bra<strong>in</strong>, staghorn and other types of coral are revealed<br />

on reefs that provide nooks and crevices out of which<br />

will no doubt peep other species of mar<strong>in</strong>e life. Sedentary<br />

mar<strong>in</strong>e feather duster worms gently sway their<br />

p<strong>in</strong>k-purple appendages from their nook on the reef <strong>in</strong><br />

the hope of coax<strong>in</strong>g small food particles <strong>in</strong> the water<br />

towards their ‘mouth’.<br />

Turn around and you may see a leatherback, green,<br />

or hawksbill turtle swimm<strong>in</strong>g past. Leatherbacks may<br />

be snack<strong>in</strong>g on moon jellyfish as they lazily drift by, the<br />

purple-rimmed, four-leaf clover shape on the transparent<br />

back of the jellyfish briefly allow<strong>in</strong>g appreciation of<br />

their beauty rather than their st<strong>in</strong>g. The green turtles<br />

mow the lawn of seagrasses<br />

and algae, this<br />

diet help<strong>in</strong>g to keep the<br />

growth of these plantlike<br />

species from smother<strong>in</strong>g<br />

the reef.<br />

Omnivorous hawksbills<br />

also play their part<br />

<strong>in</strong> the food web, crunch<strong>in</strong>g<br />

on sea urch<strong>in</strong>s and<br />

consum<strong>in</strong>g nearby algae.<br />

Oh, and did I mention<br />

the beaches Did I<br />

briefly mention their<br />

white sand Crystal,<br />

clear turquoise waters<br />

Buttonwood and other<br />

trees on the sandbar<br />

provide a cool shade<br />

from the day’s sun. The<br />

occasional lizard darts<br />

by under these trees while humm<strong>in</strong>gbirds seek nectar<br />

from any visible flower.<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong>’s offshore islands represent nature at its<br />

near best. Great Bird, Little Bird, Rabbit, Green, Lobster,<br />

Guiana, and Pelican are among the more or less<br />

imag<strong>in</strong>ative names that have been bestowed on these<br />

islands. A tour on one of many boat excursions available<br />

would offer a stop to relax on one of the islands’<br />

beaches or to snorkel on a nearby reef or to swim with<br />

gentle st<strong>in</strong>g rays. As the boat gently cruises by some islands,<br />

as quietly as possible, Brown Noddy or Brown<br />

Pelican hatchl<strong>in</strong>gs carefully peek their downy white<br />

heads above the edge of their nests to see what all the<br />

fuss is about.<br />

All of these islands are un<strong>in</strong>habited but under<br />

threat of development. Sadly, many types of development<br />

and natural beauty don’t usually go hand-<strong>in</strong>hand.<br />

As much as we try to arrange the marriage,<br />

divorce is often imm<strong>in</strong>ent. The Environmental Awareness<br />

Group, a non-governmental not-for-profit organization,<br />

has been work<strong>in</strong>g tirelessly for the last 25 years<br />

towards the conservation of natural spaces and wildlife<br />

<strong>in</strong> this tw<strong>in</strong>-island nation. Visit www.eagantigua.org or<br />

www.Facebook.com/EnvironmentalAwarenessGroup to<br />

learn more about its many projects and programmes<br />

and how you can get <strong>in</strong>volved <strong>in</strong> everyth<strong>in</strong>g from birdwatch<strong>in</strong>g<br />

to sea turtle nest<strong>in</strong>g tours and more.<br />

We hope you appreciate the beauty of <strong>Antigua</strong>’s<br />

offshore islands and tell a friend about this amaz<strong>in</strong>g<br />

portrait that you not only saw, but also experienced.<br />

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Photo: Laura Hall<br />

Adventures by Air,<br />

Land & Sea<br />

As you would expect, <strong>Antigua</strong> has land and water activities of every description – <strong>in</strong> the water,<br />

under the water or participat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> a sport skimm<strong>in</strong>g along the surface. Our numerous<br />

legendary beaches make the sea easily accessible to you. Likewise, our lush tropical ra<strong>in</strong><br />

forest and spectacular scenery await you. Whether your <strong>in</strong>tention is to pursue familiar activities<br />

or experience a new type of adventure, <strong>Antigua</strong> offers a tempt<strong>in</strong>g selection. Activities are also<br />

available through hotels and, <strong>in</strong> some cases, to non-guests for a fee, as a half or full day package.<br />

There are also a number of private facilities offer<strong>in</strong>g attractive tours to suit everyone.<br />



Tel: 562 6363<br />

This unique eco-tour through <strong>Antigua</strong>’s lush ra<strong>in</strong>forest,<br />

high above the trees, is an unforgettable 21-element<br />

journey. The zip l<strong>in</strong>es offer uncompromised safety.<br />

There are suspension bridges connected to typical<br />

challenge elements that do not require physical<br />

strength, giv<strong>in</strong>g a wonderful opportunity to have a<br />

bird’s eye view of flora and numerous bird species <strong>in</strong><br />

the ra<strong>in</strong>forest. A bar/café, gift shop and view<strong>in</strong>g platform<br />

overlook the zipl<strong>in</strong>e tour.<br />


Tel: 460 5900<br />

Comb<strong>in</strong>e the exhilaration of a helicopter flight with the<br />

tropical scenery of the Caribbean while on a pilot narrated<br />

tour with Caribbean Helicopters. Choose from a<br />

20 or 30 m<strong>in</strong>ute island tour - each boast<strong>in</strong>g dramatic<br />

views of <strong>Antigua</strong>’s historic sites, azure waters and prist<strong>in</strong>e<br />

beaches. Or opt for a 50 m<strong>in</strong>ute tour to the<br />

Montserrat volcano and the surround<strong>in</strong>g areas no<br />

longer <strong>in</strong>habited. A once <strong>in</strong> a lifetime experience.<br />

Carib-World Travel<br />

Tel: 480 2990<br />

Carib-World Travel has more than 40 years experience<br />


<strong>in</strong> the travel <strong>in</strong>dustry. We are dedicated to provid<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Dest<strong>in</strong>ation Management Services focused on<br />

the Incentive Travel Market. We also offer Signature<br />

Tours on island and <strong>in</strong> the neighbour<strong>in</strong>g islands<br />

of Montserrat and Dom<strong>in</strong>ica. At Carib-World<br />

Travel, we take pride <strong>in</strong> putt<strong>in</strong>g you <strong>in</strong> touch with<br />

unique Caribbean experiences.<br />


Tel: 726 3148<br />

Discover <strong>Antigua</strong>’s unspoiled beauty with Ted, one<br />

of <strong>Antigua</strong>’s top photographers, who will take you<br />

to places to capture <strong>Antigua</strong> <strong>in</strong> all its splendour.<br />


Tel: 726 3572<br />

Enjoy this adventurous guided off-road tour on our<br />

all-terra<strong>in</strong> vehicles (ATVs), where you travel from<br />

the north east of <strong>Antigua</strong> on old cane roads, pass<strong>in</strong>g<br />

through estates and rural farm lands, arriv<strong>in</strong>g at<br />

Gu<strong>in</strong>ea Bush Hill. There are wonderful views overlook<strong>in</strong>g<br />

the harbours of the south coast with neighbour<strong>in</strong>g<br />

islands on the horizon. You can also have a<br />

tour customized to suit your own special needs.<br />


Tel: 480 1225<br />

The Island Safari Eco-Adventure tour offers you a<br />

half-day <strong>in</strong> our 4x4 jeeps explor<strong>in</strong>g the island. The<br />

other half-day is spent kayak<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> lush mangroves<br />

and snorkell<strong>in</strong>g at Bird Island. Have a leisurely sail<br />

onboard our catamaran, Mystic, or on the highspeed<br />

power catamaran, Excellence, tak<strong>in</strong>g you<br />

around the island or to <strong>Barbuda</strong>.<br />



There is a wide choice of deep-sea fish<strong>in</strong>g options<br />

with experienced crew and full safety equipment. A<br />

day’s sports fish<strong>in</strong>g is one of the island’s greatest attractions.<br />

F<strong>in</strong>e catches can be made of tuna, wahoo,<br />

k<strong>in</strong>gfish and dorado, with our relatively constant<br />

water temperatures giv<strong>in</strong>g almost year-round fish<strong>in</strong>g<br />

opportunities.<br />


Tel: 721 2358<br />

This f<strong>in</strong>e 38-foot Phoenix Sports Fisherman has tw<strong>in</strong><br />

435hp diesel eng<strong>in</strong>es, extensive safety equipment<br />

and a prize-w<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g crew who are available for full<br />

and half-day charters. Open bar. A maximum of six people<br />

per charter.<br />


Tel: 725 6169/720 4954<br />

Overdraft is a fully equipped 40-foot fibreglass fish<strong>in</strong>g<br />

boat, available for picnic charters, deep sea fish<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

any other pleasure cruise you may desire. H2O is a 26-foot<br />

fish<strong>in</strong>g boat, great for bone, tarpon and snook fish<strong>in</strong>g.<br />



Tel: 464 4665<br />

Vitam<strong>in</strong>-B is coast guard approved<br />

and licenced for fish<strong>in</strong>g. Services<br />

<strong>in</strong>clude half-day, three-quarter-day<br />

and all day trips. Strictly billfish<br />

charters are done on request.<br />

Guests are rem<strong>in</strong>ded to br<strong>in</strong>g along<br />

sunglasses and sun block.<br />

DIVING<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong> and <strong>Barbuda</strong> are<br />

blessed with an abundance<br />

of reefs that offer endless<br />

underwater exploration for<br />

divers. There are many different<br />

dive sites with coral<br />

canyons, wall drops, sea<br />

caves and wrecks, home to<br />

all manner of exotic mar<strong>in</strong>e<br />

creatures and tropical fish.<br />

As well as professional div<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong>struction, most dive<br />

shops offer day and night<br />

dives.<br />


English Harbour<br />

Tel: 729 3040<br />


Jolly Harbour<br />

Tel: 462 8305<br />


English Harbour<br />

Tel: 562-7199<br />


Tel: 726 6355<br />

This Extreme Circumnav is an adventure<br />

on a 45 foot off-shore racer<br />

tak<strong>in</strong>g you to various excit<strong>in</strong>g mar<strong>in</strong>e<br />

and historic dest<strong>in</strong>ations. Sail<br />

on a classic traditional 40 foot Carriacou<br />

sloop or take the Eco-Tour for<br />

an <strong>in</strong>side look at the hidden offshore<br />

islands of the North Sound<br />

on a 52 foot power catamaran.<br />



Tel: 464 7576/561 1835<br />

Escape on an ocean adventure<br />

around <strong>Antigua</strong> for a day on Coconut<br />

Kiss or Sunsplash. <strong>Antigua</strong><br />

Ocean Adventures offers full day,<br />

half day or hourly rates on one of<br />

our motor cruisers – all fully licensed,<br />

<strong>in</strong>sured and skipper driven.<br />



Tel: 560 7989<br />

Visit <strong>Barbuda</strong>, <strong>Antigua</strong>’s sister isle,<br />

one of the few unspoiled islands<br />

left <strong>in</strong> the Caribbean. Spend the day<br />

on prist<strong>in</strong>e white and p<strong>in</strong>k sand<br />

beaches and view the largest frigate<br />

bird colony outside the Galapagos.<br />

Visit the majestic caves at Two Foot<br />

Bay. Enjoy an al fresco lunch on one<br />

of the many p<strong>in</strong>k-sand beaches,<br />

take time for a swim — all this can<br />

happen on this day trip.<br />


Tel: 784 9654<br />

Step aboard and experience the<br />

most memorable day of your vacation.<br />

Enjoy mouthwater<strong>in</strong>g freshly<br />

grilled lobster served on a secluded<br />

island. Discover <strong>Antigua</strong>’s magical<br />

underwater world while<br />

snorkell<strong>in</strong>g. Our custom built 40<br />

foot speedboat is ideal for your enjoyment<br />

and comfort.<br />


Harmony Hall Yacht Club,<br />

Tel: 460 4120<br />

Photo: Randy Thomas<br />


This yacht club now has its own Dragon Fleet. All eight<br />

Dragons can be chartered for regattas or rented for<br />

pleasure rac<strong>in</strong>g.<br />


Jabberwock Beach, Tel: 720 5483<br />

Learn to fly with <strong>Antigua</strong>’s No. 1 kitesurf<strong>in</strong>g team.<br />

Kitesurf <strong>Antigua</strong> offers a variety of courses with certified<br />

<strong>in</strong>structors to suite every stage of learn<strong>in</strong>g to master<br />

this skill. Rentals are provided for experienced<br />

surfers only. Lessons should be booked <strong>in</strong> advance to<br />

avoid disappo<strong>in</strong>tment.<br />

ONDECK<br />

Falmouth Harbour, Tel: 562 6696<br />

Offer<strong>in</strong>g private charters on sail<strong>in</strong>g boats. Trips can be<br />

from a few hours, tak<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> relax<strong>in</strong>g snorkell<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

Caribbean sunsets, to a few days of sail<strong>in</strong>g around <strong>Antigua</strong><br />

and <strong>Barbuda</strong>.<br />


Tel: 463 1944<br />

This half-day event takes place on <strong>Antigua</strong>’s beautiful east<br />

coast, comb<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g mangrove kayak<strong>in</strong>g, fast power boat<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

live reef snorkell<strong>in</strong>g and a gentle nature hike on an un<strong>in</strong>habited<br />

island and beaches. Paddle with top-notch guides<br />

explor<strong>in</strong>g the North Sound Mar<strong>in</strong>e Park.<br />


Dickenson Bay, Tel: 462 3355<br />

A complete watersports facility, established <strong>in</strong> 1980. Situated<br />

between Sandals and Halcyon by Rex Resorts, activities<br />

<strong>in</strong>clude waterski<strong>in</strong>g, jet skis, kayaks, snorkell<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

sunfish sail<strong>in</strong>g and hobie cat rentals. Relax at our beach<br />

bar and grill while enjoy<strong>in</strong>g a beautiful sunset.<br />


Tel: 562 4074<br />

South Coast Horizon is an eco-friendly place to spend<br />

the day. Take a breathtak<strong>in</strong>g eco fantasy tour <strong>in</strong> our exotic<br />

palm tree garden, kayak through the peaceful mangroves<br />

and snorkel around Cades Reef. You can also just relax<br />

and sunbathe on our secluded white sand beach.<br />

Photo: Jonathan Murphy<br />

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Seatons, Tel: 562 7297<br />

A short boat ride on calm water<br />

will take you to St<strong>in</strong>gray City.<br />

Here you will be able to <strong>in</strong>teract<br />

and feed Southern st<strong>in</strong>grays <strong>in</strong><br />

their natural environment. You<br />

will learn all about these amaz<strong>in</strong>g<br />

animals from your experienced<br />

guide. Snorkel on coral reefs<br />

with colourful fish life. The calm,<br />

clear, shallow water makes this<br />

easy and fun for everybody.<br />



Five Islands,<br />

Tel: 461 8675<br />

Our Cades Reef cruise offers excellent<br />

snork ell<strong>in</strong>g, cultural enterta<strong>in</strong>ment<br />

and live steelband<br />

music, with a beach barbeque<br />

buffet. Our circumnavigation<br />

takes you to see <strong>Antigua</strong>’s hidden<br />

treasures and the Bird Island<br />

cruise is an eco-tour offer<strong>in</strong>g<br />

calm and tranquility <strong>in</strong> a picturesque<br />

sett<strong>in</strong>g.<br />


Tel: 462 4792<br />

Imag<strong>in</strong>e sail<strong>in</strong>g off to a deserted<br />

tropical island; feel the sun on<br />

your sk<strong>in</strong> and the w<strong>in</strong>d <strong>in</strong> your<br />

hair as you sail through the<br />

Caribbean Sea ... snork ell<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong><br />

crystal clear water before enjoy<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a Caribbean style buffet with<br />

new found friends. Wadadli Cats<br />

has a cruise to suit everyone’s<br />

sail<strong>in</strong>g dream with a fleet of five<br />

spacious catamarans, offer<strong>in</strong>g<br />

many different cruises. You are<br />

conveniently picked up and<br />

dropped off right on the beach<br />

nearest your hotel with memories<br />

you will never forget.<br />

Photo: Laura Hall<br />


Designer Calv<strong>in</strong> S.<br />


Son of the soil Calv<strong>in</strong> Southwell, recognized as one<br />

of the Caribbean’s top fashion designers and by<br />

far one of <strong>Antigua</strong>ns most prized brothers, celebrates<br />

this year his 25th anniversary as a designer.<br />

An alumni of the Fashion Institute of Technology<br />

(FIT/CUNY) <strong>in</strong> New York, Calv<strong>in</strong> majored <strong>in</strong> fashion design.<br />

He is perceived as one of the Caribbean’s hottest<br />

fashionistas whose clientele <strong>in</strong>cludes local, regional and<br />

<strong>in</strong>ternational celebrities and socialites.<br />

Calv<strong>in</strong>’s designs have graced catwalks and runways <strong>in</strong><br />

the top fashion’s capitals of the world from New York,<br />

London, Paris, Toronto and Miami. Calv<strong>in</strong> also<br />

participates <strong>in</strong> the annual Caribbean<br />

fashion’s weeks of Jamaica, Tr<strong>in</strong>idad<br />

and Tobago and Barbados and cont<strong>in</strong>ues<br />

to be dist<strong>in</strong>guished for his<br />

uncanny ability to comb<strong>in</strong>e contrast<strong>in</strong>g<br />

pr<strong>in</strong>ts and fabrics to create<br />

masterpieces.<br />

As an avid mas player s<strong>in</strong>ce the<br />

age of n<strong>in</strong>e, Calv<strong>in</strong> understood the<br />

<strong>in</strong>tricacies of the Mas World where<br />

some carnival costume builders<br />

were unfortunately not always committed<br />

to produce good work and<br />

promote its cultural essence but focused<br />

ma<strong>in</strong>ly on the commercial aspect,<br />

money-mak<strong>in</strong>g, and<br />

profits yielded, to the<br />

detriment of good cultural<br />

art form. Such<br />

awareness has triggered<br />

his flair for<br />

creativity which<br />

forced him to embark<br />

on his latest<br />

and boldest project<br />

<strong>in</strong> 2011 namely<br />

“Beautiful People<br />

Mas”. This elegant<br />

Carnival band,<br />

Calv<strong>in</strong>’s bra<strong>in</strong>child<br />

creation is reputed for its<br />

high fashion catwalk ready<br />

costumes which preserved,<br />

ma<strong>in</strong>ta<strong>in</strong>ed and accentuated<br />

Carnival art form to the highest<br />

standard.<br />

The captivat<strong>in</strong>g costumes<br />

created by him<br />

caught the avid eyes of<br />

Producer/Director D.<br />

Channs<strong>in</strong> Berry and<br />

Director of Photography / Producer Lawrence Dennis<br />

who were visit<strong>in</strong>g <strong>Antigua</strong> for Carnival. The vibrant<br />

colourful creation which did not go unnoticed,<br />

prompted the duo to embark on a Documentary film entitled<br />

“Calv<strong>in</strong> S. of <strong>Antigua</strong>.” The life and designs of the<br />

famous island designer are highlighted <strong>in</strong> this documentary.<br />

Amongst the numerous fashion awards he has received<br />

over the years, as best designer and designer of<br />

the year, Calv<strong>in</strong> was awarded the Grand Order of Merit<br />

(GOM) by his Excellency, the Governor Sir James B.<br />

Carlisle, as a recognition for his works <strong>in</strong><br />

the promotion of arts <strong>in</strong> 2003. This year<br />

2014 he was named Grand Marshall<br />

for the annual summer festival,<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong>’s Carnival.<br />

Today, Calv<strong>in</strong>’s successful<br />

achievements cont<strong>in</strong>ue to be<br />

well sought after, on both<br />

the regional and <strong>in</strong>ternational<br />

scenes: next year <strong>in</strong><br />

2015 he will be one of<br />

the Caribbean designers<br />

showcas<strong>in</strong>g<br />

their designs<br />

at the Pan<br />

A m e r i c a n<br />

Games <strong>in</strong><br />

Toronto!<br />


Fitness, Form & Fun<br />

Photo: Randy Thomas<br />

There are various sports available <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong><br />

for both participants and spectators, as well<br />

as excellent gyms. Activities on land can be<br />

fun – competitive or relax<strong>in</strong>g – with as much<br />

or as little action as you wish.<br />


Cycl<strong>in</strong>g is an excellent way to explore the island<br />

and its less accessible regions. You can<br />

even participate <strong>in</strong> organised road races or<br />

casual fun-rides. Contact the <strong>Antigua</strong> and<br />

<strong>Barbuda</strong> Cycl<strong>in</strong>g Association at 725 8011 for<br />

further details.<br />


St. John’s, Tel: 462 2453/6050<br />

Mounta<strong>in</strong> bike rentals. Open six days a week.<br />


Jolly Harbour, Tel: 460 7125<br />

Rent mounta<strong>in</strong> bikes by the day, week or longer. Boat<br />

rentals are also available, which <strong>in</strong>clude luxury power<br />

yacht charters. Open six days a week.<br />


There are many first-class gyms <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong> –<br />

weight tra<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g and workout enthusiasts<br />

needn’t worry – you will be able to keep<br />

yourself as toned and fit as you wish whilst<br />

on holiday. Some hotels have gym facilities<br />

and there are also a number of local fitness<br />

and yoga centres.<br />


24 Pavillion Drive, Tel: 460 2582<br />

The island’s premier fitness facility with 3,800 sq. ft of<br />

maple wood floor classrooms featur<strong>in</strong>g extensive cardiovascular<br />

equipment. It boasts a 25 metre competitive<br />

swimm<strong>in</strong>g pool , a discreet open air massage<br />

room, 100 lockers and 3 private showers. Come enjoy<br />

this world class facility for the entire day at a very reasonable<br />

price.<br />


Campsite, St. John’s, Tel: 462 3681<br />

Step, sp<strong>in</strong>, zumba and aerobic classes daily at this fully<br />

equipped gym. Visitors are welcome and tra<strong>in</strong>ers are<br />

readily available. Open six days a week.<br />


Friar’s Hill Development/Marble Hill Road, Tel: 562 7482<br />


Xtreme is a cutt<strong>in</strong>g edge facility where health and fitness<br />

is at the forefront. It offers a variety of classes<br />

for levels of fitness, from high energy sp<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

boot camps to restorative yoga and pilates. Whether<br />

you want to work up a sweat <strong>in</strong> the studio or sauna,<br />

Xtreme has someth<strong>in</strong>g for you.<br />

GOLF<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong> has golf courses to challenge the <strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>g<br />

number of golfers who don’t want to leave their clubs at<br />

home. Golf, after all, is best enjoyed under sunny skies<br />

<strong>in</strong> balmy climates. Should you wish for an easier day, golf<br />

carts are also available.<br />


Cedar Valley, Tel: 462 0161<br />

Cedar Valley Golf Club is an excit<strong>in</strong>g and challeng<strong>in</strong>g<br />

18-hole championship course with elevated tees and<br />

greens of vary<strong>in</strong>g levels to test your skills. The fully<br />

stocked pro shop has rental clubs and carts. The clubhouse<br />

features showers, an excellent restaurant and<br />

bar offer<strong>in</strong>g 19th hole libations! Open from 8.00am,<br />

seven days a week.<br />


Set <strong>in</strong>side the Jolly Harbour residential community and<br />

full-service mar<strong>in</strong>a, the Jolly Harbour Golf Course boasts<br />

an 18-hole championship golf course designed by the<br />

<strong>in</strong>ternationally recognized golf architect Karl Litton,<br />

whose courses are ma<strong>in</strong>stays to professional (PGA)<br />

European, Senior PGA, and Ladies PGA events. Open<br />

daily, the golf club’s amenities <strong>in</strong>clude a clubhouse, pro<br />

shop, snack bar, showers and locker rooms.<br />



Many of the most frequented tracks and<br />

trails lead to the different hilltops and<br />

fortifications which are well worth<br />

explor<strong>in</strong>g. The Environmental Awareness<br />

Group (EAG) (Tel: 462 6236) frequently<br />

arranges <strong>in</strong>terest<strong>in</strong>g hik<strong>in</strong>g trips. On early<br />

morn<strong>in</strong>gs and late afternoons you may wish<br />

to jo<strong>in</strong> the local runners, joggers and<br />

walkers as they follow their chosen routes –<br />

a very popular and safe place is around the<br />

Photo: Shelly Chadburnn<br />


Sir Vivian Richards stadium. Our roads can<br />

be narrow and hilly so take care to keep well<br />

to the edge of the road and face oncom<strong>in</strong>g<br />

traffic. Alternatively, for someth<strong>in</strong>g more<br />

organised and enormous fun, contact the<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong> Hash House Harriers, (Tel: 461 0686).<br />

Not necessarily for the super-fit, there are<br />

fasc<strong>in</strong>at<strong>in</strong>g parts of <strong>Antigua</strong> to discover on<br />

foot.<br />


Fig Tree Drive, Tel: 460 1234/773 2345<br />

Discover the hidden secrets of our ra<strong>in</strong>forest. Dassa,<br />

your knowledgeable guide, will lead you to Signal Hill<br />

where you can enjoy a breathtak<strong>in</strong>g 360 degree view of<br />

the island. Tours take approximately 2 hours. Custom<br />

tours to Rendezvous Bay also available.<br />


A very popular four-legged recreation!<br />

Some hotels have local horses and operators<br />

outside their gates for gentle beach<br />

saunters, but we also cater to those who<br />

wish for a professional, more organised ride.<br />


Falmouth, Tel:773 3139<br />

Home of the <strong>Antigua</strong> <strong>Barbuda</strong> Horse Society (ABHS),<br />

this superb Caribbean horse rid<strong>in</strong>g centre is set amidst<br />

gorgeous countryside and near the sea. Horse rid<strong>in</strong>g<br />

lessons are offered by a professionally tra<strong>in</strong>ed <strong>in</strong>structor.<br />

There are trail rides through the scenic countryside<br />

with treks to the beach where you can swim with your<br />

horse <strong>in</strong> the warm Caribbean sea.<br />


Most tennis courts, many floodlit, are part of<br />

hotel amenities and are reserved for guests.<br />

If your hotel doesn’t have courts, a call to another<br />

hotel should result <strong>in</strong> a reservation.<br />

Most hotels have a weekly guest tournament<br />

and cl<strong>in</strong>ics, and many have their own<br />

tennis professional for <strong>in</strong>struction. <strong>Antigua</strong><br />

also has first-rate, glass-backed squash<br />

courts.<br />


Dickenson Bay, Tel: 462 0256<br />

This resort has four tennis courts available for rent.<br />

Equipment can also be rented from the hotel and balls<br />

are provided. Enjoy a good game of tennis while be<strong>in</strong>g<br />

cooled by the fresh breezes of the Caribbean Sea. Tennis<br />

lessons also available.<br />


Jolly Harbour, Tel: 462 7771 ext 630<br />

Boast<strong>in</strong>g four tennis courts, (two artificial and two<br />

hard) along with one squash court, the sports centre is<br />

open 7 days a week from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm (last book<strong>in</strong>g<br />

taken at 5.00 pm). Resident tennis pro, Earl Grant, is<br />

available to coach all ages and standards. Private and<br />

group sessions are offered. Equipment is also available<br />

for rent.<br />


Falmouth Harbour, Tel: 463 6376<br />

Located adjacent to the <strong>Antigua</strong> Yacht Club <strong>in</strong> Falmouth,<br />

Temo offers tennis on floodlit synthetic grass courts and<br />

two excellent glass-backed squash courts. Equipment can<br />

be rented or bought from the sports shop. There are facilities<br />

to show <strong>in</strong>ternational sport<strong>in</strong>g events via satellite TV.<br />

Photo: Shelly Chadburnn<br />


Photos: Ted Mart<strong>in</strong><br />

Photo: Ted Mart<strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>Antigua</strong> has for many years<br />

been synonymous with<br />

Caribbean sail<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> the<br />

same way as ski<strong>in</strong>g is to the Alps.<br />

This is why <strong>Antigua</strong> has ga<strong>in</strong>ed the<br />

moniker “yacht<strong>in</strong>g capital of the<br />

Caribbean”. <strong>Antigua</strong> has been the<br />

home port to yachts s<strong>in</strong>ce the late<br />

forties, beg<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g with the Nicholson<br />

family. The Nicholson’s arrived<br />

aboard the schoon er Molly -<br />

hawk, mak<strong>in</strong>g their home amongst<br />

the ru<strong>in</strong>s of Nelson’s Dockyard and<br />

thus the Caribbean yacht charter <strong>in</strong>-<br />


Sail<strong>in</strong>g<br />

dustry was born. Those must have<br />

been halcyon days with iconic West<br />

Indian sights, sounds and smells,<br />

wooden schooners and their West<br />

Indian crews shar<strong>in</strong>g the love they<br />

felt for their enchanted islands. The<br />

crews prepared cul<strong>in</strong>ary delights<br />

from locally sourced <strong>in</strong>gredients as<br />

the sound of a calypso melds with<br />

the taste of the freshly grilled fish to<br />

become a sensation that is <strong>in</strong>dist<strong>in</strong>guishable<br />

from the warmth of the<br />

sett<strong>in</strong>g sun. S<strong>in</strong>ce those days, sail<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong> has evolved to meet the<br />

ever chang<strong>in</strong>g and exact<strong>in</strong>g needs of<br />

our residents and visitors. There now<br />

exists a plethora of sail<strong>in</strong>g activities<br />

to be enjoyed by the young and the<br />

old, the able and less able. There are<br />

short, hedonistic rum fuelled cruises<br />

and there are gruell<strong>in</strong>g 4 day tests of<br />

stam<strong>in</strong>a for the masochists amongst<br />

us! Whatever your experience (or<br />

lack thereof), your purse or your<br />

goal, you are sure to f<strong>in</strong>d a waterborne<br />

adventure to suit.<br />

For those who would like noth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

more than to sip a rum cocktail<br />

and feel the silky Caribbean trade<br />

w<strong>in</strong>ds caress their relaxed body as<br />

they take <strong>in</strong> the view from the land -<br />

there are options aplenty to enjoy a<br />

day or even just a couple of hours<br />

sail<strong>in</strong>g as the sun slips below the<br />

horizon with the charter boats located<br />

at many hotels and ports.<br />

We are led to believe these days,<br />

the leisure visitor no longer exists<br />

and activities need to be less relax<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and more goal orientated, (a trend<br />

that won’t last I’m sure!). Activities<br />

abound for action oriented junkies<br />

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who may like to head to one of the many sail<strong>in</strong>g schools,<br />

learn to sail, even become qualified and enjoy our reliable<br />

weather, waters and w<strong>in</strong>ds to boot. Ondeck <strong>Antigua</strong><br />

offers a multitude of options to get out on the water<br />

from certificated courses to crew<strong>in</strong>g positions at regattas.<br />

The National Sail<strong>in</strong>g Academy caters to one and all.<br />

Really, from local school children to visitor, the National<br />

Sail<strong>in</strong>g Academy offers tasters for newcomers, advanced<br />

RYA certificate courses, and operate a sail-ability program<br />

for less abled sailors on specially modified boats!<br />

Many hotels too have fairly advanced sail<strong>in</strong>g capabilities.<br />

A couple of yacht clubs welcome visitors too. They <strong>in</strong>clude<br />

the <strong>Antigua</strong> Yacht Club <strong>in</strong> Falmouth/English Harbour<br />

and the Jolly Harbour Yacht Club. Both host<br />

regattas and hold regular yacht races dur<strong>in</strong>g the season<br />

and have active d<strong>in</strong>gy fleets that cater to anyone from<br />

about 8 years old and up.<br />

When it comes to <strong>in</strong>ternational sail<strong>in</strong>g regattas, <strong>Antigua</strong><br />

once aga<strong>in</strong> leads the way, well known for three of<br />

the worlds f<strong>in</strong>est regattas, <strong>Antigua</strong> Sail<strong>in</strong>g Week is the<br />

largest and oldest of the three. <strong>Antigua</strong> Sail<strong>in</strong>g Week is<br />

held at the end of April each year; it boasts a full week<br />

of sail<strong>in</strong>g and socialis<strong>in</strong>g that attracts sailors from around<br />

the globe to compete <strong>in</strong> categories from beg<strong>in</strong>ner to<br />

professional. The younger and more sedate, <strong>Antigua</strong><br />

Classic Yacht Regatta, has a very congenial atmosphere<br />

that is not unlike a live performance by a jazz qu<strong>in</strong>tet.<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong> Classic Yacht Regatta attracts a diverse cross section<br />

of followers, all with one th<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> common - a passion<br />

for classic yachts that <strong>in</strong>clude large/small,<br />

orig<strong>in</strong>al/retro and do it yourself /money no object classic<br />

yachts! It really is a passion, which is evident <strong>in</strong> the love<br />

and attention given to these stunn<strong>in</strong>g yachts and sail<strong>in</strong>g<br />

work boats. Places are often available to crew dur<strong>in</strong>g one<br />

of the four or five hour races that take place over four<br />

days at the end of April each year, or take <strong>in</strong> the fleet as<br />

they parade for shore based spectators <strong>in</strong> English Harbour.<br />

One of the liveliest classes <strong>in</strong> Classic Yacht Regatta<br />

is reserved for locally built work boats. Colourful West<br />

Indian sloops and schooners, orig<strong>in</strong>ally built to fish or<br />

carry cargo, which are <strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>gly be<strong>in</strong>g built as yachts,<br />

as they are be<strong>in</strong>g (re)discovered to be very functional for<br />

these waters and loads of fun to sail. This year we are<br />

look<strong>in</strong>g forward to the premiere of a film by local filmmaker<br />

Alexis And rews. Vanish<strong>in</strong>g Sail by Indian Creek<br />

Films will have an official screen<strong>in</strong>g at the Classic Regatta.<br />

Four years <strong>in</strong> the mak<strong>in</strong>g, the docu men tary tells<br />

the story of trad<strong>in</strong>g by sail <strong>in</strong> the West Indies, and follows<br />

a family of the last boat builders <strong>in</strong> Carriacou as they create<br />

a 42’ traditional wooden sailboat on the beach and<br />

struggle to launch <strong>in</strong> time to compete <strong>in</strong> the <strong>in</strong>ternational<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong> Classic Yacht Regatta.<br />

By far the youngest and most energetic of the three<br />

regattas is the Caribbean RORC 600. Noth<strong>in</strong>g short of a<br />

gruell<strong>in</strong>g 600 mile ocean race that takes days to complete.<br />

Beg<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong>, the course has some of the<br />

world’s most competitive ocean rac<strong>in</strong>g yachts and their<br />

crews tested to the max as they navigate around several<br />

neighbour<strong>in</strong>g islands before return<strong>in</strong>g to <strong>Antigua</strong>. This<br />

popular race can be tracked onl<strong>in</strong>e through the website,<br />

which enables a close sense of connection with the<br />

boats whilst they are on the course. When it comes to<br />

sail<strong>in</strong>g, <strong>Antigua</strong> has so many options you’re bound to<br />

f<strong>in</strong>d someth<strong>in</strong>g to engage you, whether you’re visit<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong> for a well earned relax<strong>in</strong>g break or if sail<strong>in</strong>g is<br />

your life’s passion.<br />

Photo: Ted Mart<strong>in</strong><br />


D<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

D<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g out <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong> offers a<br />

melt<strong>in</strong>g pot of options. From<br />

mouth water<strong>in</strong>g West Indian<br />

dishes, <strong>in</strong>ternational and exotic<br />

cuis<strong>in</strong>es to impeccably fresh<br />

seafood – there’s someth<strong>in</strong>g to<br />

please every palate. Most places<br />

accept credit cards, however, it is<br />

wise to check beforehand.<br />

D<strong>in</strong>ner reservations are recommended,<br />

especially <strong>in</strong> season.<br />

The follow<strong>in</strong>g is a selected list of<br />

some of the island’s best restaurants.<br />



Historic Redcliffe Quay, Tel: 480 6985/6967<br />

This casual d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g restaurant is a popular <strong>Antigua</strong>n <strong>in</strong>stitution<br />

and has been serv<strong>in</strong>g some of the best pizzas for<br />

more than 30 years. With its wide menu selection, affordable<br />

prices and <strong>in</strong>door/outdoor d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g, Big Banana is<br />

sure to satisfy everyone <strong>in</strong> your party.<br />


Village Walk, Tel: 462 3552<br />

Enjoy freshly brewed cappucc<strong>in</strong>o, latte and espresso as<br />

well as a wide variety of herbal and regular teas. Try our<br />

‘all day’ breakfast. Delicious pastries baked <strong>in</strong> house,<br />

with daily specials <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g soup, salads and sandwiches<br />

– all fresh, fresh, fresh! There are also smoothies,<br />

iced coffee and cold dr<strong>in</strong>ks. Open 8.00am-4.30pm Mon-<br />

Fri and Sat 8.30am-4.00pm.<br />


Historic Redcliffe Quay, Tel: 562 1820<br />

This lovely little restaurant provides excit<strong>in</strong>g cuis<strong>in</strong>e for<br />

breakfast and lunch. Exotic salads, fresh seafood, an <strong>Antigua</strong>n<br />

Plate of the Day and homemade desserts are just<br />

a few of the offer<strong>in</strong>gs. Relax and enjoy a cappucc<strong>in</strong>o,<br />

espresso or our famous Napoleon cocktail on our trendy<br />

outdoor patio.<br />


Redcliffe Quay 460 7025<br />

If the South African w<strong>in</strong>es are the reason you visited,<br />

then the food is def<strong>in</strong>itely a reason to return! Try our<br />

pastas, burgers, ‘Coconut Scrimps,’ Cutie’s Chicken<br />

w<strong>in</strong>gs and much more ... open 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., closed<br />

on Sunday and Monday night.<br />


Tel: 462-2972<br />

From its elevated vantage po<strong>in</strong>t on the waterfront of St.<br />

John’s, this delightful bar and café offers cool sea<br />

breezes while sampl<strong>in</strong>g a selection of fresh exotic salads<br />

and a wide range of sandwiches and pan<strong>in</strong>is. A must are<br />

the homemade rum cake, Exotic <strong>Antigua</strong>n banana split<br />

and unique <strong>Antigua</strong>n rum dr<strong>in</strong>ks. Open for breakfast<br />

and lunch.<br />


Historic Redcliffe Quay, Tel: 562-7184<br />

Heavenly Java 2Go is the home of Java Roast 2Go, <strong>Antigua</strong>’s<br />

newest coffee, roasted and blended locally. Relax<br />

and enjoy a cup of freshly-brewed cappucc<strong>in</strong>o, espresso<br />

or latte, made from one of our signature blends, or pick<br />

up a bag of ground or whole beans at supermarkets and<br />

specialty stores. Jo<strong>in</strong> us on Thursday nights for our popular<br />

Jazz on the Quay, start<strong>in</strong>g at 8:30pm.<br />


Photo:Randy Thomas<br />



St. Mary’s Street, Tel: 462 2763<br />

Located upstairs an historic wooden West Indian house<br />

built around 1829. Hem<strong>in</strong>gways is open for breakfast,<br />

lunch and d<strong>in</strong>ner. Snacks and tropical dr<strong>in</strong>ks are served<br />

on the verandah overlook<strong>in</strong>g bustl<strong>in</strong>g St. Mary’s Street<br />

and duty-free Heritage Quay. Enjoy salads, sandwiches,<br />

fresh seafood, island dishes and delicious desserts. Or<br />

try the best creole cuis<strong>in</strong>e <strong>in</strong> the even<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> a romantic<br />

West Indian sett<strong>in</strong>g. Closed on Sundays.<br />

KFC<br />

Upper High Street, Tel: 481 1543<br />

Fort Road, Tel: 481 1535 (WiFi)<br />

Old Parham Road, Tel: 481 1527<br />

KFC’s most dist<strong>in</strong>guish<strong>in</strong>g characteristic is the delicious,<br />

satisfy<strong>in</strong>g, one of a k<strong>in</strong>d taste of its chicken. Whether you<br />

choose orig<strong>in</strong>al or spicy, a z<strong>in</strong>ger or fish burger, no one<br />

does it better than KFC. Its famous secret recipe for ‘so<br />

good’ food satisfies every taste bud. <strong>Life</strong> just tastes better<br />

with KFC! All branches open seven days a week. Drive<br />

through service available at the ir Fort Road and Old<br />

Parham Road branches.<br />


Royal Palm Place, Friar’s Hill Road,<br />

Tel: 562 7880<br />

The Larder is a unique retail outlet and gastronomic<br />

restaurant focus<strong>in</strong>g on upscale gourmet to go, delightfully<br />

prepared meals and cater<strong>in</strong>g for all occasions. The<br />

menu features the freshest produce <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g fish, meat<br />

and poultry with an excellent sushi bar. Their fully<br />

stocked deli case offers exquisite cul<strong>in</strong>ary delights.<br />


Hilda Davis Drive, Gambles, Tel: 464 6044<br />

Well-frequented for its sought-after house specials, seafood<br />

and a small selection of chicken and meat dishes by request.<br />

They boast the largest rum selection <strong>in</strong> the<br />

Caribbean! Shuttle service provided from Jolly Harbour<br />

and English Harbour on request. Closed on Sundays and<br />

public holidays.<br />


Village Walk, Tel: 562 8075<br />

Open Monday–Saturday 11.30am–10.00pm. Delivery between<br />

5.00pm–9.00pm. Serv<strong>in</strong>g thirteen types of 13 and<br />

16<strong>in</strong>ch th<strong>in</strong> crust pizzas – a truly mouth water<strong>in</strong>g experience.<br />


Fort James, Tel: 462 5479<br />

Situated at historic Fort James, this <strong>in</strong>timate restaurant<br />

serves a variety of sumptuous seafood d<strong>in</strong>ners from red<br />

snapper to delectable grilled lobster. Relax and enjoy the<br />

panoramic view. Reservations advised.<br />

SUBWAY<br />

Redcliffe Street and Old Parham Road,<br />

Tel: 562 5639<br />

Two great locations open seven days a week and public<br />

holidays. Your healthy d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g option <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong>, serv<strong>in</strong>g<br />

freshly made subs, salads, wraps and personal pizzas.<br />




Tel: 562 8562<br />

Open for lunch and d<strong>in</strong>ner seven days a week. Our resort-styled<br />

restaurant is filled with delightfully <strong>in</strong>spired<br />

mediterranean cuis<strong>in</strong>e. A perfect place to visit to feel the<br />

romantic rhythms and captivat<strong>in</strong>g sights of the<br />

Caribbean Sea from lovely Dickerson Bay, all the while<br />

listen<strong>in</strong>g to either live enterta<strong>in</strong>ment or our world-vibe<br />

music. Call for d<strong>in</strong>ner reservations.<br />


Tradew<strong>in</strong>ds Hotel, Tel: 462 1223<br />

This <strong>in</strong>formally elegant restaurant and bar is set on the<br />

crest of the hill overlook<strong>in</strong>g beautiful Dickenson Bay. Romantic<br />

d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g al fresco is an option <strong>in</strong> the extensive<br />

open d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g area or <strong>in</strong> the air-conditioned d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g room,<br />

serv<strong>in</strong>g excellent <strong>in</strong>ternational and Caribbean-flavoured<br />

cuis<strong>in</strong>e. Reservations advised.<br />


On the road to Runaway Beach, Tel: 724 1166<br />

A traditional fish & chip van. Also featur<strong>in</strong>g shrimp,<br />

homemade meat pies, Indian curries, sausages, mushy<br />

peas and its speciality, lobster bites. Open on Wed and<br />

Fri from 4.00pm-9.00pm. Take away available.<br />



Dickenson Bay, Tel: 462 1538<br />

Set among the palms on the water’s edge, this open-air<br />

restaurant has earned the dist<strong>in</strong>ction of be<strong>in</strong>g a favourite<br />

on the island. Very popular happy hour from 4.00pm-<br />

7.00pm. Open for breakfast, lunch and d<strong>in</strong>ner. Reservations<br />

advised.<br />


AL PORTO<br />

Tel: 562 7848<br />

Great quality, freshly prepared pizza and home-made<br />

pasta served <strong>in</strong> stylish surround<strong>in</strong>gs. Boats can sail up for<br />

d<strong>in</strong>ner! Open seven days a week from 5.00pm. 2-4-1 pizza<br />

on Tuesdays, live jazz on Thursdays. Reservations advised.<br />


Tel: 562 4446<br />

Relaxed and friendly atmosphere – excellent for a family<br />

day at the beach. Lunch and d<strong>in</strong>ner specials - offer<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

variety of Caribbean, International and Ch<strong>in</strong>ese cuis<strong>in</strong>e.<br />


Tel: 562 2637<br />

Come to where the action is - live bands, movie nights,<br />

happy hours and a restaurant which offers fresh fish<br />

daily as well as wonderful Caribbean delights.<br />

MELINI’S<br />

Tel: 562 4173<br />

Serv<strong>in</strong>g fabulous Italian/International cuis<strong>in</strong>e, as well as<br />

stone oven baked pizzas. Extensive w<strong>in</strong>e list to compliment<br />

your d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g experience. Take away service also<br />

available.<br />



Sugar Ridge, Tel: 562 7700<br />

Quite literally above it all at Sugar Ridge, Carmichael’s<br />

commands breathtak<strong>in</strong>g views of the Caribbean Sea,<br />


Runaway Beach,<br />

Tel: 562 1545<br />

Serv<strong>in</strong>g traditional Italian<br />

dishes with a ‘modern<br />

touch’ <strong>in</strong> an alfresco<br />

beachfront environment,<br />

La Bussola offers quality<br />

cuis<strong>in</strong>e, an extensive w<strong>in</strong>e<br />

selection and impeccable<br />

service. Delicious brick<br />

oven baked pizza! Closed<br />

on Sundays. Reservations<br />

advised.<br />


neighbour<strong>in</strong>g islands and Jolly Harbour Mar<strong>in</strong>a. One of<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong>’s f<strong>in</strong>est restaurants, with an <strong>in</strong>ternational menu<br />

and dishes that reflect ‘what’s fresh now’ from <strong>Antigua</strong>’s<br />

local markets, complimented by an excellent range of<br />

w<strong>in</strong>es. Open for lunch and d<strong>in</strong>ner. Reservations advised.<br />


Crab Hill Beach, Tel: 562 2020<br />

An amaz<strong>in</strong>g location on the beach, our wooden terrace<br />

set under a shady grape tree is perfect for <strong>in</strong>timate casual<br />

beach d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g. The diverse a la carte luncheon menu<br />

offers an <strong>in</strong>terest<strong>in</strong>g selection of f<strong>in</strong>e food with an excellent<br />

w<strong>in</strong>e list. Open for lunch and d<strong>in</strong>ner.<br />


Crab Hill Beach, Tel: 460 0184<br />

Great pride is taken to personal attention and service at OJ’s.<br />

Lobster salad, fresh fish, steaks, burgers and sandwiches are<br />

served on the shady terrace overlook<strong>in</strong>g the sea.<br />


Curta<strong>in</strong> Bluff Resort, Tel: 462 8400<br />

Sitt<strong>in</strong>g right on the sand, yards from the gently lapp<strong>in</strong>g<br />

waves, this <strong>in</strong>timate restaurant serves from an Italian a la<br />

carte menu with an <strong>Antigua</strong>n twist. Open four nights a<br />

week. Reservations advised.<br />


Valley Church, Tel: 464 5283<br />

S<strong>in</strong>ce it’s take-over <strong>in</strong> 2010, the young owners have successfully<br />

turned Sheer Rocks <strong>in</strong>to a stylish hangout, perfect<br />

for a sunset aperitif. Support<strong>in</strong>g local produce, the<br />

Mediterranean <strong>in</strong>fluences are brilliantly <strong>in</strong>terpreted by the<br />

chef. Where the d<strong>in</strong>ner menu is small, the tapas menu is<br />

large, both equally hard to choose from, compliment<strong>in</strong>g<br />

this fun eatery. Closed on Tuesdays. Reservations advised.<br />


Sugar Ridge, Tel: 484 3702<br />

Sugar Club is the social epicentre of Sugar Ridge. This<br />

chic restaurant and bar provides <strong>in</strong>door and outdoor<br />

d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g on the covered verandahs. The menu offers <strong>in</strong>ternational<br />

cuis<strong>in</strong>e <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g salads, pizzas, pastas,<br />

steaks, fish and also tapas and sushi. Open for breakfast,<br />

lunch and d<strong>in</strong>ner. There is usually live enterta<strong>in</strong>ment <strong>in</strong><br />

the bar at night.<br />


Curta<strong>in</strong> Bluff Resort, Tel: 462 8400<br />

Look<strong>in</strong>g out onto the tree-canopied terrace, perfect<br />

for cocktails, after-d<strong>in</strong>ner danc<strong>in</strong>g and dr<strong>in</strong>ks, this delightful<br />

restaurant offers an a la carte menu of Cont<strong>in</strong>ental<br />

cuis<strong>in</strong>e that is <strong>in</strong>fused with Caribbean flavours.<br />

A different band livens up the atmosphere each<br />

even<strong>in</strong>g.<br />


Johnson’s Po<strong>in</strong>t, Tel: 462 9133<br />

If you crave authenticity or want to be a part of the island<br />

experience, enjoy a meal at Turner’s with the surf just a<br />

few steps away. This local beach restaurant serves great<br />

seafood lunches. Open daily from 10.00am.<br />




Dockyard Drive, Tel: 460 2701<br />

Abracadabra is a true southern Italian restaurant where<br />

homemade pastas, fresh fish, live lobster and a selected<br />

variety of meats are prepared to the highest standards.<br />

Reservations advised.<br />


Nelson’s Dockyard<br />

Tel: 460 1027<br />

We serve all meals a la carte,<br />

with a varied selection from<br />

which to choose, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g<br />

local seafood and fresh produce.<br />

Our tree-shaded terrace<br />

is a delightful place to relax<br />

and d<strong>in</strong>e, overlook<strong>in</strong>g the historic<br />

Nelson’s Dockyard. A f<strong>in</strong>e<br />

selection of w<strong>in</strong>e is also available.<br />


Pigeon Beach, Tel: 562 2522<br />

A def<strong>in</strong>ite must for that first rum<br />

punch on a Sunday at Pigeon<br />

Beach. Bumpk<strong>in</strong>s is tucked <strong>in</strong><br />


the corner of the beach, a step away from the sea. Excellent<br />

reasonable menu with a variety of tasty delights.<br />


Catamaran Mar<strong>in</strong>a, Tel: 562 2226<br />

Located on the waterfront, Cambusa Italian Restaurant is<br />

renowned for its show kitchen, offer<strong>in</strong>g traditional “comfort<br />

food” with Medi ter -<br />

ranean flavours, and<br />

specializ<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> fresh fish and<br />

vegetables. The two Italian<br />

chefs prepare f<strong>in</strong>e food<br />

right <strong>in</strong> front of you. Also offer<strong>in</strong>g<br />

excellent Italian yacht<br />

cater<strong>in</strong>g services.<br />


Falmouth, Tel: 460 6910/764 8083<br />

Offer<strong>in</strong>g fresh salads, grilled seafood and meat - someth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

special for everyone. On Wednesdays, <strong>in</strong> season, we<br />

have a BBQ night. Lunch from 11.00am-4.00pm, and d<strong>in</strong>ner<br />

from 6.30-10.00pm. Sunday brunch from 10.30am-4.00pm<br />

with DJ enterta<strong>in</strong>ment from 2.00pm until late - <strong>in</strong> season.<br />


Pigeon Po<strong>in</strong>t, Falmouth<br />

Tel: 460 5050<br />

An authentic French café atmosphere<br />

offer<strong>in</strong>g fabulous<br />

snacks and meals, with bar<br />

and alfresco d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g and<br />

splendid views of Falmouth<br />

Harbour. Open every day<br />

for lunch, afternoon dr<strong>in</strong>ks<br />

and on to d<strong>in</strong>ner.<br />



Nelson’s Dockyard, Tel: 460 1058<br />

Featur<strong>in</strong>g the Ma<strong>in</strong>brace, an English-style pub with a full<br />

bar and restaurant, open for lunch and early supper. The<br />

Wardroom is a stylishly renovated old English restaurant,<br />

offer<strong>in</strong>g f<strong>in</strong>e d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g around the very pretty enclosed<br />

courtyard – a must for corporate and special events.<br />

Come and experience our seafood Fridays at the back of<br />

the hotel. Great local specialities, great atmosphere with<br />

cultural background music.<br />


Nelson’s Dockyard, Tel: 562 7151<br />

A chic and stylish w<strong>in</strong>e bar and bistro located with<strong>in</strong> Nelson’s<br />

Dockyard National Park. The excit<strong>in</strong>g menu features<br />

simple, fresh, fabulous dishes which are<br />

complemented by an excit<strong>in</strong>g selection of w<strong>in</strong>es from<br />

around the world. Closed Sundays. Reservations advised.<br />


English Harbour, Tel: 460 1194<br />

Chef Gustavo skillfully comb<strong>in</strong>es French cuis<strong>in</strong>e with<br />

fresh local <strong>in</strong>gredients to create delectable plates. Open<br />

for d<strong>in</strong>ner only from November to mid May. Reservations<br />

advised.<br />


Shirley Heights, Tel: 728 0636<br />

Serv<strong>in</strong>g lunch daily, and d<strong>in</strong>ner from Tuesday through<br />

Sunday, we offer a wide and varied menu that <strong>in</strong>cludes<br />

local soups, fresh lobster and fish, and calypso coffees.<br />

Full bar service is available and the rum punch is legendary.<br />

Choose to eat <strong>in</strong> the pretty d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g room or outside<br />

under umbrellas. Serv<strong>in</strong>g up spectacular sunsets<br />

almost daily with terrific barbeque parties every Thursday<br />

and Sunday. Open 9.00am-10.00pm <strong>in</strong> season.<br />

Closed on public holidays.<br />


English Harbour, Tel: 562 3534<br />

F<strong>in</strong>e d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g at very affordable prices with an extensive<br />

mouth-water<strong>in</strong>g menu <strong>in</strong> a festive atmosphere. Closed<br />

on Sunday and Monday. The bar is open from 5.00pm<br />

until... Reservations advised.<br />



English Harbour, Tel: 460 1194<br />

This pizzeria offers a great selection of th<strong>in</strong> crust gourmet<br />

pizzas freshly baked <strong>in</strong> a wood oven as well as crispy salads<br />

and a variety of delicious desserts. Open for d<strong>in</strong>ner only<br />

from November to mid May. Will take orders up to 11.00pm.<br />



Nonsuch Bay, Tel: 562 8000<br />

This beautifully situated cliff top restaurant and bar offers<br />

first class <strong>in</strong>ternationally <strong>in</strong>spired cuis<strong>in</strong>e for breakfast,<br />

lunch and d<strong>in</strong>ner. Dock<strong>in</strong>g facilities allow you to<br />

arrive by boat at this luxury holiday resort which offers<br />

the highest standard of personal service and a passion<br />

for the real <strong>Antigua</strong>. Reservations advised.<br />


Dutchman’s Bay, Tel: 562 7070<br />

Cecilia produces the most delicious bistro style meals<br />

and daily specials, with emphasis on fresh local produce<br />

and seafood. Located a few m<strong>in</strong>utes from the airport.<br />



Soldier Bay, Tel: 462 0290<br />

Enjoy the sound of waves pound<strong>in</strong>g below, overlook<strong>in</strong>g Soldiers<br />

Bay with exquisite sunset views across the Caribbean<br />

Sea. The extensive French fusion menu offers the f<strong>in</strong>est<br />

local <strong>in</strong>gredients with someth<strong>in</strong>g to please every palate and<br />

an impressive w<strong>in</strong>e list. Reservations recommended.<br />


Brown’s Bay, Tel: 460 4120<br />

Excellent Italian restaurant with its historic sugar mill,<br />

overlook<strong>in</strong>g beautiful Nonsuch Bay. Beach access, with<br />

pool and ferry to Green Island. Open daily for lunch and<br />

on Wednesday through Saturday for d<strong>in</strong>ner, dur<strong>in</strong>g the<br />

season.<br />


Hodges Bay, Tel: 462 3881/461 2996<br />

After d<strong>in</strong>ner at this elegant French restaurant, you will<br />

come away feel<strong>in</strong>g thoroughly spoilt. A varied menu,<br />

which also caters for vegetarians, <strong>in</strong>cludes lobster, snapper,<br />

salmon, veal, pasta, paté and salads – not forgett<strong>in</strong>g<br />

the dessert trolley! An extensive w<strong>in</strong>e list is also available.<br />

Open for d<strong>in</strong>ner only (closed Mondays). Reservations<br />

advised..<br />


Coolidge, Tel: 462 8433<br />

Offer<strong>in</strong>g an <strong>in</strong>ternational<br />

menu which specializes <strong>in</strong><br />

seafood at lunch and d<strong>in</strong>ner.<br />

Beachfront d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g both <strong>in</strong><br />

and outdoors on spacious<br />

verandahs, with constant<br />

cool<strong>in</strong>g tradew<strong>in</strong>ds, beautiful<br />

gardens and superb service.<br />

Tues-Sat lunch and<br />

d<strong>in</strong>ner, Sunday brunch. Also<br />

check out the pool side BBQ<br />

on Friday night.<br />

If you are plann<strong>in</strong>g a visit to <strong>Antigua</strong><br />

and <strong>Barbuda</strong>, be sure you<br />

check out www.west<strong>in</strong>diespublish<strong>in</strong>g.com<br />

for the latest open<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and reviews of restaurants.<br />

See you soon.<br />


AfterSunset<br />

Photo: Randy Thomas<br />



English Harbour, Tel: 460 2701<br />

Situated just outside Nelson’s Dockyard, Abracadabra<br />

comb<strong>in</strong>es the latest <strong>in</strong> European and American music.<br />

This beautiful Italian restaurant transforms after d<strong>in</strong>ner<br />

<strong>in</strong>to ‘party central’. The local and <strong>in</strong>ternational deejays,<br />

and visit<strong>in</strong>g perform<strong>in</strong>g artists throughout the season<br />

provide a great atmosphere where you can let your hair<br />

down and have a great time.<br />


Friar’s Hill Road, Tel: 562 4000<br />

Offers eight c<strong>in</strong>emas <strong>in</strong> a large complex just outside<br />

St. John’s.<br />

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High Street, St. John’s, Tel: 462 3664<br />

Offer<strong>in</strong>g a variety of the latest movies <strong>in</strong> these three<br />

modern c<strong>in</strong>emas.<br />


Corner Nevis Street and Corn Alley, Tel: 462 1142/3244<br />

Come out to play at this modern cas<strong>in</strong>o which is conveniently<br />

located with<strong>in</strong> Joe Mike’s Plaza. There is a wide<br />

variety of slot mach<strong>in</strong>es, table games and a sports book.<br />


Heritage Quay, St. John’s,<br />

Tel: 462 1727<br />

This popular cas<strong>in</strong>o offers roulette, blackjack and<br />

Caribbean stud poker, Spanish 21 and BJ Switch, plus a

full range of ‘state of the art’ slot mach<strong>in</strong>es. There is live<br />

enterta<strong>in</strong>ment most even<strong>in</strong>gs and major sport<strong>in</strong>g events<br />

are broadcast all day via satellite on four televisions with<br />

a super 10-foot screen <strong>in</strong> the sports lounge. K<strong>in</strong>gs Cas<strong>in</strong>o<br />

also offers a sports book with live horserac<strong>in</strong>g from<br />

around the globe, and where you can wager on your<br />

favourite sport<strong>in</strong>g game. Open Mon-Sat from 10.00am-<br />

4.00am and on Sun from 6.00pm-4.00am. There is a dress<br />

code <strong>in</strong> effect. We accept all major credit cards with an<br />

ATM on the premises.<br />


Falmouth Harbour, Tel: 463 7900<br />

Dance until you can’t dance anymore. One of the hottest<br />

spots <strong>in</strong> Falmouth Harbour with live music, scrumptious<br />

food and a fully stocked bar. Enjoy live music on Fridays<br />

and play pool or watch your favourite sport<strong>in</strong>g event at<br />

the sport’s bar.<br />


Shirley Heights, Tel: 728 0636<br />

Topp<strong>in</strong>g your ‘must do’ list has got to be our Sunday<br />

Barbeque Party! This 30 year old tradition features<br />

the AMP Halcyon Steel Orchestra who set the pace<br />

from 4.00pm. The sweet pulsat<strong>in</strong>g rhythms of pan accompany<br />

mouth-water<strong>in</strong>g smells of barbecue. Spectacular<br />

sunsets are standard party fare, as are exotic<br />

dr<strong>in</strong>ks and danc<strong>in</strong>g under the stars. At 7.00pm, the<br />

enterta<strong>in</strong>ment changes and some of the island’s<br />

f<strong>in</strong>est party bands are featured until 10.00pm. This is<br />

a wonderful mix of tourists and islanders. From time<br />

to time, rub shoulders with a celebrity or two, who<br />

have come to experience firsthand, the much recommended<br />

food, dr<strong>in</strong>k music and revelry. Our Thursday<br />

barbecue features enterta<strong>in</strong>ment from 4.00pm and<br />

caters to those who prefer a quieter out<strong>in</strong>g. Closed<br />

on public holidays.<br />


Sugar Ridge, Jolly Harbour, Tel: 562 7700<br />

Sugar Club is the clubhouse for Sugar Ridge. The piano<br />

lounge bar enterta<strong>in</strong>s residents, members and guests<br />

with jazz pianists, vocalists or bands several nights each<br />

week <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong>’s most stylish sett<strong>in</strong>g. On the weekend,<br />

they are jo<strong>in</strong>ed by the fashionable local crowd to dance<br />

the night away.<br />

Photo: Randy Thomas<br />


Your Own <strong>Life</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong><br />

Photo: Jonathan Murphy<br />

Both the British and the Amer<strong>in</strong>dian people known<br />

as the Siboney, Arawaks and Caribs have all made<br />

long stand<strong>in</strong>g claims to the island of ‘Wadadli’,<br />

known today as <strong>Antigua</strong>. Wadadli, which literally means<br />

‘our own’, can now be your own. It’s never been easier<br />

to purchase Caribbean property. By purchas<strong>in</strong>g your second<br />

home <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong>, you are not only buy<strong>in</strong>g an asset<br />

but also the easy go<strong>in</strong>g <strong>Antigua</strong>n lifestyle.<br />

The strong pound and euro compared to the eastern<br />

caribbean dollar makes purchas<strong>in</strong>g the <strong>Antigua</strong><br />

lifestyle very attractive and a solid <strong>in</strong>vestment. The varied<br />

offer<strong>in</strong>gs with<strong>in</strong> the <strong>Antigua</strong>n Real Estate market offers<br />

the purchaser a quality and varied selection of<br />

homes, whether or not it is a second home or a permanent<br />

home. You have the choice to purchase <strong>in</strong>dividual<br />

homes as well as homes located with<strong>in</strong> gated<br />

communities, which often times coexist along with hotels<br />

and accompany<strong>in</strong>g hotel amenities. Longtime Estate<br />

Agent Geoffrey Pidduck often espouses how<br />

“property owners love to use the amenities while enjoy<strong>in</strong>g<br />

the privacy of their own homes. These developments<br />

also offer rental, management and<br />

ma<strong>in</strong>tenance services.” The ease of this relationship<br />

should provide comfort to the purchaser that their<br />

property will be taken care whilst off the island. Of<br />

course, you can always hire your own ma<strong>in</strong>tenance<br />

services if you like.<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong> has long provided elegant Real Estate opportunities<br />

for <strong>in</strong>dividuals purchas<strong>in</strong>g second homes. The<br />

Mill Reef Club, established <strong>in</strong> the 1940’s, has been the<br />

longest last<strong>in</strong>g real estate development of its k<strong>in</strong>d <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong><br />

with its 56 residences, boutique hotel and golf<br />

club. It cont<strong>in</strong>ues to br<strong>in</strong>g and <strong>in</strong>troduce many <strong>in</strong>dividuals<br />

as to luxury vacation homes with privacy blend<br />

nicely of course with the <strong>Antigua</strong>n lifestyle. The <strong>Antigua</strong>n<br />

Government has seen the value of this relationship<br />

and has <strong>in</strong>centivised this concept <strong>in</strong> order to boost<br />

these types of developments by establish<strong>in</strong>g the Citizen<br />

Investment Programme <strong>in</strong> 2013.<br />

The Citizen Investment Programme (CIP) allows the<br />

qualified purchaser and their family to ga<strong>in</strong> citizenship<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong> and <strong>Barbuda</strong>. The CIP allows a <strong>in</strong>dividual who<br />

purchases a property with the m<strong>in</strong>imum value of US<br />

$400,000 <strong>in</strong> a designated resort zone an accelerated pathway<br />

to citizenship. Of course this is subject to str<strong>in</strong>gent<br />

application procedures that <strong>in</strong>cludes a thorough background<br />

check.<br />

For further <strong>in</strong>formation, You can f<strong>in</strong>d this type of <strong>in</strong>vestment<br />

available through entities like Tamar<strong>in</strong>d Hills,<br />

(www.tamar<strong>in</strong>d-hills.com), Sugar Ridge, (www.sug -<br />

arridgean tigua. com) and <strong>Antigua</strong> Estates (www.antiguaestates.com).<br />

You can also f<strong>in</strong>d helpful Estate<br />

Agents at <strong>Antigua</strong> Estates who represent not only specific<br />

resorts but <strong>in</strong>dividual owners as well.<br />


Photo: Jonathan Murphy<br />

Read<strong>in</strong>g through ‘<strong>Life</strong> In <strong>Antigua</strong>’ clearly illustrates the<br />

many amenities available to you to make either your holiday<br />

stay or long term stay enjoyable. Keep up with all the<br />

changes throughout the year by check<strong>in</strong>g our website<br />

www.west<strong>in</strong>diespublish<strong>in</strong>g.com from time to time to better<br />

plan your next stay <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong>.<br />

Whether you are look<strong>in</strong>g to purchase someth<strong>in</strong>g already<br />

exist<strong>in</strong>g or build someth<strong>in</strong>g from the ground up<br />

with spectacular sea views on hill sides or just to be close<br />

to the beach, <strong>Antigua</strong> offers you this and everyth<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong><br />

between. Work<strong>in</strong>g with architects and/or estate agents<br />

from the <strong>Antigua</strong> & <strong>Barbuda</strong> Association of Realtors is a<br />

great way to start to f<strong>in</strong>d your own piece of Wadadli. Just<br />

remember, purchas<strong>in</strong>g your dream vacation and/or permanent<br />

home <strong>in</strong> the Caribbean has never been easier.<br />

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Photo: Jonathan Murphy

<strong>Antigua</strong> Estates with more than 28 years of knowledge and experience are the lead<strong>in</strong>g experts <strong>in</strong> Real<br />

Estate with a reputation for attract<strong>in</strong>g quality <strong>in</strong>vestors with a genu<strong>in</strong>e and immediate <strong>in</strong>terest <strong>in</strong> buy<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Whether it is your first time to <strong>Antigua</strong> or return<strong>in</strong>g visitors look<strong>in</strong>g to buy your dream home. We at <strong>Antigua</strong> Estates<br />

will ensure that you have access to a full range of services <strong>in</strong> a comfortable <strong>in</strong>formed environment, to make sure<br />

that the buy<strong>in</strong>g or sell<strong>in</strong>g process is enjoyable and stress free as possible.<br />

We are specialists when it comes to acquir<strong>in</strong>g land for large developments or hotel sites and specialise <strong>in</strong> highend<br />

luxury Caribbean waterfront, beachfront and ocean view villas, no matter what your budget or requirements<br />

our team of professionals can assist you every step of the way.<br />

Please feel free to browse our stunn<strong>in</strong>g and beautiful unique properties on our website or call for further assistance.<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong> Estates Office – Commercial Centre, Jolly Harbour, <strong>Antigua</strong>, West Indies<br />

Office +1 (268) 562 5622 Cell +1 (268) 764 7999 UK +44 (0) 845 676 9264<br />

<strong>in</strong>fo@antiguaestates.com www.antiguaestates.com


1. For non-citizens a license is required to purchase<br />

property. The cost is 5% of the value of the property.<br />

2. On vacant land, build<strong>in</strong>g must be completed <strong>in</strong> compliance<br />

with the non-citizen’s license terms.<br />

3. Government transfer fees to the buyer, 2.5% and to<br />

the seller, 7.5%.<br />

4. Property taxes/rates are based on rental value and<br />

are reasonably set.<br />

5. Most property is fee simple or freehold. Leaseholds<br />

are rare and usually held by the Crown.<br />

6. Legal cost 1% to 2% depend<strong>in</strong>g on the value of the<br />

transaction.<br />

7. There is no title <strong>in</strong>surance. Properties are registered<br />

at the Land Registry.<br />

8. Real estate commissions are from 5% to 7%.<br />

9. The property management fee is usually 10%. Rental<br />

commissions 8.33%.<br />

10. Withhold<strong>in</strong>g taxes are 25% of net rental <strong>in</strong>come for<br />

non-residents.<br />

11. Insurance coverage is approximately 1.4% of <strong>in</strong>sured<br />

risk; deductible of 2% <strong>in</strong>cludes earthquakes and<br />

named storms.<br />

12. Bank f<strong>in</strong>anc<strong>in</strong>g is available but <strong>in</strong>terest rates are high<br />

by world standards.<br />

13. Most houses are serviced by septic tank. Water cisterns<br />

are required.<br />

14. Most properties are fully serviced with electricity,<br />

water, cable television, telephone and <strong>in</strong>ternet.<br />

15. The <strong>Antigua</strong> & <strong>Barbuda</strong> Investment Authority offers<br />

attractive fiscal <strong>in</strong>centives to developers.<br />

16. Permanent residency and other residency programmes<br />

are available. New residency programmes<br />

are be<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>troduced to attract <strong>in</strong>vestment. Inquire<br />

of your lawyer or estate agent about these.<br />

17. <strong>Antigua</strong>’s new Citizenship Investment Programme<br />

applies to specifically identified real estate products.<br />

Photo: Ted Mart<strong>in</strong><br />


<strong>Antigua</strong> ....<br />

A Carribbean Home,<br />

A Global Market<br />

Photo: Jonathan Murphy<br />

Located <strong>in</strong> the Eastern Caribbean islands, <strong>Antigua</strong><br />

represents a crossroad for f<strong>in</strong>ancial services with<strong>in</strong><br />

the Caribbean, and its 32-year-old f<strong>in</strong>ancial centre<br />

is conveniently time-zoned to provide <strong>in</strong>ternational f<strong>in</strong>ancial<br />

services. There are eight domestic commercial<br />

banks and twelve f<strong>in</strong>ancial <strong>in</strong>stitutions provid<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>ternational<br />

f<strong>in</strong>ancial services. Although best known for its<br />

365 white-sand beaches, <strong>Antigua</strong> enjoys a grow<strong>in</strong>g reputation<br />

as a trusted Caribbean dest<strong>in</strong>ation for both<br />

tourism and <strong>in</strong>ternational f<strong>in</strong>ancial services. The new<br />

government, democratically elected <strong>in</strong> June 2014, is vigorously<br />

pursu<strong>in</strong>g programmes to enhance and<br />

strengthen these two sectors as key pillars of the economy.<br />

As the world f<strong>in</strong>ancial crisis gets repaired, there is<br />

a resurgence of bus<strong>in</strong>ess towards the Caribbean and,<br />

whilst <strong>Antigua</strong>’s <strong>in</strong>ternational f<strong>in</strong>ancial centre is still relatively<br />

small, there is a strong <strong>in</strong>dication that the nonvolatile,<br />

politically stable and sovereign jurisdictions are<br />

attract<strong>in</strong>g clients seek<strong>in</strong>g more personal attention for<br />

their wealth management portfolios. <strong>Antigua</strong> and <strong>Barbuda</strong><br />

is positioned as an up-market tourism dest<strong>in</strong>ation<br />

for the more discrim<strong>in</strong>at<strong>in</strong>g visitor and similarly appeals<br />

to client relationships for bank<strong>in</strong>g services.<br />

A Regulatory Environment for Investment<br />

The jurisdiction strives to balance the client’s needs for<br />

confidentiality with the requirements of meet<strong>in</strong>g all <strong>in</strong>ternational<br />

f<strong>in</strong>ancial standards. It has a robust mutual<br />

legal regime which facilitates a transparent process<br />

under which <strong>in</strong>formation may be exchanged. It became<br />

tax compliant with the OECD phase one requirements<br />

and was placed on the OECD’s “white list”. Mutual legal<br />

assistance <strong>in</strong> anti-money launder<strong>in</strong>g and f<strong>in</strong>anc<strong>in</strong>g of terrorism<br />

matters is also provided for under the Mutual Assistance<br />

<strong>in</strong> Crim<strong>in</strong>al Matters Act. Mutual assistance exists<br />

for all countries that are members of the British Commonwealth,<br />

the United States of America and other<br />

countries with whom <strong>Antigua</strong> and <strong>Barbuda</strong> has signed<br />

mutual legal assistance treaties (MLATs). There is no<br />

legal or practical impediment for render<strong>in</strong>g assistance<br />

where both countries crim<strong>in</strong>alize the underly<strong>in</strong>g offence.<br />

The jurisdiction also benefits from be<strong>in</strong>g a member<br />

of the Egmont Group through <strong>Antigua</strong>’s supervisory<br />

authority, Office of National Drug and Money Launder<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Control Policy (ONDCP), which assists communications<br />

between F<strong>in</strong>ancial Intelligence Units to prevent<br />


money launder<strong>in</strong>g and the f<strong>in</strong>anc<strong>in</strong>g of terrorism. The<br />

govern<strong>in</strong>g legislation for the management of its <strong>in</strong>ternational<br />

f<strong>in</strong>ancial centre is regularly updated to ensure<br />

compliance with <strong>in</strong>ternational standards.<br />

Bank<strong>in</strong>g Supervision<br />

The regulatory environment of banks provid<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>ternational<br />

f<strong>in</strong>ancial services is strongly supervised for the<br />

safe and ethical depository of foreign currencies and the<br />

delivery of wealth management solutions. The jurisdiction<br />

undergoes regular peer evaluation by the<br />

Caribbean F<strong>in</strong>ancial Action Task Force as well as reviews<br />

by the World Bank and the IMF, all of which give enhanced<br />

scrut<strong>in</strong>y to the operations of the f<strong>in</strong>ancial centre.<br />

The supervision of banks is divided, with domestic commercial<br />

banks under the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank<br />

(ECCB) while <strong>in</strong>ternational service banks are licensed<br />

and regulated by the F<strong>in</strong>ancial Services Regulatory Commission<br />

(FSRC), and all banks must ma<strong>in</strong>ta<strong>in</strong> <strong>in</strong>ternal<br />

policies to govern compliance with <strong>in</strong>ternational standards.<br />

These requirements <strong>in</strong>clude annual third-party<br />

audits of their anti-money launder<strong>in</strong>g (AML) and anti-terrorist<br />

f<strong>in</strong>anc<strong>in</strong>g (ATF) practices which must be submitted<br />

to the ONDCP and the FSRC for review. The jurisdiction<br />

has been aggressively emulat<strong>in</strong>g the actions be<strong>in</strong>g taken<br />

worldwide to strengthen the regulatory oversight of all<br />

f<strong>in</strong>ancial systems. Annual f<strong>in</strong>ancial audits are mandatory<br />

and are conducted by resident offices of well-recognized<br />

audit<strong>in</strong>g firms <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g Grant Thornton, PKF and KPMG.<br />

A Bus<strong>in</strong>ess Centre with<br />

Technology-Driven Services<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong> provides ideal support for <strong>in</strong>formation technology<br />

services and Internet-driven bus<strong>in</strong>ess opportunities<br />

that demand more sophisticated f<strong>in</strong>ancial services. The<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong> & <strong>Barbuda</strong> Investment Authority, established by<br />

the Government, assists the <strong>in</strong>vestment process and<br />

identifies related <strong>in</strong>centives for certa<strong>in</strong> <strong>in</strong>vestment categories.<br />

International bus<strong>in</strong>ess companies (IBCs), Trusts<br />

and Foundations will also benefit from a tax-neutral bus<strong>in</strong>ess<br />

environment. There is a fully experienced and professional<br />

sector comprised of attorneys-at-law and<br />

licensed company providers that can assist <strong>in</strong> the clear<strong>in</strong>g<br />

of names, registration of corporate entities and referr<strong>in</strong>g<br />

clients for bank account relationships <strong>in</strong> the<br />

jurisdiction.<br />

Photo: Johnathan Murpjhy<br />


The government is also committed to operate as an<br />

e-government and has positioned <strong>Antigua</strong> to become<br />

a lead<strong>in</strong>g Caribbean IT centre. <strong>Antigua</strong> is host to a<br />

fully certified PCI DSS card processor, Global Process<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Centre (www.gpcantigua.com), which operates<br />

a modern and <strong>in</strong>tegrated process<strong>in</strong>g platform for<br />

all card, electronic wallet, mobile wallet, private label<br />

cards, and ecommerce services. It provides process<strong>in</strong>g<br />

services to banks <strong>in</strong> several Caribbean territories.<br />

Importantly, the processor has also driven the <strong>in</strong>novation<br />

of an alternative payment service known as<br />

SugaPay that comb<strong>in</strong>es the convenience of a local<br />

payment card and mobile transactions which will significantly<br />

reduce the number of daily cash transactions.<br />

These technology driven f<strong>in</strong>ancial services will<br />

enhance retail and onl<strong>in</strong>e payments for the government<br />

and bus<strong>in</strong>ess sectors, as well as assist <strong>in</strong>ternational<br />

remittances.<br />

In today’s global village, geographic focus is less relevant<br />

to clients with an <strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>gly <strong>in</strong>ternational perspective,<br />

and the use of modern technology will deliver<br />

a consistently high standard of service for customers to<br />

conduct secure bank<strong>in</strong>g bus<strong>in</strong>ess regardless of the proximity<br />

of the bank offices.<br />

Wealth Management and<br />

Your Home Away from Home<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong> is <strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>gly attractive to <strong>in</strong>ternational <strong>in</strong>vestors<br />

from Lat<strong>in</strong> America, Europe and the Far East seek<strong>in</strong>g<br />

private bank<strong>in</strong>g services and wish<strong>in</strong>g to balance their<br />

portfolios with commodity and foreign exchange trad<strong>in</strong>g<br />

services, and who may also be <strong>in</strong>terested <strong>in</strong> real estate<br />

<strong>in</strong>vestment <strong>in</strong> the jurisdiction.<br />

There are a number of residential developments tak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

place <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong> & <strong>Barbuda</strong> which would be considered<br />

attractive as vacation and second homes. These <strong>in</strong>vestments<br />

may also qualify them for Permanent Residency.<br />

The recent <strong>in</strong>troduction of new legislation now also allows<br />

approved <strong>in</strong>vestors to take part <strong>in</strong> the Citizenship<br />

by Investment Programme (CIP). This provides for citizenship<br />

and an <strong>Antigua</strong> and <strong>Barbuda</strong> passport to be<br />

granted on the basis of approved persons and families<br />

who satisfy a high standard of due diligence requirements<br />

and qualify <strong>in</strong> respect of mak<strong>in</strong>g personal <strong>in</strong>vestments<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong> and <strong>Barbuda</strong>. The jurisdiction has<br />

spent considerable time and research efforts to design<br />

an <strong>in</strong>vestment process that could safely award a qualified<br />

applicant with a valued citizenship and passport.<br />

Such programmes already exist <strong>in</strong> Brita<strong>in</strong>, Canada and<br />


the United States and other jurisdictions worldwide. The<br />

new government adm<strong>in</strong>istration has <strong>in</strong>dicated that it will<br />

be review<strong>in</strong>g the legislation to ensure it meets <strong>in</strong>ternational<br />

standards and prohibits applications from persons<br />

associated with sanctioned jurisdictions.<br />

In the CIP that was approved by the parliament of <strong>Antigua</strong><br />

and <strong>Barbuda</strong>, an <strong>in</strong>vestor may apply for citizenship<br />

through four mechanisms: 1) a Real Estate Option which<br />

permits him to purchase property <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong> and <strong>Barbuda</strong><br />

with a m<strong>in</strong>imum value of US $400,000.00 <strong>in</strong> a designated<br />

resort zone; 2) a contribution of m<strong>in</strong>imum US<br />

$250,000.00 to a National Development Fund; 3) a contribution<br />

of m<strong>in</strong>imum US $250,000.00 to a Charitable Fund,<br />

or 4) a bus<strong>in</strong>ess <strong>in</strong>vestment of US $1.5 million.<br />

The CIP became operational <strong>in</strong> late 2013, and Mr. Don<br />

Myatt, a Canadian, was appo<strong>in</strong>ted to head the Citizenship<br />

by Investment Unit (CIU). Mr. Myatt has over 30<br />

years of experience <strong>in</strong> the area of Foreign Service. He<br />

leads the team mandated to approve Agents and Service<br />

Providers for the programme and manages the process<br />

which undertakes rigorous scrut<strong>in</strong>y over their operations,<br />

and then ensures meticulous review of the applications<br />

received by the Citizenship by Investment Unit.<br />

Individuals who successfully undergo this due diligence<br />

and <strong>in</strong>terview process, and who can comply with the required<br />

f<strong>in</strong>ancial <strong>in</strong>vestment criteria, will be granted citizenship.<br />

Global Communications<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong>’s <strong>in</strong>ternational f<strong>in</strong>ancial centre enjoys the commitment<br />

of its public and private sectors to meet the<br />

challenges of a connected f<strong>in</strong>ancial world. It has appropriately<br />

reorganized itself to meet the requirements of<br />

modern bus<strong>in</strong>ess and the surge of global demands for<br />

f<strong>in</strong>ancial solutions to serve <strong>in</strong>ternational bus<strong>in</strong>ess,<br />

wealth management and ecommerce services. It is redef<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

the role of <strong>in</strong>ternational bank<strong>in</strong>g relationships<br />

and compliment<strong>in</strong>g bus<strong>in</strong>ess opportunities that need<br />

technology-driven solutions. The comb<strong>in</strong>ation of wellregulated<br />

f<strong>in</strong>ancial service providers and the ability to<br />

offer modern f<strong>in</strong>ancial services <strong>in</strong> a stable environment,<br />

<strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g the benefit to qualify for citizenship, makes<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong> and <strong>Barbuda</strong> a premier location for do<strong>in</strong>g global<br />

bus<strong>in</strong>ess.<br />

By: Brian Stuart-Young<br />

Chairman & CEO<br />

Global Bank of Commerce, Ltd.<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong>, W.I.<br />

www.globalbankofcommerce.com<br />

Photo: Randy Thomas<br />


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AKPARO<br />

Officer’s Quarters, Nelson’s Dockyard,<br />

Tel: 460 5705<br />

Set <strong>in</strong> the most exquisite, relax<strong>in</strong>g location,<br />

overlook<strong>in</strong>g the harbour, Akparo caters to<br />

your every need. Treatments <strong>in</strong>clude facials,<br />

wax<strong>in</strong>g, manicures, pedicures, various types<br />

of massage as well as osteopathy. Professional<br />

hairdressers specialize <strong>in</strong> foil highlights,<br />

colour<strong>in</strong>g and hair cutt<strong>in</strong>g.<br />



Jolly Harbour, Tel: 562 7700<br />

A place to work out or simply relax and be<br />

pampered, Aveda Concept Spa & Gym offers<br />

a wide range of treatments <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g<br />

the latest holistic therapies. This air-conditioned<br />

luxury gym conta<strong>in</strong>s 30 pieces of<br />

Cybex apparatus as well as offer<strong>in</strong>g aerobics,<br />

pilates and yoga classes. There is access<br />

to two swimm<strong>in</strong>g pools, great sunbath<strong>in</strong>g<br />

decks and chill out shady areas through various<br />

membership plans.<br />


Marble Hill Road, Tel: 562 1415<br />

Offer<strong>in</strong>g professional nail and hair care for<br />

that special occasion. Manicures, pedicures,<br />

haircuts and colour<strong>in</strong>g for ladies, gentlemen<br />

and kids. Our services are offered by a team<br />

of courteous and friendly staff. Call for an<br />

appo<strong>in</strong>tment. Open Mon-Sat from 8.30am-<br />

6.00pm.<br />


Friar’s Hill Development, Tel: 462 7919<br />

Fully qualified therapists offer passive exercise<br />

on therapeutic massage beds, a ton<strong>in</strong>g<br />

table exercise system, bodyslim electrotherapy<br />

treatment, plus body wraps, holistic<br />

massages, electrolysis, wax<strong>in</strong>g, facial ton<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and facials all <strong>in</strong> a calm, relax<strong>in</strong>g sett<strong>in</strong>g.<br />



Dickenson Bay, Tel: 462 0267<br />

Situated <strong>in</strong> the Sandals Resort complex and<br />

open to anyone by appo<strong>in</strong>tment, this spa offers<br />

a ref<strong>in</strong>ed world of breathtak<strong>in</strong>g opulence<br />

and sophisticated luxury. Indulge <strong>in</strong><br />

the f<strong>in</strong>est curative treatments from Europe’s<br />

world renowned spas along with our signature<br />

Red Lane l<strong>in</strong>e of products.<br />


Soldier Bay, Tel: 484 4308<br />

Renowned for its exotic treatments, this Elemis<br />

spa is situated with<strong>in</strong> The Cove at Blue<br />


Waters Hotel. Come and be pampered! Why not enjoy a<br />

body treatment or massage. Facials, wax<strong>in</strong>g and paraff<strong>in</strong><br />

treatments are available. Our therapists are happy to assist.<br />

Appo<strong>in</strong>tments recommended.<br />


Old Road, Tel: 462 8400<br />

There are many reasons why magaz<strong>in</strong>es like ‘Conde Nast<br />

Traveler’ and ‘American Spa’ have ranked this spa among<br />

the world’s best. Perched at the water’s edge, it manages<br />

to mix seclusion, <strong>in</strong>timacy (just five treatment rooms) and<br />

the highest standards with a truly breathtak<strong>in</strong>g location<br />

— look<strong>in</strong>g out over the sea towards distant Montserrat.<br />

Appo<strong>in</strong>tments recommended.<br />


Fort Road, Tel: 562 1286<br />

Touch Therapies is a haven for renewal. Soothe and relax<br />

your body, m<strong>in</strong>d and spirit at this full service day spa, offer<strong>in</strong>g<br />

massages, organic facials, microderm abrasions,<br />

laser hair removal and unique body treatments. Touch<br />

Therapies also has beach locations at Hawksbill by Rex Resorts<br />

and a travel spa at the V. C. Bird International Airport.<br />




Woods Centre, Tel: 462 9312/3, Emergency 720 3756<br />

Dr. SenGupta and his team have over fifteen years’ experience<br />

<strong>in</strong> general dentistry, orthodontics and cosmetic<br />

dentistry, Dr. SenGupta himself is a lead<strong>in</strong>g implantologist<br />

<strong>in</strong> the region and an <strong>in</strong>ternational lecturer. Come see<br />

for yourself why our dentistry is so advanced – it’s simply<br />

beautiful!<br />


Woods Mall, Tel: 481-5200/1/4/6<br />

After Hours: Dr. Joseph John: 464-9449<br />

or Sonia Peterson RN: 779 5625.<br />

A modern, technologically advanced and comprehensive<br />

24-hour medical and surgical facility that provides services<br />

related to: Urgent Care, General Surgery, Anesthesia,<br />

Internal Medic<strong>in</strong>e, Infectious Diseases, Plastic Surgery,<br />

Cosmetic Surgery, ENT Surgery, Neurology, Endoscopy,<br />

Radiology and Oncology. Walk-<strong>in</strong>s are welcome.<br />


Photo:Randy Thomas<br />

Carnival<br />

Countries around the world celebrate carnival<br />

for many different reasons. <strong>Antigua</strong>’s<br />

carnival start<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> late July and culm<strong>in</strong>at<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> early August celebrates that memorable day on<br />

August 1st 1834, when slavery was abolished. The<br />

newly freed slaves danced <strong>in</strong> the streets with<br />

hearts filled with joy. Centuries later joy still fills<br />

the streets of St. John’s.<br />

Come and jo<strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong>ns and <strong>Barbuda</strong>ns from<br />

all over the world <strong>in</strong> celebration of the Caribbean’s<br />

greatest summer festival, <strong>Antigua</strong>’s carnival! If you<br />

are new to carnival <strong>in</strong> the Caribbean here is a<br />

quick rundown for you.<br />


‘Someth<strong>in</strong>g’s got a hold on me, its the music I’m<br />

feel<strong>in</strong>g’ – Claudette Peters; four time <strong>Antigua</strong> Soca<br />

Monarch.<br />


Calypso is an Afro-Caribbean style of music that is<br />

used to tell topical stories of the time, whether it<br />

be fables, current events or feel<strong>in</strong>gs. Each year’s calypsos<br />

can educate the listener on what was go<strong>in</strong>g<br />

on <strong>in</strong> politics, society and the world at large. Annually<br />

calypsonians pen their songs and compete<br />

aga<strong>in</strong>st each other at the Calypso Monarch show.<br />


A collection of old pipes, tire irons, cow bells and<br />

any other metal object that can be beaten <strong>in</strong>to a<br />

rhythm. With every person <strong>in</strong> the band carry<strong>in</strong>g<br />

their own melody it all miraculously comes together<br />

to create this extremely contagious sound. People<br />

can be found ‘chipp<strong>in</strong>g’ alongside the players of the<br />

iron band. If you were wonder<strong>in</strong>g – ‘chipp<strong>in</strong>g’ is a<br />

slow rhythmic shuffle <strong>in</strong> time with the music.<br />


The steel pan is the only musical <strong>in</strong>strument <strong>in</strong>vented<br />

<strong>in</strong> the 20th century. <strong>Antigua</strong>’s claim to fame<br />

is that we allegedly have the oldest steel band <strong>in</strong> the<br />

world, the Hell’s Gate Steel Orchestra. The steel pan<br />

is capable of play<strong>in</strong>g just about any genre of music..<br />


Photo:Randy Candy<br />

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However, carnival time is dedicated<br />

to perfect<strong>in</strong>g well arranged<br />

calypso and soca masterpieces<br />

for the Panorama competition.<br />

SOCA<br />

Soca is hard to describe, but<br />

when you hear it you will know<br />

it. Everyone around you will be<br />

jump<strong>in</strong>g and wav<strong>in</strong>g their hands<br />

or rags. This <strong>in</strong>fectious beat is the<br />

most popular type of carnival<br />

music. The ‘Soca Monarch’ competition<br />

has <strong>in</strong> recent times become<br />

the most popular show for<br />

the carnival season. Artistes pull<br />

out all the stops on stage, <strong>in</strong> their<br />

fight for the Soca Monarch title.<br />

Their performances can <strong>in</strong>clude<br />

fireworks to jett<strong>in</strong>g across the<br />

stage on high suspension wires.


‘Thousands of happy feet, skipp<strong>in</strong>g<br />

without miss<strong>in</strong>g a beat...’<br />

We Love to Play Mas – Red Hot<br />

Flames – one of <strong>Antigua</strong>’s top<br />

bands.<br />

J’OUVERT<br />

J’Ouvert, a shortened form of<br />

the French word ‘jour ouvert’,<br />

mean<strong>in</strong>g day break, starts at<br />

about that time. Yes, J’Ouvert<br />

starts just as the sun decides to<br />

beg<strong>in</strong> wak<strong>in</strong>g up for the day.<br />

Flatbed trucks packed with<br />

speakers and a band, as well as<br />

steel bands, slowly roll through<br />

the streets enterta<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g the<br />

crowds that have gathered beh<strong>in</strong>d<br />

them. This street jump up<br />

goes from the wee hours until<br />

mid morn<strong>in</strong>g when the sun is<br />

blaz<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> all its glory.<br />

MAS<br />

Mas, short for masquerade, is<br />

when everyone gets the opportunity<br />

to don costumes and parade<br />

through the streets of St.<br />

John’s. Feathers, beads and sequ<strong>in</strong>s<br />

glitter <strong>in</strong> the sun as everyone<br />

celebrates, jump<strong>in</strong>g up <strong>in</strong><br />

the streets on Carnival Monday<br />

and Tuesday.<br />

LAS’ LAP<br />

After the awards ceremony there<br />

is one last jump up through the<br />

streets of St. John’s. At the stroke<br />

of midnight on Carnival Tuesday<br />

the music stops and, just like<br />

that, it’s all over. Then for another<br />

364 days everyone anticipates<br />

the arrival of Carnival once<br />

aga<strong>in</strong>.<br />

Photos: Laura Hall<br />


Photo: Ted Mart<strong>in</strong><br />

Wedd<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

Wedd<strong>in</strong>gs can be extremely costly wherever<br />

you decide to ‘tie the knot’. In <strong>Antigua</strong> & <strong>Barbuda</strong>,<br />

which is among the world’s top ten dest<strong>in</strong>ations<br />

for wedd<strong>in</strong>gs and honeymoons, hotels offer<br />

various affordable packages from which the bride and<br />

groom can choose. So, besides the nuptials, couples get<br />

a tropical holiday thrown <strong>in</strong> for good measure! The cater<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

flowers, photography and music – even the cake and<br />

champagne – will be well taken care of and, if you’re short<br />

of bridesmaids, a best man or maid of honour, they can<br />

be supplied as well. The most romantic day of your life<br />

will be one that you will forever remember and cherish.<br />

Your wedd<strong>in</strong>g venue can be a tropical garden, the courtyard<br />

of your hotel, on the beach or out sail<strong>in</strong>g – anyth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

you desire to make this a very special day. The honeymoon<br />

will be just as unique and you can always come<br />

back next year to celebrate your first anniversary or, <strong>in</strong><br />

the future, to renew your vows. All <strong>in</strong> all, the entire wedd<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and honeymoon package, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g airfares, can be<br />

a lot more attractive than the cost of the nuptials at home.<br />

Photo: Ted Mart<strong>in</strong><br />





TEL: 720 7400<br />


TEL: 562 7817<br />


TEL: 726 3148<br />



TEL: 764 8035<br />



TEL: 462 1066<br />


1. The wedd<strong>in</strong>g is performed by a civil marriage officer.<br />

2. The day selected for the ceremony depends upon the parties.<br />

3. There is a registration fee of EC$100.00 to be paid at the registrar’s office.<br />

4. There is a marriage officer’s fee of EC$270.00 or US$100.00.<br />

5. Ceremonies can be performed between the hours of 6.00am and 6.00pm.<br />


6. Every marriage must be solemnised or celebrated <strong>in</strong><br />

the presence of two or more witnesses who are 18<br />

years old or older.<br />


If a change of name has taken place <strong>in</strong> the case of any<br />

applicant, then the deed poll under which this was<br />

done must be produced.<br />




There is NO wait<strong>in</strong>g time <strong>in</strong> order to obta<strong>in</strong> a special<br />

licence. The petition for a special licence must be<br />

accompanied by a fee of US$150.00/EC$405.00. There is<br />

a registration fee of US$40.00/EC$100.00 and a certified<br />

copy of the marriage certificate costs<br />

US$10.00/EC$27.00. YOU WILL NEED:<br />

1. Valid passport.<br />

2. Proof of status: 1) s<strong>in</strong>gle – a declaration is signed<br />

with<strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong> & <strong>Barbuda</strong>; 2) divorced – orig<strong>in</strong>al<br />

decree absolute which <strong>in</strong>cludes the seal of the court<br />

issu<strong>in</strong>g the decree or certified copy of decree which<br />

<strong>in</strong>cludes the seal of the court where decree is issued<br />

or 3) widow/widower – a) marriage certificate,<br />

b) death certificate of husband/wife.<br />

3. Application form filled out and signed at the<br />

M<strong>in</strong>istry of Legal Affairs on Queen Elizabeth<br />

Highway.<br />

4. Both applicants must be over the age of 18 years. If<br />

under, then written parental consent must be<br />

provided.<br />

5. Both parties must be present at the time of the<br />

application.<br />


One of the parties must be resident <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong> &<br />

<strong>Barbuda</strong> for a period of 15 days immediately preced<strong>in</strong>g<br />

the date of the application for the licence. The<br />

application for an ord<strong>in</strong>ary licence must be<br />

accompanied by a fee of US$40/EC$100.00. There is a<br />

registration fee of US$40.00/EC$100.00. A certified copy<br />

of the marriage certificate costs US$10.00/EC$27.00.<br />


1. Valid passport.<br />

2. Proof of status: 1) s<strong>in</strong>gle – a declaration signed<br />

with<strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong> & <strong>Barbuda</strong>; 2) divorced – orig<strong>in</strong>al<br />

decree absolute which <strong>in</strong>cludes the seal of the court<br />

which issued the decree, or a certified copy of the<br />

decree which <strong>in</strong>cludes the seal of the court where<br />

the decree was issued, or 3) widow/widower – a)<br />

marriage certificate, b) death certificate of<br />

husband/wife.<br />

3. Application form filled out and signed at the<br />

M<strong>in</strong>istry of Legal Affairs on Queen Elizabeth<br />

Highway.<br />

4. Both applicants must be over the age of 18 years. If<br />

under; then written parental consent must be<br />

obta<strong>in</strong>ed.<br />

5. Both parties must be present at the time of the<br />

application.<br />



AFFAIRS, TEL: 562 0381.<br />


Arts<br />

&<br />

Artists<br />

Pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g by D<strong>in</strong>a De Brozzi Goodenough<br />


NOUGH, Tel. 764 5594, was born<br />

<strong>in</strong> Italy and started pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g large<br />

oil canvases at the age of ten, prior<br />

to attend<strong>in</strong>g art schools <strong>in</strong><br />

Bologna, Paris and Florence. She<br />

f<strong>in</strong>ally settled <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong> <strong>in</strong> 1999<br />

with her husband Architect Andrew<br />

Goodenough. While work<strong>in</strong>g<br />

as much as possible from life,<br />

whether it be children, women,<br />

Caribbean people or dogs, she<br />

firmly believes that the way to<br />

br<strong>in</strong>g life to a pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g is to establish<br />

good relationships with her<br />

live models. Her work can be<br />

viewed at Harmony Hall, Sugar<br />

Ridge and her studio/gallery The<br />

Workshop <strong>in</strong> Falmouth, English Harbour.<br />

DEBORAH ECKERT, Tel: 723 3007, has a passion for<br />

people and has spent several years pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g award-w<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g<br />

portraits. Her other favourite subject is nature and<br />

particularly landscapes. However, recently she has<br />

begun explor<strong>in</strong>g abstract pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs. In addition, Debbie<br />

creates sculpture from found objects and wall hang<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

from glittery fabrics called lum<strong>in</strong>ous landscapes. Her<br />

work can be viewed at Art at the Ridge galleries.<br />

JAN FARARA, Tel: 764 8803, Jan’s murals grace many<br />

hotels and restaurants on the island. Her large colourful<br />

canvases are much <strong>in</strong> demand <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong> and around the<br />

world. The subject matter is always the Caribbean, becom<strong>in</strong>g<br />

sometimes more, sometimes less abstract, but<br />

always captur<strong>in</strong>g the feel<strong>in</strong>g of the islands. Jan gives visitors<br />

a warm welcome to her gallery/studio <strong>in</strong> Buckleys.<br />

JILL FULLER, Tel: 725 5455, Jill moves between media,<br />

us<strong>in</strong>g photography as a tool whether she is pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

sculpt<strong>in</strong>g, work<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> ceramics or mak<strong>in</strong>g collages. Her<br />

work reflects her love of the Caribbean and is often featured<br />

<strong>in</strong> magaz<strong>in</strong>es, catalogues and brochures.<br />

GILLY GOBINET, Tel: 464 6084, is best known for her<br />

vibrant watercolours, true reflections of <strong>Antigua</strong> and the<br />

Caribbean. She uses her wide range of styles, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g<br />

cartoons, to illustrate her very popular Cool Caribbean<br />

book series. Orig<strong>in</strong>al pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong> watercolour, oil,<br />

acrylic, and pen and <strong>in</strong>k are available directly from the<br />


artist at her studio or Fig Tree Studio Art and Sandals<br />

Art galleries. www.gillygob<strong>in</strong>et.com.<br />

NAYDENE GONNELLA, Tel: 720 2423, is best<br />

known for her encaustic and mixed media pieces<br />

of doorways, pelicans and plam trees. Her<br />

unique use of colours gives tremendous visual<br />

energy, particularly <strong>in</strong> her new abstract compositions.<br />

Her pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs can be viewed at Harmony<br />

Hall, Rhythm of Blue, Art at the Ridge as well as<br />

at her studio <strong>in</strong> Jolly Harbour.<br />

Pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g by Marie K<strong>in</strong>sella<br />

SALLIE HARKER, Tel: 460 1234, produces a<br />

range of oil and watercolour pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs which are<br />

<strong>in</strong>spired by the <strong>Antigua</strong>n coastl<strong>in</strong>e and the bird<br />

and mar<strong>in</strong>e life of the islands. Her orig<strong>in</strong>als are<br />

highly collectible and she also offers a wide<br />

range of affordable pr<strong>in</strong>ts. Her pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs, along<br />

with the pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs of other well known island<br />

artists, are available at the popular Fig Tree Studio<br />

Art Gallery.<br />

MARIE KINSELLA, Tel: 770 4248/561 1752,<br />

Marie’s new medium <strong>in</strong> art is handpa<strong>in</strong>ted silk designs,<br />

affixed to a handpa<strong>in</strong>ted canvas background,<br />

creat<strong>in</strong>g silk relief pictures of life <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong>. She<br />

was <strong>in</strong>spired with a need to br<strong>in</strong>g the true vibrancy<br />

of the Caribbean <strong>in</strong> to a 3D perspective.<br />

GABRIELA LUERY, Tel: 727 3239, attended art<br />

classes <strong>in</strong> Salzburg, Austria, and at McGill University<br />

<strong>in</strong> Canada. Hav<strong>in</strong>g lived <strong>in</strong> Europe, Africa and Canada,<br />

she landed and built a life <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong> more than 25 years<br />

ago. Not be<strong>in</strong>g bound to one style or one medium, she<br />

experiments with many different media and subjects.<br />

Many of her pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs are exhibited at Yeptons Estate<br />

Cottages and Art at the Ridge.<br />

KATIE MCCONNACHIE, Tel: 460 1417, began her<br />

artistic career pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g special effects for Hanna Barbera<br />

Productions before mov<strong>in</strong>g here. Katie loves work<strong>in</strong>g<br />

with prismacolor pencils and acrylic pa<strong>in</strong>ts. Her subject<br />

matter spans from her pet portraits of birds, cats, dogs,<br />

etc. to native island and underwater wildlife.<br />

JENNIFER MERANTO’S, Tel: 764 8035, work hangs <strong>in</strong><br />

public and private spaces worldwide. Her series of handpa<strong>in</strong>ted<br />

photos of the Caribbean islands are collected by<br />

both tourists and island nationals and can be seen at f<strong>in</strong>er<br />

gift shops and galleries, published under the name Yellowboat.<br />

She welcomes serious buyers to her artist’s hideaway<br />

<strong>in</strong> Turtle Bay. Please phone for appo<strong>in</strong>tment and directions.<br />

STEPHEN MURPHY, Tel: 562 7662, was born <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong><br />

and started explor<strong>in</strong>g his passion for watercolours<br />

<strong>in</strong> the early 90s. Famous for his Streetcar pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong><br />

Toronto, Murphy’s wonky, whimsical style has captured<br />

landscapes across the globe. Stephen’s work can be<br />

viewed at Zemi Art Gallery <strong>in</strong> Redcliffe Quay.<br />

NANCY OFFERMANS, Tel: 464 9777, is <strong>in</strong>spired by<br />

the beauty of <strong>Antigua</strong> – its breathtak<strong>in</strong>g beaches, landscapes<br />

and moonlit nights. Her work can be seen <strong>in</strong><br />

prom<strong>in</strong>ent bus<strong>in</strong>ess places and private homes. She uses<br />

watercolours, acrylics and pastels, but her favourite<br />

medium is oils. Nancy has the ability to make the viewer<br />

feel they could step <strong>in</strong>to her pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

LYRIS TRACEY, Tel: 725 8561, draws on the Caribbean’s<br />

rich heritage of colourful folklore and carnival when creat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

her vibrant pieces. Well known for pa<strong>in</strong>ted fabrics,<br />

her work on found objects like ‘Dhole Drummer’ and<br />

‘Date Palm Fish’ show her versatility and range. Lyris’s<br />

unique art, gifts, fan coral and leather jewellery are available<br />

at Art At the Ridge, Sugar Ridge or by appo<strong>in</strong>tment<br />

at her studio <strong>in</strong> McK<strong>in</strong>nons.<br />



Pottery shards <strong>in</strong> our museum<br />

date back to the<br />

Amer<strong>in</strong>dians, so it is hardly<br />

surpris<strong>in</strong>g that the craft of<br />

pottery mak<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> <strong>Antigua</strong><br />

still flourishes. Different<br />

local clays from various parts<br />

of the island are lov<strong>in</strong>gly<br />

hand formed and open pitfired<br />

by several potters.<br />

CEDARS POTTERY, Tel: 460 5293,<br />

is the creative venture of <strong>Antigua</strong>n<br />

born Michael Hunt and his wife Imogen<br />

Margrie. Commercially they are<br />

develop<strong>in</strong>g a range of wall light<br />

sconces and an evolv<strong>in</strong>g group of<br />

eclectic gift items, whilst also creat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a grow<strong>in</strong>g portfolio of substantial<br />

sculptural commissions <strong>in</strong> such materials<br />

as wood and stone.<br />

KIM DERRICK, Tel: 560 4043, An<br />

ex-Chelsea potter has her studio <strong>in</strong><br />

the garden at Hodges Bay on the<br />

ma<strong>in</strong> road, where she lives. The<br />

theme of her pottery and pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

features fruit, flowers and tropical<br />

trees <strong>in</strong> all their vibrant colours.<br />

SARAH FULLER, Tel: 562 1264, has<br />

been express<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>novative vision<br />

through pottery s<strong>in</strong>ce 1985, us<strong>in</strong>g<br />

natural clays of <strong>Antigua</strong> and <strong>in</strong>spired<br />

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Pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g by Gabie Luery<br />

by the colours and light of her surround<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

The Pottery Studio is a<br />

must-see on your visit to <strong>Antigua</strong>. All<br />

works of art are 100% natural and <strong>Antigua</strong>n.<br />

Sculpture by Michael Hunt<br />

NANCY NICHOLSON, Tel: 460<br />

1614/770 7888, Nancy’s pottery is a vibrant<br />

expression of her k<strong>in</strong>ship with<br />

the sea. She playfully refers to her<br />

pieces as ‘mermaid ware’. Made with<br />

locally dug clay, her pottery is not<br />

only functional and beautiful, it is<br />

an extension of herself, a piece of<br />

her <strong>Antigua</strong>n soul. A visit to Rhythm<br />

of Blue Art Gallery, located <strong>in</strong> English<br />

Harbour (open Dec-May) or<br />

her studio (May-Nov) also <strong>in</strong> English<br />

Harbour, is an experience not<br />

to be missed!<br />


Tel: 463 1888, is rich with a history of<br />

traditional pottery mak<strong>in</strong>g. Previous<br />

generations, learned the art<br />

from their mothers without the aid<br />

of a potter’s wheel. Make this stop<br />

a must particularly for natural clay<br />

cook<strong>in</strong>g vessels, coal pots, plant<br />

holders and pots. A limited number<br />

of these items are sometimes available<br />

at St. John’s market.


Scrimshaw is the ancient sailor’s folk art of<br />

engrav<strong>in</strong>g or carv<strong>in</strong>g whales’ teeth and other<br />

exotic materials found on shipboard <strong>in</strong> order<br />

to make objects as gifts for loved ones, or<br />

useful articles for trade or sale among shipmates.<br />



STRZALKOWSKI, Tel: 772 5275, sailed the Atlantic to<br />

the West Indies dur<strong>in</strong>g the 1975-76 yacht charter season<br />

to engage <strong>in</strong> what would become his ma<strong>in</strong> occupation<br />

up to the present day. After acquir<strong>in</strong>g a few whales’ teeth<br />

<strong>in</strong> the Grenad<strong>in</strong>es he tried his hand at the old sailors’ folk<br />

art of scrimshaw and found that people readily wanted<br />

to buy the work. Over the past 40 odd years he has also<br />

sculpted jewellery pieces cast <strong>in</strong> silver and gold. Still<br />

work<strong>in</strong>g at his studio <strong>in</strong> Falmouth Harbour, St. John’s and<br />

the island of St. Barths.<br />

Pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g by Katie McConnachie<br />


Artist and sculptor CARL HENRY, Tel: 562 5386/770<br />

5780, is one of <strong>Antigua</strong>’s premiere wood sculptors with<br />

over forty years’ experience. Carl created Th<strong>in</strong>gs Local,<br />

<strong>in</strong> Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour where you can<br />

view wood carv<strong>in</strong>gs ma<strong>in</strong>ly from <strong>Antigua</strong>n mahogany, eucalyptus,<br />

almond and other hard, locally grown wood.<br />

Carved fish, turtles, masks, sailboats, warri boards, fruit<br />

bowls and other collectors’ items are but a few of what’s<br />

on offer.<br />


ART AT THE RIDGE, Tel: 728 1558, based at Sugar<br />

Ridge Village, this art gallery and gift shop features a wide<br />

and diverse range of genu<strong>in</strong>e local art and crafts by wellknown<br />

<strong>Antigua</strong>n artists and craftspeople. Pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs, pottery,<br />

f<strong>in</strong>e art pr<strong>in</strong>ts and cards, and gorgeous handmade<br />

crafts – great gifts, and souvenirs. Artwork is also displayed<br />

opposite at Sugar Club. They offer a full art gallery<br />

service <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g exhibitions, private<br />

commissions and view<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />


LERY, Tel: 460 1234/773 4321, is situated<br />

<strong>in</strong> the heart of the ra<strong>in</strong>forest <strong>in</strong> the tropical<br />

gardens of the artist, Sallie Harker.<br />

The gallery features a selection of orig<strong>in</strong>al<br />

oil and watercolour pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs. The<br />

craft section features the work of lead<strong>in</strong>g<br />

contemporary Caribbean craftsmen.<br />

Emphasis is on the use of natural materials,<br />

an appreciation for the environment<br />

and traditional skills such as<br />

carv<strong>in</strong>g and ceramics. Come and enjoy<br />

good quality orig<strong>in</strong>al works of art <strong>in</strong> a<br />

unique sett<strong>in</strong>g.<br />


LERY, Tel: 460 4120, features top <strong>Antigua</strong>n<br />

and Caribbean artists and their<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs, sculpture and pottery. There<br />

are exhibitions held between November<br />

and May. You can always f<strong>in</strong>d exclusive<br />

arts and crafts from all over the<br />

Caribbean.<br />


Photo by Randy Thomas<br />


7888/562 2230, Inspired by a passionate love of the sea,<br />

this collection of orig<strong>in</strong>al art, created by selected local<br />

and regional artists gives you the opportunity to take<br />

home a slice of paradise! Rhythm of Blue is the showroom<br />

of Nancy Nicholson’s brilliant blue pottery, as well<br />

as hand crafted silver jewellery, sculpture, photography<br />

and a vibrant display of Caribbean pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs. Located on<br />

Dockyard Drive.<br />


764 5594, appo<strong>in</strong>tment only. On view are some of D<strong>in</strong>a’s<br />

De Brozzi Goodenough’s most recent pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs together<br />

with local artists. For private visits and more <strong>in</strong>formation<br />

on other Workshop activities <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g Saturday night<br />

movies, meditation and life draw<strong>in</strong>g classes, please contact<br />

D<strong>in</strong>a directly by phone or e-mail d<strong>in</strong>a@d<strong>in</strong>adebrozzi.com/www.d<strong>in</strong>adebrozzi.com.<br />

The Workshop is<br />

located <strong>in</strong> Falmouth, English Harbour.<br />


Beautiful <strong>Barbuda</strong><br />

Photo: Ted Mart<strong>in</strong><br />



Codr<strong>in</strong>gton Village<br />


1,500<br />


<strong>Barbuda</strong> Council, Tel: 460 0077<br />

<strong>Barbuda</strong> Tourism Dept., Tel: 562 7065/6<br />



<strong>Antigua</strong> Commercial Bank, Tel: 481 4215<br />


220 volts however 110 volts are available<br />

at some locations (check <strong>in</strong> advance)<br />


Hanna Thomas Hospital and Pharmacy,<br />

Tel: 460 0076<br />



Welcome to <strong>Barbuda</strong> – the<br />

warmth and s<strong>in</strong>cerity of these<br />

words touch the heart as you arrive<br />

- whether you have come by<br />

boat or plane. By boat it will take<br />

you approximately 90 m<strong>in</strong>utes or<br />

fifteen m<strong>in</strong>utes by air. Alternatively,<br />

you can get to <strong>Barbuda</strong> by<br />

helicopter or sailboat –<br />

whichever, the welcome is always<br />

the same!<br />

<strong>Barbuda</strong> Express,<br />

Tel: 560 7989<br />

Caribbean Helicopters,<br />

Tel: 460 5900<br />

Nicholson Yacht Charters,<br />

Tel: 460 1530<br />

SVG Air, Tel: 562 7183<br />

Remember to carry your passport<br />

as identification <strong>in</strong> order to travel<br />

to <strong>Barbuda</strong> from <strong>Antigua</strong>.<br />

Photo: Ted Mart<strong>in</strong><br />


A ten m<strong>in</strong>ute drive from the dock<br />

or the airport is the capital, Codr<strong>in</strong>gton<br />

Village. You can either<br />

take a taxi, rent a car, or if you have<br />

organised a tour, your tour guide will<br />

pick you up from the dock or airport<br />

and take you to wherever you want<br />

to go.<br />


Jonathon Perriera,<br />

Tel: 773 9599/784 5717<br />


Andrea Christian, Tel: 775 0168<br />

Extra Car Rental, Tel: 726 0408<br />

L<strong>in</strong>ton Thomas, Tel: 721 2796<br />


Dalma DeSouza, Tel: 724 2829<br />

Devon DeSouza, Tel: 771 9444<br />

Extra Taxi Service, Tel: 726 0408<br />

L<strong>in</strong>ton Thomas, Tel: 721 2796<br />

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Codr<strong>in</strong>gton, Tel: 721 2796<br />

A ten-m<strong>in</strong>ute drive from the ferry dock<br />

and two m<strong>in</strong>utes walk <strong>in</strong>to town – a<br />

perfect example of good value for<br />

money with two comfortable, air-conditioned<br />

suites and a very friendly<br />

owner, L<strong>in</strong>ton Thomas. He will ensure<br />

that your stay <strong>in</strong> <strong>Barbuda</strong> always br<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

back wonderful memories.<br />


Tel: 462 3816<br />

A very exclusive private hotel with 35<br />

beachfront rooms on a spectacular<br />

p<strong>in</strong>kish/white sandy beach, which is<br />

the resort’s centrepiece. There are watersports,<br />

sumptious meals with sunsets<br />

supreme, and an array of even<strong>in</strong>g<br />

stars that don’t have to compete with<br />

the lights of civilization. Open from<br />

December to the end of April.<br />


Low Bay, Tel: 720 7559/8458<br />

A luxurious, fully appo<strong>in</strong>ted escape<br />

from the challenges of every day liv<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Guests can expect privacy, peace<br />

and pamper<strong>in</strong>g. With breathtak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea<br />

- unw<strong>in</strong>d, relax and enjoy 17 miles of<br />

prist<strong>in</strong>e p<strong>in</strong>k and white sand beach.<br />

This paradise dest<strong>in</strong>ation caters to<br />

your every pleasure.<br />


North Beach, Tel: 721 3317<br />

Several small cottages situated<br />

around a ma<strong>in</strong> pavilion and kitchen<br />

<strong>in</strong> what can only be described as the<br />

ultimate getaway – surrounded by<br />

crystal clear waters and sandy<br />

beaches <strong>in</strong> every direction. There is<br />

excellent snorkell<strong>in</strong>g, fly fish<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

all other forms of light tackle sport<br />

fish<strong>in</strong>g available. The cottages can<br />

only be accessed by boat.

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Photo: Mo Sallah<br />

ISLAND GUEST HOUSE, Tel: 720 2629<br />

PALM TREE GUEST HOUSE, Tel: 784 4331<br />


In Codr<strong>in</strong>gton you can f<strong>in</strong>d qua<strong>in</strong>t little restaurants, bars,<br />

outside grills and of course Burton’s General Store. Tasty<br />

homemade lunches/d<strong>in</strong>ners of fresh fish, conch, sweet<br />

potatoes, planta<strong>in</strong> and peas and rice are always on offer.<br />

Ask anyone and they will direct you to the nearest restaurant,<br />

grocery shop or barbeque grill. It is completely safe<br />

to set out on foot for your even<strong>in</strong>g meal and perhaps<br />

meet up for a chat on the street corner with the locals.<br />

Cold beer at reasonable prices and good conversations<br />

can be had at all the bars <strong>in</strong> Codr<strong>in</strong>gton where there are<br />

always plenty of stories to hear. No better way to spend<br />

a relax<strong>in</strong>g even<strong>in</strong>g. There is not a lot of organised enterta<strong>in</strong>ment<br />

but check the calendar of events with the <strong>Barbuda</strong><br />

Tourism Office.<br />

shirts, maps and <strong>in</strong>formation. Drop by for a dr<strong>in</strong>k and<br />

chat about the island. We are not always there – might<br />

be on the beach or at the shop – but everyone <strong>in</strong> <strong>Barbuda</strong><br />

knows where the ArtCafé is and taxi drivers will f<strong>in</strong>d us.<br />


CENTRE<br />

Codr<strong>in</strong>gton, Tel: 562 7065/6<br />

Well worth a visit. Ask for Teresa or Louise who will show<br />

you a wide range of <strong>Barbuda</strong>n made jewellery, ornaments,<br />

bags and locally pr<strong>in</strong>ted t-shirts – excellent gift<br />

ideas and mementos to take home.<br />



George ‘Prophet’ Burton, Tel: 788 8387<br />

Calv<strong>in</strong> Gore (Outback Tours), Tel: 721 1972<br />

L<strong>in</strong>ton Thomas, Tel: 721 2796<br />

Its a Bit Fishy Restaurant,<br />

Tel: 772 3525<br />

Outback Restaurant,<br />

Tel: 721 3280<br />

Uncle Roddy’s Restaurant,<br />

Tel: 785 3268<br />

Wanda’s Grill, Tel: 725 2571<br />



Just outside of Codr<strong>in</strong>gton,<br />

Tel: 460 0434<br />

Open most days except Sunday for<br />

crafts, silk pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs, hand-pa<strong>in</strong>ted t-<br />


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