Antigua’s Big Culinary Competition

July 4, 2015 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment


Above: Antigua (CJ Photo) By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Professional chefs from some of Antigua and Barbuda’s best hotels will face off at the Pineapple Culinary Competition next weekend. The competition, which will be held at the Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute on July 11 and 12, is an initiative by the country’s Ministries of Tourism and more...

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Robert De Niro Helps Pitch Antigua and Barbuda Investment

June 7, 2015 | 3:57 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Robert De Niro with an Antiguan delegation in New York including Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne (right) By the Caribbean Journal staff He’s behind one of the region’s most anticipated new hotel projects: a planned resort on the island of Barbuda. And Robert De Niro continued his work as Antigua and Barbuda’s special economic envoy more...

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New $400 Million Royalton Hotel Project Coming to Antigua

June 5, 2015 | 10:20 am | 0 Comment


Above: Antigua (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian travel giant Sunwing is adding a major new resort project on the island of Antigua. The company’s Royalton brand is developing the Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa, which is slated to open in 2017. The $400 million project is set to launch construction this summer in the Deep Bay area of more...

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Antigua and Barbuda Has a New Ambassador to Cuba

May 24, 2015 | 10:53 am | 0 Comment


Above: new Ambassador Peter Benjamin places a wreath at the Jose Marti monument By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda has as new ambassador to Cuba The twin-island country has appointed Peter Benjamin, who presented his letters of credence to Gladys Bejerano Portela, vice president of Cuba’s state council, in Havana this week. Portela said the more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Watching Sunset in Antigua

April 11, 2015 | 6:00 pm | 0 Comment


The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Wayne Cook, who sent in this snapshot of sunset from OJ's Beach Bar in Antigua. Did you take a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next Caribbean Photo of the Week! — more...

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Sailing Journal: Antigua Readies for Sailing Week

April 1, 2015 | 3:37 pm | 0 Comment


By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua is getting ready for one of the Caribbean’s leading sailing celebrations: Antigua Sailing Week. This year’s Sailing Week will be the 48th edition of the annual event, which includes everything from parties and contests to the famous regatta at Nelson’s Dockyard. On the music side, legendary reggae band Steel Pulse will more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Day: A Different Kind of Blue in Antigua

March 31, 2015 | 9:24 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the view from the Cocos Hotel (Caribbean Journal Photo) Our latest Caribbean Photo heads to Valley Church in Antigua and the Cocos Hotel. The property is home to some seriously stunning views of the water, which turns a shade of blue one really doesn’t find anywhere else. And it just keeps going and going. — more...

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Why Papa Zouk is (Still) the Caribbean’s Greatest Rum Bar

March 26, 2015 | 5:40 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Papa Zouk (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ANTIGUA — A man excuses himself to offer a brand-new bottle of rum to the counter of the bar. But this is no ordinary bottle. It is an Appleton 21. And it is a gift, a gift to this bar. The bottle joins more than one hundred others: Clement, St James, Angostura Single Barrel. The greats and the goods more...

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Rum Journal: Watching the Sun at Antigua’s Siboney Beach Club

March 25, 2015 | 7:30 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Siboney Beach Club (all photos by CJ) DICKENSON BAY — It’s late afternoon in Antigua. On Dickenson Bay, the waves are a little louder and the palms have finished their chores for the day. It’s time for an Angostura 1919, which goes well with the sun at this hour. This is the Siboney Beach Club, one of the island’s venerable hotel more...

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Finding Authentic Gelato in Antigua

March 25, 2015 | 5:27 pm | 0 Comment


Above: The Larder (All photos by CJ) There are all kinds of ways to cool down in Antigua, whether it’s an English Harbour on the rocks or a Wadadli or a dip on Darkwood Beach. But when it comes to the sweeter ways, there’s nothing better than a stop at The Larder. This institution not too far from the airport is a hub of sorts, regularly hosting meetings of more...

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