Tag Archives: Antigua

Betty’s Hope

Standing majestically side by side the two remaining stone sugar mills and the remains of the still house of Betty’s Hope provided the livelihood for many generations of Antiguans from the time is was established in 1650 during British Colonial rule.  As the first large-scale sugar plantation on the island it flourished successfully under the ownership of Sir Christopher Codrington – Governor of the Leeward Islands who in 1674 name the estate Betty’s Hope after his daughter. No longer a …
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Better, Faster, FREE Wi-Fi at Trade Winds Hotel

Life can be hectic when you’re on the road.  By choosing Trade Winds Hotel for your upcoming business travel needs you’ll be rewarded with peace of mind knowing that we can handle just about any request. To make you business trip glitch free we’ve recently upgraded our Wi-fi thus giving you our guests a much better Wi-fi experience with a FREE simple, faster, reliable easy connection in ALL rooms and public areas allowing seamless movement through-out the property.  Stay connected …
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In Living Colour – Antigua’s Carnival 2012

A rich heritage of sounds, exotic costumes that exudes impeccable appeal, style and bright colors, and beautiful happy people are just some adjectives that can be used to describe Antigua’s Carnival. Carnival originated in Italy hundreds of years ago as traditional costume festival before the first day of Lent as their observance of not eating meat during Lent.  It was called “carnevale” which means “put away the meat”.   As time passed carnivals became famous around the world and African heritage made …
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Whale Watching Season Is HERE!

Have you ever gone Whale Watching?  At least 10 million people go whale watching every year.  The best Whale Watching trips encourage and aid conservation – the worst put whales at risk.  Humpback Whale sightings usually begin from around February until May of each year in Antigua & Barbuda before the whales leave for the cooler waters of the north. This year you can be a part of this wonderful experience since the Environmental Awareness Group of Antigua & Barbuda …
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REDjet making your travel dreams possible

Whether travelling for pleasure or business the cost of airfare is a determining factor that often deters us from taking that much-desired trip. Well no longer is that the case. RedJet, a new Caribbean airline, is giving travellers the choice to explore the Caribbean with not just LOW airfares but real value and excellent customer service. The airline took it one step further on Monday, all in the effort to bridge and increase regional travel in the Caribbean, with the …
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Sometimes, goodbye is the hardest word…

The English author Ouida once wrote “could we see when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye;” that is just how we here at Trade Winds Hotel felt as we bid one of our employees farewell. After 16 years of service, Darrell Jean-Pierre, affectionately known as just ‘Jean-Pierre,’ will be returning home to Dominica to be with his family. Although Jean-Pierre worked in security, he could be asked to …
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