Tag Archives: Trade Winds Hotel Antigua

We Are Always Prepared.

You’ve circumnavigated the island on a power boat, turtle watched under the moonlight, traveled back in time at Nelson’s Dockyard and indulged in cocktails like the Antigua Nice whilst watching sunsets on our deck.  Then on day five after returning from a beautiful day picnic at Jabberwock Beach and feeling very proud of the fabulous tan that you know would be the envy of everyone back home you’re told that we are expecting a tropical storm. The Caribbean is known …
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New Desserts Unveiled

Dinner is not quite complete without something sweet and decadent.  Yes we are talking about that mini-celebration of indulgence – DESSERT! The Bay House Restaurant celebrates the annual Mango Festival by introducing a new dessert menu.  Chef Hodge and his team have put together an artisanal menu incorporating local fruits such as mangoes, bananas and limes with your favourites like cheese cake, ice-cream and chocolate. New to the menu is the New York Style Cheese Cake which sits in an …
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A Quiet Revolution

A “quiet revolution” is taking place in Antigua & Barbuda and elsewhere in the Caribbean.  It is one less visible than the construction of new hotels and the building of new cruise ship terminals.  Environmental Management Systems (EMS) is changing the nature and shape of the tourism and hospitality industry from hotel guestrooms, housekeeping, and laundry services to gardening and it is happening in every tourism destination. In a recent seminar held at the Trade Winds Hotel by GEF-Antigua, SIRMM …
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Lobster and Pineapple Wrap in a Creamy Dressing

In celebration of Antigua Black Pineapple Awareness Day, Chef Hodge wanted to share one of his favs: Ingredients: 5oz  lobster meat cook and diced ½ tbsp  red onion diced ½ tbsp  celery diced ½ cup  black Antiguan pineapple, peels, and diced Red, yellow, and green pepper diced ¼ each Salt and white pepper to taste Salad as needed Dressing: 1/3 cup mayonnaise 2 tbsp fresh orange juice 1 tbsp fresh lime juice 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice Herbs (parsley, mint, …
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Meet Our Interns!

Sustainability is a growing trend in all industries and is now finding its way into mainstream tourism.  Sustainable tourism can be defined as “actions that contribute to a balanced and healthy economy by generating tourism-related jobs, revenues, and taxes while protecting and enhancing the destination’s socio-cultural, historical, natural and built resources for the enjoyment and well-being of both residents and visitors.” The Trade Winds Hotel began their initiative in “Sustainable Tourism” a few years ago when we were one of …
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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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