ANTIGUA: THE BEST OF 4 DAYS

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Island: Antigua Nickname: The Land of Sea and Sun Sister Isle: Barbuda Known for: Black Pineapples – native to the island and is claimed to be the sweetest Fun Fact: the island boasts of 365 beaches – 1 for each … Continue reading

Cabier Ocean Lodge

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A relatively short but bumpy drive from the main road takes you to the Crochu harbour point in St. David- the location of Cabier Ocean Lodge. where you have a 180 degree view of the sea. Although St David is the only parish which lacks a town it makes up in cozy points with great potential for beautiful developments.

I had the pleasure of visiting the lodge after Caribbean Youth Environment Network CYEN hosted a sargassum beach clean up of the nearby Cabier beach for World Oceans Day celebrated on June 9th.

Cottages paying homage to the national colours

Painting on the wall: L-R Banana, Cocoa and Breadfruit trees

Start of the 180 degree ocean view…

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View overlooking the beach

Magazine Inspired

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Magazine Beach is another beautiful beach along the strip of beaches that include Portici beach and Parc a Beouf Beach a..k.a Dr. Grooms beach. Given that there has been severe damage to the coral reefs along this beach, it’s waters … Continue reading

A Caribbean Tradition

The documentary Vanishing Sail has truly left me inspired. It portrays the importance of sea life as it was the main income in many households. Hence, during the height of sea trade record numbers of sailing boats were launched in the Caribbean. The prominent themes presented were family, keeping traditions, hard work and survival. The protagonist of the film was Alwyn Enoe. The focus was on his endeavors to keep the trade of wooden boat building alive through his sons. The film follows him over three years as he constructs his last vessel “Carriacou Sloop” named Exodus and competes with her as the Antigua Classics. His first boat was named Genesis. It was simply amazing to see the behind the scenes artistic process unfold. The simple and hands on approach, from the cutting of specific trees with the right shape. I could only imagine the monumental stress incurred trying to keep precision without the use of fancy equipment knowing your entire life savings was on the line.

Congratulations to the entire team who brought this Caribbean tradition to life. Job well done.

For more visit: http://www.vanishingsail.com/


I’ve never been an ocean lover but lately I have grown to appreciate it in its entirety.
Its calling, so powerful yet very subtle
Its serene effect
Feeling the wind hug your face in an unwavering embrace.
An innate connection that cannot be ignored
Its unpredictability and destructive nature
Its depth and diversity
Things that makes it frightening yet so unique.

Petit Saint Vincent

After a fun-filled day of exploring the Tobago Cays on Saturday, we ventured over to Petit Saint Vincent on Mother’s Day for breakfast. The food was delicious and quite fulling. Thanks Bev 🙂

The staff was gracious enough to give us a tour of the island paradise where most couples visit for some RnR. What I love most about the island is the sense of seclusion given that the cabins are separated from each other by a generous distance. There is no internet nor television and any requests/orders are made by the ‘flag system’. The telephone is only used in case of an emergency. After our tour we lounged on the beach and thought how lucky are we?

For more visit: http://www.petitstvincent.com/

 

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View of the Atlantic Ocean side.

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Extremely dry but still a great view.

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Your own private beach…Check!

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Petit Martinique in the distance. Most of the staff live there and are transported over by boat everyday.

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They even recycle! Christmas trees made out of dried coconuts.♥