7 episodes

Discover the people and the places that make Antigua and Barbuda the most unique and interesting destination in the Caribbean. And why the beach really is just the beginning.

The Beach Is Just The Beginning Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority

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Discover the people and the places that make Antigua and Barbuda the most unique and interesting destination in the Caribbean. And why the beach really is just the beginning.

    Wadadli Eats

    Wadadli Eats

    Welcome to Wadadli Eats, our episode about the amazing food you can try when you visit Antigua and Barbuda.

    They say food is the way to a person’s heart. But it’s also the fastest and best way to experience a local culture. Especially when that food is as fresh and tasty as Antigua and Barbuda’s delicious cuisine.
    The food of Antigua and Barbuda is innovative too.  Local chef, musician and artist, Nkoye Zifah tells us  how he mixes traditional Antiguan ingredients, molecular cooking and the visual arts to create truly unique dishes.
    Bert Kirshner at Papa Zouk explains why a hearty red snapper is still the king of local Antiguan cuisine.
    Nicole Arthurton Dennis from Nicole's Table talks us through Antigua and Barbuda’s national dish and how you can make it at home.
    Marco Festini explains how he is bringing Michelin-star standards to the all-inclusive menu at the Hammock Cove Resort.
    Alex Grimly from Sheer Rocks reveals how Antigua’s natural beauty elevates the dishes served at his spectacular cliff top restaurant and bar.
    Elaine, a roadside pineapple seller, tells us what makes the Antiguan Black the best pineapple in the world.
    And Deverel Forde explains why no meal in Antigua and Barbuda is complete without a dash of the local hot pepper sauce.
    But we start with Tiffany Azille from  Eat 'n Lime tours. She’s taking us on a magical foodie tour of the capital, St John’s.
    I hope you’ve brought your appetite!
     
    Links: 
    The official Antigua and Barbuda tourism authority website: visitantiguabarbuda.com.

    Learn more about Peter at his personal website: petermoore.net.
    Book your foodie tour with Tiffany Azille at Eat ‘n Lime Tours.
    Discover more about Nkoye Zifah’s private chef service, Kitchen Island Cuisine, and his extraordinary music.
    Book a table at Papa Zouk.
    Learn how to cook Antiguan cuisine at Nicole’s Table.
    Everything you need to know about Marco Festini and the Lighthouse restaurant at the Hammock Cove Resort.
    Book your nook at Sheer Rocks.
    Order your Fordu pepper sauce directly from Deverel Forde at deverell.forde@gmail.com.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Sailing and Yachting

    Sailing and Yachting

    Antigua and Barbuda are one of the world’s premier sailing destinations and in this episode we find out why.

    Rana-Jamila Lewis gives us the lowdown on Sailing Week, the biggest event on Antigua and Barbuda’s sailing and social calendar.

    Devin Joseph from the Antigua Yacht Club Marina & Resort gives us a fantastic overview of sailing in Antigua and Barbuda throughout the year.

    Sara Sebastian from Nicholsons Yacht Charters and Services explains why chartering a yacht is the perfect way to explore Antigua and Barbuda’s magical waters, even if you’re not a sailor.

    And Pia Baptist from Tropical Adventures reveals why a sunset cruise is the ideal way to dip your toes into the sparkling waters of Antiguan sailing, so to speak.

    We visit young Antiguan sailor Jhemsey Parades at the National Sailing Academy to learn how they are teaching young Antiguans to swim and sail and how they can help you learn to sail too.

    Fabio Giorgi from the Inn on English Harbour reveals an intriguing link between Duran Duran and the azure waters of Antigua.

    Lyndon Pamphile introduces us to the surprisingly competitive world of model boat racing on Antigua.

    And we are joined by Antiguan Yachting Royalty, Mr Karl James MBE, President of the Antigua and Barbuda Yachting Association.

    So what are you waiting for? Come on board and relax. Antiguan sailing adventures ahoy!

    Links: 
    The official Antigua and Barbuda tourism authority website: visitantiguabarbuda.com

    Learn more about Peter at his personal website: petermoore.net

    Follow all the activities of Sailing Week at sailingweek.com

    Find out more about the Antigua Yacht Club Marina and Resort at aycmarinaresort.com

    Book a yacht charter with Nicholson Yacht Charters and Services at nicholsoncharters.com  or a sunset cruise or lobster lunch cruise with Tropical Adventures at tropicalad.com

    Support the National Sail Academy and book sailing lesson with Jhemsey at nationasailingacademy.org

    Holiday like Duran Duran at The Inn at English Harbour.

    Watch Lyndon Pamphile and his mates race model boats in Antigua on YouTube.

    And read about Karl James’ big day at Windsor Castle on antiguanice.com

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Barbuda

    Barbuda

    Barbuda is the Caribbean’s best kept secret. Life is slower here and more relaxed. The locals are fiercely proud of their culture but equally willing to share it. And the island has been blessed with a unique natural beauty.

    The island is rightly famous for its extraordinary beaches. One is named after a Princess. Another is a beguiling shade of pink.

    But scratch the surface and you’ll find a certifiable wonder of nature, mysterious caves, a unique cuisine and friendly locals happy to introduce you to their culture … and their pace of life.

    In this episode, local boatman Pat Richardson takes Peter deep into Barbuda’s extraordinary Frigate Bird Sanctuary. It’s one of nature’s greatest spectacles and  Peter gets to witness it at the height of the cacophonous mating season.

    Jackie Beazer from Wa’Omoni Bestaurant makes Peter a delicious conch burger, explains why her eatery is a Barbudan institution and offers advice on the best way to meet the locals.

    Asher Frank explains how Barbuda’s unique communal land laws have protected the island from the overdevelopment. And why her eco-friendly guesthouse and glamping site is the perfect way to get away from it all.

    Matthew John reveals why Hillview Bar & Grill, his rustic bar out on Two Foot Bay, is a great place to chill, meet people and tuck into a barbequed lobster, fresh off the grill.

    Finally, Claudette Thomas from Barbuda Belle suggests that it’s not just the long deserted beach, delicious seafood and beguiling solitude that brings guests back to one of the world’s best small luxury hotels. It’s the airconditioned beds as well.

    We told you Barbuda was unique!

    Links:

    The official Antigua and Barbuda tourism authority website: visitantiguabarbuda.com

    Learn more about Peter at his personal website: petermoore.net
    Book a tour of the Frigate Bird Sanctuary with Pat via his page on Barbudaful.

    See what's cooking at the Wa'Omoni Bestaurant on their Facebook page.

    Order a copy of Asha Frank’s book, Dreamland Barbuda, on Amazon.
    If you fancy glamping at her eco-friendly guesthouse, drop by FrangapaniBarbuda.com.
    Listen to her podcast about Barbudan culture, visit BarbudanGo.com.
    Visit her mum’s website, Barbudaful.net, the number one resource for all things Barbuda.
    If the thought of hanging out with MJ at the Hillview Bar & Grill sounds idyllic, check out the bar on Instagram.
    And to see the sort of barefoot luxury that awaits at Barbuda Belle, check out the hotel’s stunning website.
    Finally, some information on getting to Barbuda.
    If you plan on flying, check out SVG Air and FlyMontseratt. Or by helicopter, CalvinAir.
    By ferry, you need to visit Barbuda Express, Island Escape Ferry or Typhoon Express.

    • 45 min
    Calypso Cricket

    Calypso Cricket

    Welcome to the colourful, crazy world of cricket in Antigua and Barbuda. 
    Here the people watching the match are just as entertaining as the cricketing stars out in the middle.

    An iron band lays down a heartbeat for the match. Dancers and stilt walkers bring the carnival vibe. And a DJ provides a blast of feel-good soca whenever a boundary is hit or a wicket falls.

    The rum flows freely and there’s lobster being BBQed on the grill.

    It’s cricket, but not as you know it.

    And something you’ve got to experience it at least once in your life.

    Chickie Baptiste is the DJ who brought the party vibe to cricket in the West Indies, a formula that has been copied around the world. He tells us how it all started and why he is the only non-cricketer ever to be awarded Man of the Match.

    Sara Malin from International Cricket Tours reveals how watching a cricket match in the Caribbean changed her life and why her tours are a great way to see the cricket AND meet the local cricketing heroes.

    Chris Millard from the Barmy Army explains why Antigua is his favourite place to watch cricket with the crew.

    Sir Richie Richardson explains why he wanted to be in the crowd when he was out in the middle.

    Sir Andy Roberts, the first Antiguan to play for the West Indies, reflects on the incredible highlights of his career and why he was so much more than just ‘The Hitman’.

    And Shawnisha Hector, the first female Antiguan to play for the West Indies, talks about the exciting growth of the women’s game in the West Indies and her part in it.

    This is cricket, calypso style. You’re not at Lords anymore, Dorothy.


    Links: 
    The official Antigua and Barbuda tourism authority website: visitantiguabarbuda.com

    Learn more about Peter at his personal website: petermoore.net
    Check out where and when Chickie is DJing next on the Antigua Nice website or drop by Kings Casino.

    If you fancy going on a cricket tour with Sara Malin, check out the InternationalCricketTours.co.uk website.

    If watching the cricket with the Chris and the Barmy Army sound more like your speed, drop by BarmyArmy.com.

    Find out more about Sir Andy Roberts’ incredible career on his profile page on Cricinfo.

    Find out more about Shawnisha Hector at her Facebook page, including that incredible photo of her with Antigua’s other cricketing legends.

    • 46 min
    Wellness – Caribbean Style

    Wellness – Caribbean Style

    New Year.  New you. Discover how Antigua and Barbuda are leading the way in Wellness in the Caribbean.

    The world class resorts offer all kind of therapeutic treatments and activities. And with their stunning beaches and forests, the islands themselves are pretty much a natural wellness clinic anyway.

    Tricia Greenaway is President of the Beauty, Spa and Wellness Association of Antigua and Barbuda gives us a great overview of  Wellness on the islands.

    Vennetta Johnson from Wild Lotus Glamping explains why their incredible Wellness Retreats are your fast track to slowing down.

    Carla Gonsalves-Barreiro from Paddling Duck Teas tells us about the wellness properties of her delicious herbal teas.

    Marleen Askie gives us the lowdown on yoga on Antigua and Barbuda and tells us about a fantastic new Wellness Festival that she hopes will become a major annual event on the Wellness calender.

    And Vorn Johnson, Antigua’s coolest environmentalist, reveals the natural remedies you’ll find just growing wild in the islands.

    Of course, you could just make it easy for yourself and move to Antigua and Barbuda.

    Ronald Ndoro Mind did just that as part of the Nomad Digital Resident Visa programme. He moved from London with his young family in tow and he says the new Life/Work balance he is enjoying is extraordinary.

    It seems Antigua and Barbuda are REALLY leading the way in Caribbean Wellness.

    But don’t just take our word for it.

    We speak to Anne Dimon, president of the international Wellness Tourism Association and discover that she’s put Antigua and Barbuda at the top of her Wellness bucket list.

    Links:

    The official Antigua and Barbuda tourism authority website: visitantiguabarbuda.com

    Learn more about Peter at his personal website, petermoore.net

    Learn more about Anne Dimon and the Wellness Travel Association at WellnessTourismAssociation.org and TravelToWellness.com. You can read what she has to say about Antigua and Barbuda here.

    Drop by Wild Lotus Glamping to book your wellness retreat.

    Fancy a hot cup of Island Girl? There's a new website for Paddling Duck Tea being launched at the end of January. In the meantime, check out their Facebook page.

    To book a yoga session with Marleen Askie, drop by her Facebook page.

    Apply for your Nomad Digital Residence Visa here. Then contact Ronald and the guys at WorkMango for advice on making it work.

    • 51 min
    Christmas in the Sun

    Christmas in the Sun

    Join Peter Moore for some winter Christmas sun as he discovers the unique ways Antiguans and Barbudans celebrate the festive season.

    Economist, journalist and business consultant, Petra Williams shares her in-depth knowledge of local customs – and her lovely singing voice – to give us a great overview of the islands’ more unusual Christmas traditions.

    Professor of Steel Pan, Khan Cordice explains why steel pans are the perfect soundtrack to the festive season and the best places to hear them.

    Celebrity Chef, Andi Oliver shares the tastes, smells and sounds that make Christmas in Antiguan so special to her.

    Recently knighted Sir David Shoul proudly reveals the story behind Shoul’s Toys, Gifts and Houseware iconic Christmas lights.

    And Andy Liburd gives us the lowdown on the legendary Champagne Christmas Party at Nelson’s Dockyard. The New York Times voted it one of the top 5 Christmas parties in the world and it’s the place to be seen on the islands on Christmas Day.

    So put your winter blues behind you and join us to celebrate Christmas in the Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda style.
    It’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face.


    Links:

    The official Antigua and Barbuda tourism authority website: visitantiguabarbuda.com

    Learn more about Peter at his personal website, petermoore.net

    For more information about the Champagne Christmas Party at Nelson’s Dockyard visit nationalparksantigua.com

    If you’re in London and you fancy a taste of Christmas in Antigua, book yourself a table at Andi Oliver’s fantastic restaurant, Wadadli Kitchen.

    And to find out the latest events and offers at Shoul’s Toys, Gifts and Housewares, drop by their Facebook page.

    And, finally, to real get yourself in the mood for an Antiguan and Barbudan Christmas, have a listen to this wonderful festive playlist, created and curated by Petra Williams.

    • 40 min

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