9 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

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

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.

    Carnival

    Carnival

    Hear that sound? Hear that beat? That’s the sound of a whole nation getting ready to party. 
    It's the Caribbean’s greatest summer festival – Antigua Carnival.  And  you’re invited to join the celebration.

    After being put on hold for two years because of COVID, Antigua’s annual spectacle of music, dance and glittering costumes is back.

    The Minister for Creative Industries and Innovation, Michael Brown, gives us the inside scoop on what’s planned and why this year it’s all about the pan.

    Local journalist Petra Williams joins us to trace Carnival’s roots and let’s slip that this year’s party has already begun.

    DJ Elementz gives us the lowdown on what makes a killer Carnival set.

    Designer Chandy Lewis reveals what makes the perfect carnival costume.

    Spoken Word artist and storyteller, Baden Prince, performs his fantastic piece about the true meaning of carnival.

    Captain Lenroy Browne from the Insane Carnival Mas Troupe explains what it’s like to actually take part in Carnival and how you can join in.

    Menace XL brings good time soca vibes – as well as a host of killer tunes for us to feature in the episode.

    And Carnival legend Jagger Martin explains why Calypso is still the beating heart of Carnival.

    Dust off your feathers and sequins. Carnival is back!

    Links:

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

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

    Plan your celebrations with the official Antigua Carnival Facebook page.

    For unique insights on Carnival and all aspects of Antiguan and Barbudan culture, drop by Petra Williams’ website, The Spectator.

    Listen to DJ Elementz’s latest mixes on his Soundcloud page or follow him on Instagram.

    Check out Chandy Lewis’s latest stunning creations on Instagram.

    Find out more about poet and storyteller, Baden Prince, on his Facebook page.

    Find out how you can join the Insane Carnival Mas Troupe and take part in the Antigua Carnival.

    Dance along to Menace XL’s hi-energy soca tunes on Spotify and follow him on Instagram.

    And follow Calypso legend, Jagger Martin on Facebook.

    Listen to the songs featured:

    Stressless - Claudette Peters
    Time Ah We Life - Tian Winter
    Fete - Menace XL

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Love & Wanderlust

    Love & Wanderlust

    With their beautiful beaches, stunning sunsets and gorgeous resorts, there’s no denying that the twin islands of Antigua and Barbuda are the perfect destination for couples looking for adventure and romance.

    Love is in the air pretty much 365 days a year. 

    And there are countless opportunities for couples to celebrate and strengthen their love.

    Maybe that’s why Antigua and Barbuda is fast becoming the Caribbean’s premier wedding destination.
    Wedding Officiant, Carol-Ann Skepple, reveals just how easy it is to get married as well as some of the more spectacular celebrations she’s officiated at.
    Mandie Braithwaite, the Wedding Manager at Blue Waters Resort and Spa, explains how she helps couples organise their big day and tells me about wedding that changed her life.
    Melinda Fletcher from Dana Enterprises: Life Love Memories, shares her idea of the perfect romantic day in Antigua and Barbuda and how she can help you achieve it.
    Antigua’s most exciting wedding dress designer, Kareem Jerome Simon, explains why his stunning gowns are perfect for any Antiguan island wedding.
    And we hear from Emily Olsen, who got married in Antigua last December, for a bride’s perspective of what it’s like to get hitched in paradise and tips on how to make things go as smoothly as possible.
    Bur first, we hear from Shermain Jeremy, the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority’s very own Romance expert.
    June is the islands’ official month of Love and Wanderlust, and Shermain tells us about all the activities designed to make a visit this month extra special for those in love. 
    Including a special Love Lane at the airport to whisk couples through immigration and into each others’ arms as quickly as possible.
    Yep, cupid is working extra hard in Antigua and Barbuda this June.

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

    Learn more about Peter at his personal website: petermoore.net.
    Find out more about Love & Wanderlust in Antigua and Barbuda, including the brilliant Love Lane.
    You can contact wedding officiant, Carol-Ann Skepple through her Facebook page. 
    Check out the wedding packages offered by Mandie Braithwaite at Blue Waters Resort and Spa.
    Discover the incredibly romantic events Melinda Fletcher from Life Love Memories can organise for you.
    And finally, drool over Kareem’s incredible wedding gowns at J Simone Bridal and Couture’s Instagram.

    • 57 min
    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

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