Author Archives: Marydith


Employee Spotlight: Valentin Oviedo Acosta

Our monthly Employee Spotlight is becoming our most popular blog feature and a favourite amongst our guests fans and employees alike. Upon first entering Trade Winds Hotel the path leading to reception, your room, outside your private balcony or the restaurant is lined with beautiful lush bougainvilleas, orchids, roses, hibiscus, palm trees and many other tropical plants and flowers. Valentin Oviedo Acosta is one of the gardeners tasked with the responsiblilty for the upkeep of the hotel’s grounds. Valentin joined …
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Hello December!

Hellooooooo December!  Where did November go?  More like where did the year go?  Christmas and the New Year are sneaking upon us real fast.  It seems liked just yesterday we were wishing you Happy New Year (oh did you keep those New Year’s resolutions?)  After carnival Christmas is the most joyous and festive time of the year here in Antigua & Barbuda. You know it is Christmas when: Your children are giving you daily Christmas lists You’ve begun receiving invites …
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Did someone say…Holiday Party?

It’s almost the end of November and the festive season is edging ever closer and our Christmas and Holiday menus are now available with traditional yuletide selections to choose from.  So for those of you tasked with organizing the Christmas party this year we’ve made it easy for you. Our Buffet and Waiter Service menus paired with friendly, impeccable service and an intimate elegant atmosphere is perfect for creating that memorable event.  Our private dining rooms can accommodate small or …
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Antigua from the Excellence

If you’ve been following our Facebook and Twitter feed over the past few weeks we have been out and about exploring Antigua.  Recent shares were photos of the Sleeping Indian on our hike to Seaforth Beach and last week the rains allowed us to enjoy the waterfall in Christian Valley. This week we took the seas on the Excellence Catamaran Circumnav Tour to catch a glimpse and count our 365 beaches.  With a knowledgeable, delightful and funny crew we sped …
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Employee Spotlight: Leona Piggott

Many of our loyal Bay House Restaurant guests come back again and again because they can’t get enough of our amazing menu, atmosphere and wonderful staff.  And sure, we believe our staff is among the best in Antigua.  But how well do you really know us? This month we are shining the spotlight on the effervescent Leona Piggott who joined our team in August 2004 as a Waitress.  Now in the position of Restaurant Shift Leader you can always count …
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We Survived Tropical Storm Gonzalo

“Spectacular yellow with hues of orange blaze in the skyline” “Into the sea the sun sinks behind the coconut trees” “A brilliant orb of gold and tangerine as the sun sinks lower and lower in the sky until it dips into the horizon painting the sky magnificent hues of gold” Is the sunset captured on Wednesday evening two days after our island paradise succumbed to the strong winds and heavy rains of Tropical Storm Gonzalo. The Management and Staff of …
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