Category Archives: Eco News

ourgardens

Our Gardens…Our Food.

Never mind food miles, the freshest vegetables and herbs only travel a few feet from the soil to your plate when you dine at Bay House Restaurant & Bar.  At Bay House Restaurant & Bar we pride ourselves in serving our guests the best and freshest local produce and with this in mind we grow our very own vegetables and herbs. Just a few feet away from our kitchen our pesticide-free garden supplies our kitchen with lettuce, parsley, celery and …
Read More

avitourism_antigua

Bird Watching.

We’ve just found our newest favourite thing to do LOL! So recently we had the pleasure of joining the Environmental Awareness Group (EAG) for a bird watching workshop and tour.  As I was preparing for my first bird watching adventure I came across the expression “bird watching is a lifetime ticket to the theater of nature” and that is exactly what the experience proved to be. Although relaxing it was also very exciting and challenging as it involves a significant …
Read More

cwa_2012

Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2012

A few weeks ago we blogged about Environmental Management Systems (EMS) being “The Quiet Revolution” taking over Antigua & Barbuda and the Caribbean region.  As we continue to research and practice EMS we came across another revolution rapidly becoming a main focus in the marketing and sustenance of our tourism product. Agriculture is one of the oldest and most basic parts of every country’s economy, and tourism for most is the newest and a rapidly growing niche.  Tourism officials worldwide …
Read More

hurricane-preparedness-week

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 …
Read More

recycle-waste-management

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 …
Read More

whale_watching

Whale Watching Season Is HERE!

Have you ever gone Whale Watching?  At least 10 million people go whale watching every year.  The best Whale Watching trips encourage and aid conservation – the worst put whales at risk.  Humpback Whale sightings usually begin from around February until May of each year in Antigua & Barbuda before the whales leave for the cooler waters of the north. This year you can be a part of this wonderful experience since the Environmental Awareness Group of Antigua & Barbuda …
Read More

abraham_goinggreen

It’s not hard being green.

We at Trade Winds Hotel and Bay House Restaurant are so proud of our grounds team for our backyard garden! We captured a photograph of our Grounds Supervisor Richard Abraham en route to the kitchen with some lettuce that was picked today. Aside from lettuce, we also grow cabbage, celery, tomatoes, peppers and herbs and spices. The garden was started in September of last year and it is just another way for us to do our part in being Green …
Read More