Category Archives: Festivals | Events | Carnival


Let’s Pink Together!

Worldwide October is observed as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and around the world there are many campaigns and events planned to increase the awareness of the disease.   Although many are aware of breast cancer they are still many that don’t take the steps or put plans in place for early detection.  Over the years there has been lots of progress in research and treatments but we must continue to push forward to find a cure. Breast cancer is the most …
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Plan Your Trip Around Island Events

Being a Caribbean island with summer like weather all year around and tourism as our main industry there is always something happening in Antigua.  Some of the biggest events include the annual carnival celebrations and fetes, sailing week and yacht shows, fishing tournaments, golfing, cycling and cricket tournaments.   No matter what time of the year, you’re bound to find one-of-a-kind festivals, cultural performances and other events to entertain you during your stay in Antigua. In the upcoming months as the …
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Carnival Wrap Up!

The Sweet Misbehavin’ that was Antigua’s Carnival culminated on Tuesday evening with the announcement of Ezzy Rattigan’s Golden Cup winning 2013 Road March.  Rattigan who also won 2013 Soca Jumpy with his song Golden Cup played some 174 times during the J’ouvert and Tuesday Mas celebrations. This year’s carnival celebration as expected was filled with colour, music, mas, pageantry, fun and friendship.  Trade Winds Hotel and Bay House Restaurant would like to congratulate all the artistes, contestants, committees and promoters …
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Listen! Look! It’s Sweet Misbehavin’

Shhh!  Do you hear that? Shhh!  Can you hear that? Can you feel the vibrancy in the air? Listen again! Can you hear it?  Can you feel it? That sound and feeling is Antigua’s Carnival!  The Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival is finally here.  Eleven exciting days of cultural explosion, music, revelry and performing arts under the theme of Sweet Misbehavin’. The Sweet Misbehavin’ has been ongoing for weeks with the sounds of sweet soca music pulsating the airwaves.  Mas camps …
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Writer’s Block

So for the past two days I’ve been sitting staring at blank word document trying to figure out what to write about for this week’s blog.  It is not that there isn’t anything to write about…as a matter of fact there a lot is as we are in the peak of feting season leading up to Antigua’s Carnival.  But being that we’re a hotel we are trying to share with you all things sun, sea and sand…all that touristy stuff. …
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Summer is HERE!

“Knock! Knock!” “Who’s there?” “Summer!” “Summer who?” “SUMMER! SUMMER IS HERE!” <— Does this list look familiar? Yep that was our New Year’s resolution list for you. And we are very proud of how well you’ve been sticking to your diet and working on your bikini body…we can’t wait to see you poolside or on the beach in that fabulous bikini.  We are even more excited and honoured that you and your family have chosen Trade Winds Hotel as your summer …
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