Category Archives: Festivals | Events | Carnival


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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Mother: A Cradle to Hold Me.

It’s almost always that mom is expected to be the strongest and the quietest influence on us. Only a mother seems capable of balancing so many roles and always with a smile.  Join with us as we honour and celebrate motherhood with this fabulous poem from Maya Angelou. Mother: A Cradle to Hole Me It is true I was created in you. It is also true That you were created for me. I owned your voice. It was shaped and …
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New Year’s Eve at Bay House Restaurant

Can you believe that the year is almost over? Celebrating New Year’s Eve is one of the oldest and most-exciting customs around the world.  Ringing church bells, tooting horns and ear-piercing shrieks echos throughout the world on this festive day. Whether visiting relatives or watching the New Year’s ball drop at home on the TV, welcoming the New Year is always a time of entertainment, celebration and resolution. Since this festival marks the beginning of the year, New Year’s Day …
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Christmas at Bay House Restaurant

The rigmarole of cooking a roast is reason enough to want to give the responsibilities of Christmas over to a third party – and why not?  The Bayhouse Restaurant is more than happy to take the load off for you. The Bay House Restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner this Christmas Day so you can dine in style overlooking beautiful Dickenson Bay.  The inviting, sweet and harmonious sounds of Harmonites Steel Orchestra will make your Christmas Day …
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In Living Colour – Antigua’s Carnival 2012

A rich heritage of sounds, exotic costumes that exudes impeccable appeal, style and bright colors, and beautiful happy people are just some adjectives that can be used to describe Antigua’s Carnival. Carnival originated in Italy hundreds of years ago as traditional costume festival before the first day of Lent as their observance of not eating meat during Lent.  It was called “carnevale” which means “put away the meat”.   As time passed carnivals became famous around the world and African heritage made …
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