The new slogan for Antigua and Barbuda that “The beach is just the beginning” is apt in more ways that one. Although we are renowned for our 365 beaches, you will be bored simply staying at home or in your hotel room when the sun goes down! Thankfully, there is a wide range of activities to indulge in while you’re here that take place every day. Here’s a short weekly schedule that will allow you to take advantage of what Antigua has to offer.
Pork and Wine Lime at Captain’s Quarters – This event takes place on Fridays at the Captain’s Quarters restaurant at the Catamaran Hotel, located at Falmouth Harbour. This outing (aka “lime” in local speak) allows people to mingle, talk, and have fun in a relaxed setting. The cost is only $35, and you’re allowed a choice of two meats, with pork being the specialty, as well as a glass of wine.
DJ Nights at Abracadabras – If you’re in more of a party mood you can always head down to Abracadabras, a restaurant and bar that transforms itself into a nightclub on weekends. You’ll meet an eclectic mix of locals, yachties, and expats steps away from the historic Nelson’s Dockyard area.
5 AM Hikers – If you were too full after your pork and wine to stay out late, why not work off the extra calories? The 5 AM hikers meet every Saturday for their weekly trek through various scenic points around the island. This is good for even the most casual of walkers or for the hardcore off road runner.Check out their facebook page for more information about meeting places and schedule.
Club Sushi – After some recovery from the early morning hike, head down to Club Sushi in English Harbour for an all you can eat sushi special for only $80 EC.
Shirley Heights Barbecue – An institution not to be missed, every visitor should attend the Sunday barbecue at Shirley Heights. Beginning at around 4 pm, enjoy the sounds of local steel pan players as you enjoy local barbecue food at Shirley Heights, a restored 18th century fort overlooking the best view on the island! As the sun sets and the rum begins to have its intended effect, the steel band makes way for a local band for you to dance the rest of the night away to local and international hit songs.
Chiki’s Hi-Fi Mondays – One of the best Caribbean DJ’s (and the only non-playing person to win a cricket man of the match award) Chiki’s ability to get a party started are world renowned. You can listen to Chiki yourself for no charge at his Hi-Fi Mondays sessions at Life on the Corner, located in English Harbour.
Asher Otto and Itchy Feet at Al Porto’s – Playing recently to sold out crowds in Antigua and St. Maarten, Asher Otto and the Itchy Feet Band are on the rise as a spectacular Caribbean band. Catch them live at Al Porto’s, an Italian themed restaurant located along the scenic docks at Jolly Harbour.
Happy Hour at Touloulou – Head down to Touloulou off Friars Hill Road on Tuesdays for their 5 o’clock happy hour specials where drinks are only $5 EC. Stick around for their after drinks movie and enjoy light bites and other drinks specials.
Two for one pizza at Al Porto’s – On Tuesday it’s back to Al Porto’s for one of the best dinner deals on the island. Every Tuesday is their two for one pizza special, which draws a large crowd every time for their thin crust wood baked pizza. Reservations definitely recommended.
Atlantic View Restaurant – Where in the world could you get two starters, mains and desserts for only $99 EC? Atlantic View Restaurant is part of the Hotel Training School, so every time you eat you give students a great learning experience without breaking the bank.Visit their page on the Antigua and Barbuda Hospitality Institute website for more details and contact information.
Catherine’s Café – Enjoy soothing jazz music from internationally renowned musician Roland Prince and the rest of his trio within the scenic English Harbour area.
Bingo at Kings Casino – If you want good fun with a local flair, why not try bingo at Kings Casino? Antigua’s oldest casino, this establishment is located in the heart of downtown St. John’s in Heritage Quay, right on the St. John’s waterfront docks. With a wide range of table games and slots, this casino will be sure to provide you with hours of entertainment.
Kareoke at Beach Limerz – If you need an activity that allows you to become more engaged, look no further than karaoke at Beach Limerz. Located on the historic Fort James beach, this new restaurant has attracted quite a following for its weekly karaoke nights. Whether you’re an accomplished singer or a first timer looking for fun, karaoke at Beach Limerz is the perfect spot to pass the night away.