A new beach bar has opened in south-west Antigua, attached to St Mary's Court Best Western Premier Hotel, which is under construction and due to debut next summer 2018. The unique Rum Bus Beach is themed around an imported London routemaster bus, and is also the official bar of the Caribbean's iconic Mount Gay rum brand.
The cruise industry in Antigua and Barbuda is thriving, according to recent figures from the nation's tourism ministry. An anticipated 459,138 cruise passengers are expected to visit the twin island nation between October and December this year. More than 220 cruise ship calls will be made during this period, including 12 new cruises from ships that have never visited the Caribbean country.
The Caribbean island of Antigua is open for business following the devastating Hurricane Irma earlier this month. Many of the island nation’s attractions, activities, restaurants and hotels have reopened to the public, and many more will reopen over the next couple of months before the peak winter season begins. The island’s airport and cruise berths have also re-opened to travellers.
Stars from reality TV show The Only Way is Essex shared a series of instagram snaps documenting their summer holidays on the Caribbean island of Antigua last month. Couples Amber Dowding and Chris Clark, and Courtney Green and Myles Barnett photographed themselves staying at luxury resorts Pineapple Beach Club and St James Club and Villas.
Antiqua's famed Jolly Beach Resort & Spa will come under the management of Blue Diamond beginning on September 1. The resort is considered one of Antigua's best all-inclusive resorts. Blue Diamond is based in Toronto but is the fastest growing resort chain in the Caribbean, with 14,000 rooms in six countries.
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