Food Spots

Eat Outs // Rum Bus Beach

As the name suggests it’s a Rum Bus; they redesigned an old double-decker bus into a bar then added several cabanas and hammocks, turning this place into an amazing beach bar and restaurant. It’s located on the south-western end of the island along a stretch of countless other beach bars; however the red bus definitely stands out. Next to it is OJ’s beach bar which we visited sometime ago.

20171112_13250567756809.jpg
Rum Bus view from the main road

 

We were back and forth trying to decide which place to check out on Sunday and finally went with Rum Bus since there were so many great reviews. Another plus was that the menu was available online so we were aware of the prices beforehand. I don’t know if that’s just a weird thing with me, but I prefer viewing menus online to see whether or not there’s anything I’d like or if I could even afford the place without breaking the bank. Therefore the menu availability was definitely a plus and helped with making our decision to check it out. Continue reading “Eat Outs // Rum Bus Beach”

Advertisements
Food Spots

Eat Outs // Seafood Saturdayyyss

Hey Guys!!

Welcome to October!! It’s a new month, and by now you know how the saying goes: “New month, new goals, new blessings etc etc” I hope it’s all good for you and me both. This month also happens to be my birth month *23 more days*. However, let’s not get into that today; yesterday I decided to try out a new restaurant and here’s a mini review.

20170930_172526

Bay House Restaurant & Bar

Over the past few weeks the restaurant started having a special on weekends (Friday – Sunday) with discounted drinks, free shots, music from a live DJ and special menus. Saturdays were dedicated for seafood, which is one of my first loves, so why not visit? They’re open from 12p.m. for lunch, but we got there around 5p.m. for the drink specials. It’s been really cloudy the past few days, so the sunset wasn’t as spectacular as I know it could have been. The view is still pretty beautiful though.

Continue reading “Eat Outs // Seafood Saturdayyyss”

Adventure

Adventure Time ~ A Photo Diary

Hey Guys!!

I can’t believe I’m only posting this now, please forgive me. However, last month I had the opportunity to visit Redonda to participate in a restoration project.

The island of Redonda exists as remnants of an ancient extinct volcano; it is also politically a part of Antigua & Barbuda. It’s currently uninhabited by humans due its nature (no running water, steepness, inaccessible by transport other than helicopters).

20170804_100256

BTW this is all a part of my new job, so you can tell how excited I was for this opportunity. The trip was scheduled for a Saturday at 10 a.m. and once everybody arrived we went through an emergency briefing then it was time to go!!

20170804_100840
Deep Water Harbor, Antigua

20170804_100903

20170804_100938
Yepton’s Beach, Antigua
20170804_101044
Hawksbill Beach, Antigua

Continue reading “Adventure Time ~ A Photo Diary”

Lifestyle

CARNIVAL VIBES

“Whole year we waiting, and we anticipating…..#WaitingontheStage” 

Well the wait was finally over last week and now we wait again for 2018.

IMG-20170809-WA0038-ANIMATION

Real Vibes & Music

Dubbed The Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival, Antigua’s carnival takes place from the last week of July to the first week of August. The first Monday & Tuesday are public holidays given to people to go out and celebrate. Historically, Carnival is all about emancipation and celebration but over the years it has become very main stream. Nonetheless this year was our 60th anniversary and we had the traditional queen shows/pageants, music (calypso and soca) shows, panorama, Jouvert and parades.

Leading up to the holiday events there’s a wide variety of “pre-carnival” fetes with lots of different themes. However for me, my most anticipated weekend is the one right before the holiday. I shouldn’t even say “weekend” because it technically starts from the Sunday to Tuesday; not sure what happens on Friday/Saturday but ISSA NO.


 

Continue reading “CARNIVAL VIBES”

At the Table, Food Spots

Eat Outs // OJ’s Beach Bar & Restaurant

Hey Guys!!

This past Sunday took us a little south of the island in search of some good food.
The first place we went to was closed, so we quickly decided on a second option which was relatively close by. It also happened to be my first time being at this restaurant.

20170813_141357

The general atmosphere was very relaxing and more than expected when entering first. There’s a wide variety of seating available and we opted for upstairs which had the open view of the sea.


Beachfront restaurant seating

Continue reading “Eat Outs // OJ’s Beach Bar & Restaurant”

Food Spots

Eat Outs // Garden Grill

Hey Guys!!!

Happy Tuesday & I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend. Since I returned home last summer I made a list of restaurants I’d love to visit.
Well, one year later I finally made it to one of my top places.

Garden Grill

Located at Dutchman’s Bay near the airport, Garden Grill serves as a rather open, friendly, picturesque restaurant. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on select days. We opted for lunch on Saturday afternoon.

Before you enter, you’re greeted with chalkboard signs welcoming you as well as views of the garden and a pool that you’re welcomed to use. It’s an outdoorsy setting; seating arrangements are under a canopy. Unfortunately, Saturday was incredibly hot so there wasn’t any breeze really. Thus it was slightly uncomfortable.

Continue reading “Eat Outs // Garden Grill”

Food Spots

Eat Outs // Pari’s Pizza + Steakhouse

Hey Guyss!!
Happy Friday!!

This week has been a long one yet still a quick one, if that makes any sense. However, on Tuesday we celebrated my baby sister’s graduation from high school. She received many awards and we simply couldn’t end the night without celebrating. Since it was a week night we settled for a pizza night.

Image result for paris pizza antigua

Our choice was PARI’S PIZZA + STEAKHOUSE.

It’s located just behind Rex Halcyon Cove and only 10 minutes from town. It was recently renovated and has been established since 1977. The overall environment is very welcoming and relaxed. It is a great area for families and kids, as well as groups (coworkers/friends). As mentioned earlier we came specifically for PIZZA; we ordered two large ones to share.

Mexican Pizza

Continue reading “Eat Outs // Pari’s Pizza + Steakhouse”

Island Life, Travel

#ILiveWhereYouVacation

If you’ve ever been on social media, and seen pictures of what people call paradise you’d surely see the hashtag “I Live Where You Vacation” among them. Well, I happen to be one of those individuals who live where others would like to vacation. I hail from the beautiful island on Antigua and Barbuda, and i’m here to tell you a bit about my home.

Washed by the Caribbean Sea, Antigua is home to 365 beaches one for every day of the year. Lush blue clear waters where you can see your feet at the bottom, perfect for snorkeling. There are many activities and water sports to keep you occupied. However “The Beach is not only the Beginning.”

Antigua also has a tropical rainforest where you can go zip-lining, old sugar mills to explore, various forts, swim with stingrays, and endless activities. The new ones include buggy rides around the island, as well as DBoatΒ a floating water attraction.

Barbuda, it’s sister island is home to pink sand beaches, and one of the largest Frigate Bird Sanctuaries in the region.

Check out one of my previous posts “Summer in the Islands


Aqua playground at Darkwood beach.


Fort Barrington, Antigua


Green Island (One of the islands offshore from Antigua, accessible by boat tours)

The above pictures were taken from Live 2 Hover check out his page for more beautiful pictures of Antigua & Barbuda, and occasionally Montserrat.


Old sugar mills; historical site.


The famous lookout point – Shirley Heights

For more pictures, and further information check out theΒ Antigua & Barbuda TourismΒ page.

P.S as mentioned earlier, none of the pictures shown here belong to me, they were all taken from the following links.