The Best in the Caribbean & What's On
THE BEST IN THE CARIBBEAN
Photo ©: Sheer Rocks Restaurant at Cocobay Resort/ www,cocobayresort.com/

Get your voting fingers ready! Antigua and Barbuda’s world-renowned and unmatched vacation experience is up for recognition across several categories at the Caribbean Journal Travelers’ Choice Awards 2021, and voting is officially open!

From luxury beachfront resorts to pristine white-sand beaches, our nation’s natural beauty and exceptional hospitality have once again captured the attention of Caribbean Journal’s readers and it's now up to you to make the final decision by casting your vote.

Show some love to your favourite Caribbean destination and help us claim the coveted Best Caribbean Honeymoon Destination and the Best Cruise Port titles. Honour your memories at the Valley Church Beach and/or Darkwood Beach with the Best Beach in the Caribbean award. Vote for Galley Bay Resort & Spa or Keyonna Beach Resort as the Best All-Inclusive Resort. And, select Sheer Rocks' award-winning dining experience for the Best Restaurant in the Caribbean spot...the list goes on.

To vote for Antigua and Barbuda in Caribbean Journal Travelers’ Choice Awards survey, click here! Voting ends in October and winners will be announced on 15 November, 2021.
WHAT'S HOT THIS WEEK
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The right challenge is waiting for you! From Security Officer and Maintenance Technician at Curtain Bluff to Operations & Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Technician, and Pastry Chef at Cocobay Resort and Revenue and Receivables Manager at SLBMC. Apply right away.
40TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY
Let's get ready to celebrate Antigua and Barbuda's 40th Independence Anniversary on 1 November, 2021. The celebrations leading up to the Day will be unique and celebrated throughout the whole country with pride under the theme: â€śResilience, Reflection and Recovery.”
RESTAURANT RUMBLINGS 
Restaurants are still counting down the weeks before you'll be able to dine-in again but continuing takeout service only. Find selected restaurants' operating hours with pickup and/or delivery services below. Stay up to date on the latest restaurant news and opening times here.
TRIED AND TRUE TAKEOUTS
AL PORTO
12″ pizzas at EC$29, pastas at EC$39 + other specials daily, 12pm to 7:15pm  
BAY HOUSE
Full menu with to-go orders by phone or WhatsApp via QuikServe and KariBites
BIG BANANA
Order to go at Redcliffe Street on Monday to Saturday from 11am to 6:30pm 
C & C WINE HOUSE
Sumptuous meals and tasty wines to go on Mondays to Saturdays, 11am to 7pm
CLOGGY'S CAFÉ
Salad, steak, coconut shrimp etc. on Tuesdays to Sundays from 11:30am
CLUB HOUSE
Sushi, steak and so much more at prices slashed by 20%, daily from 4pm
DARKWOOD BEACH BAR
A full menu of starters, sandwiches, and Antiguan specialties daily from 9am
DENNIS
A great mix of local fare and international dishes from Fridays to Sundays at 10am
FRED'S 
Belgian waffles with ice cream, sorbets & drinks on Thursdays-Sundays from 1pm
INDIAN SUMMER
Mughlai and Punjabi cuisines on the go, Wednesdays to Mondays from 11:30am
LIFE ON THE CORNER
Faves including Chicken Jalfrezi, burgers & fries on Mondays to Fridays from 5pm
MAIA LOUNGE @ SOUTH POINT
Signature sushi rolls, salads, and other choices are available on the go until 19/9
MR. PANZEROTTO
Nutella, veggies & meat filled Panzerotti on Fridays to Wednesdays from 10am
NOMAD
Salad, pasta, and other specials daily for pick up or delivery from 11:30am  
SALT PLAGE
Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 8:30am-9pm
SHEER ROCKS
Tapas Takeaway is available on Tuesday through Sunday from 12pm to 4pm 
SUBWAY
Subs to go, Mondays to Saturdays from 7:30am to 6pm & on Sundays from 9am
THE LARDER
The sushi bar & gourmet deli-café is open Monday to Saturday from 7:30am to 7pm
TRAPPAS
A fantastic range of starters, mains, sides & desserts daily from 5:30pm to 7:45pm 
SIZZLING EVENTS
LASAGNA THURSDAYS
Grab the best comfort food to go at C & C Wine House, Thursdays from 11am-7pm
WALK-IN VACCINATION SITES
A choice of two vaccine sites for first and second doses this Saturday and Sunday
FLAMING IN THE FUTURE
CSA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Caribbean Sailing Association will hold its annual meeting on 8/10 via zoom
BOOK SIGNING
Book signing with Marguerite Jennifer Joseph is on 9/10 at The Best of Books
ANTIGUA CHARTER YACHT SHOW 60TH ANNIVERSARY 
The diamond jubilee of the Antigua Yacht Charter Show is set for 4-9/12
SIZZLING SPECIALS
FREE GIFT WITH 10% OFF
Receive a free gift and 10% off US$50 purchases through October at Lipstick 
END-OF-SEASON CLOTHING SALE
New Arrivals and 60% off on women's clothing through October at Cattleya
BACK TO THE BLUFF SPECIAL
Curtain Bluff celebrates its 60th season with complimentary benefits & inclusions
BIG SALE
Clearance Sale plus New Arrivals in stock at 20% off at The Furniture Gallery
BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING
Get 10% off select back-to-school items at Harper's, and donate to help Stuff the Bus for underprivileged students. 
Teachers save 10% this month at Exotic Antigua. Take advantage of deals & tech bundles at ACT and shop online with AllMart. Browse specials here.
TOURS AND TRIPS
RAINFOREST CANOPY TOUR
Reserve thrilling zip lines and rope adventures in the heart of the rainforest
CHASERENTACAR.COM
Book online and save 15% off vehicle rates. Offer valid for seven days or more
TRAVEL UPDATES
 
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA: With the exception of the flight crew, no person may enter Antigua and Barbuda who have spent any of the preceding 14 days in Brazil or South Africa. Effective October 1, 2021, all arriving passengers including returning nationals and residents are required to have received at least the first dose of the vaccine approved by the appropriate authorities in Antigua and Barbuda, in addition to a negative RT PCR test for COVID-19. Read the latest Travel Advisory.

Testing:  Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre advised to commence the application for testing at least 7 days prior to departure date to facilitate an appointment for swabbing.

UK: All persons entering or returning to the United Kingdom must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to three days before airport departure. 

USA: All air passengers arriving in the United States from a foreign country must be tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight.
From early November, non-citizens visiting the United States will have to show proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of departure.


CANADA: Fully vaccinated travelers are permitted to enter Canada and not be subjected to the federal requirement to quarantine or take a COVID-19 test on Day 8. 
THE LATEST NEWS
ANTIGUA YACHTING & EVENT NEWS
ABMA is looking forward to welcoming vaccinated visitors for the 2022 season 
AIRLIFT SCHEDULE: OCTOBER 2021
Major airlift carriers for October 2021 at the V.C. Bird International Airport
HEALTH & FITNESS WEEK 2022
Health & fitness activities, tennis classes and more from Jan-Mar at Curtain Bluff
NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Check out the new executive committee elected by the EAG at its last AGM
CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION
Cash + art supplies up for grabs in Halo Foundation contest. Deadline is 10/12
SHEER ROCKS - ROCKS BOX
This month's Discovery Box contains six great wines. Order now, delivery on 1/10
UPDATED HURRICANE SHELTERS
Seventeen structures added to the list of shelters for this year’s hurricane season
ANTIGUA VILLAGE RESORT
A chic collection of condos on Dickenson Bay, for beach-loving guests
CARIBBEAN COFFEE ROSTER
Dedicated to producing the finest hand roasted coffees, for lovers of the bean
YEPTON ESTATE COTTAGES
Self-catering cottages on a natural salt lake, and walking distance to the beach
KEEP ANTIGUA NICE
HALO FOUNDATION PUBLIC BINS
Photo L-R: Halo Gen Y members: Ninette Benta, Cuthbert Forbes Jr., Brent Scotland & Romancier Edwards
As part of its environmental awareness campaign, the Halo Foundation has donated five (5) public trash bins in the Shell Beach area for your garbage disposal. 
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