Carnival 2022 Continues and What's On
SWEET MISBEHAVING — CARNIVAL 2022 CONTINUES
Photo © A beautiful 2022 T-shirt Mas sunset with Myst Carnival / Ibis The Livest
“The Greatest Summer Festival,” Antigua Carnival, is in full swing, and the non-stop revelry continues until Last Lap next Tuesday.

The festivities continue tonight with the LIAT Caribbean Melting Pot, followed this weekend by the Calypso Monarch Competition on Friday, Panorama on Saturday, and the Party Monarch Competition then Emancipation Watch Night on Sunday.

Carnival culminates with Carnival Monday and Carnival Tuesday (public holidays). J'ouvert morning kicks off at 3am on Monday, followed by the Parade of the Bands and Last Lap, closing off the celebrations on Tuesday— here are the parade routes & assembling points.

Not into Carnival? Discover fun-filled alternative experiences right here. Try horseback riding, zipliningscuba diving, and more for a day or two of adrenaline-pumping fun! For the full schedule of activities in Antigua, see What's On or scroll down for staycation offers

Whatever you decide to do, have a happy and safe carnival weekend! 
NO WEEKLY WHAT'S ON NEWSLETTER AFTER CARNIVAL
Dear readers: The Weekly What's On Newsletter will break on Thursday, August 4, 2022, and resume on Thursday, August 11, 2022. Please visit www.antiguanice.com in the interim as we will continue to update our website with fresh content.
WHAT'S HOT THIS WEEK...
CJ'S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS 
Here's another reason to dine at Le Bistro (photo) and Rocks Group restaurants — Catherine's Café, Rokuni, and Sheer Rocks. They all have been named as one of the 50 Best Restaurants across the region for 2022. Explore the list and find out why they've been awarded.
RESTAURANT RUMBLINGS
Get your fill at Ti Lolo (photo) before the restaurant closes on 7/31 for vacation. Life's closing down and has fixtures and fittings for sale — everything must go at amazing prices. Stay up to date on the ever-evolving dining scene with restaurant news and opening times.
PIANGO FEST RELOADED
The much-awaited festival is back this summer. The two-day festival is set to showcase a variety of mangoes and pineapple delights on August 13-14th. Take a photo eating pineapples and or mangoes and enter the 'PiAngoFest Selfie' Competition to win EC$200.
JOB VACANCIES
SOUS CHEF — CURTAIN BLUFF
Curtain Bluff is seeking a passionate, skilled chef, apply by August 29, 2022
ACCOUNT CLERK AT ACT ANTIGUA
Apply now to become the new clerk of ACT Antigua's accounting department
PHOTOGRAPHER — NELSON'S DOCKYARD NATIONAL PARK 
Document the UNESCO World Heritage Site and its activities, apply by 7/31 
CARNIVAL CONTINUES...
CARIBBEAN MELTING POT 
A night of show-stopping performances by local and regional artistes on 28/7 
SMIRNOFF CALYPSO MONARCH
Calypsonians vie for the title in the social commentary & bacchanal categories, 29/7
PANORAMA COMPETITION
The best steel bands are set to compete for the coveted title on Saturday, 30/7
PARTY MONARCH & WATCH NIGHT
battle for the Groovy & Jumpy Monarch titles then Emancipation Watch, 31/7
CARNIVAL MONDAY
Emancipation Day, J’ouvert and Culture and Cuisine on Carnival Monday, 1/8
CARNIVAL TUESDAY
The festivities culminate with the Parade of Bands at 12pm and Last Lap at 7pm
SIZZLING EVENTS
ROSSINI & WHITE WINE SPECIAL
Shrimp or Lobster Risotto with a glass of wine this weekend at Pillars, EC$100
BOOM BURGER SPECIAL
Homemade Beef, Fish, or Chicken Burger with a house drink at Boom this week
LIVE MUSIC ON THE BEACH
Catch Asher Otto live from 2:30pm to 6pm this Saturday at Catherine's Café
WOMEN ON WATER
Sailing for women of all ages, sizes and experience at the NSA, Saturday at 4pm
FLAMING IN THE FUTURE
AFTER CARNIVAL HOOKAH VIBEZ
Music by DJ Shatta and chill time with Hookah Kingdom 268 at Darkwood, 8/7
SUNSET BEACH PARTY
An all white attire affair with DJ Quixx and drink specials at Salt Plage on August 13
FEATURE WEEKEND AT ROKUNI
August 13-14 includes a starlit Sushi Night Dinner and Music on the Rocks at Rokuni
SUNSET TO MOONLIGHT KAYAK
Paddle & enjoy the setting sun and catch the full moon with NSA on 8/12
FRANCIS NUNES FISHING TOURNY
September 24: Mark your calendars for amazing food, drinks, and a great lime
PIANGO FEST RELOADED
Pineapple Mango Festival returns on 8/13-14 at Cades Bay Agricultural Station
SIZZLING SPECIALS
A ROMANTIC GETAWAY
Chill lakeside in a one-bedroom cottage for two adults at EC$350 p/n at Yepton
FREQUENT TRAVELLER CARDS
Book five return trips and get the sixth free with Barbuda Express
CARIB BUCKET SPECIAL
Buy 5 beers for EC$35 during the months of July and August at Indian Summer
SUMMER STAYCATION 
US$150 per couple for a standard harbour view room at Admiral's Inn, ends on 8/28
STAYCATION AT THE LODGE
Book two nights or more with access to watersports at great rates at The Lodge 
ELITE SUMMER STAYCATIONS
Stay at the Verandah Resort & Spa, St. James's Club, or Pineapple Beach 
PIMMS ALONG SPECIAL
Enjoy a jug of Pimms and a canapé board weekly at Catherine's for EC$150
SANGRIA SPECIAL
Four plates of tapas & a jug of sangria for EC$150 with an upgrade at Sheer Rocks 
IN-APP SUBWAY OFFERS
Get rewarded with a free sandwich and cookie platter plus a Carnival towel 
RESIDENTS SPECIAL
Residents get 10% off in July at Boom and Pillars Restaurant
TOURS & EXCURSIONS
ANTIGUA YACHT CHARTERS
Cruise the Caribbean or Mediterranean on a comfortable and fully crewed yacht
ANTIGUA EQUESTRIAN CENTRE
Schedule riding lessons, or adventurous trail rides through hills and beaches
THE LATEST NEWS
THE LARDER
Renowned as Antigua's best sushi bar and deli-café with great food and service
AIRLIFT SCHEDULE: AUGUST 2022
Check out flights in and out of Antigua and Barbuda during August 2022
80 BARBUDANS D.E.E.R AWARDEES
Certification awarded for quality customer experiences in AHTA's programme
ASW 2023 NOTICE OF RACE
The Notice of Race for the 54th edition of Antigua Sailing Week is now available
KEEP ANTIGUA NICE
KEEP THE CITY CLEAN THIS CARNIVAL
Carnival is a time to eat, drink, and have a ball, but please take responsibility for your garbage and don't litter at all! 
TRAVEL ADVISORY UPDATES
 
If you are traveling to and from Antigua and Barbuda, below is a list of updated testing and travel protocols you'll need to know with links to read more.

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA:
The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has updated its Travel Advisory. All persons entering Antigua and Barbuda, subject to any evidence regarding any new variant, shall be allowed to enter without vaccination. However, all those persons who are unvaccinated are required to submit to a PCR Test, no more than four days old, before boarding their flight to Antigua.


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. More testing options can be found here.

UK: All remaining COVID-19 international travel restrictions for all passengers. Read the latest advisory here

USA: Before boarding a flight to the United States you will need proof of vaccination. Children under 2 years old do not need to test. More Travel Advisory details can be found here.

CANADA: Starting July 19, 2022: Mandatory random arrival testing resumes for air travellers qualified as fully vaccinated All COVID-19 testing for all air travellers will be done outside of airports. Read the full Travel Advisory here.
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