Read here how Antigua and Barbuda will celebrate January as Wellness Month
Read here how Antigua and Barbuda will celebrate January as Wellness Month

Antigua and Barbuda: The Tourism Authority of the twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda has shared the update of the events to be organised in the upcoming year of 2023. While sharing an update about the events, the authority stated the twin-island paradise of Antigua and Barbuda is captivating visitors seeking a healthy lifestyle and the perfect balance in 2023, starting with an all-new Antigua and Barbuda Wellness Month in January and continuing with a series of retreats and exciting experiences for visitors to participate in during the year.

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WELLNESS MONTH, JANUARY 2023

If your New Yearโ€™s resolution calls for the embracing of a wellness lifestyle, Antigua and Barbuda starts the year with Wellness Month. During each week in January 2023, visitors can immerse themselves in wellness-targeted activities in nature ranging from complimentary โ€˜Soca-robixโ€™ and Zumba classes, meditative yoga in the countryside, various hikes in lush hills and a variety of spa treatments. Visitors will enjoy healthy dining options utilising local produce in addition to other wellness offerings by providers throughout the country. Interested in going dry during the month of January with no alcohol? Head to Antigua and Barbuda Tourismโ€™s social media pages for interactive sessions that will teach you how to make the perfect mocktail. www.visitantiguabarbuda.com

Wellness continues to be a focus throughout the year in Antigua & Barbuda, with numerous activities planned to include:

CARLISLE BAY WELLNESS RETREAT, FEBRUARY 2023

Escape to Carlisle Bay from February 24 to February 27 for a 3-night all-inclusive Wellness Retreat including daily mindful meditation, gentle yoga classes to suit all levels and abilities, daily activities including reef snorkelling at Cades Bay, a guided rainforest hike to Signal Hill and a local cooking demonstration. A mindfulness coach, holistic health practitioner and yoga instructor will guide creative and soulful yoga practices suitable for all levels. Carlisle Bay will also host a second wellness retreat from May 19 โ€“ May 22. www.carlisle-bay.com

RUN IN PARADISE, MAY 2023

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Antigua and Barbudaโ€™s most anticipated marathon race returns on May 28, 2023. Runners from around the world join seasoned national athletes and fitness enthusiasts in Antigua for โ€˜Run in Paradiseโ€™. The race that traverses the colourful city of St. Johnโ€™s and Antiguaโ€™s north coast offers one of the most scenic courses in the world. Distances of a marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5k run/walk offer an activity for all skill levels. Friends and family are encouraged to cheer on the runners and stay for the fun as the race concludes at the historic Fort James beach. www.runinparadise.com

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FIND BALANCE IN NATURE AT WILD LOTUS GLAMPING

Inspired by Shinrin-Yoku, the art of โ€˜Forest Bathingโ€™, guests at Wild Lotus Glamping can now experience a refreshing and invigorating CBD oil massage in the heart of Antiguaโ€™s rainforest. Soak in Antigua’s rainforest atmosphere, lower your blood pressure and boost your immune system. Our expert masseuse blends locally-made CBD oil with Paracetamol bush and Aloe Vera. This creates a powerful pain-relieving and skin-rejuvenating balm. Throughout the massage, guests are led through a ritual of deep breathing and meditation, allowing immersion of the forest atmosphere through the senses. www.wildlotusglamping.com/personal-retreats

BEACH MASSAGES IN BARBUDA

For a quiet pace, serenity and pink, sandy beaches, travel to Barbuda. Nobu Barbuda offers a new hideaway for travellers in the form of a consciously designed beach club, Nobu restaurant, and lounge. As the most recent addition, the beach club is an all-day Nobu experience unlike any other, with sun beds, private cabanas and beach-front massages available upon request. http://www.noburestaurants.com/…/the…/beach-club/

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EXPERIENCE THE FRESHEST FRUIT FACIAL IN NELSONโ€™S DOCKYARD

Secluded within The Powder Room Spa at Gun Powder House in scenic English Harbour is the Wellness Spa, where the subdued light, quiet, and coolness are perfect for the internal journey experienced during the great massage and soul-centring facials. This is where the spaโ€™s signature organic product line, Elements Antigua, glows. These locally hand-made products by Mary Wilkinson are created in small batches, which ensures both quality and freshness. Personally blended massage oils, including the finest local ingredients, makes for some added healing during treatment.

This season The Powder Room Spa is excited to unveil their continuing and expanding Fresh Food Facial menu! In addition to the luxurious signature line is the use of exquisite clays from around the world, paired with fresh, local produce and honey for the nutritional boost for an entire national and international experience that is out of this world. www.thepowderroomspaanu.com

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AMENTA WELLNESS JOURNEY

Prepare for an adventurous wellness experience that will take you to some of the most beautiful places in Antigua. The journey begins in the green pastures of Ebenezer, where Shaman King Swahili will greet and lead the group into meditation and yoga before the hike to Green Castle Hill. At the summit, be awed by panoramic views of the island. After the hike, fuel your mind and body with a private lunch on a clear turquoise beach catered by some of the finest local vegan chefs. Last but not least, the beach is for your use and โ€˜fulljoyment’!. www.amentatours.com/choose-wellness

RAS FREEMAN TOUR WITH HUMBLE AND FREE WADADLI

Explore the roots and culture of Antigua through the lens of Rastafari on a one-hour guided tour through the sacred grounds of Ras Freeman. Located in one of the first villages to be freed during slavery, the former plantation is now a place for worship, farming, natural living, history and heritage. Explore incoming crops and learn more about Rastafari’s role in making Antigua a more food-secure nation. Visit an indoor greenhouse where cannabis is grown and learn about Rastafari’s role in Antigua’s budding medicinal cannabis industry. www.humbleandfreewadadli.com/rasfreemantour

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ANTIGUAโ€™S NEWEST PLANT-BASED RESTAURANT

Situated on a fruit and vegetable farm, Bush Bungalow Creations is the Caribbeanโ€™s first minimal waste, a plant-based restaurant showcasing local and regional cuisine. The open-air restaurant with a rustic, natural ambience offers healthy menu options skillfully created by Chef Jermaine Jonas. On this seasonโ€™s menu are breakfast smoothies, gratitude bowls, delicious mains such as a plant-based shepherdโ€™s pie, and tasty pastries like a gluten-free sweet potato crust pizza with basil pesto, roasted tomatoes, arugula and cashew mozzarella. www.instagram.com/bushbungalowcreations/

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA WELLNESS GUIDE

Find out more about Antigua and Barbudaโ€™s wellness experiences on offer through the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authorityโ€™s Wellness Guide at www.visitantiguabarbuda.com/wellness-guide

https://visitantiguabarbuda.com/wellness-month/