Bridget van Dongen isn’t usually the five-star-resort type. But when a new survey determined that four of the Caribbean’s most expensive holiday resorts are in Antigua and Barbuda, she decided it was time for some research into life on the edge of the infinity pool.
Antigua and Barbuda
Drag racing — in which two drivers compete to take their souped-up cars the faster over a short course — is usually a testosterone-fuelled sport. But two Antiguan women drivers are proving that when it comes to reflexes and pure automotive speed, gender is no barrier. Joanne C. Hillhouse finds out more.
Erna Mae Tonge takes Cooking Magic, Antigua’s long-running culinary TV show, into the future. Joanne C. Hillhouse tells her story.
Bridget van Dongen discovers how a duckling rescue in Antigua helped make a community safer for wildlife.
The Wadadli Pen writing competition, founded by Joanne Hillhouse, offers tangible support to the next generation of Antiguan writers.
Antiguan designer Jean-Marie Thomas suggests two breezy ensembles perfect for an elegant day on the beach or a relaxed night out.
Antiguan Vanessa Hall is fast becoming one of the most sought-after wedding photographers in the Caribbean. She shares some of her spectacular photos.
Bridget van Dongen digs up a jewel of a store in Antigua.
Jeremy Taylor on Tim Hector: A Caribbean Radical’s Story, by Paul Buhle .
Miles of pink sand, ziplines through the rainforest, swimming with stingrays... Bridget van Dongen offers a tourist’s to-do list.