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The 61st Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting

In a matter of days Peter will be heading over to sunny Antigua for the 61st Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting!

A selection of yachts will be available for viewings over three locations, Nelson's Dockyard Marina, Antigua Yacht Club Marina & Falmouth Harbour Marina. In amongst the boat show antics of yacht hops, viewings and meetings there will be time for drinking and eating! So here are our top 5 places to visit while you are there!

Antigua holds a special place in our hearts. Its the island where Ed and I spent many winter seasons while working on yachts. Over the years the bar and restaurant scene has grown significantly and Antigua is now home to some of the best rated restaurants in the Caribbean.

We hope you get a chance to try some or all of these while you are there.

Colibri Bistro Bar Lounge

Run by the ever charming Didier, Colibri is a French/Creole restaurant nestled in a lush private garden a walk away from Falmouth Harbour.

Last season this became a regular spot for us. Whether it was for a delicious meal of rustic lobster bisque with an incredible craft cocktail or a crisp glass of Chablis. Didier always has the best wine list too so ask for his recommendation and you will be treated to some nice French wine!

Catherines Cafe

I have been going to Catherines Cafe for 13 years! The restaurant has moved location and changed hands in that time but still an absolute classic and “must go” in Antigua!

Beautifully positioned down on Pigeon Beach, Catherines Cafe is the spot to visit for a long rosé lunch close to the ports. Great food, cocktails and quite often, live music on the beach!

Boom Restaurant and Pool

Now if you want a long rosé lunch but don’t want the sand then head to Boom Restaurant and Pool where you can enjoy a fantastic lunch (don’t go past the truffle parmesan fries!) over looking Nelson’s Dockyard. You can then order cocktails by the pool while laying the sun on their day beds.

Sheer Rocks

This incredible restaurant is situated on a cliff edge on the West coast of Antigua. Go for the day and enjoy the pools, great food, cocktails and the fun loving staff! The menu is tapas style and designed for sharing. Its a great spot for a crew day out or your last day after the busy boat show!

Also try their sister restaurant Rokuni for a more Japanese influence!

Casa Roots

Now you’re going to have to drive to the opposite side of the island for this one but I promise you its worth it!

Set in a beautiful tranquil garden right on the beach at Runaway Bay, Casa Roots offers a relaxing atmosphere to really unwind and escape. The Caribbean fish tacos are a must!



Cant recommend places in Antigua without recommending Skullies! A small bar by the Antigua Yacht Club that served up the BEST espresso martinis! Go here for a pre dinner drink and watch the sun set over the harbour!

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