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Friday,  April 12, 2024 8:42 PM 

Here's what's happening in Antigua & Barbuda during Wellness Month

Here's what's happening in Antigua & Barbuda during Wellness Month
Antigua. (File photo)
Pax Global Media

The twin-island destination of Antigua and Barbuda has revealed plans for Antigua and Barbuda Wellness Month with visitors and residents invited to immerse themselves in the destination’s wellness experiences as they start anew in January 2024.  

Hosted by the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, the month of special programming offers activities in resorts and in communities, ranging from wellness retreats, spa experiences, hiking trail exploration, off-shore island excursions with yoga on secluded beaches, culturally-immersive experiences and healthy eating options.  

"Antigua and Barbuda has a wealth of natural attributes, and skilled wellness service providers. There is plenty to do and uncover in Antigua and Barbuda for those hoping to enrich their mind, body, and soul, and we can not wait to wow in January!” said CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority Colin C. James in a press release.

Antigua and Barbuda Wellness Month unfolds in January 2024. (Supplied)

The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has two challenges open to competitors of all ages for the month: the adventurous ‘Four corners of Antigua and Barbuda Hiking Challenge’ and the invigorating ‘7 Minute Ice Bath Challenge’.  

The Four Corners of Antigua and Barbuda Hiking Challenge, with Wadadli Trailblazers offers outdoor exploration within Antigua and Barbuda’s national parks and lush, rolling hills. 

Four hikes with varying degrees of difficulty will take place over the month with hikers trekking to the historic Fort Barrington,  picturesque Gaynor’s Bay, and Signal Hill in addition to Barbuda’s unique Darby Cave.   

Meanwhile, the 7 Minute Ice Bath Challenge* organized by organic wellness haven, Wellness Footprints Antigua operated by Antigua and Barbuda 2023 Wellness Champion and Wellness Ambassador Tricia Greenaway will highlight the benefits of an ice bath. Participants taking the plunge will aim to sit in a bath filled with ice for seven minutes.  

A therapuetic experience, ice baths are  known to have many benefits including helping with focus and meditation, relaxation and better sleep, muscle recovery and inproving mental health.  

Astronaut, Wellness practitioner and Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Brand Ambassador Keisha Schahaff has also given her stamp of approval to Antigua and Barbuda Wellness Month, and will offer twelve persons during the month complimentary access to her wellness retreat themed around discovering the power of space, wellness, and personal growth. 

“Remember, we begin with a total reset and cleansing of the system. When the energy in the body is moving, so is everything in your life,” said Schahaff.

Marketing Communications Manager and Wellness Pillar team member at the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority Maria Blackman added: “We are firm believers that our destination has all the assets for those wishing to lead a well lifestyle, and we are beyond excited to showcase the wellness community in Antigua and Barbuda and meet everyone beginning or continuing their wellness journey in January." 

Other wellness offers

Here are other Antigua and Barbuda Wellness Month offers: 

H20 Boat Tours 

A boat excursion that offers the perfect escape, combining the therapeutic rhythm of ocean waves with breathtaking coastal views. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of yoga on secluded beaches, savouring moments of bliss during snorkelling and our meditation at sunset adventures. Special Offer: 10% off any final tour price if used by the end of Jan 2024.  

 Humble and Free Wadadli 

Uncover the rich cultural tapestry of Antigua through the unique lens of Rastafari with Humble and Free Wadadli guided tours and eco-experiences. Special Offer: 20% off all of our deluxe experiences during January when you use the code Wellness20 at checkout. 

Trek Tours  

You need not be an athlete to participate, but you need to be interested in experiencing Antigua’s incredible scenery in an active manner! Special Offer: 10% off all direct bookings using the promo code Wellness24 to be applied only to bookings made via email for the month of January for the scenic Middle Ground Trail.  

The Great House Antigua 

The Great House Antigua, a historic boutique hotel is the perfect location to explore and relax. Special Offer: - 3 yoga classes per week, - 5% off all spa treatments, - Reiki treatments available and more. 

Galley Bay Resort Antigua

Treat yourself at this authentic Caribbean Getaway for Wellness Month with a special rejuvenation package which includes, Island Wellness Culinary Delights, Wadadli Breeze Smoothie, Paradise Body Scrub, and Island Fusion Massage and more. 

The Treehouse Beach Club Wellness Wednesdays 

An experience that nurtures your mind, body, and soul.  Enjoy a vegetarian pepperpot and Treehouse cocktail for EC$35. Stay for yoga at 5:30 p.m. with Wadadlivity. 

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