Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Antigua In Pictures

Most people know Antigua for its white sand beaches and teal waters that beckon snorkelers, divers and sailors. But, instead, I searched out trails -- such one to Signal Hill that offers panoramic views -- that wandered through an arid landscape, and contemporary art galleries, such as the vibrant Fig Tree Studio Art Gallery that's snuggled in the middle of the rainforest. My wee B & B, Blue Bay Antigua, on the quiet east end of the island, afforded a charming accommodation for those on a budget. The pool offered views of the ocean, as did my whitewashed room, simply decorated with small watercolors done by Caribbean artists that hung on the walls.

This short YouTube video slideshow offers a window into my visit.


12 comments:

Sheryl Kraft said...

Love your photos - Antigua looks like a very special place!

Brette Sember said...

I'm always looking for great places to buy artwork. I'll keep it in mind if I get to Antigua.

ruth pennebaker said...

Jeanine -- is it just my imagination, or is your life idyllic?

Kerry Dexter said...

Jeanine,
Great to hear about Antigua beyond the beaches -- thanks for letting us on your explorations.

merr said...

Echoing was Ruth mentioned above. These are wonderful!

Jane Louise Boursaw said...

So very beautiful. Oh that water. Reminds me a little bit of St. John in the Virgin Islands.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Sheryl, Glad you like the photos. My trip was way too short.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Brette, I adored the contemporary art on the island. Very bold and vibrant.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Ruth, It's got its pluses and minuses.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Kerry, Yeah, I'm not much of a beach person. I find that each island in the Caribbean has so much more to offer.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Merr, Thanks for commenting.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Jane, St. John is gorgeous. Loved the hiking there.