The Beach is Just the Beginning: Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority launches new podcast

Available on leading podcast platforms including Spotify and Amazon Podcasts, The Beach is Just the Beginning is a multi-episode series that transports listeners to Antigua and Barbuda with authentic stories and tales direct from the twin-island nation.

Travel hungry listeners can explore everything from heritage, set against the backdrop of Antigua and Barbuda’s 40th independence anniversary with a journey through UNESCO World Heritage Site Nelson’s Dockyard to a tropical wellness getaway just in time to banish the January blues. Escape grey winter skies and discover how Antigua and Barbuda is becoming the ultimate self-care destination, complete with glamping and wellness retreats, attracting visitors looking to unplug and reset with natural remedies, yoga, and the classic Antiguan sunshine.

As no trip to Antigua and Barbuda is complete without a journey to both islands, the series will include an entire episode dedicated to the on-island life of Barbuda. Listeners will learn about Barbuda’s unique culture and the island’s must-do experiences through conversations with notable locals including culture expert Asha Frank and restauranteurs Jackie Beazer and Matthew John. The Barbuda special will also include a tour of the Frigate Bird Sanctuary, the largest in the western hemisphere, and a look at the development taking place on the island.

Soon-to-be-released sports episodes will coincide with the West Indies Cricket test series against England, featuring interviews from the legendary cricketing knight’s Sir Andy Roberts and Sir Richie Richardson, and the return of Antigua’s iconic Sailing Week – focusing on the impact these sports have on the island. Additional installments will have armchair travellers journeying to Carnival through the significance of music and costume and transported to the romantic shores of Antigua’s beaches, to learn about the rise of destination weddings.

Find The Beach is Just the Beginning from Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority on SpotifyAmazon Podcasts, or on other leading podcast platforms. 

About Antigua and Barbuda:

The largest of the Leeward Islands, Antigua & Barbuda comprises 108-square miles. The 365 white and pink sand beaches, one for every day of the year, are just the beginning of the treasures that await visitors.  Antigua’s rich history and spectacular topography provide a variety of popular sightseeing opportunities. Nelson’s Dockyard, the only remaining example of a Georgian fort commissioned by the British in 1755, is perhaps the most renowned landmark. Betty’s Hope, built-in 1674, is the site of one of the first full-scale sugar plantations on Antigua and offers a chance to step back into time by visiting the restored mills. Another unique attraction is Devil’s Bridge, located at the eastern tip of the island in Indian Town National Park, where Atlantic breakers have carved out a natural limestone arch. Antigua boasts a varied tourism calendar including events such as the World Class Antigua Sailing Week, Classic Yacht Regatta, Antigua Sports Fishing, and also the annual Carnival; known as the Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival. Island accommodation ranges from luxury resorts and all-inclusive hotels to smaller more intimate boutique guesthouses and cottages. For information about Antigua & Barbuda visit

About ‘The Beach is Just the Beginning’

The Beach is Just the Beginning is the official podcast for the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority.

The magical Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda are rightly famous for their beautiful beaches and glorious sunshine. But beyond the dazzling white sand and crystal-clear waters, you’ll also find a vibrant place full of amazing people doing amazing things in music, food, wellness, the environment, and more. Join travel author Peter Moore as he discovers the people and places that make Antigua and Barbuda the most unique and interesting destinations in the Caribbean. And why the beach really is just the beginning.

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