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RESTAURANT WEEK AT ADMIRAL’S INN
April 24th 2024
Admiral's Inn - Pillars Restaurant
Restaurant Week menu at Admiral’s Inn, 2-course lunch special USD25, dinner USD50
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HAPPY HOUR
February 19th 2024
Copper and Lumber Store
Lite Bites and Happy Hour 4-6pm at Copper and Lumber
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VACANCY FOR A FRONT DESK/RESERVATIONS AGENT
January 25th 2024
Admiral's Inn - Pillars Restaurant
There is an opening for a friendly, qualified Front Desk / Reservations Agent at Admiral's Inn and Gunpowder Suites.
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SEAFOOD FRIDAY IS BACK
November 1st 2023
Copper and Lumber Store
Your favorite dining experience is back, SEAFOOD FRIDAY makes its grand return for the season!!! Returning on November 3rd
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REOPENING IN NELSON’S DOCKYARD
October 12th 2023
Copper and Lumber Store
The Copper & Lumber will be opening on 15th October. Join us for lunch and sample our new cocktail menu from 12.00-4.00pm
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OPEN DAILY WITH WEEKLY SPECIALS
October 11th 2023
Admiral's Inn - Pillars Restaurant
Caribbean specials, world menu, live music, it’s all happening at The Pillars every week. Open daily 7.30am-10.00pm
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CUSTOMER-FOCUSED STAFF REQUIRED
October 2nd 2023
Trade Winds Hotel
Trade Winds Hotel is seeking to hire customer-focused, dynamic, professionals to join our Accommodation Brand. Deadline for application 7 October
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FISH FRIDAY SUMMER CLOSURE
August 28th 2023
Copper and Lumber Store
Seafood Friday in Nelson’s Dockyard will be closed until 3rd November
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ANNUAL MAINTENANCE CLOSURE
August 28th 2023
Copper and Lumber Store
Copper and Lumber will be closing for annual maintenance from August 25th to. October 15th.
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CLOSING AND RE-OPENING DATES
August 23rd 2023
Admiral's Inn - Pillars Restaurant
Admiral’s Inn will be closing on 27th August, re-opening 8th October 2023
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SUMMER OPENING HOURS
May 18th 2023
Admiral's Inn - Pillars Restaurant
Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily, open 7.30am-10..00pm. Enjoy the Taste of the World on Saturdays and Caribbean Menu on Wednesdays
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RESTAURANT WEEK MENU
May 8th 2023
Admiral's Inn - Pillars Restaurant
Lunch menu two courses US$25, 7th May to 21st May. Three course dinner US$50
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GOOD FRIDAY SEAFOOD NIGHT CANCELLATION
April 3rd 2023
Copper and Lumber Store
There will be no Seafood Night on Good Friday, April 7th, at the Copper and Lumber in Nelson’s Dockyard,
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PILLARS MENU
February 16th 2022
Admiral's Inn - Pillars Restaurant
Dine in at Pillars Restaurant in the historic Nelson`s Dockyard with your friends and family. Lobster cocktail, baby back ribs, beef tenderloin and goat cheese salad are just few of the dishes you will enjoy.
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JOB VACANCIES
October 15th 2021
Trade Winds Hotel
Trade Winds Hotel is hiring! Positions exists for bartender, commis chef, room attendant and other roles.
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2021 TRAVELERS' CHOICE AWARD WINNER
August 12th 2021
Admiral's Inn - Pillars Restaurant
Admiral's Inn has earned a 2021 Travelers Choice Award!
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PLUS-SIZE FRIENDLY HOTEL
March 11th 2021
Catamaran Hotel
The Catamaran Hotel was the location for the filming of a major new primetime series The Big Body Hotel.
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TA REVIEW: THE PERFECT CARIBBEAN ACCOMMODATION
January 26th 2021
Buccaneer Beach Club
Over the next eight days our holiday just got better and better and a lot of this was down to the part that the team at Buccaneer played.
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CATAMARAN HOTEL IS OPEN
June 12th 2020
Catamaran Hotel
The hotel has passed inspection and is open with all safety protocols in place. Book today.
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BUCCANEER BEACH CLUB IS OPEN
June 8th 2020
Buccaneer Beach Club
The resort has passed the COVID-19 safety inspection and are now taking bookings.
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CLOSURE NOTICE
March 24th 2020
Copper and Lumber Store
In light of the evolving Covid-19 situation, the Copper and Lumber Store Historic Inn is temporarily closed until further notice.⁠
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SEAFOOD FRIDAY IS BACK WITH TAKEOUT MENU
December 2nd 2020
Copper and Lumber Store
Seafood Friday for now, returns as an after-work takeout affair running from 4pm until 8pm at Copper & Lumber in historic Nelson's Dockyard.
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FOR RENT: 1-BEDROOM COTTAGE
October 9th 2020
Antigua's Yepton Estate Cottages
1-bedroom cottage in a tropical garden with pool and a short walking distance of three white sand beaches is available for long term rental.
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THE 18 BEST ISLANDS TO VISIT IN THE CARIBBEAN IN 2018
March 13th 2018
Catamaran Hotel
Antigua is #1, and the Catamaran Hotel has been listed as the Best Small Family-Owned, Beachfront Bed & Breakfast to stay at.
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BUDGET ACCOMMODATION ON SAILING YACHT
January 22nd 2018
The Lodge
Enjoy the luxury and comfort aboard your own yacht when you book to stay on 'Feanor', berthed at the NSA.
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AN UPDATE FROM YEPTON ESTATE COTTAGES
September 21st 2017
Antigua's Yepton Estate Cottages
Antigua was saved from catastrophe, we hope that the USA who has had their own share of devastation Canada, England and the rest of Europe do not forget us and visit us this fall and winter.
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TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER
July 10th 2017
Trade Winds Hotel
Trade Winds Hotel is super excited and honoured to have been awarded the prestigious 2017 award from TripAdvisor.
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TRIPADVISOR 2017 CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD
July 4th 2017
Copper and Lumber Store
The Copper & Lumber Store Historic Inn is delighted to announce they have received the prestigious award.
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TRIPADVISOR 2017 CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER
June 26th 2017
Buccaneer Beach Club
Buccaneer Beach Club is pleased to announce they are the proud recipients of the coveted award.
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COPPER & LUMBER AWARDED 2016 CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
October 10th 2016
Copper and Lumber Store
The Copper and Lumber team would like to thank their many guests who contributed to their TripAdvisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence Award.
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UPDATED BUSINESS HOURS
August 13th 2020
Trade Winds Hotel
Trade Winds Hotel is open with new operating hours and upgraded amenities that will make guests feel safe.
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2015 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD
July 16th 2015
Trade Winds Hotel
Trade Winds Hotel is proud to announce they have been awarded the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award.
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CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 2015
June 4th 2015
Catamaran Hotel
TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence 2015,awarded to The Catamaran Hotel.
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2015 CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
May 22nd 2015
Antigua's Yepton Estate Cottages
Antigua Yepton Estate Cottages awarded a 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
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'AND WE’RE SPOILED' ON TRIPADVISOR
April 30th 2015
Antigua's Yepton Estate Cottages
Read gushing 5-star review of Antigua's Yepton Estate Cottages: Wonderful hosts for perfectly kept cottages on a beautiful tidal pond.
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ADMIRALS INN & "HAVING A DRINK WITH HORATIO NELSON"
March 25th 2015
Admiral's Inn - Pillars Restaurant
Admiral's Inn is a historic & iconic part of Nelson's Dockyard; check out this link to an article from the Caribbean Journal about this location's famous visitor & unique history
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“ICONIC AND CHARMING” ON TRIPADVISOR
February 25th 2015
Copper and Lumber Store
A recent 5-star review of Copper and Lumber Store Hotel on TripAdvisor
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FIRST-TIME VISITOR TO ANTIGUA TRIPADVISOR REVIEW
December 11th 2014
Copper and Lumber Store
A fabulous review of Copper & Lumber Hotel experience from a first time visitor
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EXPEDIA INSIDERS' BEST-HOTEL FOR 2014
November 4th 2014
Antigua's Yepton Estate Cottages
Yepton Estate Cottages named among the best reviewed hotels on Expedia Insiders Select list for 2014
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“MUCH BETTER THAN THE ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORTS”
August 1st 2014
Catamaran Hotel
Check out this exclusive review of Catamaran Hotel from a happy guest.
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ADMIRAL’S INN FEATURED AS ONE OF USA TODAY’S “TOP 10 HISTORIC HOTELS
June 3rd 2014
Admiral's Inn - Pillars Restaurant
Admirals Inn dominates USA Todays Top 10 historic hotels in the Caribbean.
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“NO TRADING ON THIS ONE!”
June 3rd 2014
Trade Winds Hotel
Check out this rave review of Trade Winds Hotel Conference Facility on TripAdvisor that will make you feel more confident about this booking choice.
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ADMIRAL'S INN RECOGNIZED AS EXCELLENT
May 29th 2014
Admiral's Inn - Pillars Restaurant
The Admiral's Inn in Nelson's Dockyard recently was awarded Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence 2014.
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“SIMPLICITY AT ITS BEST” ON TRIPADVISOR
May 1st 2014
Admiral's Inn - Pillars Restaurant
Check out this lovely review of Admiral's Inn by a recent happy guest.
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STAYS BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK
April 10th 2014
The Lodge
The Sailing Lodge has rooms available before, during and after Antigua Sailing Week 2014.
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“GREAT HOTEL IN A WONDERFUL LOCATION”
March 24th 2014
Trade Winds Hotel
Check out this review a happy guest wrote about Trade Winds Hotel.
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ANTIGUA PRIDE
December 23rd 2013
Admiral's Inn - Pillars Restaurant
The Powder Magazine Gallery is delighted to announce its inaugural exhibition, Antigua Pride.
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"WONDERFUL ACCOMMODATIONS, STAFF, LOCATION" - REVIEW ON TRIPADVISOR
September 3rd 2013
Buccaneer Beach Club
Tripadvisor.com allows guests to review where they've been. Check out this great review of Buccaneer Beach Club
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SMES - MARKETING AND EBUSINESS WORKSHOP
August 22nd 2013
Trade Winds Hotel
This course will enable participants to understand the workings of international trade & how to sustain export competitiveness
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"CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK" REVIEW ON TRIPADVISOR
July 24th 2013
The Ocean Inn
One pleased visitor from Surrey shares his experience at The Ocean Inn on Tripadvisor.com
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"CHARACTER HOTEL IN THE HEART OF THE OLD DOCKYARD"
July 17th 2013
Admiral's Inn - Pillars Restaurant
Tripadvisor.com allows guests to review where they stayed, and what they did on their vacation. Here's what Alex had to say about Admirals Inn
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WIN A 4-NIGHT STAY AT TRADE WINDS HOTEL
June 12th 2013
Trade Winds Hotel
How would you like to win a FREE 4-night stay at Trade Winds Hotel? Read on to learn more
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TRADE WINDS HOTEL RECEIVES EXCELLENCE AWARD
May 22nd 2013
Trade Winds Hotel
Trade Winds Hotel has earned a 2013 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.
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NEW EVENTS/CONFERENCE FACILITIES!
April 18th 2013
Trade Winds Hotel
Trade Winds Hotel new events/conference facility completed and ready for use
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BEACH-HOPPING AROUND ANTIGUA
March 1st 2013
Trade Winds Hotel
Attempt to discover as many of the 365 beaches in Antigua
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VOTE FOR TRADE WINDS HOTEL IN THE CARIBBEAN BEAT AWARDS
November 7th 2012
Trade Winds Hotel
Please Vote for Trade Winds Hotel in the Caribbean Beat Awards
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“A SMALL FRIENDLY HOTEL” - TRADE WINDS HOTEL
October 31st 2012
Trade Winds Hotel
Tripadvisor.com guest review of Trade Winds Hotel.
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CHRISTMAS MENUS FOR PARTIES AND FUNCTIONS
October 30th 2012
Trade Winds Hotel
Check out the menus available for Christmas parties and functions from November 15 - December 30th.
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NOMINATE & VOTE FOR CARIBBEAN BEAT AWARDS
October 26th 2012
Trade Winds Hotel
Nominate & Vote for Trade Winds Hotel and Bayhouse Restaurant for favourite Caribbean Accommodation and Restaurant respectively.
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ROMANCE AT TRADE WINDS HOTEL
September 12th 2012
Trade Winds Hotel
West-Indian Times features Trade Winds Hotel as Romance Hotel.
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“GREAT LOCATION! GREAT SERVICE!”
July 31st 2012
Admiral's Inn - Pillars Restaurant
Tripadvisor.com allows guests to review where they stayed, dined and what they did on vacation. These are often detailed reviews that will prove to be insightful to the business, helping them to improve their facilities and services for future guest when they stay with them, or when they dine. Take a look below at this excellent review of the Admiral Inn
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STAYCATION TRIAL
June 21st 2012
Buccaneer Beach Club
The concept of a Staycation on an island the size of Antigua, I will be honest, was something I thought about, and then dismissed.
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"SIMPLY PUT...PARADISE" - TRADE WINDS HOTEL
June 6th 2012
Trade Winds Hotel
Tripadvisor.com allows guests to review where they stayed, dined and what they did on vacation. Take a look below at this excellent review of Trade Winds Hotel and Bay House Restaurant.
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"GREAT BIRTHDAY BREAKFAST” AT TRADE WINDS HOTEL
April 25th 2012
Trade Winds Hotel
Check out this guest review of Trade Winds Hotel.
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"THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT" AT TRADE WINDS HOTEL
March 15th 2012
Trade Winds Hotel
The excellent food was only one of the things complemented by Mark Cook of Salisbury, England.
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SOMETIMES, GOODBYE IS THE HARDEST WORD…
March 9th 2012
Trade Winds Hotel
A ray of sunshine, Jean_Pierre leaves the Trade Winds Hotel.
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FREE DRINKS ON ARRIVAL AT HOTEL
March 7th 2012
Trade Winds Hotel
Free drinks for all guests arriving at the Trade Winds Hotel.
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"HOME FROM HOME IN THE CARIBBEAN" - TRADE WINDS HOTEL
March 5th 2012
Trade Winds Hotel
Tripadvisor.com allows travelers to review where they stayed, dined, and what they got up to on their vacation. Check out this review a happy guest wrote about Trade Winds Hotel.
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FANTASTIC HOTEL FOR TOTAL RELAXATION
January 31st 2012
Trade Winds Hotel
Tripadvisor.com allows travelers to review where they stayed, dined, and what they got up to on their vacation. Check out this review a happy guest wrote about Trade Winds Hotel.
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BEACH PICNICS, WINDSURFING AND KITE SURFING
January 19th 2012
Trade Winds Hotel
Take a picnic rom Bay House Restaurant to the beach or get geared up for Windsurfing or Kite Boarding.
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NEW & IMPROVED WEBSITE
January 13th 2012
Trade Winds Hotel
Need a great Antigua hotel? Ours is simply blissful!
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“A REALLY NICE AND FRIENDLY PLACE IN A PERFECT LOCATION” – BUCCANEER BEACH CLUB
November 30th 2011
Buccaneer Beach Club
Tripadvisor.com allows travelers to review where they stayed, dined, and what they got up to on their vacation. Check out this review a happy guest wrote about Buccaneer Beach Club.
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EXPEDIA® INSIDERS’ SELECT™ LIST WINNER
April 14th 2009
Antigua's Yepton Estate Cottages
Antiguas Yepton Estate Cottages Ranked as One of Worlds Best Hotels on Expedia Insiders Select List
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