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10 Days Beach Culinary Vacations in Antigua

  • Antigua - Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda Culinary Tours

Antigua is a tropical paradise located in the Leeward Island of the Caribbean. The island has a great repertoire of authentic local Caribbean and Antiguan dishes. Enjoy a day tour to the sister island of Barbuda, world famous for its pink sand beaches, along with a Barbuda Beach lobster lunch, this is a sure not-to-be-missed trip. You will be touring the Island of Antigua and discover its unique culinary repertoire. The island of Antigua has culinary influences from the Spanish, the French, and the English. You will enjoy dishes such as the pepper pot, curried conch, seasoned rice, snapper in banana leaves, and the famous Antigua black pineapple pie.


  • Hands-on cooking classes
  • Carnival costume making arts and craft class
  • Local farmers' market visit followed by cooking class
  • 7 secret ingredients cooking class with chef Jo-Anne
  • 9 nights luxury accommodation by the beach
  • Enjoy a great Barbuda lobster lunch
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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You will spend nine nights in a luxurious island accommodation just minutes away from the beach.

Day 1: Arrival

  • Pick up at the airport and transfer to the villa.
  • Arrive at the villa and enjoy a grand welcome with island cocktails and dinner prepared by Freda and her assistants.

Day 2: Cooking classes, excursion, cocktail tasting

  • Morning hands-on cooking class with Freda at the villa.
  • Tour the local village after lunch and relax on the nearby beach.
  • In the afternoon, enjoy local tropical cocktails tasting with a local bartender.
  • Later on, prepare dinner together during an afternoon class at the villa.

Day 3: Market visit, cooking classes, restaurant trip

  • Morning tour of the local farmers market followed by lunch at a local island restaurant.
  • Demonstration and tasting by local chef Jones, owner of Jones Island Restaurant and Catering.
  • Afternoon cooking class using ingredients you bought at the market.

Day 4: Boat ride, picnic

  • All day excursions on the local island cruise.
  • You will tour secluded off island sites, enjoy a fantastic lobster lunch buffet, with an early relaxing pool side picnic dinner with cocktails.

Day 5: Cooking class, excursion, picnic

  • Morning hands-on cooking class at the villa.
  • Afternoon excursions to the city town of St. Johns.
  • In the afternoon, you will have free time for shopping, stock up on duty free shopping for French perfumes, local rum, leather goods, jewelry.
  • Early beach picnic dinner while enjoying the local island sunset.

Day 6: Excursion

  • After breakfast, morning day trip to the sister island of Barbuda where you will enjoy a tropical lobster lunch on its world famous pink sand beaches.
  • In the afternoon, ladies will enjoy a spa treatment at the Galley Bay Resort and Spa. Gentlemen will enjoy the afternoon with a round of golf at the local golf resort.
  • Later on, have a light dinner prepared by Freda or you can have dinner on your own.

Day 7: Deep sea fishing tour

  • After breakfast, head off to your deep sea fishing tour off the coves on the island and enjoy the tour with local crew as you fish for the local catch.
  • You will get to enjoy the fruits of your labor with your catch of the day for lunch.
  • The evening is left for you to party like at the local nightclubs.

Day 8: Adventure activities

  • There is so much to see and do, here is a chance to decide what activities of your choosing to include:
  • Zip Line Tour is a series of nine cables and eleven platforms suspended high above the forest floor where you will be able to appreciate breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea.
  • Take the adventurous route to explore the surrounding area on a tour guided ATV tour (all-terrain vehicle). Drive along the country roads and through tropical forests of fig tree drive and see The Antigua Black Pineapple Farms and Mango Farms. Enjoy neighboring towns along the way where you can enjoy a swim or do some surfing.

Day 9: St. John's foodie walking tour

  • Put on some comfy shoes and get ready to experience some amazing tastes and some amazing sights while you make your way through the historic town of St. Johns, the capital city of Antigua.
  • Sample an abundance of street food and specialty foods prepared in small, quaint restaurants, and experience some off-the-beaten-path sightseeing while you’re at it.
  • This tour allows you to sample some of the local Antigua specialties. So bring your appetite!

Day 10: Departure

  • Goodbye breakfast and farewells.
  • Depending on your flight schedule, you might have time for relaxing at the beach or do some last minute shopping.
  • A bus will transfer you to the airport.
  • Barbuda Island visit
  • Full day cruise around the island
  • St. Johns visit
  • Tour the local farmers market
  • Tour the local village
  • Freeston Gore

    As your villa bartender, Freeston will be happy to prepare and serve you any tropical delights from his famous Caribbean smile, planters punch, tropical rum punch, ginger beer or his piña coladas. Working in the Caribbean culinary and dining field for over 40 years combined, we believe the time have come for us to take our island cuisine on an international adventure.

This retreat will take place in Antigua and Barbuda.

Each island has its own unique culinary individuality, with exotic names like Jerk Chicken, Pepperpot, Coo Coo or coconut bread, Antigua Black Pineapple Pie, Barbados Fried Flying Fish, Jonny Cakes, Conkies, Souse, and the list goes on. Explore the culinary mysteries of the Caribbean islands or taste fried flying fish at the Ostins fish market in Barbados. Budding Barefoot Contessas will learn the art of cooking authentic Caribbean dishes the way the Caribbean people cook. Caribbean Culinary Tours is in the business of providing you with a fun, safe, and exciting vacation.

You will enjoy great food while learning the art of the islands cooking, and you will meet friendly people with the largest grins! You will build long lasting friendships, all in a tropical and relaxing atmosphere. Join and book a trip of a lifetime! Caribbean Culinary Tours mission is to share the tropical flavors and unique taste of the Caribbean region through the islands cooking styles and culinary culture. Their mission, as your hosts, is to give you an enjoyable island paradise vacation while making your culinary adventure memorable.

On the fifth day, you will have free time for shopping, stock up on duty free shopping for French perfumes, local rum, leather goods, or jewelry.

  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • All cocktails
  • Cooking lessons
  • Copies of all recipes
  • Cruise around the island
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Guided excursions as per the itinerary
  • Local transfers required during the tour
  • Logo apron
  • Save the earth cook green recycle tote bag
  • Spa treatments for ladies on day 6
  • Airfare
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport to the location is V C Bird International Airport (ANU). Caribbean Culinary Tours will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.


  • Review by Keith
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you so much for your hospitality I really enjoyed the cooking."

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  • Review by Helle Sorensen from United States
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for the unique and outstanding cooking techniques of your islands, you have left us with lifetime memories. Best regards."

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  • Review by Michael
    10 out of 10

    "It was a unique and great chance to learn the local culture, which has expanded my culinary horizon."

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  • Review by Newland
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you so much for the warm hospitality and such a wonderful day, it was a great pleasure and experience the cooking class and day in general."

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  • Review by Jennifer
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for an amazing experience filled with fun and wonderful memories. I enjoyed not only the cooking but also learning about your islands culture. I look forward to returning one day soon."

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  • Review by Andrea
    10 out of 10

    "Freda and staff, thank you very much for the tour in Antigua, you taught us a lot about your islands culture and recipes. The friendly staff really made it a great experience. Thank you for your time and hospitality!"

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  • Review by Juliene
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you so much for your warm hospitality and expertise in the kitchen and on our Antigua tour. We have all enjoyed it tremendously and plan to come back again. Good food, good friends!"

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  • Review by Lindsay
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you so much for the wonderful experience in Saint Croix. We all had such a fabulous time and learned a lot about your islands delightful recipes."

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  • Review by Melissa
    10 out of 10

    "Freda and Freeston, Barbados was such a unique experience. I have never done anything like that before and I loved it! Thank you for your time and also for your gift bags, it was sweet of you. The food and your company were amazing!"

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  • Review by Krista
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for the amazing experience, I had a great time learning about your islands recipes and different cultural cooking styles. Thank you very much for the backpack of goodies!"

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  • Review by Derek
    10 out of 10

    "Dear Freda and your team, thank you for the cooking class and wonderful food I had in Barbados. Cant wait to try cooking some dishes when I get home. Thanks again!"

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