Blue Waters Celebrates Antigua & Barbuda Independence Day
The 28th of October was a day of fun, food and music at Blue Waters as the resort joined in the Independence Day festivities being held across the island with its annual independence celebration.
It was the 1st of November 1981 when the Union Jack that had flown over the island for 328 years was replaced with the Antiguan flag. This historic day is remembered across Antigua with a week-long celebration of parades, carnivals, competitions, food fares, exhibitions and competitions, culminating in an address by the prime minister and a ceremonial parade at the recreation ground.
A delicious buffet lunch was the highlight of the Blue Waters celebration, hosted in the Palm restaurant and served by staff in native island dress the meal offered traditional Antiguan fare served with a sumptuous rum or fruit punch and topped off with mouth-watering local puddings. The bandstand then played host to performances by local musicians including a traditional steel band as diners took the chance to mingle and enjoy the laid back atmosphere.
While some diners chose to meet with friends and fellow guests others took the chance to experience Blue Waters renowned spa facilities, taking advantage of a special Independence Celebration offer and enjoying a manicure or pedicure followed by a complimentary massage and refreshing fruit fusion water.
Take a look at some photos from the festivities and be sure to join us next year for this unforgettable event.
The scrumptious buffet lunch was certainly one of the highlights of the day
Our team enjoy the festivities in native island dress
The steel band delighted guests with traditional music
Blue Waters’ manager Andy Howard was on hand to ensure the event ran smoothly