Letter from Luxury Locations
Sea turtles are undoubtedly some of the most incredible creatures on Earth. With just one in 1,000 tiny hatchlings making it to adulthood, each one sighted in Antigua & Barbuda is a miracle. Our twin islands have worked hard to protect our precious but critically endangered hawksbills so we were delighted when the famed Sea Shepherd Conservation Society headed to Barbuda to give us a hand. You can read all about their findings at what is thought to be among the most important rookeries in the Caribbean on page 72.
A departure from their erstwhile direct activism, the Sea Shepherd’s visit also helped highlight the role we can all play in safeguarding our planet and its inhabitants. Suiting then that this 15th edition of Luxury Locations Magazine features an enticing spread on the best vegan dishes found in Antigua. Think a plant-based diet is just for zealots? Think again. Whet your appetite on page 52.
Raise a glass to rum, the spirit of the islands, on page 48 as we explore the liquor’s colourful evolution from ‘pirate poison’ to top-shelf tipple, flying the flag for the region in the process.
Also featured within these pages are the gutsy Antiguan women taking part in this year’s Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. By the time you read our article on page 74, four of Team Antigua Island Girls will be battling the waves somewhere between the Canary Islands and Nelson’s Dockyard on their valiant 3,000-mile row. The fifth team member will be assisting from dry land and, along with the rest of us, cheering them on to victory.
Another trailblazer making a splash on the seas is Mercedes-Benz thanks to the firm’s foray into yachting. Lust over the Arrow460-Granturismo in all her aquatic head-turning glory on page 78.
In addition to our regular favourites, like the Luxe List and our vibrant party pages, you can read all about two exciting new local enterprises, translation company Aetlia and funky restaurant Nomad.
Finally in this Issue is our new interactive content, so while reading you can view our interactive media using a smart phone. To make things easier we have added a title to each code so that you have a good idea of what interactive content you can expect. To use the interactive content follow these very easy steps;