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Find Your Zen During Antigua and Barbuda’s Wellness Month

New year, new resolutions, right? If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably promised yourself that you’ll be taking your health more seriously in 2024. We have far greater faith in your resolve than our own: to prove it, we’ve devised a plan for you to realize your wellness goals and enjoy a dreamy Caribbean escape at the same time. 

The twin-island destination of Antigua and Barbuda has just revealed the full breadth of activities slated for Antigua and Barbuda Wellness Month happening….well, right now! Visitors and residents alike are invited to immerse themselves in the destination’s enriching wellness experiences as they start anew in January 2024. It’s not too late to book your winter getaway…and it’s never too early to make some key progress on those resolutions!

What is Wellness Month?

The photo is a collage of five images that celebrate beach and wellness activities, likely linked to a specific event or theme such as Antigua Barbuda Wellness Month
Celebrate Antigua & Barbuda Wellness Month – photo courtesy of Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority

Hosted by the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, Antigua and Barbuda Wellness Month offers those seeking to enhance their quality of life a selection of carefully curated activities in resorts and local communities, ranging from wellness retreats, spa experiences, hiking trail explorations, off-shore island excursions with yoga on secluded beaches, culturally immersive experiences and healthy eating options. 

CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority, Colin C. James said: Antigua and Barbuda has a wealth of natural attributes and skilled wellness service providers. There is plenty to do and uncover in Antigua and Barbuda for those hoping to enrich their mind, body, and soul, and we can not wait to wow in January!” 

Astronaut, Wellness practitioner and Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Brand Ambassador Keisha Schahaff has also given her stamp of approval to Antigua and Barbuda Wellness Month and will offer twelve persons during the month complimentary access to her wellness retreat themed around discovering the power of space, wellness, and personal growth. “Remember, we begin with a total reset and cleansing of the system. When the energy in the body is moving, so is everything in your life,” said Schahaff. 

Without further ado, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of January’s Wellness activities for all your vacation planning needs, below:

Challenge Yourself

person performing a handstand on rocky terrain against a dramatic backdrop of layered sedimentary cliffs and the ocean.
Photo: The Pillars of Hercules, courtesy of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority

Before we dive into the schedule of activities and excursions, we wanted to highlight two special challenges the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority has announced for January. Wellness, after all, takes many forms: for some, it may be lounging on the beach or sailing the blue seas. For others, it may be that hit of dopamine you get when you take that last step up the mountain and discover hidden reserves of inner strength.

The first of the two challenges, “The Four Corners of Antigua and Barbuda Hiking Challenge”, is offered by Wadadli Trailblazers. This is an outdoor exploration within Antigua and Barbuda’s national parks and lush, rolling hills. Four hikes with varying degrees of difficulty will take place over the month with hikers trekking to the historic Fort Barrington, picturesque Gaynor’s Bay, and Signal Hill in addition to Barbuda’s unique Darby Cave. 

Meanwhile, the “7-Minute Ice Bath Challenge” will be organized by organic wellness haven Wellness Footprints Antigua and is championed by Antigua and Barbuda 2023 Wellness Champion and Wellness Ambassador Tricia Greenaway. Participants taking the plunge will aim to sit in a bath filled with ice for seven minutes. A somewhat shocking but scientifically-backed therapeutic experience, ice baths are known to have many benefits including helping with focus and meditation, relaxation and better sleep, muscle recovery and improving mental health. 

H20 Boat Tours

aerial view of a small motorboat on clear turquoise waters near a sandy beach. The beach is fringed by lush greenery and backed by rolling hills. The boat appears to have a few passengers on board, possibly on a tour or a recreational outing. The setting suggests a tropical or subtropical location, ideal for water activities and enjoying the natural beauty of the coastline.
Photo Courtesy of H2O Boat Tours, Antigua

A boat excursion that offers the perfect escape, combining the therapeutic rhythm of ocean waves with breathtaking coastal views. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of yoga on secluded beaches, savouring moments of bliss during snorkelling and our meditation at sunset adventures. 

Galley Bay Resort Antigua

Two participants are seated on yoga mats, engaging in a meditative posture, while an instructor is positioned facing them, guiding the practice. The open structure of the pavilion allows for a panoramic view of the surrounding seascape, and the presence of a rainbow adds a serene and picturesque quality to the setting, suggesting a peaceful retreat or wellness-focused resort.
Photo courtesy of Galley Bay, Antigua

Treat yourself at this authentic Caribbean Getaway for Wellness Month with a special rejuvenation package including Island Wellness Culinary Delights, Wadadli Breeze Smoothie, Paradise Body Scrub, and Island Fusion Massage.