Travel & Outdoor
ZiNG Caribbean

ZiNG Caribbean July/August 2019 (issue 50)

ZiNG Caribbean is a vibrant celebration of all things Caribbean, which will appeal to anyone with a curiosity in learning more about the region, or planning a visit, or who lives in the region. Drawing on a diverse range of writers and photographers, ZiNG is a colourful, energetic publication that gets beneath the skin of one of the world's most beautiful regions.

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1 min.
get on board!

Welcome aboard, and welcome to our 50th issue. As we connect you to 15 destinations with our modern ATR fleet, we are happy that we have been able to provide you with one of the best in-flight magazines. This is the season of vibrancy, from carnivals to festivals to sporting events, and LIAT will connect you, wherever you want to go. We look forward to taking you to your destination whether for business or pleasure – and giving you something great to read along the way. In this issue, to celebrate our anniversary, we give you 50 things we love about the Caribbean – the things that make this region so special. We voyage to Antigua for the 2019 Optimist World Championship sailing competition, explore five of the best hotels near airports,…

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#next stop grenada for a spicy summer

Pure Grenada, the ‘Spice of the Caribbean’, is spicing things up this summer by offering travellers a unique set of cultural experiences. You can revel in an authentic sailing festival, immerse yourself in a colourful carnival or explore the destination’s underwater treasures – all while experiencing more than one island. Whatever you desire, Grenada has something for everyone. Carriacou Regatta Festival Taking place on 2-5 August, the 54th annual Carriacou Regatta, considered the longest-running work-boat regatta in the Caribbean, highlights the island’s rich boat-building traditions and seamanship. Spectators have the opportunity to join in the sailing fun and watch participants from local villages and neighbouring islands race for prizes and bragging rights. The colourful wooden boats are traditionally built by hand and highlight ties to the Scottish ancestry of the people of Carriacou. The four-day…

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one to watch

Actor, producer, writer, model – Barbadian-born Emmanuel Tyson is a hard-working all-rounder with his eyes now set on the big screen. Emmanuel got his first experience in film at the age of seven. Now he’s focused on creating short movies with powerful emotions, while balancing his modelling career. “Along with spreading love, positivity and happiness, I also want to represent ideas and possibilities for people from all walks of life,” he says. “I want to make a difference in this world, and to inspire others to do the same.” * @EMMANUELTYSON PLUS * Hot stuff... Hip work hub, beach bar, super spa * Brilliant books... Burt Award goodbye * Epic events... Carnival and more * Food for thought... Cool cocktails, Puerto Rico recommendations * Inspiring people... Getting kids out on the ultimate island…

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office for all

More and more people are working for themselves or travelling for work – and NOMAD, a new office space in Antigua, is aiming to cater for both groups. “Co-working offices are ideal for business travellers and freelancers, and they are very popular in urban environments, but there are close to none in the Caribbean,” says co-founder Karine Pecquet-Vidal. “We have a lot of self-employed entrepreneurs, small businesses and people travelling across the islands who need a place to get work done, meet clients or hold a presentation where they may not have an office.” Hence Karine started NOMAD, a café and co-working space where anyone can pop in for a bite to eat, a business meeting, an hour’s admin or a whole day’s work. NOMAD, which is open from 9am to 9pm…

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5 reasons to visit spa esencia

1 Be soothed by local products Many of the treatments use ingredients sourced from the Lopinot region of Trinidad; try the Cocoa Bean Body Wrap, which uses local cocoa and coconut oil. 2 Relax all day Stay a bit longer after your treatment to enjoy the fitness centre, order a freshly prepared meal, take a dip in the pool or relax with a book in the Tranquility Suite. 3 Take the perfect shot Delight in the Instagram-worthy view from the massage room or lie out at the picture-perfect infinity pool overlooking the Gulf of Paria. 4 Get glam for any occasion The facials, manicures, pedicures and make-up sessions are guaranteed to make you look and feel amazing. 5 De-stress There is a treatment for every need, whether that’s relaxation, healing or just a moment to get away from the…

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flock to guadeloupe

What do you know about the beautiful island of Guadeloupe? And what do you know about its zozios– Creole for ‘birds’? A remarkable 284 species of bird have been observed in Guadeloupe since the year 2000, including 81 nesting in its wetlands and forests, and 13 species that are endemic in the West Indies. If you’re captivated by any mysterious birds you see flitting around forests, marshes, ponds and shores, then Guadeloupe is the place for you! This French-speaking island is the venue for the 22nd BirdsCaribbean International Conference at the Karibea Beach Hotel in Le Gosier (25-29 July 2019). Every two years, more than 250 bird experts and conservationists from the Caribbean and beyond gather for a week of symposia, workshops, lectures by expert speakers and exciting field trips. These meetings…