Calling all solo travelers! Stop waiting for your friends and family to book that dream vacation!

Mark your calendar and start packing, because Antigua is calling, and there’s no better way to explore this Caribbean gem than on your own terms.

Take a cue from Singer/Songwriter Lynette Kaid, who took on a solo adventure to ‘eat like a local’ and discover the island’s vibrant local food scene for herself.

Antigua is a foodie paradise, and the best part? You don’t have to share it with anyone.


1. Exploring Local Food Stands

One of the most exciting aspects of traveling solo is the freedom to explore at your own pace. And, you don’t have to travel far to taste some of the island’s best eats.

“Kaid” at Zelma’s Kitchen. Dockyard Drive, Antigua & Barbuda.

Start your culinary journey at one of the many local food stands scattered throughout the island. Their bright Caribbean colors make them hard to miss, and you certainly don’t want to.

Greens and Grains Veggie Ranch,. Corn Alley, St John’s, Antigua & Barbuda.

Don’t let the size of some of these roadside eateries fool you. These culinary gems are a must visit for foodie lovers looking to sample authentic Antiguan flavors.

Try it all — from fresh conch salad served alongside a stunning beach backdrop to spicy BBQ ribs grilled to perfection right before your eyes.

Sibley’s Barbudan Seafood. Old Parham Rd, St John’s, Antigua & Barbuda.

Without a travel companion, you can indulge your curiosity and try everything that catches your eye.


2. Dining at Charming Restaurants

Antigua boasts a wide range of restaurants, each with its own unique charm. For instance, a treehouse swing or old shipwreck.

“Kaid” at The Pepperpot Rum Shop (Treehouse Beach Club.) Fort James, St John’s, Antigua & Barbuda.

More often than not, these things go unintentionally missed when on a schedule (yes, even a vacation schedule.)

When traveling solo, you’re not on anyone else’s schedule. Take some time to truly appreciate the little things.

Old Shipwreck at Zelma’s Kitchen.

That goes for your surroundings as well as the “not so little” portion sizes.

“Kaid” at Morlene’s Restaurant & Bar. Ebenezer, Antigua & Barbuda.

As you go in for another bite, you’ll appreciate not having to share your plate.


3. Making Meaningful Connections

You might be thinking “well, what if I get lonely?” Here’s a tip: “Solo” doesn’t have to mean “isolated.”

“Kaid” meets Owner of Morlene’s Restaurant and Bar.

In fact, it’s entirely the opposite of what most people think.

When traveling with others, we tend to “isolate” ourselves to our immediate group of family or friends, passing up the chance to meet new people.

Solo travel encourages us to step outside of our comfort zones, fostering more meaningful connections along the way.

“Kaid” meets Celebrity Chef and Recipe Book Author Andi Oliver at the Pepperpot Rum Shop (Treehouse Beach Club).

Take “Kaid” for example. During her solo trip to Antigua, she met Chef and Recipe Book Author Andi Oliver at The Pepperpot Rum Shop. This chance encounter turned out to be a highlight of her trip as she learned about culinary inspirations and even got some insider tips on the best local dishes to try.

“Kaid” connects with local woman over lunch at Zelma’s Kitchen.

So, if you’re worried about loneliness, remember that solo travel can actually make it easier to meet people. Whether it’s sharing a meal, joining a group tour, or just chatting at a café, you’ll find that the world is full of friendly faces and exciting experiences.


4. Wrapping Up with a Sweet Note

Your solo food journey wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Ounces Ice Cream Parlor & Grill.

Photo Credit: Randy Candy Photography. Ounces Ice Cream Parlor & Grill.

Here, you can indulge in a variety of delectable ice cream flavors and savory grill items without anyone to curb your sweet tooth.

Treat yourself to a delightful dessert or a hearty meal, and savor each bite knowing you have the freedom to enjoy exactly what you crave.


Kaid at Ounces Ice Cream Parlor & Grill. Parham Town St. Peter’s, Parish, Antigua & Barbuda.

Final Thoughts

Antigua’s diverse and vibrant food scene is a dream come true for solo travelers. From bustling food stands to charming surroundings, there’s something to satisfy every palate. So, don’t wait for company—embrace the freedom of solo travel and dive into Antigua’s culinary delights.

Book your all-inclusive stay at one of our 5 beachfront resorts in Antigua and start planning your foodie getaway today!