Antigua and Barbuda will receive additional exposure in the United States and beyond when it becomes the backdrop of Season 8 of the Bravo network’s reality show, ‘Below Deck’.
More than one million people who view Below Deck each week will have the opportunity to see Antigua and Barbuda’s stunning coastal scenery as the show chronicles the lives of the crew members who work and reside
aboard a mega-yacht during charter season.
Season 8 of the show premiered on November 2 and this coincided perfectly with the start of Antigua and Barbuda’s yachting season.
The episodes aired so far have featured Antigua’s south coast and the Jolly Harbour. Fans of the show have also been able to see English Harbour, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nelson’s Dockyard, Catherine’s Café and the Antigua Yacht Club.
Later episodes this season will feature Barbuda and Green Island.
COVID-19 in the country is also highlighted as this season of the show was filmed early in 2020.
Minister of Tourism, Charles Fernandez said, “Antigua and Barbuda has lots of space on land and water for social distancing. The destination is open and we are inviting visitors out on the water to explore Antigua’s 95 miles of indented coastlines and Barbuda’s secluded harbours.”
Antigua and Barbuda Tourism officials and the Antigua and Barbuda Marine Association released yachting protocols for the sector in September. These protocols can be viewed on www.visitantiguabarbuda.com