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Antigua and Barbuda Pavilion

Antigua and Barbuda Pavilion

THEME: The Beach is Just the Beginning

PAVILION: An openwork roof and simple columns give the Pavilion the appearance of a laid-back Caribbean community.

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion is divided into three sections. The first is Fallow Deer Drive, named for one of the national symbols of Antigua and Barbuda, a species of deer found only on these two islands. The Drive represents sands, the dividing factor between the beaches and tropical forests of the island, and takes you through the entire exhibition where you’ll be greeted by the replica of a windmill. Turtle Bay is to the left as visitors enter, and is made of blue ceramic tile that sparkles and reflects the overhead lights. The area is fashioned from the Hawksbill Turtle, a national symbol and an endangered species. Touch-screen displays and photos illustrate the importance of sea life to the island economy and culture, as well as the reverence in which the turtle is held. There is also a carnival costume on display that visitors may take a souvenir photograph of themselves in. The center of the Pavilion is Black Pineapple Court, dedicated to one of the island’s main exports, considered one of the sweetest pineapples in the world. Here is a place where visitors may be seated, watch videos and films of Antiguan life and meet with representatives of the islands. To the right of Fallow Deer Drive is an exhibit on sugar mills, showing in detail how the structures were used and how important they were – and are – to the Antiguan economy.

CUISINE: There is no dining area listed for the Pavilion.

SHOPPING: There is no specific shopping facility listed for the Pavilion.

Note: This Pavilion was located in the Caribbean Community Joint Pavilion


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