By Dana Niland
Antigua and Barbuda is set for a star turn as the destination in a three-episode run of the BRAVO television series “Married to Medicine.”
The show chronicles the lives of seven women in the Atlanta medical community, with three of the women being doctors themselves while the other are married to doctors.
“This television shoot provided us with the opportunity to showcase the best of Antigua & Barbuda to a huge audience in our primary source market,” said Charles ‘Max’ Fernandez, Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Tourism and Investment. “Our resorts, beaches and attractions will stream in to living rooms across the country, and around the world through syndication and digital viewing, over a three-week period in November, a time when our potential visitors are considering and planning their winter holiday escapes.”
The cast visited Tamarind Hill Villas, located on a bluff on Antigua’s west coast, showcasing two of the island’s beaches.
“Partnering with Married to Medicine for a vow renewal was a perfect fit for Antigua and Barbuda for the sixth season of this incredibly popular show,” said Colin C. James, CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority. We were just named as the ‘Most Romantic Destination in the Caribbean’ by the industry leading WTA awards for the fourth year in a row, and are blessed with diverse topography and activities that allowed for various filming opportunities. We are excited to raise awareness of exactly why viewers should be planning their next trip today.”
The show spent ten days filming in Antigua earlier this year, from May 28 to June 6.
The group was welcomed on-island by the Tourism Cadet Corps and treated to cocktails and dinner hosted by the Ministry of Tourism at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Clarence House.
Highlights of their stay included a visit to Stingray City, culinary classes, a cricket match and a torch-lit dinner on the beach with live entertainment under the stars.