Former Helmut Newton model Cecilia Nord runs Cecilia’s High Point Café with chef Thelma Suarez. “I’m very fussy and she’s very fussy, so it works out,” she says. The beach-house resto serves “Swedish dishes with a Caribbean flair,” says Nord, who is Swedish. Order the curry conch or the warm smoked salmon with Swedish hash—both are popular with celeb guests (like Giorgio Armani and Penélope Cruz).

Here are Nord’s top picks for what to do in Antigua and beyond:

What to pack for a beach getaway
Dominican Republic island upgrade
Antigua: A day at the beach