Home of the Black Pineapple, the sweetest pineapple in the world
Originally a district settlement consisting of a number of small farms, it was not until the late 1960s that the Ministry of Agriculture diversified the operations from small farms to a government-owned Agricultural Station. In 1983, a production and management plan was formulated. It was during this period that Cades Bay was at its peak with 20 acres of the crop under production. Visitors can take the Antiguan Black pineapples away with them at the end of their holidays, however some countries such as the US requires a phytosanitary certificate.