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A DAY In the SUN.... Close to Cruise Ship

Was told Fort James beach was as nice as the most popular Fryes Beach (longer cab ride and higher... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mark F
Great beach

A lovely quiet beach with a small bar/restaurant, stopped here at the end of an island bike tour... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2017
Stephen C
Basildon, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Fort James, St. John's, Antigua

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was told Fort James beach was as nice as the most popular Fryes Beach (longer cab ride and higher fare) so we tried it. This actually sits on the other side of Fort Bay which is the fort that protected the harbor we just entered....More

3  Thank Mark F
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

A lovely quiet beach with a small bar/restaurant, stopped here at the end of an island bike tour. Drinks were a bit overpriced but you are on the beach so its expected, food was lovely

1  Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Great beach 30mins walk from town. Would definitely recommend to anyone. We lived along Fort road for months and never had any problems in Antigua. Exercise common sense as you would living in any country and you will have a great time.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We purchased an excursion to a beach break from the RCCL cruise line. The water was a bit rough the day we visited at the end of March. You have to time your entry and exit of the water as the wave finishes breaking. A...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I went to Fort James Beach a couple of times, beautiful views and nice and quiet. I walked up and down the beach around 9 am and the only thing I saw was my own footprints! Plenty of people turned up a bit later but...More

1  Thank Phil R
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This beach is only 10 minutes and about $10 via cab from the cruise port. A beach chair set us back $5 and there was a small restaurant service expensive local beers. There was food service on the beach as well (but we didn't stay...More

3  Thank PRFamilyVacations
Reviewed 27 February 2017

After reviewing on here , made sure i made this a must go. wasn't disappointed. Once off the cruise ship, at St Johns there are plenty of Taxi drivers in orange shirts ready to take you. $14 one way. AND more importantly they come back...More

Thank amanda g
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful beach close to the cruise port. There sand is beautiful, plenty of chairs on this public beach, umbrella can be rented for $10 each, there is a restaurant with a bar that you can get a break from the sun or...More

1  Thank Ken F
Reviewed 26 November 2016

This beach is called Fort James Beach on map and signs. Quite a long beach for Antigua there are restaurants at both ends, the ones at the North only seem to be open peak season or when cruise ships are in. The southern end has...More

1  Thank Richie R
Reviewed 20 November 2016

A nice beach just a short taxi drive from town. There is a restaurant with showers and toilets adjacent. There are lounges and umbrellas to rent. A short walk along the beach will take you to other bars and a restaurant. The water is refreshing...More

Thank SydneyBambam
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bridget l
11 January 2017|
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Response from SydneyBambam | Reviewed this property |
Yes the drivers are very good. We arranged a return pick up time and the driver was ready and waiting. Good price as well.