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Shirley Heights

English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-460-1785
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Hills overlooking the Dockyard on the east, named after the governor who built the fortifications.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steel band” (332 reviews)
“sunday night” (169 reviews)
“live music” (62 reviews)
English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-460-1785
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sunday BBQ and music is fun....if you have plenty of cash to spend but....the best time must be when it is deserted and you can just soak up the sunset and most amazing views ! Lovely place but there is also a fee for...More

Thank Renee194
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience, it really is a fun night, plenty of eating, drinking and dancing. The calypso band really make the atmosphere better and gives it a lively party feel and the views over English Harbour are amazing.

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our trip to Shirley Heights was a lot of fun. Great BBQ!! Great MUSIC. Great PEOPLE! The locals were very kind. If you like to eat, drink and dance this is where you need to be on Sunday afternoon in Antiqua. Not to mention the...More

Thank Colin P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is just a nice place to see parts of the island. The drive is relatively steep and takes about 10/15 minutes from Nelson's Dockyard.

Thank TheBob623
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Monday with Almond Peters, who runs and owns Pelican Safari Tours (a must-do and we highly recommend his tour). Other than the staff, there were no other tourists there, probably because their Sunday night party attracted the crowds the night before....More

Thank TravelGalNC85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent about an hour up here on an island tour, had lunch while gazing at English Harbor and the surrounding area. The view is well worth the visit.

Thank hopexporer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for the traditional Sunday night party, and party it was. There were many people, all nationalities, all sitting next to one another, chatting, taking pictures and enjoying the not to be missed views. The music was good, islandy/ steel drummy, and the drinks...More

Thank MelvinaSt.Louis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much nicer to visit on any other day except Sundays. Go there on your own and enjoy the history rather than with the crowds.

1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for the famous Sunday party and BBQ, and again in daytime. My preference is week day, but if you are a party animal, the Sunday event is for you

Thank hapie2006
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pictures don't do it justice--- you can see forever and the ocean is spectacular. There wasn't anyone up there but us...

Thank Urbanfarmgrl
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23 June 2017|
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
We hired a driver to show us around. It was $200 USD for the entire day which we split amongst three of us. It was the best way to tour as the driver stopped for us to beach it and snorkle and he also took us to a local... More
20 May 2017|
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Response from SUNNYBUNNY566 | Reviewed this property |
Don't go there if there are ships in port way to crowded no seats. I went on Sunday it was crowded without ships i can't imagine how crowded it would have been , it is a walk to get back to your taxi . Go on the Excellence... More
16 April 2017|
Response from 739fran | Reviewed this property |
We visited during the day and for the Sunday evening barbeque. The gift shop was open both times, but there were far more vendors Sunday evening. Sorry, but we missed seeing the museum.