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Boat Dock -Distance from downtown

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Boat Dock -Distance from downtown

We will be visiting Jumby Bay and may want to take the ferry back to the mainland. Is there anything to see or do within walking distance of the boat dock? Bars, restaurants, shopping?

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1. Re: Boat Dock -Distance from downtown

Cecelia's High Point Cafe is just across the road from the car park belonging to Jumby Bay dock. It 's a very popular restaurant with guests and owners at Jumby Bay. Nothing else.

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2. Re: Boat Dock -Distance from downtown

What Mark said. There is really nothing else in the area - although the hotel training school, which does serve decent meals, is a few minutes drive away. However, it's not open every day of the week.

Your best bet is just to arrange a taxi and spend a few hours in St. John's - a very nice, colorful town!

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There's also the Tides restaurant, which is very good. However, not much will compare well to Jumby!

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4. Re: Boat Dock -Distance from downtown

If you are willing to take trip back to the main island then would recommend really doing it properly and taking a taxi down to the southern end of Antigua to visit English Harbour and Nelson,s Dockyard. It's visually pretty and historically interesting. The buildings from 1780's have been renovated, there is a small (20minutes in and out)museum displaying artefacts and displays from Nelson's time and if you visit Dec to late April it's full of beautiful expensive sailing and motor yachts. There is plenty of choice in places to eat and drink from simplest bar to smart restaurants . Take taxi down (35/40 minutes each way) mid morning,wander around the Dockyard area keeping an eye out where you might lunch a little later. If you want to stretch your legs you can walk out to the battlements at the mouth of English Harbour (take shoes to scramble up the hill) . Taxi back around 2.30 maybe? You might take in a short detour on the way there or back up to the fort overlooking the whole Harbour area at Shirley heights. Great views of the two Harbours below and out to sea towards Monserrat and maybe to Guadaloupe.

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5. Re: Boat Dock -Distance from downtown

If we decide to take a taxi to St. John, can someone recommend the best spot to have a drink?

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6. Re: Boat Dock -Distance from downtown

Milkshake at Australian Ice Cream at Redcliffe Quay!! or a local juice from Roti King :)

If you're looking for something more on the lines of a cold beer, Hemingways is probably your best bet.

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7. Re: Boat Dock -Distance from downtown

Personally I'd say C&C Winehouse, followed by Big Banana, both in Redcliffe Quay.

As Mz George said, Hemmingways is also a nice spot, and gives you a nice vantage view to "people watch"

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