Pink Panther Tour
Included stops at Devil’s Bridge, Betty’s Hope, a drive through the Rainforest, drive past historic churches. Then we hit the coastline and mountains with stops of gorgeous views including the historic military Blockhouse and Shirley Heights where you can see the entire English Harbour, Dickenson Bay and Nelson’s Dockyard. We learned of the weekly Sunday Island party that happens with visitors and locals every Sunday evening at Shirley Heights. (we didn’t make it up there our Sunday night there) We then headed into Nelson’s Dockyard and got a walking historical tour and some free time. Lunch was at a cool restaurant on the coast “Papa’s by the Sea” with a wonderful view of the water. Next up was a beach and beach bar stop where we had the local Antiguan beer Wadadli Beer and Rum Punch we drove through crowded ship cruise town St John’s on our way back to our resort. We also got a glimpse of the Pineapple Beach Club, a sister hotel to our resort. It was a full day and a beautiful island. Our tour guide was actually part manager for the Pink Panther Jeep tour and I felt like we were on a time share presentation or a real estate tour. Two girls had called out that day. I have to give her credit for rolling up her sleeves and taking the guide job but she was such a social climber, gold digger. She even had to say she was worth “3 million dollars”, Not to mention the fact that this chick decides to flirt with my husband. She made the remark that if we stopped to visit one of the churches we passed she would “Burst into Flames!”. I laughed but I believe she would! When we stopped at Shirley Heights she said she couldn't go in because she had promised all the vendors t shirts and she didn’t have any….Her coworker really did know the island and gave some good insider stories and tips but you could tell who signed her paycheck. All in all, the island and it’s beauty saved this excursion from being a total disaster. I DO NOT recommend the PINK PANTHER TOUR. They say they empower women…get real!…..Go with the local Elmo and Luxury Safari Antigua or another high rated tour on trip advisor.