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“Magical, like going back in time”
Review of Fig Tree Drive

Fig Tree Drive
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Ranked #46 of 118 things to do in Antigua
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Ontario, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Magical, like going back in time”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

The scenery is gorgeous, with hilly vistas and gorgeous flora. It recalls what Antigua looked like prior to the sugar industry in the 18th century when the land was cleared for the plantations.

Visited December 2013
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St. John's, Antigua
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Nature at its best”
Reviewed 1 February 2014

Fig Tree Drive is the rainforest where the most fertile land in Antigua. You will see mango and bread fruit trees, you will pass the pineapple farm and if you are driving yourself, stop at one of the booths and ask for some to try as it is the sweetest you will ever taste and is absolutely delicious. There are banana trees too. Its lush with vegetation and is definitely one of the greenest areas on the island. You might also like to pop into Sally Harker's studio and see some of her art when you are on the way thru. It's a lovely drive and if you are on island during mango season then you will get to sample some of the sweetest mangoes ever.

Visited March 2013
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Ocean, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Worth the trip, lot to see along it and at its end.”
Reviewed 15 January 2014

Coming from the Jolly beach (west side, Caribbean sea area of the island), went thru the whole Fig tree drive. Great beach views then mountain views then rainforest views. See black pineapple groves. Stop at a roadside stand and have them hack open an island black pineapple. Fig tree drive will lead you toward the Shirley Heights, Nelson's dockyard area of the island. You can easily combine a trip that includes Fig tree dive, Shirley Heights and Nelson's dockyard/English harbor in about a 5-7 hour excursion. Lunch at English harbor.

Visited January 2014
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Lorgues, France
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80 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Full of Local Flavour”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Apart from the general lack of any road directions in Antigua (or, more accurately, road signs upon which all writing has faded to the slightest shadow), once found Fig Tree Drive is worth tracking down. It meanders through Antigua's rainforest, and through some of it's more vibrant communities.
I addition to this, there is the Fig Tree Studio Art Gallery, highlighting, amongst others, Sallie Harker. A wonderful selection of highly seductive local/regional art. Not to be missed! Then there are the street vendors ready to prepare you the most amazing (and I mean AMAZING) fruit plates, from local mango, banana and black pineapple. We had to turn around and go back for second helpings!
There are also local hiking tours and a Zip-wire ride through the canopy, before you get down to the amazing beaches of the west coast.
Hire a car and add this to your list!

Visited October 2013
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fig.....bananas”
Reviewed 16 May 2013 via mobile

Apparently it's named after the fig banana. We found this out after we drove through a few times. We spent a lot of time looking for figs. But there are tons of things to see. Mango trees. Cows. Goats. Locals.

Visited May 2013
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