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“great fun” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shirley Heights

Shirley Heights
English Harbour, Antigua
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Owner description: Hills overlooking the Dockyard on the east, named after the governor who built the fortifications.
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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“great fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Steel band,fantastic sunset,amazing views over English Harbour.

BBQ delicious after a few rum punches.A must if you go to Antigua

Visited January 2013
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“Definitely must do, though for view and experience rather than food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Best on Sunday as crowded with live bands. The food is nothing special as it's barbeque, but the view of English Harbour and Falmouth Harbour cannot be beat. If you don't want to eat, you can enjoy the incredibly cheap drinks, the band (first metal drum until about 6-6:30 and then more popular music). Definitely should see it

Visited January 2013
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scotland
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“Sunday BBQ at Shirley Heights-a must do!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

A recommendation to attend the BBQ on Sunday evening at Shirley Heights was given by one of the local taxi drivers. It does cost $20 to get into the event then food and drinks are on top of that.

It is a very crowded area with almost 700 people in attendance in a fairly small venue. Be sure to go well in advance of sunset to ensure you have a spot to see the sunset and have your meal.

Drinks are fairly reasonably priced with specials on rum punches even more reasonable.

Ribs and chicken are very good at under $30 CDN. The ribs are especially good. The meal comes with both lettuce salad and potato salad. The lime ups can be lengthy for the buffet style and spots to sit quickly fill up. another reason to make sure you are there early.

They also have steel drum bands and reggae band. Steel drums 4 - 7 and reggae 7 - 10PM.

It is a good idea to try to leave a little ahead of the end of the event as there is a large crowd and everyone is looking for taxi's etc - best to prearrange pick up.

It was a fun event to participate in Antigua.

Visited December 2012
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We visited Shirley Heights in September and we had a fun night, lots of amazing photo opportunites, a steel band, live reggae singers (fantastic!) and lots of rum punch!! what more can you ask for? The atmosphere was amazing.

We arranged the trip with Lennox Scotland who we meet at the Crows Nest in Jolly Harbour, he took us there and said we could come back whenever we wanted. Perfect night to start our holiday! If you are in Antigua on a Sunday evening this is definitely worth going to!

Visited September 2012
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“Spectacular Sunset!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

This was so much fun....It was a great sunset and we also got to see Eric Clapton's house on the way up to Shirley Heights. Once you are there there was a live caribbean band and it really gives you a feel for the caribbean lifestyle. There were also vendors there and we bought A LOT of jewelry that I was looking for. There is also a bar there that you can purchase drinks from ....it was $3.50 for one Rum Punch. We did not buy too many since on the resort it is all inclusive. WELL WORTH THE MONEY to go to Shirley Heights.

Visited November 2012
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