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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The drive has some beautiful sections and you can see a wide variety of trees. I would only recommend it if you needed to use it to get somewhere, otherwise it is not worth the travel.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brasil5
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed the ride along this road very much because of breathtaking views, small villages, bananana plantations...there’s also an art gallery with beautiful pieces of local art.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 706didav
Reviewed August 9, 2018

It is a nice drive through the rain forest. There are no animals, maybe the odd donkey but that's it. I wouldn't go out of my way to see this but we were passing through on our way to somewhere.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

Fig Tree drive is a pleasant drive through the rain forest of Antigua, makes a pleasant change and you can if your lucky spot interesting wildlife.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Read reviews about this before traveling and to be honest, I don’t understand why they were so great. It it just a plain road through an area of the island with few houses and lots of vegetation. The people in Antigua call the banana trees...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

It is ok to drive here to see the island. I would not bother go here if you have to choose between many places.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

Nothing special drive through greenery and potholed roads. Definitely not on the don’t miss list! In fact not very different from many internal roads on the island. Pretty impoverished really. Zip wire activity centre along the road as a bit of interest but not a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

This is a must . Experience the drive through the rain forest. Views are stunning roads are well interesting. Great fun just driving around exploring the area. We hired a car from our resort and drove the whole island stopping at different places to look...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank julesndavid
Reviewed August 29, 2017

The views are stunning, the roads are challenging but it's so worth it! The best tip we were given was never drive through a puddle as you do not know how deep it is!!

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Nikkie W
Reviewed July 22, 2017

Fig is the Antiguan word for banana. Fig tree drive is actually a small section of rain forest very lush and green with an abundance of fruit. There is also the opportunity to zip wire here if you choose to.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Driving around questions (4 Replies)
Is Fig Tree Drive the road that runs between Carlisle Bay and Swetes?........these online maps don't seem to label road names all the time. Assuming my guess is correct, what do you think the following auto excursion would take in terms of elapsed time? Sandals through St. Johns to Jolly Harbor, down to Carlisle Bay and up into Swetes, and then back down into Shirley Heights? Assume I would do this on Sunday afternoon before Shirley Heights festivities. I'm trying to figure out how much...More
February 14, 2006|
Response fromTerry-Fallston_MD|
Yes, you've correctly located Fig Tree Drive. Sandals to Shirley Heights, using the route mentioned, can reasonably be done in under an hour of actual travel time. Getting through SJ on Sundays is less time consuming. The roads back are decent roads ... but it helps if you've already driven the roads during the daytime ... before having a nocturnal adventure. The route from Half Moon Bay to Long Bay takes about a half hour. I assume the road you refer to is that which runs...More
Fig Tree Drive (2 Replies)
Hey Has anyone driven the length of it? What would you suggest a person look out for, stop for, etc? Thanks! -T
March 07, 2008|
Response frommunmunmun|
Fig Tree Drive is not very long it takes about 20mins if you dont stop. The road is a bit bumpy and potholey although I would say to the governments credit that the road has improvd dramatically lately (you can tell when elections are due). First drive fairly slowely as you need to look at all the beautiful fruit trees along the road, mangos bananas, breadfruit etc. It is of course called fig tree drive because of the bananas locally called figs. Stop at the little shop, I think its called...More
Raleigh, North Carolina
proposed island tour - missing anything (14 Replies)
hi, we are working with scenic tours to arrange a private island tour - below is what has been recommended...anything additional we should add or suggest on our tour? The tour begins in the city of St. John's and swings by country villages like Freeman's Village, All Saints and Liberta, stops at some of Antigua's most highly-rated heritage sites - including English Harbour, Shirley's Heights & Nelson's Dockyard and sweeps through the lush Fig Tree Drive en-route to one of our finest...More
June 16, 2009|
Response fromPenelope Helen H|
Shame missing Devil's Bridge!