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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
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
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
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.
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|
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|
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