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Shirley Heights

English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-460-1785
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Hills overlooking the Dockyard on the east, named after the governor who built the fortifications.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steel band” (332 reviews)
“sunday night” (169 reviews)
“live music” (62 reviews)
English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-460-1785
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Reviewed yesterday

We arrived at 6pm and left at 8.30pm which took in both the steel band and the reggae band which came on at 7. This was a really enjoyable evening of music, rum punch, barbecue and a beautiful sunset over English harbour. A must for...More

Thank Simon G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were under the impression that it was a tradition on the island for everyone to gather at Shirley Heights for music & BBQ to watch the sunset. Once we arrived we noticed no locals only a lot tourist who were bused in...each paying approximately...More

Thank rdr1rn
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Firstly just beware- the signposting is not good. You have to fork right going up near the lookout ( which you get to if you keep going straight) . You'll know you're there though when you do as the view down to English Harbour is...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A great evening with stunning views as the sunsets. The steel band were outstanding and the food at the BBQ was delicious. Definitely worth a visit on a Sunday evening but be careful my husbands wallet was pulled from his pocket whilst carrying drinks and...More

Thank Chuckyegg72
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't go for the party held on a Friday night but in the day as part of an island tour. The views were great but very small bearing in mind a party is held there

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at Sandals and they had a Sunday evening trip to Shirley Heights to see the sunset. On arrival a steel band were playing and we bought mango cocktails from the bar. The view was spectacular but even though we thought we had secured...More

Thank poppet1963
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only naive tourists ever go to this place, for sure. Over priced, crowded with second rate touristy music. It's a great way to be pushed into a crowd and spend quite a bit of money for an entrance fee and over-priced food, to say nothing...More

1  Thank DJKTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sunday BBQ and music is fun....if you have plenty of cash to spend but....the best time must be when it is deserted and you can just soak up the sunset and most amazing views ! Lovely place but there is also a fee for...More

Thank Renee194
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience, it really is a fun night, plenty of eating, drinking and dancing. The calypso band really make the atmosphere better and gives it a lively party feel and the views over English Harbour are amazing.

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our trip to Shirley Heights was a lot of fun. Great BBQ!! Great MUSIC. Great PEOPLE! The locals were very kind. If you like to eat, drink and dance this is where you need to be on Sunday afternoon in Antiqua. Not to mention the...More

Thank Colin P
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June 23, 2017|
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
We hired a driver to show us around. It was $200 USD for the entire day which we split amongst three of us. It was the best way to tour as the driver stopped for us to beach it and snorkle and he also took us to a local... More
May 20, 2017|
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Response from SUNNYBUNNY566 | Reviewed this property |
Don't go there if there are ships in port way to crowded no seats. I went on Sunday it was crowded without ships i can't imagine how crowded it would have been , it is a walk to get back to your taxi . Go on the Excellence... More
April 16, 2017|
Response from 739fran | Reviewed this property |
We visited during the day and for the Sunday evening barbeque. The gift shop was open both times, but there were far more vendors Sunday evening. Sorry, but we missed seeing the museum.