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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” (327 reviews)
“sunday night” (168 reviews)
“live music” (60 reviews)
English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-460-1785
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Reviewed yesterday

A taste of local flavor. Lots of people but good music and lots of food. The view of English Harbour is fantastic. A once must do.

Thank beachcat1
Reviewed yesterday

This is a must do if you visit Antigua and like live music. The steel band playing is a brilliant background sound to amazing sunset views. We didn't actually eat here and the drinks are quite expensive ($4 for a small bottle of lager) but...More

Thank dillis63
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very disappointed. Was looking forward to this trip as it was written up in the travel books & talked up by locals. $40 taxi ride & $10 to get in. Taxis stay there, but drivers disappear. Wear flat shoes as the terrain is tricky& very...More

Thank PaBirddog
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were told Shirley Heights is an old fort converted to a place with steel bands, dancing, island craft and food venders. Sounds great, right? We stayed at the Jolly Beach Resort which is approximately 30 minutes from Shirley Heights. The hotel shuttles leave the...More

Thank KyJinglebells
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had only a few hours until we had to return to the ship, so we took (we were two couples) a taxi to Shirley Heights. The view from this high place is magnificent. You look over the English Harbour and the "Crocodile" (A small...More

Thank Rami A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went here one Sunday evening! Stunning sunset & after 9pm really gets going with the live band, thoroughly recommend!!

Thank rydale66
Reviewed 5 days ago

The BBQ was absolutely first class with a wide range of food, we sat and ate and watched a beautiful sunset over a magnificent view of English Harbour. In the background played a superb steel band. When we finished our food we moved to where...More

Thank EddiePoole
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Shirley Heights is THE Sunday evening venue in Antigua. There is a great party atmosphere with steel band music followed by a reggae band. Locals and tourists alike flock here. There is BBQ food on sale and plenty of rum. Not to be missed.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best thing to do in Antigua, miss this & you missed out. Great views, great music & great atmosphere Second time we have been & just keeps getting better

Thank Jerry H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some ruins from the British occupation days of their Military installations for protection of the island. I would go there for the views.

Thank Rick N
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What is the taxi fare from Jolly Beach resort to Shirely Hts? Are you using US dollars, cash?
June 23, 2017|
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Response from Sharon A | Reviewed this property |
Hi ya we didn't use a taxi as we have a hire car so I don't know taxi fare. We use Eastern Caribbean Dollars (EC)
Is there any activity at Shirley Hts on nights other than the Sunday night crush??
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
when is shop and museum open at Shirley heights
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.