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Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary

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Address: Bethesda, Antigua
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EHAW EHAW

Very specia place to visit , I wish it was one of the plave on our tour we drove by the place but didn't stop and go in .....SAD THAT WE DIDN'T

Reviewed 2 days ago
karen c
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dartouth
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very specia place to visit , I wish it was one of the plave on our tour we drove by the place but didn't stop and go in .....SAD THAT WE DIDN'T

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BRISTOL
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sanctuary has done a great deal to end the suffering of donkeys on Antigua. There is no entrance fee and a chance to groom the more docile donkeys.donkeys that find human contact stressful are kept safely away from tourists. Whilst they would like a donation adoption is just over 20 pound a cheap day out .Will make you feel... More 

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WALSALL NR BIRMINGHAM UK
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spend around 3 hours in the paddock with the donkeys grooming them and giving them lots of fuss. It was so relaxing and peaceful and all the donkeys were in good health. The staff were excellent informative, welcoming and helpful. Well worth a visit and with the sun on your back what a wonderful and rewarding way to spend... More 

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1 Thank MALLA1
K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this review

Happy you enjoyed your visit - and we KNOW the donkeys did! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed March 19, 2017

Absolutely a must. We tend to travel for our own benefit and luxury and forget to thank, in the many ways possible, the community that welcomes us in open arms. High recommended and for a good cause.

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Thank richard243
K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind thoughts. Glad you visited. More 

Guilford, Connecticut
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017

We visited Antigua in February and drove by a sign advertising the Donkey Sanctuary. We just had to find the sanctuary. Roads are not well marked in Antigua after the last hurricane. We saw the sign along the road between St. Johns and Jolly Harbor. Don't get fooled like we did. Thought the sanctuary was near the sign but upon... More 

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K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this review

Glad you visited us. Sorry you had a hard time finding us. Matters have been made worse by the fact that the "official" map has us located on the western side of the island (where you saw our promotional sign) whereas we are on the eastern side near the Village of Bethesda. The publishers have promised to correct the error... More 

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

If you love donkeys this is well worth a visit. You get a very good and helpful guide (we had Vincent) and the opportunity to brush the lovely gentle donkeys. I would recommend wearing closed shoes as the friendly donkeys can step on your toes! It is free but they welcome donations and, if you want, you can adopt a... More 

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K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the visit! Thanks so much for suggesting the closed shoes. We have a sign with that request at the entry gate but most folks arrive in flip flops! So far no major problems but donkeys are not lightweights! As you might have noticed, we also don't permit feeding the donkeys by hand. When kind folks bring carrots... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017

All the donkey's in the corral were docile and loved being petted. If you have children then obviously its wise to keep them supervised but all the animals were human friendly. This sanctuary is well run by the Humane Society. It is well off the beaten track in a rural part of eastern Antigua. Though the entrance is well marked,... More 

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K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting and your kind review. Hope we'll see you again! More 

Durham
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2017

It was lovely to come back and see my adopted donkeys. They were looking good and it was feeding time so didn't rush them this time. Steve the blind one was wondering around and enjoyed getting lots of attention. There carers do a great job looking after so many. Good job there is a place like this that looks after... More 

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K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this review

Glad you were able to come back and visit us. As you know, the donkeys love to receive visitors, especially when it results in getting brushed! More 

Kingston, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed February 8, 2017

Spent an hour at the sanctuary helping to brush down this friendly group of donkeys who have a loving home. A really commendable endeavour that protects animals that are often neglected in Antigua where cars and ATV's have reduced the utility of donkeys. It's free to visit, but a donation is welcome by the fine people who launched this sanctuary.

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Thank mcd0wall
K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks so much. In this dry climate the donkeys get very dusty and love to be brushed as often as kind folks will brush them. More 

Highland Village, Texas
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46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017

We did not know we were coming to see the donkeys while on our island tour. I am grateful that they take care of the donkeys on the island as they are not longer needed as the once were. The sanctuary runs on donations with little government support which is I'm sure most excursions bring you by. If you enjoy... More 

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K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks for your support! More 

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