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Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary

#5 of 29 things to do in Saint Paul Parish Features Animals
Bethesda, Antigua
+1 268-461-4957
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We visited the sanctuary as part of a day trip myself and family had. It was one of the highlights... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Heidi A
Hockwold cum Wilton, null, United Kingdom
via mobile
Animal lovers place

Visit here if you like animals and want to have some one to one experience of brushing the donkeys... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
New Mills, United Kingdom
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Bethesda, Antigua
+1 268-461-4957
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the sanctuary as part of a day trip myself and family had. It was one of the highlights of the day and holiday! The children (11 and 7) loved meeting all the donkeys and brushing them and they were so friendly. We were...More

Thank Heidi A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visit here if you like animals and want to have some one to one experience of brushing the donkeys. The donkeys are very quiet and the facility, while simple is perfect for them with trees along the side for shade and plenty of food and...More

Thank P C
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

My wife and son went along to the sanctuary so this review is on their behalf. The animals are well looked after and the staff extremely dedicated and helpful. A few tips,, be aware that the place is hard to find and the road leading...More

1  Thank Dave P
Reviewed July 8, 2017

Having lived in Bethesda where donkeys were a major mode of transportation during my childhood days, visiting this sanctuary was like a step back into my past. My grandchildren were able to appreciate the giant strides that transportation has taken. The staff seem really dedicated...More

Thank alexandrina55
Reviewed June 26, 2017

The biggest challenge was driving to the donkey sanctuary (Google Maps took us on a road only fit for Jeeps, so we doubled back and took the paved route in our little hatchback!). Once we got there, we were given brushes and escorted to the...More

1  Thank Mudixon
Reviewed June 26, 2017

If you love animals this is the place to go. We brushed EVERY donkey. It was great fun!!! My sister and I were raised with animals on a small farm. Sometimes you just need to get back to your roots. Anyway..... I highly recommend going...More

Thank Colin P
Reviewed June 25, 2017

We spent an hour or two brushing the donkeys who were quite a mess following a heavy rainstorm. They were so appreciative. One even let me brush her baby, too. Wear a hat and prepare to be dusty. If you wear open sandals prepare to...More

2  Thank FrankiesAwesome
Reviewed June 16, 2017

A visit here was an extra add on to our island tour. It is a good place to visit and learn how the abandon, sick, or abused donkey's are taken care of. The lady in charge give an excellent tour of the sanctuary and it's...More

1  Thank Jeffery G
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

We visited Thursday morning for just over an hour...what a wonderful site and such great work they do. We were lead into a large fenced off area with brushes, told the stories of the rescue donkeys then encouraged to go make friends by brushing the...More

Thank SouthernFairy16
Reviewed May 14, 2017

my b/f and I came here with our rental car. there were signs assisting you but it is probably best to have google maps running to find this place. we had a lovely time there grooming the donkeys with big brushes. I adopted Surprise before...More

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April 4, 2017|
Response from MrLoo | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I am not a local but I got a decent map when I got my rental car - and it was also well signposted. The entrance of Sanctuary is very muddy - don't get stuck