Shirley Heights, English Harbour

4.2
#1 of 12 in Historic Sites in Antigua and Barbuda
Revel in the weekly festivities and views from Shirley Heights. Every Sunday evening, a steel drum band soundtracks a delicious barbecue, complete with dancing and colorful sunsets. After sundown, local party bands will entertain you right through the evening, attracting tourists and locals alike, and providing plenty of opportunities to mingle and socialize. Most visitors bring their cameras to capture the views and sunsets. Shirley Heights is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, English Harbour Edition.
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  • we went up to Shirley Heights, on a Sunday afternoon, as the sun was setting, amazing views and wonderful bands. The only thing that was of huge concern was the amount of people standing on the cliff ...  more »
  • Great place to go on a Sunday night. If you go during the day you will see an interesting video of the history of Antigua.  more »
  • Decent food reasonably gpriced, great steel band and a reggae band in the evening on a Sunday. Great party to be had by all but I do wish the reggae band would play more reggae!  more »
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  • Always love a trip to Shirley Heights. Awesome views of English and Falmouth Harbours. Excellent drinks and food available, especially on Sunday evenings. I think it's the same on Thursday evenings up there, but not sure.
  • This place is one of the most beautiful and breath taking views in the world. It s easy to get up the hill and the food is amazing. It is a kind of island party every Sunday. Highly recommended. They play music with their local instruments all day. The sunset is simply stunning.
  • Amazing views from the lookout and across the site. Amazing party on Sunday and Thursday - wonderful band and well worth a visit.
  • A bit too touristy, but good vibes. Food is average, both traditional music and reggae concert are very good. Concerts are only on Sundays. Worth arriving between 4-5pm to avoid crowds and have a chance for a sunset view and photos. Stay until at least 7pm for reggae.
  • The fantastic view of English Harbour by night and the Happy Hour steel band plus reggae. Cold beer, barbeque and rum punch good too.
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