Shirley Heights, English Harbour

4.2
#1 of 13 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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  • This is definitely my favorite place in Antigua. The views are mesmerizing, food is always good, the people are nice, I always have a blast one the live show start. Prepare yourself to be dancing the night away!!!
  • Sunday evening on Shirley Heights is the well known BBQ and Steel Band evening. It really is worth a visit. Lots of people, music, food and drink! Little bit of a tourist trap, but your choice to buy trinkets etc. View is spectacular at night and in the day. If you have the time go you won't be disappointed.
  • Lots of food and drinks and good prices. The steel drum and reggae bands sounded great. The view from the top of the mountain was incredible.
  • Spectacular place with a view to the bay. Great place to spend good evening with friends or family
  • Wow! Wow! Wow! Spectacular views of the sunset Free access on Thursdays. At sunset, they have a band, BBQ, a bar, it's pretty cool
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