Shirley Heights

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Valley Church Beach, Antigua and Barbuda
Shirley Heights - Sunset at Shirley's
Shirley Heights - Another lookout point just 2 minutes from Shirley Heights. This looks to the east if I'm not mistaken.
Shirley Heights - Turner's Beach from a 'look out' (the cab driver just went very near the edge of the road but it was good enough!)
Shirley Heights - Already packed at just after 6, make sure you get there early if you do decide to go so you can get a good spot to watch the sunset.

Shirley Heights Valley Church Beach Reviews

davewalt davewalt
3 reviews
Sunday night must Jun 23, 2011
What a way to spend a sunday night in Antigua. Getting up to Shirley's is easy enough if u have a car or getting a taxi from falmouth.

It is a very touristy thing to do but even after spending a few months there i still loved going up when possable. IF you get a nice night its quite a site beautiful sunset with steel drums playing in the back ground.

There is a un written rule here and thats that you must have a glass of rum punch in ur hand at all times while up at shirley's so by the end of the night even if the clouds came in a ruined the sunset you will still enjoy ur self the "mount gay" will make sure of that.
Sunset at Shirley's
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HuBison says:
You spent a month here and this is the only review you wrote! I need MORE info!
Posted on: Dec 22, 2011
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Glamour88 Glamour88
32 reviews
Sunday evening fun Jun 05, 2010
If you are staying in Antigua, I would definitely recommend a Sunday evening trip down to Shirley Heights Lookout, 4pm – 10pm. The views of Antigua from Shirley Heights Lookout are spectacular (have your camera to hand). When I went to Shirley Heights there was a big mixture of locals and tourists, the barbecued food was fantastically flavoured and the music, a Steel Band followed by live Reggae, was brilliant be prepared to dance! If you want a seat/table you may want to get there early as it is rather limited but you should be able to perch yourself somewhere. Although the party is meant to finish at 10pm it tended to go on for longer and people just seemed to leave whenever they felt like it. When I went it was completely free but I believe that there is now a few which you may want to check but I do not believe that it is much.

I would say that the evening is child friendly as well, there was again a mixture of local children & tourists – I think that most with children tended to leave around 8/9pm.
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jaeden jaeden
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Tourist trap but worth the view Mar 09, 2008
Said to be where all the locals go on Sunday evening for sunset, Shirley Heights was supposed to be a fantastic evening with authentic music and great company. Unfortunately, the company was made up of mostly tourists off the cruise ships and the 'authentic music' was a steel band playing music similar to what you'd find at a typical wedding.

That said, the view was breathtaking. From our villa in Jolly Harbour, it was approximately an hour's drive down the western coast and through the center of Antigua to get to the south-eastern coast. From Shirley Heights, you get a priceless view of English Harbour.

The fee to get in (I can't recall exactly but I believe it was $8 USD) was exactly that...the fee to get in. Don't be tricked into believing you get a free drink with that. The barbeque every Sunday starts at approximately 5pm and has typical barbeque fare: burgers, ribs, etc. Everything comes with a side of salad and potato salad (most menu items were around $10-15). In theory, there are picnic tables a plenty to eat on however the rather rude tourists who arrived early sat down to eat and never got up. This made eating quite difficult but we managed. There are two bars at Shirley Heights, one indoors and one outside, both serving the same drinks. I recommend Wadadli or Red Stripe if you want to try some local beers.

The entertainment consisted of a pretty great steel drum band and later in the evening, a reggae band. Like I said earlier though, there was nothing local about the selection of music they played. Most songs could've been requested on a jukebox sadly. We didn't stay for much of the reggae band but it was much of the same.

To get to Shirley Heights, we used a taxi driver recommended by the owner of our villa. It cost $10 USD to get there and another $10 USD per person. Fares, including cabs, are always per person unless there's fewer than 3. I think. It's always best to check ahead of time.
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HuBison says:
Tourist trap! Ha! Thanks for the info. You paid $10 for a one hour cab ride?
Posted on: Dec 22, 2011

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