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Shirley Heights Lookout

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Shirleys Heights, English Harbour, Antigua
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We went to Shirley Heights for the Sunday Sunset party. The views are spectacular. Drinks available at the bar, and food available on the grill. Steel drums set the mood. Would not miss it.

Thank Mark H
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Shirley Heights does a BBQ with steel drum local band every Wednesday and Sunday, the Wednesday is better for young children, I took my family there for the Sunday event and to see the sun set, the experience was great with local BBQ food and a great atmosphere with the steel drum band playing. To get into the National park... More 

Thank Damian S
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sunday afternoon is the time to go to Shirley Heights with wonderful views over English Harbour and caribbean music.

Thank kenlB1578ZE
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit, English harbour is great fun with many views. Enjoy the sunday evening music session, but it does get very busy.

Thank ahfd
Fort Collins, Colorado
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Shirley Heights is known for ruins of 200-year old fortifications constructed by the English Navy to protect English Harbour in Antigua, which was their primary naval base in the Caribbean. It offers a spectacular view of Nelson's Dockyard and sunsets over the Caribbean Sea. Shirley Heights is also is locally famous for weekly Sunday sunset parties, starting around 4PM and... More 

Thank drczap
Newport, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone talks about this place and we looked forward to our visit. Frankly it was disappointing as the party atmosphere did not kick off as expected and the place was packed so getting drinks and food was an ordeal. Lots of people mainly sitting around on crowded tables and grass/rocks eating off paper plates and from plastic cups. We left... More 

Thank JP070766
Berkeley, Illinois
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117 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a Sunday at 3:30pm. They charge you $8 per person to get up to Shirley heights lookout and then after you park (on a Sunday) they want to charge you another $10 per person to join the BBQ and music. Luckily we were allowed to go up without paying to take a few pics and then come... More 

Thank Heather E
Chichester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Beautiful spot with stunning views over English Harbour and the sea. We went up late Sunday afternoon which is party time! A great atmosphere full of tourists and locals. Fantastic music with a great steel band which played till sunset followed by a brilliant band who played till around 10pm. A running BBQ and bar open all evening! Definitely... More 

Thank sammykendall
Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went to the Sunday afternoon/evening BBQ party yesterday. There's a $10 (US) per person cover charge as you drive in. Also recommend you get there early (steel band starts playing at 4PM) if you want a seat at a table and to buy your meal ticket before the crowd arrives. The view is absolutely amazing. And... More 

Thank jondutcher
Calgary, Canada
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72 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous views of the sea, land, harbors, and Montserrat. Nice little spot to have a beer or a meal. Also a great spot on Sunday nights to enjoy live music, dancing, and more.

Thank NickyEric

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Bar, Barbecue
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shirleys Heights, English Harbour, Antigua
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Antigua and Barbuda  >  Antigua  >  Saint Paul Parish  >  English Harbour
  • Phone Number: 460-1785

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?