"Shirley Heights" Antigua and Barbuda Tourist Trap Tip by ktduncan

Antigua and Barbuda Tourist Traps: 6 reviews and 2 photos

  Too many people for me
by ktduncan

The definition of a tourist trap. All sunburned tourists and no locals other than the ones working there. The food is good, local caribbean food, but at three times the price of what it normally should cost. It is so crowded with tourists that it is hard to find a seat.

I don't know, we stayed for a while, checked out the view, listened to some music ate some food and took off. Stayed for maybe a half hour. I suppose that it is good local flavor for those making their one excursion from an all-inclusive, but we like to get out and dig the local flavor a little bit more.

Unique Suggestions: Drive here, do not take a tour as you will be forced to stay longer than you may want to. We spoke with a couple that felt the same way as us, but their bus didn't leave for almost another two hours. And, if you like it, you can stay longer than your bus would otherwise.

Fun Alternatives: After taking off we went and ate at the Inn at English Harbour. Nice table view of the sea and you could still hear the music up in the hills. Treat the Heights as an appetizer to your night in and around Nelsons Dockyard.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 17, 2004
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