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Old 29-10-2010, 17:42   #1
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A Few Days in Antigua . . .

dropping a boat off in antigua, looking to get three days there. got any tips about what to do see so as not to waste the time anyone. i intend to partake in alcohol activities for a start,
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Old 30-10-2010, 13:31   #2
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I liked the market in St. John's and the jump up at Shirley Heights on Sundays in the 90s. I am sure there are others with more recent information.
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Since you mentioned your first task was imbibing a tot or two, the Mad Mongoose in English Harbour (Falmouth Harbour side) stocks plenty of booze...
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I would second the Mad Mongoose, and the Galley Bar in Nelsons Dockyard, then there are all the bars in between you have to pass on the way.
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Morning After

Best thing after all that revelry = Zip Line
Antigua Rain Forest Company

After recovering, try this list
Antigua and Barbuda / Activities on Antigua and Barbuda

Seriously, take normal precautions even around Falmouth & English harbours especially as the evening wears on, the crowd thins and the alcohol might have too much effect
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Old 30-10-2010, 20:53   #7
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I second the Shirley's Heights recommendation. My friends and I had a blast there back around 2001. I wouldn't miss it if I found myself back in Antigua but check with the locals- I think the parties there are specific days of the week.
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Don't imbide too much. I was so underwater from drinking my first visit there, that I had to wait until the second to actually see anything.

Nelson's Harbor for me.
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Devil's Bridge is interesting to see. and across the bay is Eric Clapton's place.
If you are there on a Saturday you could crew on one of the races at Jolly Harbour, PM me for contact information
Le Bistro is the best known fine restaurant there, it is in the north.
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I prefered hanging out in St Johns... and Hemmingways does great food.
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thanks all of you for replying, some great suggestions,
hud3 some beutiful pics on your page
actually got one day less now the way flights have worked out, so will see and try to plan it.
this trip is pushing it time wise for me as i have a business to run but a mate died two months ago with a tumour, six months from finding out to croaking so i'm going and that's that.i'm 46 and he was 50, scary.
big fit lad aswell, sports etc
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