Shirley Heights

Shirley Heights

Shirley Heights Antigua, perched high above the Caribbean Sea on Antigua’s south coast, is both historical site and party central.

Recognized as part of the Antigua Naval Dockyard UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s also famous for its incredible views and sunsets over English Harbour.

But it’s the weekly Shirley Heights party, a Sunday tradition since 1981, that makes a trip to the Shirley Heights lookout a top thing to do when you visit Antigua & Barbuda.

Live reggae and soca music, smokin’ barbecue, potent rum punch and dancing under the stars. The Shirley Heights Party is the best bash in the Caribbean.

As a travel writer specializing in this region, I’ve been to (and written about) 40 or more Caribbean islands.

When it comes to Caribbean parties, I’ve done Junkanoo in Bahamas, Moonsplash in Anguilla and The Full Moon party in Tortola. The Shirley Heights Party is my absolute favourite spot to let down my hair.

I plan every one of my Antigua visits to make sure I don’t miss this iconic bash. Here are my top tips on how to do it well!