SUNSET HAPPY HOUR–PERFECTLY CARIBBEANThursday 26th February 2015
Sunsets over the Caribbean Sea can be awe inspiring and create the perfect end to a relaxing day. Then when you add the charm of a rum punch, mojito or other creative concoction, in a setting where the staff is attentive to your needs and the conversation is sparkling, you have a Caribbean moment to remember.
The best sunset watching is, naturally, on the western coast of Antigua where the sun dips into the sea with Nevis or Montserrat in the foreground. There are a wealth of beachfront or hillside vantage points offering special Happy Hours – or in one case, a proper Afternoon Tea – with the fiery sky as the backdrop.
Check our recommendations here of some of the best restaurants and bars from which to enjoy a Sunset Moment, and then get out there and enjoy!
Ana’s On the Beach is a stylish place with full-bed lounges, specialty cocktails and entertainment for the happy hour from 5-6:30 pm.
Bay House Restaurant at Trade Winds sits above Dickenson Bay with a spectacular view to the sea from their open-air terrace; happy hour and tapas run from 5-7 pm.
Coconut Grove offers 5 O’Clocktails on the beach, with different themes every day and a great relaxed atmosphere.
BeachLimerZ’s rustic, welcoming atmosphere makes happy hour seem like a party every day.
Miller’s by the Sea has a great beach, a bar right on the beach, and plenty of room for stretching out if you have a crowd.
Akropolis Greek Taverna on the waterfront has a beautiful silhouette of the sailing yachts against the colorful sky.
Al Porto’s terrace at the water’s edge is open from 5 pm, and has great specials like their 2-4-1 Pizza Night on Tuesdays, as an incentive for staying for dinner.
Carmichael’s hosts something different for sunset—a proper Afternoon Tea from 4:30-5:30 pm.
Castaways Antigua offers a fantastic beach setting and Sunset Happy Hour every day from 4:30-6:30 pm.
The Crow’s Nest Restaurant & Pub is a family place, with open spaces and views to the sunset and yachts in the harbor.
Boxer Shack Beach Bar & Restaurant is open Wednesday through Saturday for happy hour and dinner, with great views to the sunset.
Darkwood Beach Bar is a quintessential beach place, with lots of sand, great drinks, and an unobstructed view to colorful sunsets.
Dennis’ Cocktail Bar & Restaurant sits above Ffryes Beach, in a pleasant open-air setting. Enjoy the barbecue and music on Fridays and Sundays in addition to the happy hour every day except Mondays.
Jacqui O’s Beach House is a classy setting with comfortable double beach lounges and a great view, open Tuesday through Sunday.
Sheer Rocks, poised high on a cliff looking out to sea, has some of the best sunset watching on the island, which can be done from their plunge pool or the daybeds on the deck surrounding the bar.
The Nest Beach Bar at Valley Church Beach has a wide open view to the west, with lots of beach seating and rum and beer to make the watching fun.
Shirley Heights Lookout, high atop the hill over English Harbour, has a panoramic view to the sunset, Montserrat and Guadeloupe—and Thursdays and Sundays are the best days for sunsets, music and barbecue.
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