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Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary

#5 of 29 things to do in Saint Paul Parish Features Animals
Bethesda, Antigua
+1 268-461-4957
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Good spot to take the kids

A visit here was an extra add on to our island tour. It is a good place to visit and learn how the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jeffery G
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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
Lovely morning trip

We visited Thursday morning for just over an hour...what a wonderful site and such great work they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SouthernFairy16
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A visit here was an extra add on to our island tour. It is a good place to visit and learn how the abandon, sick, or abused donkey's are taken care of. The lady in charge give an excellent tour of the sanctuary and it's...More

Thank Jeffery G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Thursday morning for just over an hour...what a wonderful site and such great work they do. We were lead into a large fenced off area with brushes, told the stories of the rescue donkeys then encouraged to go make friends by brushing the...More

Thank SouthernFairy16
Reviewed 14 May 2017

my b/f and I came here with our rental car. there were signs assisting you but it is probably best to have google maps running to find this place. we had a lovely time there grooming the donkeys with big brushes. I adopted Surprise before...More

Thank tracyrocks
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Very specia place to visit , I wish it was one of the plave on our tour we drove by the place but didn't stop and go in .....SAD THAT WE DIDN'T

Thank karen c
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The sanctuary has done a great deal to end the suffering of donkeys on Antigua. There is no entrance fee and a chance to groom the more docile donkeys.donkeys that find human contact stressful are kept safely away from tourists. Whilst they would like a...More

1  Thank nomads28
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We spend around 3 hours in the paddock with the donkeys grooming them and giving them lots of fuss. It was so relaxing and peaceful and all the donkeys were in good health. The staff were excellent informative, welcoming and helpful. Well worth a visit...More

1  Thank MALLA1
K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Happy you enjoyed your visit - and we KNOW the donkeys did!

Reviewed 19 March 2017

Absolutely a must. We tend to travel for our own benefit and luxury and forget to thank, in the many ways possible, the community that welcomes us in open arms. High recommended and for a good cause.

Thank richard243
K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Thank you for your kind thoughts. Glad you visited.

Reviewed 16 March 2017

We visited Antigua in February and drove by a sign advertising the Donkey Sanctuary. We just had to find the sanctuary. Roads are not well marked in Antigua after the last hurricane. We saw the sign along the road between St. Johns and Jolly Harbor....More

2  Thank MannyParz
K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Glad you visited us. Sorry you had a hard time finding us. Matters have been made worse by the fact that the "official" map has us located on the western side of the island (where you saw our promotional sign) whereas we are on the...More

Reviewed 15 March 2017

If you love donkeys this is well worth a visit. You get a very good and helpful guide (we had Vincent) and the opportunity to brush the lovely gentle donkeys. I would recommend wearing closed shoes as the friendly donkeys can step on your toes!...More

Thank Nicole V
K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Glad you enjoyed the visit! Thanks so much for suggesting the closed shoes. We have a sign with that request at the entry gate but most folks arrive in flip flops! So far no major problems but donkeys are not lightweights! As you might have...More

Reviewed 25 February 2017

All the donkey's in the corral were docile and loved being petted. If you have children then obviously its wise to keep them supervised but all the animals were human friendly. This sanctuary is well run by the Humane Society. It is well off the...More

1  Thank Cricketman_10
K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Thank you so much for visiting and your kind review. Hope we'll see you again!

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M3MD
Any driving directions from Jolly Harbor area? Thanks
4 April 2017|
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Response from MrLoo | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I am not a local but I got a decent map when I got my rental car - and it was also well signposted. The entrance of Sanctuary is very muddy - don't get stuck
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