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Jolly Harbour | South Beach, Saint Mary's, Antigua
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You probably have to go in the evening to appreciate the grilled food, the music and the sunsets - relaxed, convivial atmosphere in the daytime

Thank Mister J
Castaways_Antigua, Guest Relations Manager at Castaways, responded to this review

Hi Mister J, Castaways Antigua has an atmosphere for everyone. Relax on one of our beach chairs with your toes in the sand and sip on a frozen cocktail by day or sing and groove after dinner to one of our live bands by night. We hope you found what you were looking for when you visited with us. Thank... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Locals are very friendly. Burgers, jerk chicken, curry fish and ribs! Very good, especially the barbeque ribs. The bar's owner said they make it themselves. I wish I had the recipe. But we also loved the potato salad and the macaroni pie. So very yummy!

Thank Cooper B
Castaways_Antigua, Guest Relations Manager at Castaways, responded to this review

Hello Cooper B, Thank you for taking time out to post a review. In order to maintain high quality standards, optimal flavor and menu uniqueness, we prepare as much as possible "from scratch" in house! We're thrilled that you love our BBQ sauce, we hope you visit again soon. More 

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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Finally left after two hours of waiting, and we still didn't get served. My advice...DON'T GO THERE!!

Thank Randy W
Castaways_Antigua, Guest Relations Manager at Castaways, responded to this review

Hello Randy W, Castaways Antigua is so very disappointed to hear of your negative experience. We pride ourselves on our service standards and our entire team would have done everything within our power to ensure that the issue was rectified. We always have a member of our management team on duty, we really wish you would have asked to speak... More 

West Malling, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Some of the negative reviews are bizarre and so off the mark. This is a beach bar and as such it is one of the best I have come across. It doesn't pretend to be Michelin standard. It doesn't pretend to offer haute cuisine. It is what it is. We had some great cocktails sitting at the bar with sand... More 

1 Thank Nigel W
Winnipeg, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Wonderful friendly service. Fabulous, large portions of food. My friends had a surprise birthday party for me at Castaways that would be very hard to top. The atmosphere was perfect, dinner on the beach overlooking the huge Bon fire and the Caribbean Sea surrounded by great friends. To finish off the evening a walk to the seashore under the light... More 

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memphis TN
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Within walking distance from the villa and within steps 2 the ocean..Absolutely the Best beach spot in Antigua.

Thank JusticememphisTN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

The restaurant and its adjoining bar are situated on a beautiful beach. As a result you pay through the nose for both food and drink. The food is of average quality and some of the portions are minuscule(prawns). When the bill arrives it is subject to a 15% local tax and 10% service charge which makes the whole experience poor... More 

1 Thank frasermacritchie
Castaways_Antigua, Guest Relations Manager at Castaways, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out to write and post a review about your experience at Castaways. We are happy to let you know that our new management team has been busy implementing changes to increase customer satisfaction with our menu and service. In regards to your comments regarding the prawns, we have increased the portion size to reflect our... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We have been in and out of Antigua for the last 3 yrs and on this last visit we went to Castaways for lunch for the first time. We were extremely disappointed. The over priced food tasted freezer burnt and the service was absolutely horrible. We received our food without our drinks, which were a beer and a bottled water.... More 

1 Thank MScheid1
Castaways_Antigua, Guest Relations Manager at Castaways, responded to this review

Hello MScheid1, We cannot begin to describe how disappointed we are that your experience at Castaways was of this nature, please accept our humble apologies. Your review has been shared with our staff and discussed at length, thank you for bringing it to our attention. We are pleased to know that there is a silver lining in all of this... More 

White Plains, New York
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We were starving after we had just flown in from NY. The only restaurant on the beach so this is where we ate. I ordered a Frozen margarita it was $12.00 - I was in shock. Between the Government tax and the gratuity we already had to pay 25% out of our pockets before we even ate!!! Food was definitely... More 

1 Thank amon0124
Castaways_Antigua, Guest Relations Manager at Castaways, responded to this review

Hi Anon0124, we understand your frustration regarding the government tax, we wish that this issue was within our control. We hope that you enjoyed the beautiful views and relaxed in the tranquil waters of Jolly Beach during your visit to Castaways. Thank you for your review. More 

Mississauga, Canada
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Nightly entertainment is awesome. They have bon fires on Friday nights outside. Food was pricey, but hey your on holiday. Enjoy some conch fritters and a waldaldi beer:)

Thank cubatravler
Castaways_Antigua, Guest Relations Manager at Castaways, responded to this review

Hi there cubatravler, thank you for your review! Our Friday night BBQ and bonfire is a fast favorite, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the live band, conch fritters and our very own local Wadadli beer! Thank you for your review! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jolly Harbour | South Beach, Saint Mary's, Antigua
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Antigua and Barbuda  >  Antigua  >  Saint Mary's
  • Phone Number: 15624445
Castaways Glows, an iconic Beach Bar and Restaurant nestled on the white creamy sands of Jolly Beach, Antigua and Barbuda. The azure Caribbean sea is just steps away, it beckons you.

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