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Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary

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Address: Bethesda, Antigua
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Relaxing and a good way to unwind

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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WALSALL NR BIRMINGHAM UK
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WALSALL NR BIRMINGHAM UK
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 and with the sun on your back what a wonderful and rewarding way to spend... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Guilford, Connecticut
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. Don't get fooled like we did. Thought the sanctuary was near the sign but upon... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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! It is free but they welcome donations and, if you want, you can adopt a... More 

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Thank Nicole V
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 beaten track in a rural part of eastern Antigua. Though the entrance is well marked,... More 

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1 Thank Cricketman_10
K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this review

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

Durham
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

It was lovely to come back and see my adopted donkeys. They were looking good and it was feeding time so didn't rush them this time. Steve the blind one was wondering around and enjoyed getting lots of attention. There carers do a great job looking after so many. Good job there is a place like this that looks after... More 

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Thank iemunro55
K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this review

Glad you were able to come back and visit us. As you know, the donkeys love to receive visitors, especially when it results in getting brushed! More 

Kingston, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Spent an hour at the sanctuary helping to brush down this friendly group of donkeys who have a loving home. A really commendable endeavour that protects animals that are often neglected in Antigua where cars and ATV's have reduced the utility of donkeys. It's free to visit, but a donation is welcome by the fine people who launched this sanctuary.

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Thank mcd0wall
K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks so much. In this dry climate the donkeys get very dusty and love to be brushed as often as kind folks will brush them. More 

Highland Village, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We did not know we were coming to see the donkeys while on our island tour. I am grateful that they take care of the donkeys on the island as they are not longer needed as the once were. The sanctuary runs on donations with little government support which is I'm sure most excursions bring you by. If you enjoy... More 

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Thank MatthewL83
K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks for your support! More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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171 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Everybody his or her favorite souvenir, but we had a lot of fun brushing the donkeys and listening to their history / rescue and care. Adopting a donkey for a year was our souvenir for this trip

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Thank MrLoo
K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this review

And what a helpful souvenir it is! Thanks! More 

Buffalo, New York
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

This sanctuary is well-run by the Humane Society. It's well-off the beaten track in a rural part of eastern Antigua.Though the entrance is well marked, the road leading to the gate is rough and difficult for passenger cars. My rented sedan couldn't make it over the gate threshold, so we parked on the dirt road and walked back to the... More 

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1 Thank copper0128
K C, Manager at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this review

A big thank you from Ushi! Our cat, Deputy, has no fear and loves to entertain visitors with his antics. Luckily for them, he doesn't usually catch what he is chasing. lol More 

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