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Address: Antigua
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Description: An excellent beach for snorkelling and beachcombing.
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$82*
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Antigua Shore Excursion: Island Highlights Tour Including Beach and Bar

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Not a lot of cruise ship passengers are dropped off at this beach which makes it nice and quiet. There are no umbrellas for rent but they have a hut-type thing that you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Sageduo
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Massachusetts
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Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Not a lot of cruise ship passengers are dropped off at this beach which makes it nice and quiet. There are no umbrellas for rent but they have a hut-type thing that you can position your $5 rented chair under for shade. The food is great! Try the jerk chicken sub but eat it open-faced to cut out the big... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Stopped in Antigua on cruise Took taxi tour around the island driver dropped us off and came back for us at arranged time . Beach was stunning no crowds when we were there nice bar/beach resturant good food right on the sand bliss !

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Roockwall, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We loved this beach! The water was gorgeous and the white sand was perfection. The staff was friendly at the beach bar. Marlin really stood out providing us with top notch service and catered to our every need. I'm already dreaming of our next trip to Darkwood!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The beach was nice and large. It was also very close to where we were staying. The water was rough the first time we visited so we questioned its reputation as the nicest beach, but after island exploration we discovered it is the nicest beach. You can snorkel at one end, get a snack at the restaurant and enjoy swimming.... More 

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Darkwood beach is what every beach postcard and every idyllic beach looks like with its fine white sand and pure blue water. Teamed with the great Caribbean weather it is very good. The beach itself has a small bar and restaurant attached the staff are not to friendly nor does it have any other facilities around . All in all... More 

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St. John's, Antigua
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Darkwood has been and shall be one of my favorite beaches to go to. It is relaxed beach with some shade from the sun. Special thanks to the manager and staff @ Darkwood Beach Bar & Restaurant. Always making us feeling welcome and appreciated.

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Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Beautiful beach. Not too crowded, but not empty, either. Vendor selling coconuts and trinkets was setup next to a vendor offering massages. Otherwise, only business on this beach is the restaurant. The water in the bay gets very deep quickly, so to really get in and enjoy the water you should be able to swim. Otherwise, you'll just be able... More 

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Cabot, Arkansas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We could not decide which beach to go to Antigua, with 365 of them, it was difficult to decide. A local recommended Darkwood to us, so we thought, why not. We were so glad we listened. Darkwood is a beautiful beach with water that has many amazing shades of blue. No strong waves, and a gentle slope into the water,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Beautiful, well looked after and a great restaurant! Such beautiful views and lovely sand, I recommend going here as your main beach!

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It's hard to get more beautiful than this spot. We were in Antigua for the day on our cruise and wanted a beach that wasn't very cruise-passenger-packed. We arrived there around 9am and were one of the first, but it got crowded very quickly. Luckily we got some great photos before the crowds arrived. There are beach chairs and huts... More 

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