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Darkwood Beach

Address: Antigua
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Ranked #36 of 117 Activities in Antigua
Owner description: An excellent beach for snorkelling and beachcombing.
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Owner description: An excellent beach for snorkelling and beachcombing.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Great beach in Antigua - just off the road, very accessible parking and Beach bar is perfect place to relax!

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Deserted beach but it was the most beautiful one I've ever seen. Clear waters, white sand with no rocks. Calm waters. Beach bar and restaurant to the far end of the beach. On the West side of the island- It is total paradise.

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San Fernando, Trinidad
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My husband and I were staying at an all inclusive resort for our vacation but in search of a beach that wasn't extremely tourist ridden I found this beauty via trip advisor. Antigua boasts having 365 beaches, one for every day of the year. I don't know how true that is but given the size of the island I imagine... More 

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This was our second favorite beach on the island. Half moon bay being the first. There were great waves at this beach. It is the only beach I have ever been on where the waves also crash going back out to sea. I was shocked when it first happened as I had my back to the shore. There is a... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It's a paradise beach. Amazing light blue waters and very relaxing setting. I strongly recommend visiting this beach.

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San Jose
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

About 20 minute cab ride from cruise ship. Cab stand will group you with others to share cost and cab driver will also return for you. Nice beach. Calm water. Chairs and palapa for rent. Think we paid $5 per chair for the day. One restaurant. A little expensive. Get here early to have a couple hours on your own.... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

While the beach looked beautiful - we stopped for lunch at their restaurant; we waited more than an hour for a lobster salad and fish sandwich. And while we were used to how relatively expensive the restaurants are on the island - this place is a rip-off.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is a picture perfect area. Looks like something on a postcard. The beach is almost perfect and the water so brilliant it almost looks like someone turned a light on underneath the surface. There are also several nice restaurants.

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London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
28 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Don't go on a day when there is a cruise ship in town as it will be busy. We went on a Wednesday. Apparently not a cruise ship day. We had a couple of other families and hundreds of butterflies for company. Just perfect!

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Pitt Meadows, BC
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120 reviews 120 reviews
27 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Snorkeling from the beach is subpar in Antigua. There is a small reef in the center of the beach (no more than 10ft out), don't get fooled with the dark patches further out... those are only sea grass. We've been told decent snorkeling next to the rocks (left hand side - if you are facing the ocean). The beach is... More 

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