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

We snorkeled here right off the beach, not 20 feet. Saw plenty of sea urchins, and a few other fish. Sand was soft and hot and the view postcard perfect. We had the entire... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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West Michigan
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We snorkeled here right off the beach, not 20 feet. Saw plenty of sea urchins, and a few other fish. Sand was soft and hot and the view postcard perfect. We had the entire place to ourselves the entire time. Located right off the main road south out of Jolly Harbor.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I must say out of all the beaches i visited in antigua this was one of my favourite ,clean,peaceful,beautiful a must a+++

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Brechin ON CA
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is Dickenson Bay. There are only 3 resorts here. Antigua Beach Village, Sandals & Rex Resorts. What a wonderful beach area on the island with 360 beaches.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

What's great about Darkwood is that you can snorkel over the shallow reef just a few metres from the shore, no need for a boat trip. The sea is calm and clear and there are some great fish to see.

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BRISTOL
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63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We absolutely loved this beach. We got there early in the morning and had the beach to ourselves. Beautiful white sand and the clearest turquoise blue sea we have ever seen, I couldn't wait to get in and have a swim. We were glad that we went early in the day as there is no shade, however there is a... More 

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Gans, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Don't miss this beach,it is so beautiful! Soft light powdery sand. Beautiful colors. The staff at the beach /bar restaurant are also awesome. The water is crystal clear as well. The best part is that it is not crowded.

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Massachusetts
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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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Address: Antigua
Location: Caribbean  >  Antigua and Barbuda  >  Antigua

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