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Darkwood Beach

Antigua
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Ranked #6 of 68 attractions in Antigua
Type: Beaches
Description: An excellent beach for snorkelling and beachcombing.
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Quebec, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Going to Antigua , we had decided to go to Valley church beach. But when we chose our cab, our taxi driver insisted that everyone from the cruise ships went there, so it would be crowded and noisy. So he offered to drive us to Darkwood beach instead ... And that was a really good decision. Ther was a total... More

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful island. Real carribean feel to it too, which is so rare. I hate cruise ships, but I had to go on one to be sure, and sure enough I hated every minute of it, but it did bring me to this beautiful island. We had read about the different beaches and tried to get as far away... More

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Brandon, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Island tour stopped here and we didn't want to leave. Absolutely stunning views and the beach, ahhhh peaceful and relaxing. A must see!!

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Weston
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Our taxi driver took us here after we'd docked for the day when we asked to be taken to a beach which wouldn't be filled with other cruisers! Might not sound very friendly, but we want to experience quiet, unspoilt parts of each island and not be crammed on a sunbed right next to other people! We got what we... More

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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Great beach and views. This is the perfect place if you are looking for a beach that isn't crowded, where you don't have to worry about being hassled by locals selling stuff, and has facilities available, such as food, drinks, bathrooms, chairs, umbrellas, etc. Will definitely return here if ever in Antigua again.

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Really nice beach, great views of Monserrat. The beach sand is pure white. We visited a few beach' and this might have been the best. Very clean. Restaurant right there, pricey but cold beer.

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Castle Pines, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My husband and I stopped to take a walk on Darkwood beach around 8:45pm. Within several minutes, we were robbed by several guys with guns that were already at the beach waiting for someone to walk the beach. They took my wedding rings, my husband's watch, wallet and phone. They then stole our rental car. Do not walk on the... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Easily my favourite beach along the stretch from Jolly Harbour up to Turners. Extraordinary colours, great energy and you have the beach practically to yourself. Absolutely loved it here and returned often during my stay. Marlon from the beach bar/restaurant was really helpful and fun. The Red Snapper served for lunch looked amazing - wish I ate fish! Very beautiful... More

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Los Angeles, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
14 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We were staying on the villas on the north end of this beach. The beach is nice sandy beach with nice Turquoise water and view of Monserrat. However there are only 2 skinny umberllas in front of the beach bar that was always occupied the entire week, which is pretty bad, because we did not end up spending any time... More

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Caversham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at jolly beach just up the road from darkwood beach last month. I decided to take a trip down to darkwood as I'd read that the snorkelling was good there. Visibility at jolly beach is practically nil! We found the beach almost deserted with only a handful of people enjoying the sun. If your looking for somewhere quieter... More

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