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Address: Antigua
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Description: An excellent beach for snorkelling and beachcombing.

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One of my favorite beaches

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
PETER GAVIN B
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St. John's, Antigua
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St. John's, Antigua
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18 reviews 18 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
26 helpful votes 26 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever visited. Clean white sand, turquoise Ocean and hardly anyone about. We parked at the roadside and hired sunbeds at $5 each for the day. There's a restaurant and bar at the top of the beach and the food was good and very reasonable. If you're on Antigua you must visit... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Not too touristy so ideal to avoid the cruise trip excursions. Beautiful beach and sea. Beach bars for food and drink at both ends with facilities. A must if you are in Antigua.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Quickly upon arriving to Darkwood beach it was evident why it's rated one of the top beaches in the world. With a pristine surf and turquoise blue water and a gentle breaks it's the perfect beach for a family or romantic getaway. Be sure to check out the local Black Pineapple or the ice cold coconut water from one of... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Beautiful Beach, can see Montserrat (sp?) and others on a clear day. Gets a little crazy at the beach bar when they start shuttling cruise ship passengers in there.

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Very nice beach at 45 minutes from the cruise pier. White sandy beach, not too crowded and facilities on site. We were there end of January. The water is nice but not too much snorkling to do. On the afternoon we were there, it was a little windy. You can rent some chair for a raisonnable fee. taxi ride was... More 

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