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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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Awesome beach

We were in Antigua during a cruise vacation and planned a DIY beach day to Darkwood. We took a cab from the cruise port to the beach. There were 6 of us and we were initially... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas

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San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were in Antigua during a cruise vacation and planned a DIY beach day to Darkwood. We took a cab from the cruise port to the beach. There were 6 of us and we were initially quoted "$8 per person one way or $60 roundtrip". We chose the roundtrip fare. We were expected to pay half when were arrived at... More 

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Charleston
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Just up the road from Turners and before Ffryes Beaches, this is one of the three beaches you have to visit while on Antigua. This is a local beach and a good opportunity to experience the friendly people of Antigua. There are concrete structures just off the beach, which provides some easy snorkeling.

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Woodbury
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52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a really nice beach along the West coast with a little beach restaurant/bar that's a great spot to stop for some quality beach time, with refreshments and food right there. Across the road is an estuary where we saw quite a few birds. We just had drinks at the bar, but the food looked pretty good.

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West Michigan
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69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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

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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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64 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 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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38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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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39 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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Address: Antigua
Location: Caribbean  >  Antigua and Barbuda  >  Antigua

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