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Address: northwest coast, Antigua

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GO HERE!!! You won't regret it.

Where to begin... first, it is close to the cruise port. So, if you want a quiet day on one of the most beautiful beaches you've ever seen, then you cannot go wrong here. Cab will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Union, New Jersey
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Union, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Where to begin... first, it is close to the cruise port. So, if you want a quiet day on one of the most beautiful beaches you've ever seen, then you cannot go wrong here. Cab will drop you off at the bar. You can rent chairs and an umbrella and get a complimentary "rum punch" at the bar. Set up... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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52 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was one of our two choices for beach walks. The sand is fine (as are most Antigua beaches) and most days it was almost empty since there are no adjacent resort hotels. (On a few occasions when there were a large number of cruise ships in the St Johns harbor it appeared that some boats had arranged transportation to... More 

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Klaukkala, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

After reading wonderful things about this beach, we decided to drive there. Left the car at the north end and walked to the south end where the services and the best swimming are. Yes, it looks beatiful. Yes, the beach near the restaurant is clean. But the rest of the beach smells awful because of the horse droppings. A local... More 

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Orland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

In front of the Mystic Bar and Grill we were set with some beach chairs and enjoyed the music coming from the bar. The food smelled incredible, although we were not there at meal time. The beach was somewhat private and quiet, aside from the occasional helicopter landing or taking off. The water was incredible and the views amazing. Far... More 

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I don't understand how this place could get any bad reviews! I visited it in 2010 and then again in 2011 and it is my favourite place on Earth! The first year it was just me and my mum and we both felt really comfortable being there alone. The sand was gorgeous and the water was so clear! No there... More 

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chichester
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

What a beautiful beach - Restaurant near/on beach fabulous, clean clear water fantastic. We visited this beach with our driver for the day AP- he was lovely and took us all round the island x

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Snellville, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

If you enjoy a relaxing day at the beach away from the noise and crowds of the more popular beaches this is your spot. I rented a condo "Barrymore Beach Apartments" on the beach with my kids and girlfriend for 4 days. During my time i don't think i seen more than 3 or 4 other people on the beach.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

While exploring the island by hire car we happened upon Runaway Beach and Mystic Bar and Grill. Inside is clean, cheerful and freshly decorated by new owners (since November 2013). Restaurant opens onto one of the most beautiful beaches on Antigua. Food is very good, reasonably priced and service friendly and timely. Good beach facilities with changing rooms, showers modestly... More 

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Cincinnati
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We have been visiting this beach for many years while cruising. Major improvements have been made since November, 2013. New owner. New beach bar, called Mystic Beach Bar. New lounge chairs and umbrellas. No cover charge. $5.00 for chairs. $8.00 for umbrella, and you get a free rum punch! Nice bar, good service. Changing rooms and restrooms. Outdoor showers. Ten... More 

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Bellvue, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Runaway beach at Runaway Beach Resort is a very quiet and nice beach to visit in Antigua. A $10.00 cab fare for 4 from cruise dock. We did not use the uniformed (same colored T shirts) agents at entry of town but used an independent driver for less $. We have always done this and never had a problem in... More 

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