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“Best Beach on the Island”

Valley Church Beach
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Absolutely loved this beach. We stayed in a villa a couple of miles down the road in Jolly Harbour so we didn't need to visit the beach bar/restaurant (which seems to be getting criticised in other reviews).

We hired a car for 8 days and travelled all over the island; this was our favourite beach.

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

We read lots of reviews about beaches in Antigua before settling on this one, we went to the north end where it was less busy, sand is white but does have a lot of shells mixed in it water was warm and clean but has a lot of sand floating in it and is therefore not good for snorkeling .
We went to the beach bar later on and had drinks and food give it 7/10 although toilets were no great shakes,would we go back, yes.
If don,t want to pay for sunbeds just take a towel its fine.

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

I haven't been to any other beaches in Antigua, but the beach is large and clean, the water dropoff is gradual and pleasant, and the natural beauty of the area is worthwhile. Rental chairs and umbrellas are a bit shabby but serviceable and reasonably priced. Bathroom and changing room is not very clean.

Watch out when negotiating a taxi ride from the port - should be $8 per person each way, but our guy decided to add another 6 people to the van to our party of 6 and it was very crowded and unsafe. Make sure you tell them that you want an exclusive ride or find another cab driver!

The Nest restaurant was crowded - had to wait for a table - and the food was very mediocre and overpriced. I mean $16 for 4 coconut shrimp? The bar is also quite backed and there is only one waitress taking drink orders on the beach. Bring plenty of cash because they have a $20 minimum for credit cards!

2  Thank Mamahippy
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

This is one of the best beaches I have ever been to! With beautiful white sand, calm sea and friendly people taking care of the sun beds and the restaurant service, this is an ideal beach for families with small children and everybody who uses the beach for relaxation more than for action.
We were travelling on a cruise ship docked in St. John so we used a local taxi (plenty in the harbour) instead of the overpriced tours arranged on the ship. We arranged for the driver to pick us up in the afternoon and were issued with coloured wristbands for the driver to identify us easier when he returned. It worked perfectly.

3  Thank Beintibilen
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Beach is well run by a lady called Claudia. Sunbeds cost $7 and umbrellas extra. The beach is clean and there are washrooms and a beach bar which also serves food. Easy trip in a taxi from cruise terminal and worth a visit if you fancy a lazy beach day.

1  Thank josie C
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