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“Wish we found this beach sooner!”
Review of Darkwood Beach

Ranked #8 of 120 things to do in Antigua
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: An excellent beach for snorkelling and beachcombing.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Off Antigua's 366 beaches, this has to be the best. Its small, with a simple restaurant serving fresh lobster, burgers, simple drinks and beer. A small but clean bathroom and shower area, can rent 2 chairs, and umbrella and a bucket of beers for $25. Sand was nice and soft, clean, and the water was really nice and clean. lots of kids and adults enjoying the gentle waves, sandcastles were being built. I did not see any engine type items for rent but there was a nice massage table set up with what looked to me like reasonable prices on he board. There was no pressure here to buy or rent anything, could just sit on your towels if you wanted. Free wifi if you ordered a drink or something to eat. We enjoyed a short walk and waded out to our knees and wished we had planned a longer day here.

1  Thank mlynnb
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Took a shared taxi from the cruise terminal from St Johns $16 dollars per person return. Our taxi driver Beckie asked what time people wanted to return to St Johns at and as promised he arrive back at 12:30pm to pick us up and the rest of the party later. Good service and took around about 20 minutes to get to beach.
You could hire beds and umbrellas at the bar restaurant for $25 dollars which included a bucket of beer, only found this out as we were leaving booho. Took a walk and a paddle along the beach and the sea which was very relaxing. Not much shade so be careful of the sun.
Had a few beers at the restaurant bar and the prices were reasonable. Only wished I had seen the sign for beds, umbrellas and the bucket of beer earlier. There is also free wifi which was a little bit slow.

2  Thank BigSlimJim
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Snorkeling was off the hook good place to do it saw lots of different fish got drinks from the bar there

Thank mark d
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Visited here whilst on a cruise as a sun& rum trip. The trip included sunloungers, umbrella & unlimited rum punch. We had a lovely relaxing afternoon, the water was gorgeous & calm for swimming in. The staff were all friendly & welcoming & the changing facilities were very clean & tidy

1  Thank helenyazor
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The beach bar here is great, prices not too high, sand is lovely. I tried a little snorkelling around the rocks, but on this visit the sand was being churned up - I couldn't see my hand in front of me. Nice slowly shelving beach is nice and safe. Small band of pebbles gives way to sand as you enter the sea, so wet shoes only needed for those with sensitive feet!

1  Thank StevieBurns
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