Darkwood Beach, Antigua

Unwind away from the crowds at Darkwood Beach, an Antiguan beach that offers great snorkeling and a secluded retreat. Turquoise clear waters and a small reef close to the shore provide an excellent spot for beginners to practice their snorkeling or swim in calm waters. A long stretch of white crystal sands is interrupted only by a beach bar, which rents snorkeling equipment, as well as serving refreshing snacks and offering restrooms. If you’ve got the kids with you, then the inflatable aquatic playground often set up in the bay will keep them entertained for hours, while you enjoy a cold drink and some peace and quiet. Make Darkwood Beach part of your personalized Saint Mary's itinerary using our Saint Mary's trip maker website .
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  • Beautiful blue water and the restaurant served great and tasty food. The staff was very friendly and the place is peaceful.  more »
  • We visited this beach on our cruise stop in Antigua. This was our first visit to this Island, so I chose this beach on others reviews. This beach didn’t disappoint. The water was calm, clear, and the ...  more »
  • Antigua has so many beautiful beaches, Darkwood Beach is another beautiful one, a few beach chairs and umbrellas and a cafe/bar. Beautiful turquoise sea, spend a few hours enjoying the water.  more »
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  • About perfect spot. Can park within feet of the beach. Great sand, water does get deep a few feet in but then not too bad.
  • Darkwood Beach is located in the Half Hyde Bay on the southern coastal regions of Antigua in the Caribbean and opposite the Darkwood Lagoon in the vicinity of the Crabb Hill Village. The Picturesque and rather scenic beach has the distinction of being one of a few beaches in Antigua right next to a major roadway (I often say, "To get more coastal than this is to be in the water itself"). On clearer days and evenings neighbouring Islands can be viewed (Montserrat, mainly and St. Kitts/Nevis and Redonda on really clear days). The Darkwood Lagoon and the surrounding areas and communities all form a part of the whole picture so to speak. Darkwood Beach is popular with day cruise passengers and other patrons and it powdery long white sandy shoreline is a delight for the sences. The scenic views from the beach and of the beach is sought after and a representation of tropical delight. A beach Bar and Restaurant with event hosting space and beach chairs and other amenities is at one end of the beach helping to make the experience more enjoyable and fulfilling. Parts of the beach are lined with shady trees for a great picnic experience. Darkwood Beach is one of the more Popular beaches on the Island for good reasons and it lives up to and sometimes exceeds the hype and notoriety.
  • Lovely beach. Clear water. Good snorkelling in the reef. Quiet during the week. Restaurant at the south end of the beach (left when facing the water).
  • Perfect beach to relax, lovely family
  • Fantastic beach with resturant
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