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Darkwood Beach

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Silky sand and crystal clear water

There is a slight ledge of grainy sand as you enter the fabulous, clear water at Darkwood Beach and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John D
Laurys Station, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Caribbean beach beauty

A great Antiguan beach on the Caribbean Sea side. Big turquoise swells with strong wave action... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Glennis N
Kingston, Canada
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  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a slight ledge of grainy sand as you enter the fabulous, clear water at Darkwood Beach and then your feet are treated to an amazing silky smooth sand that I have never experienced anywhere else. I'm 6 feet tall and even when I...More

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great Antiguan beach on the Caribbean Sea side. Big turquoise swells with strong wave action. Minimal shade unless you hang out at the beach restaurant. Parking along side the beach just off the main road is easy. We were visiting as high season was...More

Thank Glennis N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Darkwood is located right next to the main road which makes it not the most suitable place if you are looking for seclusion, However, it's still a plus being that it's accessibly via public Bus system. there is a nice Beach bar on site of...More

Thank DamonSkylork
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were met there by a man called too tall he set up chairs and umbrellas, brought us food and drinks all day with a big smile the restrooms could use a little work, but other than that we had a wonderful day

Thank mark d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled here from a cruise ship, took around 25 mins and a nice drive, we originally wanted to go to a different beach but was talked into Darkwood by a Taxi driver perhaps under false pretences as I would suggest the beach bar had...More

Thank linzilocket
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While Ffryers beach probably is a little better it's crowded and has those ugly floats there. On the other hand, Darkwood is almost as good as Ffryers and has almost no one here and has a simple nice beach shack and a small stall by...More

1  Thank kitsVA
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We stayed near Jolly Harbor during the middle week of April. We visited most of the beaches along the Caribbean side near Jolly. Darkwoods had the best beach combing and was one of the least crowded. Did not have any jet ski locals trying to...More

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 18 April 2017

have used this beach lots over the years and loved it, have recently noticed its getting too popular with the cruise ship passengers and its losing its appeal, if you visit and want a quiet day can i suggest find a day no cruise ships...More

Thank franbanks
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We stayed at Hermitage Bay & hired a car for the day to visit the area around English harbour. On the way back we checked out the beaches and this one was brillant. Not too busy, beautifully white beach and a wonderful calm turquoise sea......Caribbean...More

Thank Lois A
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We arrived before the cruise ships and had the beach to ourselves for the first hour. Dixie the beach guy - who has the patience of a saint -sorted us out with a prime spot on the beach. Within an hour or so the beach...More

Thank Louise W
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Danielle F
I would like to book one of the massages on the beach however I am not visiting via cruise ship... can I still book though this website or should I wait until I'm on the beach to try and schedule?
5 May 2017|
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Response from franbanks | Reviewed this property |
I would have thought on the day I don't think they do online bookings but could be wrong
I'm having a hard time finding if there is any snorkeling around St. John. Do you happen to know? Thanks ~
10 October 2016|
Response from Sarah I | Reviewed this property |
Jolly beach area is the part nearest St. John's that has snorkeling. TBH, dark wood beach isn't the best area for snorkeling around coral.
tania g
what is the total time spent in cab from the cruise port to this beach? is the rate 8 per person each way?
29 September 2016|
Response from Sarah I | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I don't know the answer to this question as we always have our own transport. I would say it's about 15/20 mins in a cab from St. John's port - hope that helps?