Antigua Journals

Weekend at the Coast

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A travel journal to Antigua by Jodeci527

Darkwood Beach Photo, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda More Photos
Quote: Over the Easter weekend, I indulged in quite a bit of beach bum time. Here's an account of my experiences.

Circumnavigating Antigua

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The awesome views Photo, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
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A friend of mine organized a circumnavigation cruise onboard her uncle's boat for her birthday, and I was thrilled at the opportunity to see the island from the sea. We were to meet up at the Jolly Harbour jetty where we would clamber onboard and head North. It was a beautiful sunny day, so the water was an unbelievable hue of blue, and white frothy spray doused us as we cut through the waves as a remarkable pace. Soon a weird shaped island came into view, and I was told that this was Hawksbill Island. The island received it's name due to the uncanny resemblance of a turle breaching the waves for a breath of air.We continued to sail further North where we could see the large Sa...Read More

Cades Reef

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Attraction | "Under the Sea"

Cades Reef Photo, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
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Located off the Southern coast of Antigua is one of the more well known coral reefs, known as Cades Reef. This isn't a shore reef, so unless you are an extremely strong swimmer, I suggest visiting the reef by means of joining a catamaran sailing tour, a diving trip, or hiring your own boat for the day. Cades reef is an extensive underwater national park, which spans a width of greater than 2 miles. The biodiversity in these waters is plentiful, and the abundance of healthy corals provide a home for some of the prettiest marine life found within the Caribbean Sea. Cades Reef is under the protection of the state, so care is taken to keep the aquatic ecosystem in pristine condition....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 10, 2013

Cades Reef

Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda

Turners Beach

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Attraction | "Lovely Beach on The South Coast"

Turners Beach Photo, Antigua, Guatemala
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While on a beach hopping mission in the South of Antigua, I stopped for a few hours at an idyllic stretch of white sand known as Turner's Beach. Since this beach is located in the small coastal village of Crab Hill, it is also known as Crab Hill Beach, but regardless of what name it's called, the beach is stunningly scenic.There is a large amount of sand on the shoreline, and some of it is raised due to the high tides which reach further inland after 5pm daily. This raised sand is fun to walk on, as it crumbles immediately, dropping you a gentle foot or so, down to the beach. Closer to the water, the sand is softer, smooth in texture and a brillaint shade of white. It's really comfor...Read More

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Turners Beach

Johnson's Point, Guatemala

Turners Beach Restaurant

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Restaurant | "A Decent Bar, Amazing Views"

Turners Beach Restaurant Photo, St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
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Turners Beach Bar is a decent sized beach bar and restaurant located off the shoreline of Turner's Beach. It's one of the more frequented dining spots on the South side of the island, and I've eaten here on numerous occasions in the past, both for lunch and dinner. On my last trip however, I was seeking a refreshing drink to quench my thirst after frolicking in the nearby beach.During the day, the beach bar is very laid back about the dress code, so I was able to enter the premises donned in only my swimsuit and a sarong. The wooden flooring was perfect for the setting, so I didn't need to worry about causing any permanent damage with my wet feet! The entire bar area is conduci...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 10, 2013

Turners Beach Restaurant
Turners Beach
St. John's, Antigua
268 462 9133

Darkwood Beach

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Attraction | "A Day at Darkwood Beach"

Darkwood Beach Photo, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
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On an island which boasts of having over 365 beaches, it must take quite a bit of distinctive qualities in order for one to stand out from the others. Darkwood Beach is unique in the fact that not only does it offer the quintessential powdery white sand and azure waters, but a rocky offshore shelf and a small shore reef makes it definitely noteworthy.It must first be said, that Darkwood beach lies very close to the main road along the Southern coastline of Antigua. This should be taken into consideration for families with small children who may want to run about and play in the sand. A watchful eye must constantly be maintained to prevent any accidents.That aside, the beach is ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 9, 2013

Darkwood Beach
Antigua,
Antigua, Antigua