Let your worries melt away when you see the exquisite views from Darkwood Beach in Half Hyde Bay. Watch the waves rolling in from the Caribbean Sea and lapping at the beach’s powdery white sands. Framed by a forested headland, this beach is a sheltered spot to enjoy the sand and the sun. Relax on the sand and listen to the sounds of the waves or go for a swim in the alluring waters.
Stroll along the gently curving stretch of sand. Lush tropical foliage overhangs some sections of sand. A grassy foreshore separates the beach from the main road. Spread out your towel or take advantage of the sun loungers and beach umbrellas available for rent at the beachside bar. For an indulgent beachside experience, order a freshly cut coconut delivered to your chair and drink its sweet water.
Gaze out across the water and revel in the sun’s warmth. If you feel like cooling off, go for a swim and experience the beautiful clarity of the water. When the waves are breaking gently on the shore, grab your mask and snorkel and see the underwater world below the headlands or cruise along the coastline with a stand-up paddleboard.
Be sure to stay around Darkwood Beach at least one evening of your vacation as the sun begins to set. Facing directly west, the beach is one of the island’s best spots for watching the sun sink into the sea. Take a seat at the beachside bar and enjoy a beer or cocktail as the sun’s rays cast deep orange hues across the sky. Meals are available to order from the restaurant.
Darkwood Beach is located on Antigua’s southwestern coast. It is about a 5-minute drive south of Jolly Harbour. Find plenty of parking along the foreshore or take a taxi to the beach. Restrooms are available for bar customers. The bar rents out watersports equipment and snorkel gear. Enjoy this crowd-free beach any time of day.