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  • Location:St Johns, Antigua
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Runaway Beach Day in Antigua

Spend a relaxing day of swimming and fun in the sun on one of Antigua’s top private beaches, Dickenson Beach, during this 4-hour beach day excursion. Whether you want to get active with some snorkeling, swimming or kayaking in the calm, crystal-clear waters, or simply want to plant yourself in a beach chair and relax, you’re sure to find your slice of paradise. Your beach excursion also includes a welcome beverage and round-trip shared transfer from St. John’s.


  • Half-day Runaway Beach pass
  • Enjoy access to the beachside facilities of a deluxe resort
  • Lounge in your provided beach chair on a private stretch of sand
  • Rent kayaks, snorkeling gear and other water-sports equipment
  • Includes the use of restrooms, showers and changing areas
  • Relax on a short drive with round-trip transport from St John’s Pier

What You Can Expect

Runaway Beach Day in Antigua

Lounge on the beach at Dickenson Bay in Antigua!

Relax on the calm, shallow waters of Dickenson Beach, a private stretch of coastline in Antigua that’s perfect for beach bums and water-sports fans alike. Rent a kayak or snorkel gear to explore the coast, or take a break in a complimentary beach chair as you let the mellow atmosphere take your worries away.

Meet at 8:45am at St. John’s pier for a 10-minute air-conditioned taxi ride to the deluxe resort that owns this exclusive strip of sand. Spend the next 3.5 hours in appropriate Caribbean style: basking in the resort’s half mile of beautiful sun-drenched sand as you enjoy a complimentary cocktail (Caribbean fruit or rum punch) and sample a variety of fun beach activities. 

If you desire a mellow day, find a free beach chair and soak up the idyllic island vibes of this serene resort. Or spend a more active day in the water swimming, or by renting a catamaran, kayak or snorkel gear from the resort. If you’re looking for some relaxed adventure, head for the nearby limestone cliffs where you can observe pelicans as they hunt for fish or observe sailboats as they ply the nearby waters. The choice is yours.

A variety of services are also available on site should you require them. If the sun gets too intense, feel free to rent an umbrella from the resort at your own expense. And if you’re feeling hungry, a variety of snacks and refreshments are for sale at the on-site bar and restaurant. Make use of the resort’s restrooms and freshwater showers at any time during your visit.

At the conclusion of your 3.5-hour beach day, head back to your taxi for the return trip to St. John’s Pier.

Customer Reviews

Loretta B

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

We enjoyed our half-day trip to Dickenson Bay in Antigua. The beach was pristine! The resort has changing rooms and a café on site. Transportation was provided from the cruise ship pier. Good value for the price.

Carolyn G

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Had a great time beautiful beach!

Miguel M

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Beautiful beach, older facility but did the trick. Vendors frequent but not aggressive. Tour staff very nice.

Terry B

1 star rating: I do not recommend this February 2016

If anyone is planning on taking a shore excursion in Antigua to go to Dickenson Bay Beach Day at Beachfront Resort in Antigua it is offered through a tripadvisor link, tour company is Viator , you might not end up at the beach that's offered . They tried to pull a fast one on us last week and tried dropping us off at some run down shack on Runaway beach closer to the terminal. Tour operator who was talking to our Taxi driver said the wave were big and the weather was no good ?? Being there in 2014 we told our driver no don't think so and told him to take us to the proper beach. Someone else mentioned this had happen in the past in the reviews. Take a Taxi ! It took almost 30 mins to get to the proper Beach. This excursion is not offered by Carnival, last one we took was with RCI. Do not use this Company !

Edward H

1 star rating: I do not recommend this December 2014

We were taken to a different beach. One of the locals said it was Fort James, and another said it was Miller's Beach, so we don't know which, but it was definitely not Dickenson Bay. When we were dropped off at the location by the taxi driver, the beach guide asked the driver why we were brought there. The guide had to cover up for the driver saying Dickenson Bay was closed due to storm damage. Really? A major tourist site and it was closed? We were never notified of any changes to our itinerary. I think the driver just wanted to save on gas money.

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