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Carlisle Bay

Barbados
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Ranked #8 of 120 attractions in Barbados
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Swimming, Scuba diving
Description: This bay is best known for its calm, sheltered waters, perfect for swimming and scuba diving.
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Of all the places I have snorkelled in Barbados, the wrecks off Carlisle Bay have been a favourite. So much that I went there three times to photograph marine life and in the last case, to video shoot. There are an abundance of life and species. On the last trip out there, I saw two hawksbill turtles, both tagged a... More

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Meriden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the Radisson Aquatica Resort located on carlisle bay. It is picturesque, has calm waters, offers water sports such as kayaking and stand up paddle boarding, and snorkeling at the wrecks not far from shore. We went on a snorkel cruise but still felt that carlisle had better snorkeling! If you go early in the morning you can... More

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Canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
26 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The beach is beautiful, white sand and calm waters but it is super busy with both tourists and locals. One local was right next to us who had gone in to catch fish and then decided to fillet it right there on the sand and threw the fish remains into the water. Not very pleasant.

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Ardsley on Hudson, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

a must stop when in Barbados!!!! pure white, powder sand..... never crowded...... great swimming, diving, snorkeling..... wrecks only a few hundred feet out, easy to swim to.... do not miss!!!

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The water here is calm, clear light blue with beautiful white sand. Great beach for swimming and snorkling. You can rent chairs and umbrellas for shade as there is very little here. We saw several starfish and fish. We came on Wednesday when a cruise ship was in and it was busy but not packed the came again on a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The most clearest, calmest beach I have ever been to. Make sure to take a pair of goggles and a snorkle! PARADISE!!

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New York, NY
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12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We made the mistake of trying out this bay area on one day... what they don't tell you is that on one end it's hectic cruise ship hell (blasting music, cruise-goers looking to get off of their moving prison for the day, frat boy/selfie central and just general chaos - as you can tell I'm not the cruising type!), the... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

While on the cruise ship stop in Barbados, we decided to check out Bottom Bay first, which was about 30 minutes away. After taking some amazing pics at that beach, we headed to Carlisle Bay. Our taxi driver suggested that we visit either Harbour Lights or Beachgate (or something similar where you have to pay an entry fee where all... More

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Calgary
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5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Got off the Carnival Valor in Barbados and took the advice of the taxi driver and went to Carlisle Bay. Beautiful powdery soft sand and gorgeous turquoise water! No need for a cruise excursion here. $5 taxi each way (shared van). Rent 2 chairs and umbrella on beach for $15. Bucket of Banks beer ...5 for $10. Volleyball nets just... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The beach is beautiful with golden sand and crystal clear water. The gradient into the ocean is quite gentle so entering and leaving the water is relatively simple and non swimmers can also enjoy the sea in safety. A pair of sunbeds complete with parasol can be hired for a one off fee of US$15, and there are places where... More

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