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Carlisle Bay

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Address: Bridgetown, Barbados
Activities: Swimming, Scuba diving
Description: This bay is best known for its calm, sheltered waters, perfect for...
This bay is best known for its calm, sheltered waters, perfect for swimming and scuba diving.
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$60*
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Barbados Beach Day with Boat Trip and Shipwreck...

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Selection of Beaches

Carlisle Bay offers a selection of beaches to choose from, ranging in a two mile stretch from the Hilton Hotel at Needhams Point,all the way to Bay Street, adjacent to the former... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
KarlH72
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Carlisle Bay offers a selection of beaches to choose from, ranging in a two mile stretch from the Hilton Hotel at Needhams Point,all the way to Bay Street, adjacent to the former Harbour Police station. This is amazing. because many years ago the beach area was non-existent. Brown's Beach is a favourite for many Barbadians. The two gems of the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Carlisle Bay was "fine." We were a little disappointed in the water clarity, but that can vary over time so maybe it was just our bad luck.

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Regina, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Loved this bay. Great for walking, swimming, snorkeling. Pinkish sand. Turtles and plenty of fish. I would go back to this beach anytime.

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I truly enjoyed visiting Carlisle Bay. The beach is clean, not too crowded, the water is calm and beautiful and it's a great place to swim and snorkel. Plenty of restaurants, showers and so on. I went there a few times during my one week stay in Barbados just to take advantage of the snorkeling in particular. The first time... More 

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Winter Springs, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great shallow dive or snorkeling trip for families and/or beginners with a lot to see! Shipwrecks and sea turtles and tons of reef fish.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

ask the sunworshipers where the snorkeling is and look for the boats that people pay money to go snorkeling on then swim out from the beach maybe 100 yds in shallow water and snorkel the boats at no cost we stayed at the hilton and carlisle bay glistened some great snorkeling for free you dont need a snorkel just a... More 

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Delta, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Beautiful beach and soft white sand. Surf was gentle. Beach not overcrowded. Lots of free parking. Beach approx 2 km. and is less populated the further you wander away from the big hotels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Perfect beach. Soft white sand and the clearest sea water I have been in. Incredibly picturesque. I would advise to buy a wristband at the boatyard, and camp there all day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Soft white sand. Quiet waters. Not like in the south of Barbados where it is choppy all the time. Good food.

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The beach itself is pretty but nothing out of this world. There are tons of much better beaches that we saw on the very same tour in US Virgin islands and St Maarten. The worst part was the extremely overpriced restaurants that were serving totally unhygienic junk food for the price of a upper east side high end NYC restaurant.... More 

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