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Address: Bridgetown, Barbados
Phone Number: 12462596906
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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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Fun snorkeling with huge turtles

We had a really long and awesome snorkeling experience at Carlisle Bay. Only 10 minutes (with traffic) ride and you're at the beach, where you can rent the most basic snorkeling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Yokneam Moshava
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We had a really long and awesome snorkeling experience at Carlisle Bay. Only 10 minutes (with traffic) ride and you're at the beach, where you can rent the most basic snorkeling gear for a very reasonable price. No body forces you to take a life jacket, and if you're a confident swimmer, all you have to do is look where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Girls TRIP!!! So glad we did this!!!. If you visit Carlisle Bay ask for Jamaal & Jamal! They will take care of you from start to finish. They were very professional & safe. They made sure we all had fun. Lots of water toys!!!! The boat ride will be something we will remember for a long time....We will do this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We visited here to catch a last glimpse of some turtles before going home. Lots of tour boats arrive here around 10-11am so there is almost guaranteed turtle activity if you have a snorkel and enough energy in your legs to paddle out towards them. You are in deep water though so be prepared and take all the usual precautions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

From the cruise port, we took a short taxi ride to the beach. It wasn't too crowded and we bought 4 chairs and 2 umbrellas for $30. The water was beautiful and clear with soft sand. It was a very relaxing day.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

One of the best beaches I have ever been on and the clearest sea I have ever swam in. Great for snorkelling with the Turtles and a few wrecks to have a look at as well. Easy walking distance from Bridgetown.

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A beautiful beach experience is expected to those who visit, we're having a bit of a seaweed problem at the moment...fortunately this area stretch and west coast have been spared, the water is calm and is a favorite amongst locals and tourists, nearby I think you can rent loungers and snorkel gear etc.

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Jamaica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Many of Barbados beaches on the east and southern coasts are overcome with sea weed. Carlisle Bay and the West coast has been spared. The water is calm and is still beautiful. So make Carlisle Bay and the Boatyard a must on your trip.

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Hartford, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We've been coming to Barbados regularly for the last dozen years. We usually stay in Oistins or Enterprise, but recently, the sargassum seaweed has unfortunately made those beaches impossible to visit. On our last couple of visits we've been heading up to the beaches outside the city, most notably Carlisle Bay and the vicinity. If you go north a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Absolutely amazing beach plenty to do too from snorkelling with the turtles to banana boats and far more huge parasols and extremely comfortable loungers at reasonable rates ..it was £12.00 per day for 3 loungers and a parasol and waiter service too

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Canon City, Colorado
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The beach was very nice we stopped at a bar and restaurant that had a pier with a rope swing a trampoline volleyball ect it was fun very expensive though and don't let their sign fool ya theres no darts! great beach the water wasn't as calm as other places but it was warm and refreshing there were sea turtles... More 

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Address: Bridgetown, Barbados
Phone Number: 12462596906
Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Saint Michael Parish  >  Bridgetown

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