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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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Carlisle Bay

wonderful for diving or snorkeling,good site for new divers,you'll see alot of marine life,like moray eels,turtles,and alot of fish

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

wonderful for diving or snorkeling,good site for new divers,you'll see alot of marine life,like moray eels,turtles,and alot of fish

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Barbados
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This bay is spectacular. Had a lovely walk on the long white beach that borders the bay. Water was calm and crystal. Lots of others were enjoying the beach, swimming, snorkeling and paddle boarding.

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Worksop
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Perfect water, nothing to catch your feet on on the sea bed, not crowded generally but has it's moments at the weekend or when a cruise ship is in..... It's a good walk 20 mins or so, beautiful sand with a real pink hue, just lovely!

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Just came back from a cruise that took us to Bridgetown. Seems like the Bay is known by 2 names...i.e. Carlisle Bay/Brownes Beach. It is a beautiful white sandy beach and the water was so warm. From the cruise ship you can either take a taxi, which I believe is $5US one way...rates appear to be pre-set by government. Or... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Carlisle bay was lovely, and on our walk back from Bridgetown we were offered boat trips for a fraction of the big catamaran prices. All we wanted to do was snorkel with the turtles, we didn't need food, booze, and a few hours on a boat. We returned the next morning especially to do a trip, 20usd each for an... More 

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Canandaigua, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

So, I've been to Carlisle Bay Beach 2 different visits now. The first time we went (my daughter and I) the beach was fairly empty and the water was like glass. This last time in February, the beach was packed with cruise ships and the waves were huge. The waves were huge b/c of some major swells that were hitting... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

For me, this is the best beach of Barbados! Amazing landscape... the color of the water was amazing! Can´t believe my eyes! It was like a pantone palette of blue.. Calm and clear water, perfect for snorkeling... The last time I went, I swam with turtles!!! without needing a guide or pay to get in a boat, I just was... More 

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Savage, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Stayed in a flat right on the beach here, very clean, only a few vendors when you are by the places that cater to the cruise ship passengers. You can snorkel out from beach to a few shipwrecks, those areas can be busy when a lot of ships are in as the boat people over to snorkel, dive and swim... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Walked from port, past fish market over bridge and entered beach at Browns beach end. Wow what a lovely beach, white sand and clear blue sea. Walked to Boatyard area, sunbeds 15 dollars each with shade, free drink, Wi-Fi and taxi back to port. Can walk then to Carlisle Bay area. One of my favourite beaches in Caribbean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I went on a Royal Caribbean cruise, and Barbados was the first stop. We took a taxi to Carlisle Bay. When you get on the beach, you will be bombarded with sales men trying to get you to go snorkeling and to see the turtles! It costs around $20-$30 for a boat ride out. It is much to far to... More 

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