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Address: Church Point, Holetown, Barbados
Phone Number: 246/422-2314

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Not a lot of fish

Headed out with snorkelling gear but there was not a lot of varied fish to see on the days that I went our - some interesting coral though.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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IPSWICH
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127 reviews 127 reviews
53 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Headed out with snorkelling gear but there was not a lot of varied fish to see on the days that I went our - some interesting coral though.

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Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Basically we strolled along the beach enjoying the light waves and just taking in the scenery along the beach. There is also a small play ground area where young children can play and tennis courts for those interested in a round of tennis.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Perfect for the sunset hours ... Also some cafes and restaurants where one can enjoy a leisurely lunch. Make sure you have plenty of time though - service is SLOW ... (in all of them probably ...)

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Ottawa, Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
29 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We were directed to this place as the one for best snorkeling and, in fact, it was. For all week of our Barbados adventure, we kept coming here every morning to snorkel, swim and sunbathe. The place has secluded parking lot, changing rooms, bathrooms and showers, all free of charge. There is a lifeguard post and supervising personnel. You can... More 

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Cardiff, UK
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76 reviews 76 reviews
6 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Shower and toilet here as well as life guard. But the marine reserve shop never seems open, Easy to access the oldest church on the island nearby - St James Church.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Very quiet unspoilt coral reef, excellent for snorkelling with tropical fish. Waves could be quite rough, so care needed, if with young children. Can hire snorkelling gear from the shop. Toilets showers and lockers if required. Take a picnic.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We still have not understand what/where was the reserve.... But had great time there. Nice beach, facilities (shower and toilet) clean. You can rent snorkelling equipment, and secure lockers, really handy. Bench, tables, shade with trees in the back, and nice playground under the tree if you need.

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York, United Kingdom
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182 reviews 182 reviews
10 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a very basic recreational are for swimming & seeing the natural Barbados ..don't expect too much ..it's safe , great views, managed swimming , and worth a look ..

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Found this marine park from google, it should be a must see for anyone who likes marine life. I've snorkelled in Great Barrier Reef & found this much better! Hired a car, bought my own snorkel & mask and paddled away for an afternoon.

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San Diego, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Not a beach for swimming as its completely covered in reefs, but you find a HUGE area to snorkel to see the underwater wildlife of Barbados

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