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Paynes Bay, Barbados
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 7, 2012

We were here for one day....from a cruise ship. We walked to the Bus Terminal...a 5 minute walk from the cruise port. Runs every 10 minutes passing by Paynes Bay....and only $1.00 U.S. each!! We arrived at Paynes Bay in about 15 minutes. Immediately we...More

8  Thank gorjan25
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed February 24, 2009

Before I write this review I feel its only fair to explain a bit about me. We have visited Barbados for over 15 years and own a holiday let on the Beach at Paynes Bay, you will find us at Paynes Bay 4-6 times a...More

28  Thank Bacarra_no1
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice beach, very sandy and quite narrow. Places to park and quiet. Large and very enjoyable. Recommend.

Thank Bobby44881
Reviewed 1 week ago

All of the beaches in Barbados are beautiful. Paynes Bay Beach is no exception. However, in certain areas, the beach is narrow and sometimes inaccessible during high tides. There is only a handful of vendors that will respectfully approach you for water sport activities or...More

Thank CatherineG1792
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got married on Paynes bay and always visit while in Barbados.The water is beautful and mostly tranquil but storms can make for a small tidal surge. Visit the Gazebo Grill on the beach which servies ice cold drinks and delicious food. This is where...More

1  Thank juliam689
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked along to this beach while we stayed at the Tamarind hotel nearby. We went in September during the UK school term, so it was pretty quiet. Beach was clean and safe for young ones and the water was fairly Lam, although it does drop...More

Thank kiwimoa
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Heavy beach erosion and tidal surge makes for uncomfortable early season swimming Early season weather conditions have made sporadic challenges to sea swimming this year Whilst not an issue to seasoned visitors it may be a problem to young families

1  Thank pastyman24
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

A lovely beach with calm, clear blue sea. There are a few rocks on the sea bed but only a few. Certainly not enough to worry about. We parked by the bus stop opposite No.1 Sandy Lane & walked down the path to the side....More

1  Thank t13scc
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

I have just experienced this place. Not a good business model. Greeted by the sign $2 to use the bathroom. We used the sun loungers for the day and inquired about the sign, no payment was needed from us. The bartender had different ideas and...More

Thank F00die66
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Beautiful beach - a bit rocky but nice to swim and snorkel. Vendors friendly and not pushy. Lovely sunsets and warm Caribbean seas.

1  Thank Seth G
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Nice beach but you will need shoes for the sea as very rocky - Not great for young kids, better beach would be Carlisle Bay

Thank Wanderlustbeeds
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

We were looking for Sandy Lane access and found this place. A huge 4x4 was parked in the public access alley and a friendly guy pops out and lets us through to the beach.. he starts offering us chairs for 20 USD etc, the same...More

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July 21, 2018|
Response from Sylvana123 | Reviewed this property |
Never a shark in sight..... :) Although I've seen Simon Cowell there a few times.... :)
April 12, 2018|
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Response from Joan M | Reviewed this property |
Walking the beach isn't as easy anymore. Can't go far at high tide
September 24, 2017|
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Response from dtoliphant7 | Reviewed this property |
I can't comment on the hotel as we did a vacation rental south of where you're staying. If I remember correctly, that hotel is just outside of Holetown, and there's plenty of restaurants and cafes that offer Wi-Fi in that... More