Carlisle Bay

Carlisle Bay, Bridgetown: Hours, Address, Carlisle Bay Reviews: 4.5/5

Carlisle Bay
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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This bay is best known for its calm, sheltered waters, perfect for swimming and scuba diving.
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howie999
Darlington, UK598 contributions
beautiful Beach - Very Safe sea Bathing
Aug. 2021
probably the most underrated beach in Barbados.
Safe bathing - nice sand - plenty of bars and snacks available
Written August 23, 2021
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Saulius M
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Amazing hotel and staff but…..
Aug. 2021 • Family
The location is stunning, rooms are beautiful, comfortable and well equipped. The food is average but with high end prices. There are plenty of restaurant choices elsewhere but if guests have paid for an all inclusive stay most are unlikely to venture out to eat. The beach is a gem but there are not enough loungers / parasols to accommodate all the guests that want them. This results in the typical scarcity behaviour. We used to joke about people getting up super early to put a towel, a book or a flip flop on loungers in order to claim their space whilst they then leave for a few hours go back to bed have breakfast etc. Yes this really happens here. Frankly not good enough for a 5 star resort. Maybe the owners want to maintain the aesthetic of the beach by not filling it up with loungers. The facility has allot to offer and is clearly centred around the beach. The feel of the place could easily be maintained by adding more sun loungers and not having a first come first served principle in place. On the whole I would recommend Carlisle Bay to friends and family. A final suggestion (hopefully constructive) regarding the sun beds issue. Have some spare loungers and umbrellas stacked behind the beach and bring them out when demand and occupancy is high - problem solved.
Written August 22, 2021
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Chelyse
United States6 contributions
This is a Must Go To beach!
Jul. 2021
Carlisle Bay is simply STUNNING!! We were staying quite far away on the island, but we made the trip by bus twice because we loved it so much! The water is clear and exquisite, the waves are soft, and the water is cool. The sand has a tinge of pink to it from the coral, and at sunset it really shows up. It is the longest beach we saw, and has lots of options for a lively beach experience as well as a quiet relaxing one. Absolutely recommend!!!!
Written August 9, 2021
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Cameron P
London, UK27 contributions
A general review of Barbados vacation
Aug. 2021
We chose the island as it was on the UK green list, and we wanted a change from our normal holiday diet of Europe. We spent 12 nights in total, factoring in a possible 2 day quarantine (in the end, no need!)

The flight with BA was very good out of LHR; we pre-booked economy exit seats for the extra comfort both ways.

The COVID pre and post departure testing was fine. In London, as long as you have your head around when to test and get results in a timely manner, that is fine. In Barbados, the testing was efficient and chaotic at the same time - thorough checking of vaccination status and pre tests, but then a random room where we were told to wait and someone would see us. Having previous knowledge of the Caribbean, we found someone to get the process going!

We stayed at the Radisson Hotel on Carlisle Bay. We opted for a more international brand being a same-sex couple. Whilst we were excited about holidaying in Barbados, we weren’t quite sure of our reception had we been like normal ourselves in London. Our overall experience of Barbados has been very tolerant and accepting. Despite being aware of the FCO website about conservative attitudes in the Caribbean, all locals we came across were welcoming and inclusive.

Our 12 day experience included:

Catamaran tour of the West Coast

Nature and Wildlife tour

Harbour Lights extravaganza,

Oistins Fish Night

Harrison’s Cave

The Beach!

Chill (a lot!)

If the beach is your thing, Carlisle Bay is very popular with locals and tourists. There are several Beach clubs that give you paid entry which includes meals, a drink, and some water sports. We would recommend the Boatyard, and Rascals (Brandan’s Beach which has a water park)

Barbados is a lovely island. You can make your vacation of whatever you wish. If you don’t want to venture out of the hotel, you have everything there. If you want adventure/excursions, there are plenty. I would say everything is efficiently run, but don’t expect to see employees running around. They will help you in a range of ways, but it is hot, so they aren’t going to be running around like hospitality staff until the UK/US.

There is a reason what Barbados is a green list country and undoubtedly will stay that way. Vaccination is encouraged. They accept tourists, but covid protocols are everywhere. You are temperature checked and sanitised in every institution. Everyone wears a mask (no long-listed exemptions..everyone wears one!) You feel genuinely safe. Even with the curfew in place (11pm-5am) means early dinner, early carriages! We managed to get lost on a local bus one evening. The lady sitting next to us told the driver to take us back to Bridgetown to pick up the correct bus. He not only diverted the bus, he also showed us the exact bus to take!

Overall, if you are looking for a Caribbean experience, Barbados comes highly recommended!
Written August 5, 2021
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Andy W
Motherwell, UK14 contributions
Super scuba
Jul. 2021 • Family
Great time diving was super
So much fun try it yourself . Blue sea sandy beach and great quality scuba
Simply paradise you must go
Written July 1, 2021
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Luke
Green Bay, WI6 contributions
Beautiful beaches and turquoise blue waters
Jun. 2021
Carlisle Bay was one of our favorite visits while in Barbados. We relaxed on the beach for a while, jumped off the pier, and then went snorkeling to see shipwrecks and turtles. Would definitely recommend a day trip if you are in Barbados!
Written June 28, 2021
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Mysara e
14 contributions
Nice calm and well-kept
Apr. 2021
This beach is nice calm and well kept. When I visited there were limited hours though of 6am to 9am, and 3pm to 6pm.
Written April 5, 2021
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Janet
Toronto, Canada94 contributions
Pretty beach, good for walking and swimming
Mar. 2021 • Couples
Very nice beach, mostly clean and not very crowded. Long sandy beach for walking and many swimming sections.
Written March 31, 2021
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Aim R
2 contributions
Crystal clear and tropical fish
Dec. 2020
Great beach with friendly people and crystal clear water with great snorkeling and diving. Beautiful protected marine reserve. We swam with turtles!
Written March 18, 2021
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Jonathon Brow.
Toronto, Canada7 contributions
Beautiful bay
Jan. 2021
The water there is so calm and warm. Beautiful place to hang out. The beach is really deep, which is great compared to a lot of other shallow beaches on the island.
Written March 3, 2021
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