How can I discuss a Caribbean country without mentioning the beach? Carlisle Bay in Barbados is that beach that we all see on hallmark postcards (it’s the perfect beach!). My journey to this beach was very interesting (and cheap!). I took 2 buses for the total of 4 Bajan dollars which converts to $2 U.S. dollars. I got lost at one point but I was able to get help as Bajans are kind, helpful and friendly. I finally arrived at Carisle Bay and was filled with so much joy. All Bajan beaches are free for the public!
There were many activities at Carlisle Bay and the first thing I decided to do was snorkeling with the turtles. At the last minute I almost chickened-out but this was a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the Atlantic ocean. I agreed and the snorkeling guide reassured me that I wouldn’t regret it. It was amazing and very surreal. I saw many tropical fishes that swam pass me. I also saw several shipwrecked ships. I felt like I was in the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean”. I never saw a single turtle but it was the experience in monumental.
The beach also included an on-site restaurant, Wi-Fi, surf boards, fishing activities, and other water activities. I recommend Carlisle Bay for a day or half-day trip if you are in Barbados. I took about a 35 minute bus ride (maybe a bit longer if you get lost like I did).