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Paynes Bay Beach

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Address: Barbados
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US$87.00*
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Lunch and Snorkel Sail in Barbados
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Interesting to see the "other" side of the island from where we were. It is quite lovely altogether and worth seeing.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Gillian C
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting to see the "other" side of the island from where we were. It is quite lovely altogether and worth seeing.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed across the street from this beach for a week so we were on this beach daily. Excellent place to watch the sun set, and to also watch cruise ships sail off over the horizon. The beach is clean, and there was always a fair amount of vacationers (not so much cruisers) present but the beach was large enough to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the beaches in Barbados because the water usually warmer. This beach has much to offer including snorkelling, food food available and beautiful white sand. Great place to spend a relaxing day.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great beach for watersports and swimming. Good snorkelling over rocks. Daphnes recommended for lunch. Good spot is after Treasure Beach.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were guided to chairs ($10/each) and those were fine. But the surroundings could be better. Sand was yellowish and not white, which we have seen on the south side. (Can live with this, but wasn't a plus). Big negative was the rocky bottom and stony entrance of the water. (While white pure sand where we have been previously). Also... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We visited Paynes Bay several times during our holiday We parked on the road opposite no1 Sandy Lane and walked down the path by the side of the hotel We saw turtles in the reefs right outside no1 Sandy Lane as well as a sea snake and all sorts of fish Just watch out for the jetskis when you are... More 

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Forest of Dean, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Just stopped off for a walk along the little bay, nice little beach no chairs or loungers available, stay downwind of the fish market!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Just stroll, watch the sea birds, chat to the locals.....perfect. Paradise is right here, enjoy and relax.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I visited this beach in February and after the taxi driver getting lost on the way there we arrived to find the sea bright blue and white sand. Although the beach is narrow and points, it was not crowded even though we were there on a Saturday. You can walk along as far as you want to find a spot... More 

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Athens, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We love this beach and prefer to rent house here. Nice sandy areas yet also some rocky areas close to shore so you can snorkel right off the beach. Two days we did and saw turtles both days. There is a roped off area too for swimming and the beach is sandy there.

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