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Address: One mile north of Holetown | Near St. James Parish Church, Barbados
Phone Number:
+1 246-422-2314

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First of all, if you have your own kit, it does not cost a thing :-) The experience: The lifeguard on duty (Norman) truly did the island proud. I kept apologising for my... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First of all, if you have your own kit, it does not cost a thing :-) The experience: The lifeguard on duty (Norman) truly did the island proud. I kept apologising for my multiple questions and his reply was always the same: "It's my job.... I'm here to help" and said with a genuine smile each time. He even went... More 

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Sk. Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We saw many groups having picnics and having a great time. The park is well set up for it. Perhaps getting the other outdoor shower going again would be good? There has obviously been much work done lately on the area. Too bad so much of the coral is dead, but that is the warm water's fault, not the park's... More 

Thank vovi
Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Some of the poor reviews on this FREE Marine Park crack me up! I've scuba dived spots that cost me $50+ and didn't have the abundance of marine life I found here. Sergeant majors, trumpet fish, a spotted moray, angel fish, squirrel fish, schools of what I think were blue tang? (cept I didn't known they swam in schools) parrot... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is such a good place for snorkeling but access was always a little tricky. NOt now anymore. They have two sandy access areas and a nice cement walkway. Lots of picnic tables, a good place to rent snorkel equipment from at reasonable prices, a public showers/change rooms and washrooms. Lifeguard station as well.

Thank doc_alg
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

A well-kept, beautiful place to view coral and sea creatures! The water is clear and stays shallow for quite a ways, with great pockets teeming with fish and marine life. To snorkel with kids, floaties are essential, unless they can tread water for a long time. Water shoes are a good idea, because the coral in places is close to... More 

Thank Jreedrich
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We visited here in April and were disappointed at the lack of saline and not much living coral. There's lots of rocky reef but not much else. On a positive, the jet skis can't venture in but they still speed by beyond the buoy ropes which stirs up the water and you get jolted with the waves- the water is... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

While staying in Holetown we always enjoy a stroll along the beach, stopping at Folkestone for a while. The aim is to encourage local and visitors alike to care for and work to assist in conservation in this area.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

From the moment we arrived the staff were very friendly and helpful - clearly passionate about the park and keen to ensure you get the most from your visit. The park is well kept, the sea crystal clear, with good snorkelling. Whilst we were there my partner lost his mask, the staff were very helpful, even arranging or Ken Rick... More 

Thank rll85
Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great park and awesome place to take the family and friends, it has a museum that you can visit and if you feel to take a walk along the west coast of Barbados, it's great for picnics and it also has a tennis court.

Thank Thrilogy
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Informative and cheap visitors centre with the option to rent snorkeling gear on site. Pleasant snorkeling in the area however so much more could be done to develop the underwater aspect of this park. The regular guide was not there but the replacement did a great job and answered our 1,000 questions. Enjoyable day. Also went on glass bottom boat... More 

Thank KimmieJa

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