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The Careenage

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Address: Bridgetown, Barbados
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A scenic inlet into the center of Bridgetown, lined with boats.

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Calypso Careenage

Basically the Careenage is a marina in the centre of Bridgetown which is easy to stroll around. Some nice boats were moored and some lovely reggae music was being played. It is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
davidwilliambarnes
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Blackpool, United Kingdom

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Basically the Careenage is a marina in the centre of Bridgetown which is easy to stroll around. Some nice boats were moored and some lovely reggae music was being played. It is very close to some other important historical sights such as the Parliament Buildings and the Cathedral. There are some nice waterside cafes/bars where you can have a coffee/beer... More 

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Liverpool
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Marina in centre of town fine selection of yachts and boats to view. Crossed by the Chamberlain Bridge which is riased sometimes to allow vessels to enter and exit the top end of the marina.

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Purcellville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice spot, but essentially a marina. Curacao is much more interesting, as you can see where they careened the ships and they have the swinging bridge.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Careneage is full of history. It is an inlet from the sea and in times gone by this is where they refurbished their ships and even turned them on their sides to enable repairs. Nearby is Heros Square, Cathedtral and Parliament Buildings. Sit at the waterfront cafes and see the bridge lifting letting the cruisers come up from the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not necessarily a long visit but worth visiting as The Careenage represents to centre of Bridgetown, and is home to the Chamberlain Bridge and waterfront, as well as National Heroes Square and Parliament. We stopped for a bite to eat in the Marina Bar and Restaurant. There are other bars and shops too, and boardwalk part of the way. A... More 

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Ann Arbor, MI
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Careenage is not big. It has a few shops around but mostly store fronts for the charter boats. It's a nice place to walk around a little and take a few snaps. I don't understand some of the other comments about the cruise ships. They don't dock anywhere near here.

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Cervo, Italia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

The big liners are moored a few hundred metres away, thankfully out of sight, so the crowds can have a pleasant stroll around this area where only small boats are moored.

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Thank opossumd
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

The main boat moorage for Bridgetown. Lots of charters and fishing boats depart from here daily. As it's right in downtown Bridgetown there is always a lot of cruising ship traffic...which is not ideal. If you can coordinate a visit when a ship is NOT in town it is well advised to go for a visit and check it out

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Garden City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Careenage is a nice place to walk around and see some history of Bridgetown. There are many markers telling the reader about the history of Bridgetown and Barbados. When done, you are a quick stroll to shopping.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My wife and I ate here during our vacation at the Hilton Barbados Resort. I had the Grilled Tuna (Catch of the Day). It was amazing. Highly recommend it.

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