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Folkestone Underwater Park & Marine Reserve

  • Hwy. 1 Map It
  • Holetown

Published 10/14/2015

Fodor's Review

The mission of this family-oriented marine park, located just north of Holetown, is to provide high-quality recreational activities in a sustainable way that will educate and entertain Barbadians and visitors alike. Facilities include a playground, basketball court, picnic area, beach with lifeguards, and museum (two rooms with artifacts and photos of how the sea is used for various purposes), which illuminates island marine life. For firsthand viewing, there's an underwater snorkeling trail (equipment rental, $10 for the day) around Dottins Reef, just off the beach in the 2.2-mile (3.5-km) protected marine reserve; nonswimmers can opt for a glass-bottom boat tour. A barge sunk in shallow water is home to myriad fish, making it a popular dive site. A canteen serves snacks and drinks.

Sight Information


Hwy. 1, Church Point, Holetown, St. James, Barbados

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Sight Details:

  • Free, exhibits $1
  • Daily 9–5

Published 10/14/2015


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