Fodor's Expert Review Paynes Bay Beach

Holetown and Vicinity Beach

The stretch of beach just south of Sandy Lane is lined with luxury hotels—Tamarind, The House, and Treasure Beach among them. This is where Jay Z proposed to Beyoncé and is known for celeb spotting if that's your thing. It's a very pretty area, with plenty of beach to go around, calm water, and good snorkeling. Public access is available at several locations along Highway 1, though parking is limited. Amenities: food and drink. Best for: snorkeling; sunset; swimming; walking.


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Hwy. 1
St. James  Barbados

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