Description: Carlisle Bay is a crescent shaped bay and natural harbour on the west coast of Barbados. As the main harbour adjoining the capital city Bridgetown, Carlisle Bay was once full of merchant vessels, particularly those of the British. Today you'll find catamarans and luxury yachts anchored here. Carlisle Bay is named after the Earl of Carlisle, James Hay, who was Lord Proprietor of Barbados in the 1600's. The bay lies in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you want to stay close to this historic location and steps away from fun activities, consider a nearby accommodation for your Barbados vacation.