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Colony Club Beach/Heron Bay

Colony Club Beach is on the West Coast of Barbados, in the parish of St. James, with Alleyne's Bay, Reeds Bay, Mullins Beach and Speightstown to the north, and the Folkstone Marine Museum, Holetown Beach and Sandy Lane Bay to the south.

Colony Club Beach is officially known as Heron Bay Beach. The Colony Club name became popularized over the years due to the presence there of the Colony Club Hotel, an elegant, tranquil retreat that was formerly a private Colonial Club and is now one of the premier luxury hotels in Barbados. Colony Club Beach is narrow, clean and exceedingly sheltered, its soft sandy beaches gently sloping down to the warm, calm waters of the Caribbean Sea. There are a few shallow coral reefs at the northern end of the beach where snorkelers can observe marine life while being careful not to tread on one of the many sea urchins! Other lucky visitors to Barbados have been thrilled and privileged to see nests of hawksbill and leatherback turtles on the seashore at Colony Club Beach.

Visitors might want to try one of the water sports available from Colony Club Beach, such as jet skiing, parasailing, kayaking, and catamaran sailing. Swimmers and snorkelers will be reassured to know that their well being and safety is considered paramount, and areas are permanently roped and 'buoyed' off for safe swimming. 

Colony Club Beach features the magnificently opulent 'Heron Bay House', a famous beachfront coral stone house that has played host to a number of important political figures, including Bill Clinton and Sir Winston Churchill and several actors. Built in 1947 by Ronald Tree, a member of the Cabinet under British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, Heron Bay House sits amongst twenty acres of cleverly landscaped gardens, with chandeliers in the trees and a small lake. If you would like to see more of this superb property's features, it is occasionally on show as part of the Barbados National Trust's annual Open House Programme between January and March.


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