Animal Flower Cave, Saint Lucy Parish

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Explore the only accesible sea cave on Barbados, Animal Flower Cave, named after the sea anemones that inhabit its pools. Discovered in 1780 by English explorers who were sailing in the area, the cave features a coral floor that's more than 400,000 years old. Descend the coral steps, built in 1912, that lead down through the cave's roof. From there you may admire the cave's rock formations that differ in color due to oxidation. View the vibrant sea anemone, swim in the deep pool in the chamber, or take in ocean views from the mouth of the cave. Put Animal Flower Cave at the forefront of your travel plans using our Saint Lucy Parish trip planner .
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  • Got there for 16:20. you have to go to bar and buy tickets the woman behind the bar was so rude and arrogant totally uncalled for wouldn’t let us go on tour. She couldn’t have cared less that we had j...  more »
  • Don't get me wrong, the area and views from the cliffs are quite spectacular as others have said but I was expecting to see "Animal flowers" and there was only a handful of tiny anemones in the cave, ...  more »
  • We stayed on the west coast of the island and hired a car for one day. It took us only approx 30mins to drive here. We didn’t pay to go into the caves as we wasn’t prepared with appropriate footwear, ...  more »
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  • Great attraction in Barbados. Good day trip especially for children. Great experience for adults also. I had a great time sharing this experience with my nephews who were visiting Barbados for the first time. Their facial expressions were priceless as we walked through the trial. In additional to the gardens there is also a pet zoo.
  • Awesome cave adventure and well worth the drive. Swim in the cave and look at beautiful views. There is a gift shop, small shop with things to eat and drink. Beautiful cliff-side walks and views in addition to the cave.
  • It a beautiful place there is a restaurant to get something to eat. The flowers are breathtaking. To view of the horizon is amazing the breeze is refreshing the sea is spectacular. Wow it's an awesome experience.
  • Off the beaten track but worth the drive if you are a fan of rugged yet dramatic coastline. Not ideal for swimming but as a relaxation spot it is ideal. Local handicraft is on sale by various craftsman on the island.
  • One of the most interesting places you can go to in Barbados. Everything about this place is beautiful. We had the joy of having the cave to ourselves as there were no tourists at the time. You can go swimming in the last pool, even though it is cold, I highly suggust doing it.
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