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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. Add Animal Flower Cave to your Saint Lucy Parish travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Saint Lucy Parish itinerary planner.
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  • I am so pleased that we decided to drive out to the Animal Flower Cave. We are staying in Hastings, so it was a bit of a trek, but well worth it. I recommend going early, calling before you go to inqu...  more »
  • We only got there late in the day after the cave had shut (20bb dollars to get in) but the coastline is spectacular and worth going to see just for that alone.. nice setup with bar and facilities and ...  more »
  • We have a house in Barbados and stay about 4 times a year - animal flower cave and restaurant is always on the list of things to do. The view is absolutely amazing, reminds me of a very sunny west coa...  more »
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  • The cave was incredible especially swimming in the 8 ft deep pool. It was a little awkward because the tour guide sat in the rocks and watched us since they don't leave you alone.
  • Definitely a neat cave although pollution and erosion have taken a toll on the flowers. Absolutely beautiful spot. There are bathrooms, a bar and a playground for kids.
  • It's now $20 just to walk down into the cave. Be aware and be prepared. Beautiful views from above of the north coast.
  • Definitely worth a visit, the views are absolutely amazing and the restaurant offers an excellent choice of menu. The cave needs to be entered with caution though and is not suitable for people with limited movement.
  • I stopped here as part of a personalized tour. I explored everywhere they allowed me to. The views are absolutely breathtaking. Ask for English, he's a great tour guide. We even went down below and explored the cave. The animal flower is amazing. Take a swim in the pool within the cave. Be sure to visit the stalls. There is amazing handmade jewelry available. The restaurant has a great view and serves delicious food and drinks. This place is a little deceiving in its name, but still a neat place to go see. The cave is awesome and to think of how long it took to create it. You can swim in the cave as you look out over the ocean. It is interesting to learn about all the shark fishing that happens right there in the cave area. When you go back up top you can see some pictures of them and buy some local jewelry. Although there is some nice scenery, the cave is just a small cave that leads out to open sea. There is a small pool so you can have a little swim. But the flower from the name are just a couple of tube worms and the animal is some rock formation that looks like a hand and one that looks like a turtle (if you look hard) Spectacular location. Wonderful experience. Restaurant and bar create a fabulous ambience. Owner is charming and very charismatic. He made us all feel very welcome and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.