Animal Flower Cave, Saint Lucy Parish

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#3 of 8 in Nature in Barbados
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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  • We have rented a car and visited quite a few places during our week stay in Barbados but even though I am a rum lover I must admit this probably was my favorite place on the entire island! It's just s...  more »
  • The cliffs are very impressive. We see the force of nature... Take the time to walk to observe all points of view, you will discover impressive things you don't have to pay to see the cliffs. The admission fees is down in the cellar.
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  • We were out exploring Barbados and got lost . We stumbled upon the caves and it was worth being lost . You can enter the caves without a guide for free but it's good to go in with a guide, They are kn...  more »
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  • My favorite nature spot on the island. Natural cave with excellent views of the coast. Great for photography. There is a restaurant here and is a popular tourist shop. A bit far from the city so makr sure you have the taxi price before you go. Great spot.
  • Worth the drive. Tour is fun and you get to swim! Call ahead and make sure weather and water conditions allow for the pool to be open. Great restaurant and lounge area.
  • Nice cave with good explanation. You can see the animal flower on the rocks. There is some water pool you can chill in and take pictures. About a 30-40 minutes visit. Outside there is an outstanding view on the bay and the ocean.
  • Very cool if you have convenient transportation, because once your done there isn't really much else here than the view, the cave and the restaurant. You can swim in the cave, there is a small pool of water about 7 or so feet deep that is refreshing to get into.
  • Well worth the effort to get down the stairs and climb across the slippery rocks to see the actual animal flowers. Offers beautiful views across the sea.

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