Animal Flower Cave, Saint Lucy Parish

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#2 of 10 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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  • The flower cave setting sits over a cliff with beautiful view. We ave been there several times. It is worth going into the caves. However, if you are not steady on your feet and have a problem with st...  more »
  • So glad we choose this tour. A truly spiriual place with phenominal coastline views. Yoi need to be sure footed for cave so wear good shoes. Lunch was yummy!  more »
  • My husband and I went to the Animal Flower Cave out of curiosity. Upon descending the stairs into the cave there was a very strong smell of urine that made it hard to breathe. Not a good welcome. We r...  more »
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  • Definitely worth the drive! Fantastic views, delicious food, if you are lucky you may even see whales. There is a play area for kids. Our young children had a blast. The owner is truly amazing, and even asked our kids to help him bottle feed his three young lambs. Let’s just say, this was a huge hit. What an amazing experience. We will definitely be back. Thank you for an incredible afternoon.
  • Definitely a place to see when exploring Barbados. Quite the natural phenomenon. A little pricey there, especially if you eat at the restaurant, but you can explore the free walking paths and have your own lunch at the available picnic tables overlooking the beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean. Should you decide to go down and explore the caves (at a decent price), you won't be disappointed. Our tour guide Shane was fantastic. Kind and informative. He was patient, and let us see it all. My kids had a swim in the natural pool, which was an amazing experience. We were down there for roughly 45 minutes, though we didn't feel timed, or rushed. I would highly recommend Animal Flower Cave, something to see in the northernmost part of the island.
  • Animal Flower Cave is absolutely stunning! This was my first time in a cave and I fell in love. There is a 9ft pool located inside for swimming. Wear comfortable shoes because the rocks inside tend to move while you’re walking around.
  • Well worth the visit to this location on the northeastern side of the island. Luckily it's a small island and as we were there for the day via a cruise we were able to take in the beach have lunch and then visit this site. If you don't eat at the restaurant or visit the caves it is worth 20 minutes of watching the beauty
  • If you have a rental car, go for it. This place has terrific views, a full bar, restaurant, and restrooms. The only downside is that it is absolutely in the middle of nowhere. Extremely well worth it once you get there though.
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