Harrison's Cave, Saint Thomas Parish

4.3
#1 of 9 in Nature in Barbados
Venture into an ancient subterranean limestone cavern at Harrison's Cave. Officially only explored in 1970, it has been developed into a tourist-friendly site, with lighting and trails throughout. Witness bizarre rock formations sculpted over millennia by unseen forces, as you walk under hanging stalactites and around protruding stalagmites. Wander past brightly hued pools, and take a tram to the lowest point of the caves to witness a majestic, buried waterfall. See Harrison's Cave and all Saint James Parish has to offer by arranging your trip with our Saint James Parish road trip planning website .
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  • It is againt the hard money attraction. Powered in an elevator from the entrance to towering cliffs along the tram stop. First of all, look at the movie, learn history and geography. It also detailed is good. And is applauded for the fun part. By wearing a helmet, is the beginning of cave exploration. New cave after 2000 years and is growing respectable. It is still a good size and power. DisneySea Center of the Earth than can be an adventure. So tough gradient inside the cave is also the pros and cons of tram, tram. I think wanting to further delve into the underworld of guided cave tour so there is a tram tour is good enough.
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  • I really believe this is a fantastic place to visit if you're ever in Barbados. We did it as part of an organised tour. The place is well-organised, clean and the tram tour informative and very intere...  more »
  • We opted for the Harrisons Cave walking tour rather than go on the tram and I was so glad I did. You get a much better feel for the place. Generally, you have to book in advance but we managed to sque...  more »
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  • This is one of the major tourist attractions on the island and has benefited from major investment in recent years. The tour of the caves themselves is nicely done on the trams. (There is also the option for a walking / crawling / wading tour which I didn't do). What lets it down is the very minimal amount of information in the museum / display area, and the very superficial information given by the guides during the tour. This is a "must-do" but it could be so much better.
  • We did Harrison's cave on a tour and booked it 3 days before we went at our hotel. A car came to pick us up at our hotel and took us there and also took us back to our hotel. Once at the cave our car driver gave us our entry tickets, showed us where to go and then waited for us in the car park. Once inside, it is all done with cave staff who guide you through. You are ferried through the caves on a electric vehicle towing passenger carts on small roadways, stopping at various points to view the rock formations and to take photographs. The cave is 160 feet deep at its deepest point. The cave tour takes about 40 minutes. We arrived at 10am and there were no queues. Suggest closed shoes. Toilets and shop onsite. Large free car park. We paid around $60 US or £50 each for the tour. Excellent experience.
  • Unique to this Texan. This is an excavated cave. A tram runs through it. Great formations. Wild green monkeys outside. (Take the steep road to the left on your way out of the cave)
  • Although I am not very keen on caves I'm gladly giving Harrison's cave 5 stars. It is a great experience that you explore it while enjoying the comfort of being driven around on a tram, with stops to admire the spectacular geo formations, and with a good running commentary. The cave is very beautiful inside and it is worth seeing it but to me it was even more exciting to explore the lavish tropical garden outside, abundant with all these exotic plants growing in all their glory! The infrastructure is good - panoramic lifts which take you down to the cave and plenty of pretty little shops, selling local produce and a nice little coffee shop.
  • I really enjoyed it here. Our tour guide was fantastic and so friendly. There's a tram that you take down into the caves, and they're truely remarkable. I hadn't seen anything like this before and was so impressed and in awe of the world. It really surpassed my expectations. Also there are paths around the caves which are way cool and full of tons of vegetation and birds and flowers. The gift shop is also great. Also you'll totally get wet, the caves drip on you 👍
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