Animal Flower Cave

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The Animal Flower Cave is one of the oldest tourist attractions in Barbados. It was discovered in 1780 and steps leading down into the cave were built for easier access in 1912. Today, a 20 minute tour takes guests into the caves to explore the waterways and petroglyphs.

The Animal Flower Cave is named for the sea anemones that float in the cave's pools. As you walk through the cave you will see interesting formations that are the result of the oxidation of copper and iron.


Animal Flower Cave can be found in St. Lucy Parish, near Seaview; it's to the north-northeast of Speightstown.

The Animal Flower Cave is located on the most northern top of Barbados in St. Lucy.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most enjoyable options while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be chowing down on fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of the cave. The closest restaurant to Animal Flower Cave is The Fish Pot, which offers Mediterranean dishes. It's only around five miles away, so check it out and try something off the menu. Also within a short distance, you will have eateries including La Salsa Restaurant & Bar and Pier 1 Restaurant where you and your party can test out Caribbean dishes and enjoy the culture of Barbados.

Nearby Attractions

There are some other activities in the area, including Harrison Point Lighthouse, which is three miles away St. Lucy Parish. You might also consider checking out St. Nicholas Abbey, which is another attraction not far away.

If you can't wait to see as many of Barbados' attractions as possible, take a look at what is closest in the following table.

Attractions Near Animal Flower Cave
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Harrison Point Lighthouse Other Attraction 3.0 mi. (6.5 km) SW 4.0 mi. North of Speightstown
St. Nicholas Abbey Museum 4.2 mi. (6.4 km) SSE 4.0 mi. East-Northeast of Speightstown
Barbados Wildlife Reserve -- 4.8 mi. (5.7 km) S 3.5 mi. East-Northeast of Speightstown
Grenade Hall Forest Signal Station Historic Site 4.9 mi. (5.7 km) S 3.5 mi. East-Northeast of Speightstown

More Information


Animal Flower Cave is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.


There is a fee to enter this cave.

Location: St. Lucy Parish, Barbados


(246) 439-8797




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