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.


Located in , welcomes local customers and travelers rooming in this part of Barbados. Whether or not you are staying in the vicinity, you should feel free to stop by to enjoy a great time.

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

Animal Flower Cave is located toward the center of St. Lucy Parish, near Seaview; it's to the north-northeast of Speightstown.

Nearby Restaurants

If you've worked up an appetite exploring the cave, you're in luck, as you'll find a plentiful supply of dining options near this attraction. The Fish Pot, which sells Mediterranean dishes, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. It is only about five miles away, so stop by and peruse the menu. Also close-by, you will find options including La Salsa Restaurant & Bar and Enid's where you and your party should be sure to try a bit of Caribbean cuisine and experience the Barbados culture.

Nearby Attractions

Other kinds of local attractions include Harrison Point Lighthouse, which is three miles away St. Lucy Parish. Furthermore, you can think about visiting St. Nicholas Abbey, which is another attraction close by.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The following table contains a list of attractions nearby.

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.


(246) 439-8797




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