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 near the heart of St. Lucy Parish, 1.1 miles northwest of Seaview, Animal Flower Cave always welcomes local residents and travelers who are lodging in this part of Barbados. But even if you aren't staying in this location, you are free to drop by to check it out. It is north-northeast of Speightstown.

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

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most delightful possibilities while spending some time exploring the area could be sharing a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of this cave. The Fish Pot, which offers Mediterranean food, is also the most convenient option for visitors of this cave. It's just around five miles away, so check it out and enjoy a meal. Also close-by, you will come across options including La Salsa Restaurant & Bar and Back To Eden Vegetarian Cafe providing you with a number of restaurant options.

Nearby Attractions

Other types of local attractions include Harrison Point Lighthouse, which is three miles away St. Lucy Parish. Also, you might consider making the trip to St. Nicholas Abbey, which is another attraction nearby.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close-by can be found 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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