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.


Positioned in St. Lucy Parish, 1.1 miles northwest of Seaview, Animal Flower Cave invites local customers and travelers who are lodging in this area of Barbados. But even if you aren't staying in the vicinity, you should think about stopping by to check it out. It's north-northeast of Speightstown.

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

Nearby Restaurants

If you've worked up an appetite exploring the cave, you're in luck, as you'll discover an exceptionally large selection of restaurants in this area. The Fish Pot, which serves Mediterranean meals, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. The Fish Pot is just around five miles away from Animal Flower Cave , so stop by and eat up! La Salsa Restaurant & Bar and Back To Eden Vegetarian Cafe are some more restaurant options close-by where guests can experience the flavors of Barbados, and munch on some tasty cuisine.

Nearby Attractions

Other local attractions include Harrison Point Lighthouse, which is three miles away St. Lucy Parish. You might want to also think about heading to St. Nicholas Abbey, which is another attraction nearby.

If you can't wait to see as many of Barbados' attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones 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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