Animal Flower Cave

Animal Flower Cave, Saint Lucy Parish: Hours, Address, Animal Flower Cave Reviews: 4.5/5

Animal Flower Cave
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
NOTE : THE CAVE IS A NATURAL SEA CAVE - IT IS SLIPPERY, IT IS WET, IT IS A SEA CAVE. WE DO SEND A GUIDE WITH EACH TOUR TO AIDE PEOPLE AS NEEDED. WE DO ADVISE THE ELDERLY AND THOSE NOT FIRM ON THEIR FEET TO STAY 'UP TOP'AND ENJOY THE SCENERY AND MAYBE A RUM PUNCH OR TWO! A Natural Wonder of Barbados not to be missed. Located at the most northerly tip of the Island is the Animal Flowr Cave where the coastal scenery is spectacular. The cave got its name from the tube worms that are found in its many rock pools, these are seasonal however so not always in residence, regardless the cave itself is still well worth a visit. You can even swim inside the largest rock pool inside the cave which a fantastic adventure all by itself. Make sure you bring your swim wear and towels. The views from the naturally formed windows out to the ocean are fabulous so bring your camera too. There is now a new restaurant on site and seating area with panoramic sea views, there is a children's playpark too so plan to spend some time with us enjoying the cool sea breezes and the fabulous views that we love to share with you all. NOTE : THE CAVE IS A NATURAL SEA CAVE - IT IS SLIPPERY, IT IS WET, IT IS A SEA CAVE. WE DO SEND A GUIDE WITH EACH TOUR TO AIDE PEOPLE AS NEEDED. WE DO ADVISE THE ELDERLY AND THOSE NOT FIRM ON THEIR FEET TO STAY 'UP TOP'AND ENJOY THE SCENERY AND MAYBE A RUM PUNCH OR TWO!
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Neil C
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
The restaurant setting is amazing however the food was very expensive and not very nice. Extremely disappointed
Written January 13, 2022
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Voyager621562
New York74 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
I’ve seen this attraction pushed hard in all the package tours, so I had low expectations. The cave itself is just OK - better if you actually swim, which makes it worth the admission fee. You can bring masks and snorkels and if you’re brave and have shoes or flippers, launch out into the ocean as we saw 2 spear fishers do. If it’s a very calm day.

But the lunch really was a pleasant surprise with its quality, elegant presentation, and gorgeous seating atmosphere. Not cheap but not that pricey compared to a similar quality meal at home (USA), with all drinks included and appetizers and entrees for 4 it was about $40 pp. The day we went (Dec 26) reservations were absolutely needed, my husband made them online the same day in the AM. Service was excellent and we especially loved the breadfruit-shell tacos and the veggie curry, as well as the lemonade!
Written December 26, 2021
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DinFrance
Stroud, UK453 contributions
Dec 2021
Been up to North Point many times over the years (as it has an impressive coastline) but never actually been in the cave.

In particularly windy weather it may be closed - or at any least the ability to bathe in the pool. As had been closed a few days in the preceding week, we actually telephoned just to make sure it was open.

To be honest, what makes this is the ability to bathe in the pool. This was pretty good fun and liked by kids and adults alike. Not sure as interesting if you 'just' went for the cave. Quite impressive - and exciting - when a wave came up and into the cave/pool.
Written December 26, 2021
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Tony B
Wokingham, UK1,900 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
This is a quaint cave that is in the very north of the island. You pay your BBD$25 each and wait for a guide who takes you down there. It has some great caves, good views of some angry sea and even a sea anemone. It’s not the most spectacular caves I’ve seen but is pretty good. One of the big attractions was having a bit of a swim in the one of the pools but we didn’t bring our togs
Written November 23, 2021
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sparkyKent
kent340 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We had a driver who brought us here from Payne’s Bay. We didn’t go down into cave as weather was a bit wild that day. Instead having come from the calm side of Barbados we marvelled at the waves and swells coming in off the Atlantic onto the rocks and cliffs while our driver told us about a tourist who’d got too brave going near to the edge for a picture and fell. He was very lucky life guards saved him. It’s scary but beautiful, a natural phenomenon and very much worth leaving your hotel to see, to watch this natural energy, makes you respect the sea. Took some fab photos. Then had a rum and coke at the cafe near the cave, there’s a restaurant there but you have to drink outside where there are tables and benches unless you are eating.

Had a photo withAunt Lucy, a few gift shops selling shells and sea items.
Written November 23, 2021
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Lockett
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL13 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
We read about the caves before heading there, so were well prepared with water shoes and swimming kit. We were delighted! Wonderful guide who told us all about the caves and ensured we had a safe and fun experience. Yes these are caves, so expect uneven ground, take it slow and enjoy the amazing views. Really worth doing,
Written November 17, 2021
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Mum2LeoAri
Glenrothes, UK16 contributions
Nov 2021
We booked this in advance for 6 people only to arrive and be told that they had run out of food. There were two seafood dishes left, neither of which appealed to anyone in our group. So unfortunately for us we had long awaited this day and drove an hour to get here just to be disappointed. The caves on the other hand were amazing to see, as was the view.
Written November 12, 2021
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You were told you we had run out of food...? This has categorically NEVER happened. When did this supposedly happen? Who told you this? What time of day was it? What day was it? We have never 'run out of food' We may have run out of some specific dishes (possibly Jerk chicken or lamb stew) but that would never only leave only 2 seafood dishes. We only have one seafood dish on our menu. Please contact me ASAP at animalflowercave@outlook.com ASAP
Written November 16, 2021
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Philip_Marsh
Greater Manchester, UK416 contributions
Oct 2021
Searching through the various tourist attractions on offer in Barbados we came across the Animal Flower cave. Our initial reaction was that it was just another cave but I'm really glad that we visited.

Situated at the northern tip of the island this visit offers the cave system, some great sea views and a bit of an adventure.

Upon arrival you need to pay for your tickets and then you'll have a short wait whilst they allocate you own personal guide (one per group). You then descend a small flight of steep stairs (created by enlarging a natural blow hole) into the cave system underneath. Whilst you might anticipate that you'd then follow a man made path you'd be wrong; the guide helps you across the undulating natural floor. There are puddles, there are obstacles, and there is some scrabbling about (the latter being option) but it's all worthwhile.
The cave openings offer an unrivalled view of swirling water, cliffs et al ... and this is all in the privacy of your own party.

Tips:
1. Call ahead (or ask your hotel to) to make sure that it's open (depends on the tide)
2. Take appropriate shoes (preferably something waterproof with some ankle support)
3. Have a look at the craft stall after you emerge.

N.B. During our visit we weren't able to access all of the cave system and they reduced the entrance fee.
Written November 6, 2021
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Hi there thanks for your review. The cave entrance doesn't rely on tides, just on the size on the waves :) at this time of year we do start to get larger sea swells due to the cooler weather in the norths Atlantic. Definitely check ahead to ensure the cave is open or if swimming is happening or not! So glad you enjoyed your visit with us!
Written November 16, 2021
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Ingrid Y
Toronto, Canada13 contributions
Oct 2021 • Business
The usual fee is $25:00 Bajan currency. I went on a day where not all parts the cave were open. This is due to the recent hurricane Elsa. They reduced the fee by $5:00. Don the guide was passionate and knowledgeable about the cave. My best suggestion is the cave is very slippery. I water logged my shoes, may sure you wear study, open footwear.
Written October 18, 2021
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WeLikeToTravel84
Ipswich, UK519 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
We arrived early morning to have a walk around. What a view from the cliffs.
We paid for the tour of the cave, this was well worth it and ran by the local sellers. We had many pictures in the cave and got to swim inside. The tour was very personal due to the weather the while cave wasn't accessible but the small part we saw was amazing. Remember to take your swim costume as the swim. Was well worth it. The pictures not do it justice. Showers, food and drinks available so spend as much time as you like there.
Written October 13, 2021
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