Animal Flower Cave
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!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Nicholas h
    London, United Kingdom201 contributions
    Spectacular coastline
    We went on a tour of the island and specifically asked our driver to go to the north of the island. It was spectacular, we walked along the coast paths and the merging Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean has created a spectacular natural rugged beauty. You will find a coast that has been carved by the sea into plateau areas of rock and also dramatic caverns where the waves congregate and send a wall of spray into the air. Only had time for a drink at the bar there, but were definitely people enjoying lunch overlooking the coast.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 4, 2023
  • GoPlaces592088
    Singer Island, Florida5 contributions
    Animal Flower Cave experience a must do adventure
    This is one of the most spectacular sites in Barbados. It is a bit of a drive from the South coast, 30 to 45 minutes, but well worth the trip. The onsite restaurant has some of the best prepared food on the island and at a reasonable price while providing spectacular views. We visit regularly on our visits to Barbados and they are consistently great adventures with a great meal as a bonus. If it is wet and rainy the experience is as good.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 12, 2023
  • Bushever
    Houston, Texas8 contributions
    Wow!!!
    Amazing exprienece! Davidson, our guide was great! He took pictures for us and was extremely helpful. The tour was great and informative. The cave pool was beyond refreshing. Wear very comfortable shoes with the terrain inside the cave (not a lot of smooth areas). The gift shop clerk was very sweet and helpful as well.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 14, 2023
  • Mark T
    Bedford, United Kingdom132 contributions
    Enjoyable experience - take your swimmers!
    Recommended by islanders we hired a car and drove up to the cave on the north point of the island. The less said about the roads the better, but when you get there it is worth it. We had a lovely guided experience and got to explore the cave both by foot and then swim in the cool pools. Sadly they had experienced storms in the days before got there and it had brought in a load of sand that had covered / killed the "flowers" - essentially sea anemones. It didn't spoil the experience, but was sad not to see them. Afterwards we had an amazing meal in the restaurant. Forget the typical UK attraction "restaurant" experience - this was proper five star food in a fantastic location!
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 1, 2023
  • S S
    3 contributions
    Wonderful cave, don’t buy bracelets
    The cave is wonderful. I really liked it and took some very nice pictures there. We didn’t see any of the sea anemones the cave is apparently named after, but it was still stunning. Afterwards I went to have a look at the giftshops and especially at the jewelry stand. They had nice bracelets made from freshwater pearls. The two boys selling the jewelry first said to other tourists that the price was 20 Bajan dollars, but when the guy who led us round the cave turned up he suddenly said the price was 60 Bajan dollars. I found that weird but bought one bracelet because I liked it. Our busdriver couldn’t believe his ears when I told him the price. At the next stop of the tourbus, Cherry Hill, they sold the exact same bracelet for 30 Bajan dollars. My whole day was spoiled! So, don’t buy from this guy but shop around and negotiate. The cave was still stunning and I would recommend it to anyone to go and see it. I’ll definitely be back!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 7, 2023
  • holidayqueen57
    Shropshire, United Kingdom38 contributions
    Lovely scenic place to cool off
    We called here on our tour. There’s a lovely restaurant there but we didn’t have time to try it. We ventured down the steep steps into the cave. Sensible footwear is a must. Then we were guided over some rocks ( wet, uneven and a bit slippery). But my goodness it was worth it! Lovely pool to swim in and cool off and the photos………..
    Thank you 😊 Sue & Mannie
    Written September 23, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 15, 2023
  • Nando
    Sao Paulo, SP112 contributions
    The location is amazing, with a full view of the Atlantic and the cliffs. Great restaurant there that is worth a visit!
    The location is amazing, with a full Atlantic ocean view and the cliffs. The cave itself is cool, but not that large. There is a restaurant there too which is excellent, with a great menu, full of bajan flavors and good wines to go along with. I recommend!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written November 7, 2023
  • Wendy F
    Winnipeg, Canada23 contributions
    A must see!
    This is a must see!!! We went on a day where the swells were too high and therefore the caves were closed. We hoped to get back but the weather didn’t cooperate. We were very sorry to have missed this experience. Having said that, due to the swells the walk around was spectacular. The intensity of the crashing waves away incredible to see.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 23, 2023
  • FIRSTCRICKETTOUR
    Cornwall, United Kingdom217 contributions
    Power of the ocean !!!!
    Visited on a Monday unbeknowing that it is closed but…. we were able to walk the cliiffs (at very safe distance). There was a welcome north-easterly warm breeze - the Atlantic was huge, powerful, intimidating and spectacular as it smashed into the rugged coastline. A few blowholes to watch out for as well. Obviously don’t know what’s additionally on offer when the attraction is open (we weren’t interested in the food, etc), hence 4 stars only, but don’t be put off visiting this area even when closed - there is plenty to see !
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 28, 2023
  • wiscosalsa
    60 contributions
    Animal flower caves
    This is such a fantastic attraction with a beautiful restaurant .we couldn’t visit the caves a the sea was too rough and very dangerous so we had lunch at the restaurant, the food was spot on, the restaurant is right on the edge of the cliffs with fantastic views out to sea . There were plenty of walks along the top of the cliff with some very scary awe inspiring views . Definitely worth a visit .
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 16, 2023
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Dawn C
Weymouth, UK332 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Sad to say our experience was not as good as others....maybe we caught the staff having a bad day.
Sadly there was no warm welcome, lady takes your temperature and mutters what you need to write on a piece of paper, name, accommodation & your temperature.
We headed up to purchase drinks.....you are not permitted to take any of your own food or drinks to the site.
The man at the counter asks what we want, then ignores us to answer the phone and had a long conversation on the phone. He eventually decided to serve us & we purchased 2 entrance fees of $10us each.
The man pointed to a woman and said she is your tour guide, she walked off, no greeting or what the process is. We got to a gate where the steps go down to the cave, she then walked off and a young fella replaced her said follow me, again no greeting. We went down into the cave. The alleged tour was uninteresting, he points out what looks like a turtle at one point in the roof of the cave (I love peoples imagination!)
I asked why is it called animal flower cave & he pointed to a sea anemone....it was alive, unlike a couple of crabs and fish in there.
The dip in the pool was cooling obviously, that was probably the best bit.
It was a shame that there was no real educating us about the cave, the young fella had very little interpersonal skills & sat looking at his phone part of the alleged tour.
We didn't try the restuaraunt, the venue looked nice though.
Written September 18, 2021
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Thank you for taking this time to write this review, we are so sorry that this was your experience. it is not what we would want nor expect from our team. If you are still on the island we would love to invite you for lunch so you can experience a proper Animal Flower Cave welcome. You can email me, Sue, on animalflowercave@outlook.com please so we can arrange this if possible. If you happen to have caught the name of the guide that took you in the cave that would be of great help to us too. We can only apologise at this stage and hope we can redeem ourselves in the future. Informative reviews of not great experiences are of help to us as it lets us to know what needs to be fixed, of course we all love the good reviews but these ones are very helpful. As the owners we would also love to know this as it happens too so we can remedy it immediately, so always ask to speak to the manager/owner at the time if possible so we can fix it on the spot! We hope to hear from you soon and apologies once more Kind Regards Sue & Mannie Ward
Written September 19, 2021
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MikeJenvey
Nr Cambridge277 contributions
Sep 2020
Animal Flower Cave – right at the north of the island – was open Fri – Sat (including restaurant) (Sep 2020).

Some amazing cave formations & superb views from the cliffs. The weather conditions were throwing large waves up, so unfortunately that meant not seeing the “flowers” or swimming in one of the cave pools. Still worth the visit though - we had been before on another holiday. Some of the waves were thumping up higher than the cliffs!!

Current discounted prices - B$15 per adult. At the restaurant, we had a nice lunch (just water to drink) – just over B100 for the recommended lunch special.

There is a large souvenir shop & the option to buy different size shells - about 500 yds from the Cave location, as you arrive, there might be some other purchase options with some small sales "booths." Don't be afraid to haggle hard!
Written October 4, 2020
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Trisha M
Lynnwood, WA22 contributions
Jan 2020
We loved our visit to Animal Flower Cave. The viewpoint is very beautiful, and the cave itself was a super cool experience. We especially enjoyed swimming in the pool inside of the cave! It does get deep, so be cautious with small children.
There are 27 very steep steps that you must go down and back up to see the inside of the cave, so those with mobility issues may have trouble. Water shoes are seriously recommended as the inside of the cave is all either slippery and /or sharp. Call ahead to check the sea conditions as sometimes the cave is not accessible when seas are rough. We called the morning of, and they advised us to come on down! We visited in January. The conditions were great that day, but they told us that 3 days prior the cave had been a no go. The number is posted on their website.
Written January 8, 2020
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HROxon
Oxford, UK834 contributions
Jul 2022
I guess this is a “must do” thing when visiting Barbados. Large car park, drinks bar, external seating, spectacular views and on site restaurant. We visited the cave only - cost adult reduced to $B20 (from 25) as no “Animal Flowers” on view. Required to agree to a disclaimer. Steep steps down, mind your footing and head. Local guide provides a tour of the cave in family groups with helpful script (delivered many many times?). Allowed about 10/15 minutes for a swim in the main cave pool - take your swimmers! We were in the cave for about 1/2 hour - bigger than envisaged. Cliffside walks afterwards.
Written July 30, 2022
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HNDRSN
Toronto, Canada103 contributions
Feb 2020
After having lunch on the cave hill top restaurant, we proceeded to the bottom of the cave for swim and tour of the large indoor cave . This was possible as the tide was low. As we proceeded down the steep steps we were presented with this large indoor cave with a immediate view of the atlantic ocean. Our tour guide showed us how to interact with the flowers. one touch and the flower retracted then a minuet or less they bloom again. The cave is good for photo shoots, in fact Rihanna did a magazine cover in this location.we took a swim in the cave pool and it was thoroughly enjoyable ..my first visit to the cave but not the last.
Written March 29, 2020
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EPottawa
Ottawa, Canada500 contributions
Jan 2020
This place had everything for a group of very very diverse people. Great lunch with roaring surf for the foodies. Wonderful hosts and good conversation for the social butterflies. Exciting ledge walk along the cliffs for the fearless. Small farm animals (goats and sheep) for the critter lovers.
The day we went the surf was so powerful the waves were crashing and sending sheets of water far up past the edge of the cliffs. Folks in the outer deck of the restaurant risked getting drenched and sometimes got a full immersion! As a result the cave walk was not accessible. Nevertheless, the view and the breathtaking roar of the waves crashing was so worthwhile!!
Written January 19, 2020
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Thanks so much - we love to cater to all! Sue & Mannie
Written February 1, 2020
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Andrew B
Lincoln, UK12,149 contributions
Mar 2020
It took us about an hour driving up the east coast in the main from just south of Bridgetown. The turn off road to the car park is something of a minor challenge but the car park itself is large.

We didn't do Animal Flower Cave itself and like others simply came to this most northerly coastal point of Barbados. The rugged, spectacular and scenic coastal views with crashing waves are well worth the visit and you can have quite a decent walk along the top.

Great photo opportunities and to be honest it reminds me of Cornwall, UK - an incredible contrast to Oistins, St Lawrence Gap and the south coast. There is a restaurant here and a cafe with a few tables under cover - wasn't impressed with the service or indeed the ice cream. There are also some nice coastal views just the other side of the cafe and again photo opps with some old cannons.

North Point is well worth a visit and it will certainly linger in the memory.
Written May 16, 2020
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Kristi W
Point Edward, Canada335 contributions
Jan 2020
The cave is very spacious, so if you're claustrophobic it shouldn't bother you. The views are amazing from the cave entrances to the water. When you go there, you pay at the bar, $25 Barbados dollars NOT US dollars. The sign doesn't specify so a lot of people assume it's US so that seems expensive. It converts to about $12.50 US. A guide takes you down in small groups so you may have to wait for groups in front of you so be prepared to wait 20-30 minutes depending on how busy it is. Go early in the morning if you can.
Written February 5, 2020
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Voyager621562
New York86 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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Tonnia A
1 contribution
Apr 2022
As someone that loves nature, especially rock formations, I have to admit that the entire scenery is beautiful. However, the run in we had with the apparent owner upon leaving the establishment was beyond terrible. Now, we're all students at the UWI, Cave Hill Campus and went out on a trip to view the location and get food afterwards. We were unaware that the restaurant remains closed on Mondays but stuck around as the trip was for a geology course. Upon exiting the premises, we were bombarded by Mr Ward (I later found out who he was) who asked us if we were blind as there was a chain barring the main entrance. There's two points of entry: the one at the front and another to the right of the establishment. Because of this, one can assume that maybe the chain is there to prohibit people from driving in, who knows. Anyway, we thought he was joking and proceeded to tell him that we're foreigners and and were unware of the business days (Monday is an odd day to be closed for business but I digress). To my surprise, Mr Wars started hurling curse words at my friends and I and, as a business student (I was only accompanying my friends on the trip), I was completely disgusted. Told us about our rasshole (Barbadian curse words) this and that that we're lucky we're not "Bajans" (shorter term than Barbadian) in response to us telling him we're foreigners. A simple, "Hi, business is closed on Mondays but you're free to return any other day" would have sufficed. Now, I don't wish ill on anyone but...I hope you do see my review, Mr Ward, and I wish you and your establishment every, but not limited to, bad thing you told my friends and I.

Signed,
A potential customer lost
Written May 4, 2022
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Thanks for your review which is clearly your point of view and no mention of the other side of the conversation that ensued, as is expected on Trip Advisor reviews. Thanks also for your input on which day of the week we should close, as a UWI business student I'm sure its well researched with knowledge of footfall on every day of the week, our staffing levels, our budgeting and income over the last few years as reference. As you mention we are closed on Monday. The property is private and also our home. And we are closed on Monday, Monday was when you trespassed onto our property. We were closed. As it was Monday. As the chain across the road, the closed gate and the 2 massive signs state. Closed on Mondays. But please visit any day that is NOT a Monday. Kind regards Sue Ward
Written July 21, 2022
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