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Address: Eleuthera
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Full of bats, this mile-long cave is best visited with a local guide.

Full of bats, this mile-long cave is best visited with a local guide.

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Tall people, wear your construction hats!

The hatchet bay caves are cool, both in the temperature and in the adventure sense! There is no one supervising so you should be careful heading down there. Also, there's a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Find Yourself F
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Kampala, Uganda
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Kampala, Uganda
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126 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The hatchet bay caves are cool, both in the temperature and in the adventure sense! There is no one supervising so you should be careful heading down there. Also, there's a little wire you should be conscious of that helps you find your way. It's better to wear proper footwear to avoid slipping. Tall people also have to watch out,... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

It was a little hard to find AND they clearly do not have anyone to take care of this place. Everything was overgrown. I was really psyched to go. Dressed for the occasion, flashlight in hand. Too bad I didn't bring a machete. Unfortunately, I didn't even get into the cave. I started down the steps and there were wasps... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

This cave is a big grand entry room and then a latter that goes down into the depths for about one mile. This place is so cool and really interesting. Bring many flashlights as you would not want to be down there in the dark. You can exit the cave in the end and there is another 3rd chamber with... More 

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

No signs on the road to find this gem. There was a rock structure just off the road marking the dirt road to follow. We didn't go deep into the cave because we had small children and our flashlights were not bright enough. Be prepared to walk across large broken rocks and climb down a small iron ladder to start... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

I thought it was silly to worry about getting lost, especially when I saw the string that lead the way....but after going to the end we had some difficulty. Another family actually came to find us to get our help out since they were lost and getting disoriented in the dark caverns. Once you see the organic silos on the... More 

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Marion, Virginia
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60 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Some pics of Hatchet Bay caves. Heading toward Gregory Town from James Cistern, the caves are on the left. Watch carefully or you could miss. Take a walk down and check it out. Unfortunately over time, people have written graffiti on the walls of the cave. Still a good visit in 2009 and 2015.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Anywhere WAY south of the Bahamas has got to be better weather! Here now. Incredibly frustrated. Staying in North Eleuthera and explored as far south as Tippy's Bar in Governors Harbor. Totally COLD!!!!!! Maybe 67 degrees if that and wind is blowing like crazy.....4 days now. Not what we expected. So disappointed. Would NOT recommend anyone to come here to... More 

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Brecksville, Ohio
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

If you can't relax here, you have a problem, one of the most beautiful places on earth and the clearest water.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Lucky for me I like caves, my hubby, not so much. I had to pay a guy at the resort to go with me. It was cool, but would have been cheaper if I had just talked my husband into going. Take a headlamp or flashlight and just go! It takes about 30 minutes and you might see a few... More 

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Ohio
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

There's a mystery about the cave and it's just the perfect length of time to get through. Very cool to see the bats at the entrance and love the climb to get out. Might want to have a GPS when you exit to find your car!

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