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Exploring around the natural wonders of Barbados


Harrison’s Cave   video clip37k  video clip282k
Geographically located in the centre of Barbados, Harrison's Cave is a natural phenomenon, unique to the tropical world.
Specially designed transport takes you down through the underground tunnels to a sight so beautiful, that few can compare.
In the specially lighted caverns, view the majestic stalactites and stalagmites which have been growing from the floors and ceilings for many centuries.

Animal Flower Cave
Located at the northern tip of St. Lucy, the Animal Flower Cave is an interesting study in geology, local history and stunning sea activity. 
The cave’s history is little-known yet quite interesting, for despite its remote location, it was the venue for weekend dances and socializing soon after  the turn of the century. The Animal flower Cave is the islands’ lone accessible  sea cave and was discovered from the sea in 1780 by two English explorers. The cave’s coral floor is estimated  to be 400,000 to 500,000 years old and the ‘younger’  coral section above the floor is about 126,000 years old.
The Animal Flower Cave is located at the most Northerly point of Barbados in the parish of St.Lucy.


The name "Animal Flower Cave" comes from the sea anemones found in the pools of the cave. Some of these pools are deep enough for you to swim in! There are also several openings looking out to sea, offering some spectacular views!


Well-trained and amiable group of guides take visitors into the cave at a nominal fee. The huge coral steps leading down into the cave were built around 1912 and represent one remnant of the dancehall days, when people from around the island arrived by horse and buggy for a weekend of seaside relaxation and fun.
Down in the cave there are often many sea anemones, locally called ‘animal flowers’ as well as other artefacts from bygone days, including the braces in the coral ceiling where the lanterns once hung. The ‘windows’ to the ocean (cave openings) make for stunning views
The now famous cave has been featured in singer Billy Ocean's music videos and in the soap opera "Bold and Beautiful".

Folkestone Marine Park
About one mile north of Holetown is the government-run Folkestone Marine Park. This is basically an underwater park with exhibits, diving and beach facilities. 
Folkestone has a good beach, many water-related activities, along with fresh water showers and shops. 
There is an interpretive centre and museum with marine and coastal environment displays, exhibits of the island’s fishing industry and a salt water aquarium. The underwater park zone extends from Sandy Lane to Colony Club and you can rent gear for snorkelling around the fringe reef, or hire a boat for diving.
A glass bottom boat is also available.


Cherry Tree Hill
In the hilly parish of St. Andrew lies Cherry Tree Hill, from which one of  the most beautiful views on the island can be captured. Cherry Tree Hill overlooks the rugged Scotland District, the powerful Atlantic Ocean and the longest beach on the island - Cattlewash Beach


This view is a must for all visitors to the island. The magnificent view combined with the fresh aromas of the sea help make this one of the most memorable experiences of you travels.

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Temperature (F) 83 83 85 86 87 87 86 87 87 86 85 83
Rainfall (inches) 3 1 1 1 2 4 6 6 7 7 8 4

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