Harrisons Cave Barbados

Harrisons Cave Barbados is the most popular attraction in Barbados, you only have to visit to see why. So if you have time to see only one attraction while on vacation on the island make sure it is the cave. Throughout this site, we have referred to the natural beauty of the island. Its near-perfect weather, its spectacular white sand beaches, its tantalizing turquoise waters, its magnificent coral gardens, and of course the warmth and friendliness of the people.

In this section of the site, we take a look at Harrisons Cave appropriately describe as the eighth wonder of the world. The cave is a unique natural phenomenon that dates back to the 18th century. It was rediscovered in the 1970s by Ole Sorensen a Danish cave explorer.

Since then thousands of people have passed through the cave each year… It is our favourite Barbados attraction we’ve revisited time and time to reflect and rejuvenate ourselves. So this particular visit to the cave was no different.

It was a long weekend and we had a rental from one of the island’s popular car rental companies… not just any rental we had gotten ourselves a 4×4 jeep.

Harrisons Cave


Our Fascination With Harrisons Cave Barbados

As we set off in the rental the kids were really excited. We had visited numerous Barbados tourist attractions but the one they were most fascinated by was Harrisons Cave. As we drove through the lush rolling hills of central Barbados listening to the kids made me realize that the excitement was contagious. I was beginning to feel very excited as well… Just remembering the spectacular natural beauty that lay beneath was overwhelming.

Eight wonder of the world I thought to myself… and as I reflected on this I thought they sure got this description right. You’ll have to visit this attraction to fully understand the awesome features of this underground limestone cavern.

Measuring approximately three miles long this geological wonder presents an incredible sight. Icicle shape stalactites hang from the roof of the cave while rising from the floor are some impressive stalagmites… But the stalactites and stalagmites are not the most impressive features of this magnificent cave. As I reflect on the last visit the most impressive sight was the Great Hall.

In this serene section often referred to as the cathedral the stalagmite formations stand in clusters and the calcite formation take on different shapes. There is also a section known as the village where the stalagmite formations resemble a group of people standing around. A number of other outstanding features exist within Harrisons Cave.

What You Will See At Harrisons Cave Barbados

In Harrison’s Cave, there are double cascading waterfalls that plunge to the floor and disappear under the passageway. You will see what is believed to be the original streams that form the cave many centuries ago… You will also see the Mirror Lake formed by a large pool whose surface reflects the intricate and complex details of the Great Hall.

So as we park the vehicle I wondered what for me was the most fascinating feature of the cave… was it the amazing geological formations? Was it the glimmering light that somehow seem to bounce off the pure white formation or was it simply the complex nature of this underground cavern?

I could not put my finger on what it was… but as the tour began and the tram cruised along the illuminated hallways it suddenly came to me… It was the tranquility. The peace and serenity on the ride were amazing. In fact, it was so quiet it seem sacred.

And as the kids gazed in wonder at the magnificent cavern the look on their faces was another reminder of why this attraction is a must-see.

Tour Harrison’s Cave Barbados 

If you would like to explore the eight wonders with their flowing streams, towering columns, and deep pools of pristine water then you’ve come to the right place. Harrison’s Cave Barbados is highly recommended Here is what you’ll see on this amazing tour…

  • Go deep underground in Harrison’s Cave
  • Learn about the formation of the cave and the geology of Barbados
  • See otherworldly rock formations and deep pristine pool
  • Book this tour online today!

Other Attractions Near Harrison’s Cave Barbados

In Barbados you are never far away from an amazing attraction. Other popular attractions and things to see and do close to Harrison’s Cave are Welchman Hall Gully and the Flower Forest

flower Forest
The Flower Forest Barbados

The Flower forest features fifty acres of natural beauty enhanced by creative landscaping. As you meander along the nature trails you have spectacular panoramic views of the island’s rugged but beautiful East coast.

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Welchman Hall Gully
Welchman Hall Gully Barbados

Welchman Hall Gully is another attraction in central Barbados. This three-and-a-quarter-mile-long lush green tropical forest reserve is the home to many exotic trees and plants, these include bamboo, clove, nutmeg, and a variety of palms.

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