Like most place in Barbados, the Animal Flower Cave is nearly impossible to find. There are no street signs anywhere on the island (seriously) and directions are usually given with instruction like "turn left at the second red rum shack." Most visitors navigate the unmarked back roads of northern Barbados with the purpose of heading to the Animal Flower Cave to explore the cave. But upon my first arrival to the attraction, an arrow shaped wood weather battered sign that I almost tripped over, it was so low to the ground, caught my eye. "The View," it said.
I followed the pointed end to a barely worn path through the brush. The world opened up before me, like some scene in a movie where the main character throws open a paid of doors and a magical world opens up in front of them. I was alone, but for the waves and the rocks and the foreboding cliff that was merely feet in front of me. I had never felt as connected to nature as I did at that moment, waves crashing into cliff sides created by some great force of nature forever ago.
So venture up to the Animal Flower Cave, not to go underground, but to stay about it. For The View is spectacular.