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Barbuda Caves

Prehistoric beauty

The caves and other Historical sites that run along the sea cliff are full of history. Visitors can see several species of animals that are indigenous to Barbuda. Darby’s Cave is perhaps the most interesting natural feature of Barbuda. It is not a true cavern, but a vertical-sided sinkhole formed by solution below-ground and subsequent collapse. One side of the sinkhole is undercut by a full 30 ft. hence the name “cave”. The cliffs are about 70 ft high and the hole is about 350 ft in diameter. Inside Indian Cave, there are petroglyph drawings that can still be seen on the cave walls, that were left by Arawak Indians.

Darby cave is located three and a half miles north east of Codrington Village. It is worth the 45 minute walk to see this magnificent large sink hole with vegetation. The top of the palm trees are at eye level.

Darby sinkhole is over 300 feet in diameter and about 70ft deep .On one side of the cave, stalactites up to 8ft long have formed under the overhang.

The vegetation resembles a mini rainforest with palm trees, ferns and lianas. Deer and land Turtles can be found there as well.

A day tour can be arrange.

Dark cave is 2 miles south of Darby Cave. The cave has a narrow entrance leading to the vast cavern containing a pool of water. It was probably a source of water for the Amerindian. Artefacts have been found in the area.

Dark Cave is the habitat for the rare species of Amphipod, the blind eye shrimp, as well as several species of Bats.

Barbuda Caves

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