St Lucy Cave gets $750 000 facelift
A fully renovated Animal Flower Cave in St Lucy is quickly becoming a popular centre for dining and entertainment for visitors to our shores.
And today, when a Barbados TODAY team visited that long-standing heritage site, several visitors could be seen enjoying the tasty Barbadian cuisine being served. The renovated facility now has a well-stocked bar with an open-air balcony and a spacious dining room that overlooks a wide expanse of sea –– which has the added attraction of whales that frequent the northern waters of Barbados.
Animal Flower Cave owner/manager Manuel Ward told Barbados TODAY: “It took about 12 months to construct the whole space. Now, I have a facility where locals and visitors can come and enjoy the northern part of the island, and get to enjoy the beauty of the sea, and the whales.
“I have created a menu that is locally oriented. Most of my food items come from four or five small farmers of the area. I now employ 12 workers where formerly I employed two.”
Ward noted that the dining room was now completed and patrons could enjoy the breeze, the Barbadian cuisine and the beautiful ocean.
Stressing that he was a positive thinker, Ward added: “In spite of the recession, I have invested nearly $750 000 in the building, the landscaping and the equipment. I have put myself out on a limb by committing myself to a loan.”