Hatchet Bay Cave


The rough-stone entrance to this 1.5km-long cave is between Gregory Town and Alice Town, on the southwestern side of the Queen's Hwy. Several chambers bear charcoal signatures dating back to the mid-19th century, and there are some impressive stalagmites and stalactites. If exploring beyond the first few chambers, you’ll need a headlamp, long pants and local guide.

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