Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles. It is 34 kilometres in length and as much as 23 kilometres in width, amounting to 431 square kilometres . It is situated in the western area of the North Atlantic and 100 kilometres east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea;therein, it is about 168 kilometres east of the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and 400 kilometres north-east of Trinidad and Tobago. Barbados is outside of the principal Atlantic hurricane belt.
The caves are naturally formed by water erosion through the limestone rock.The calcium-rich water that runs through the caves have formed the unusual stalactites and stalagmites formations. Travel through the caves is by tram, at certain points during the tour visitors are allowed to alight from the tram and get close up to the formations.One main area of the caves is a huge cavern, termed "The Great Hall", measuring over 100 feet in height. After the Great Hall the tram stops at "The Village". At The Village some of the formations have joined together to form columns after thousands of years. Harrison's Cave is in the central uplands of Barbados. It is situated at 700ft above sea level.