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What's so cool about caves? Well for one, caves provide plenty of opportunities for exploration across various biomes. And while some caves are bigger than others, many feature loot to pick up and explore.

The best part? No two caves are the same. There's plenty of opportunities to explore caves that are big, small, wide, narrow, hollow, and everything in-between. Combined with the promise of loot, caves are certainly worth checking out.

Before You Start Exploring

Yes, we want to explore this so bad. Photo via Broccoli_Monkey.
Yes, we want to explore this so bad. Photo via Broccoli_Monkey.

Remember, your Minecraft version will dictate what sort of landscape and items you receive in your world. Sometimes, this is pretty useful because it provides options -- if a seed works in Minecraft 1.8 as well as 1.9, for instance, one seed may feature diamonds while the other does not.

Other times, seeds will differ so drastically that there's no point in bringing a seed from one version to another. For example, Minecraft: Pocket Edition and Minecraft 1.9 have enough differences that it isn't worth trying to transfer from one edition to another.

For convenience's sake, we've gone ahead and included the best version for each seed, alongside the seed code. So without further ado, here's our recommendations:

Dungeon Cave Seed

There's so much to explore. Photo via Epic Minecraft Seeds.
There's so much to explore. Photo via Epic Minecraft Seeds.

We're totally into this seed for a couple reasons: you spawn near a temple, and there's a desert village with diamonds in it. But there's also a dungeon hidden inside a cave. There's plenty to pickup here while starting your adventure, making this a particularly fun and interesting cave to check out before exploring the rest of the seed. Special thanks to Epic Minecraft Seeds for this recommendation.

  • Version: Update 1.11
  • Seed: 190626987335185092

Cuddly Neighbors Seed

Don't be afraid to do some exploring, there's plenty of that to go around. Photo via Epic Minecraft PE Seeds.
Don't be afraid to do some exploring, there's plenty of that to go around. Photo via Epic Minecraft PE Seeds.

Thanks to Epic Minecraft PE Seeds for this one. This seed features two villages and a witch's hut. The first village even has diamonds, found right inside the blacksmith's chest. Not to mention, right near the village, there's plenty of caves for mining and building. We love this seed because there's plenty of resources, plenty of caves, and a lot of exploration to do: making it a nice mix.

  • Version: Minecraft: Pocket Edition
  • Seed: 1739530041

The Underground Atrium Seed

Now that is one lovely cave. Photo via J_from_Holland on the Minecraft Forum.
Now that is one lovely cave. Photo via J_from_Holland on the Minecraft Forum.

J_from_Holland decided to host a thread on the Minecraft Forum, comparing some of the largest cave seeds they ever found in Minecraft. Suffice to say, we're pretty impressed by the initial post in the thread. This seed's cave features an enormous waterfall that heads straight to a lava pool. The cave is absolutely enormous, making it a really solid find for anyone looking to do some serious spelunking. Definitely grab it.

  • Version: 1.8 Update
  • Seed: 1606764229

The Cavernous Monstrosity

Yes, this seed's cave is huuuuge. Thanks to Broccoli_Monkey for the photo.
Yes, this seed's cave is huuuuge. Thanks to Broccoli_Monkey for the photo.

This seed's cave is so huge, it easily tops our Minecraft cave seeds list. In response to J_from_Holland's original post, Broccoli_Monkey replied with a seed that's certainly worth checking out. While far from spawn, this seed's cave stretches out for awhile, turning into a ravine to explore and build around. We love how beautiful this cave is -- again, because it's just so large and spacious. While the cave is rather far from spawn, the above photo should give you a better idea of where to find it, thanks to the coordinates given.

  • Version: 1.8 Update
  • Seed: 2589292

Those are our recommendations for Minecraft cave seeds. Have a suggestion for a seed to add? Share your favorites in the comments below.

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