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Prickly Pear Cays

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Address: Anguilla

This small island is located six miles from the Anguillan mainland and is...

This small island is located six miles from the Anguillan mainland and is popular among swimmers and snorkelers looking for a less crowded experience.

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USD 120.00*
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Day Trip to the Island of Prickly Pear from St Maarten
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Prickly Pear Day Sail and Snorkel from St Maarten

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Right in the middle- a day excursion

I have visited Prickly Pear twice. Once was during an excursion from my hotel in St. Maarten, the second was during a yacht ride from Anguilla. I don't know if there are hotel... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2015
Lola B
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

I have visited Prickly Pear twice. Once was during an excursion from my hotel in St. Maarten, the second was during a yacht ride from Anguilla. I don't know if there are hotel accommodations on this small island but people dock there to have lunch, snorkel, relax and pass time. The water is warm, clear not really deep but deep... More 

4 Thank Lola B
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Amazing food! This was our 3rd time to the island. The restaurant is only open on certain days so make sure to verify that ahead of time. The food is amazing & the offer generous portions!

1 Thank JenM40
Omaha, Nebraska
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

We went on an excursion and we had a blast. Best beaches ever with amazing sandy beaches. Good snorkeling. You have to charter a boat to go there though.

1 Thank devill1183
Boca Raton, Florida
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143 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

We moored our boat off Prickly Pear Cay and honestly just expected to lay on a beach and do some snorkeling. We were quite shocked to find a nice little beach bar and phenomenal food out there. Allan is a very funny man and has the best job ever. He's also very fair with his prices considering he's literally the... More 

3 Thank kava-kauboi
Boca Raton, FL
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43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Alan at the bar is a blast, taught us some new bar tricks, the food was excellent and a bargain compared to other places in st martin and st Bart's, we had ribs and chicken and then lobster. Lobster was pulled from the ocean alive, fresh lobster without a doubt, portions we huge. They also had a nice veggie plate,... More 

1 Thank Islandprincessss
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Ok so this Cay is stunning!! The water is as bright blue as one can imagine. The beach is perfect. The bar was too much fun and entertainment...lots of laughs. Let Alan make you a rum punch!! Have fun!!

3 Thank gazooba1
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

Besides the staff, we were the only ones at Prickly Pear first thing in the morning. Really enjoyed sitting at the little bar hut and visiting with Alan. We had a delicious lobster lunch, wandered around and did a bit of snorkeling. A very unique experience I won't soon forget.

2 Thank irol0301
New York City, New York
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44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Loved Prickly Pear when we came with a tour. There's 2 restaurants and bars on the island and lots of room to wander around the beach exploring. Beautiful place and would recommend it.

2 Thank jdiamond2011
new york
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59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2015

I highly recommend Sail Chocolat with Captain Rollins. We had a lovely sail to Prickly Pear and although the snorkeling left a lot to be desired (the reef seems dead and there are few fish and way too many catamarans coming from St. Martin with hundreds of people at a time). The beach is gorgeous but the highlight of our... More 

1 Thank artgirl58
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Snorkeling was great. I think there was a local shark playing around with people, but I unfortunately didn't cross anything but a barracuda. Lovely reef. Afterwards, went over to Anguilla, an apparently uninhabited island aside from tourists. People ate. Ride back on catamaran, the cruise crew brings out the booze. I'll never forget the exciting chant of "RrrrrrrrrrrUUuuuuM Punch!" My... More 

4 Thank teanza

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