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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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Perfect Snorkel and Lunch Day Trip

We went to Prickly Pear Cay with Capt. Rollins on Chocolat. We snorkeled and hung out for hours and it was one of the best beach days of my life. Fantastic drinks at the beach... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2015
Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

We went to Prickly Pear Cay with Capt. Rollins on Chocolat. We snorkeled and hung out for hours and it was one of the best beach days of my life. Fantastic drinks at the beach bar and the food was delicious!

2 Thank KristieI5
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

This is one of our favorite choices for a relaxing day. Fabulous white sand and clear waters in a marine park. At Prickly Pear Bar and restaurant there is An excellent bar and genius barman and owner Allan. The food at the restaurant is tasty and cooked to perfection by the local team. The local fish is very fresh and... More 

3 Thank TiraG
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
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Reviewed 13 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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100 reviews
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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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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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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
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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
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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

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