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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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Astonishing this is not better known

This is an incredible "deserted island" about 10 minutes off the north coast of Anguilla. There is a restaurant on the island open from time to time but just a visit to the island... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an incredible "deserted island" about 10 minutes off the north coast of Anguilla. There is a restaurant on the island open from time to time but just a visit to the island by itself is worthwhile. It is only accessible by boat but has an beautiful beach with seriously blue water and white sand. Makes an interesting day... More 

1 Thank XaRal44
Wilmington, North Carolina
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a day sail from St. Martin we stopped by for an enjoyable day in the water and on the beach. My island soul was soothed by the visit.

Thank Ray S
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We took a charter power boat ride but stopped at this island. It was small but lovely. The beach was clean And they were enough chairs and umbrellas on the beach if you wanted a little shade. There was a wonderful little restaurant for light lunches and special Caribbean drinks. Picnic tables under the shade cloud nine people to spend... More 

1 Thank postingtrot3
Columbia, South Carolina
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Ive been to Anguilla before but this was my first time to Prickly. The weather was beautiful, the food was delish and the beach was stunning. Couldnt ask for a better day to Prickly!

1 Thank Nicholet55
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68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The feeling you get here is that you've left the world behind. With sugar white beaches, clearest waters and Allan Ruan to talk to to and mix the best drinks I can't think of a more relaxing day.

1 Thank TiraG
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We had some of the best snorkeling in Anguilla at Prickly Pear Cays. Saw huge Parrot Fish with some crazy looking teeth (I was a little scared of the really big one we saw). We even saw some pretty big Sting Rays. So fun!

1 Thank DK2LC
Hamilton, New Jersey
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

What a fun day- starting with the men's hoisting of the sails of the catamaran and the peaceful sail to Anguilla. We arrived at Prickly Pear Cay and were provided with all of the snorkling equipment we needed to enjoy the goregous reef and sea life. For those who chose not to snorkle, they had a dingy to take them... More 

2 Thank autumnmyst21
Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Eight of us arrived at Prickly Pear island and walked over to the restaurant there. I got an excellent mango daiquiri. The food was really good. The highlight was when we ordered a lobster. The owner was suddenly gone, and then he returned all wet with a live lobster that he just pulled from the ocean! The seating is outdoors... More 

1 Thank lavelle2000
San Dimas
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Went a a boat tour with gotcha and they brought us here for lobster which was amazing. Super big lobsters with rice, green salad, and Coleslaw for sides. Water super clear. A little bit too many people for my liking.

1 Thank Tanya B
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

This island to west of Anguilla's main island and requires a boat trip to get to it, but it is worth the trip. The beach on the island is very beautiful. Additionally, the water is wonderful for swimming and there is reef right off shore for snorkeling. There is a very small bar on the island for get some drinks... More 

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