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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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Day Trip to the Island of Prickly Pear from St...
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Prickly Pear Day Sail and Snorkel from St Maarten

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Great Beach Day!

Came here on the catamaran called Tango out of the Simpson Bay Resort & Marina from St. Maarten. Had a great time with the family snorkeling on the reef. Saw sea urchins, small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
allyg571
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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Came here on the catamaran called Tango out of the Simpson Bay Resort & Marina from St. Maarten. Had a great time with the family snorkeling on the reef. Saw sea urchins, small fish, medium sized fish in all colors. Word of caution, the water is rough in the winter months. We were able to snorkel but it was very... More 

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Monroe, New York, United States
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84 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

An uninhabited island in paradise. Sail there and dock off the beach for great snorkeling. The beach is empty We walked the beach and not a person was seen. The Prickly Pear Beach Bar serves iced cold beer. Caribe!!!! The beach restaurant served an authentic Caribbean lunch. Mahi mahi , chicken or Ribs. We had the fish. Delicious. If you... More 

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Gold Coast
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69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We paid a fortune to stop and snorkel here whilst sailing in the Carribean. Came across discarded fishing traps which had dragged over the coral. Very sad as so much of the coral is damaged.

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Brush Creek, Tennessee
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101 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We were told all trip about how beautiful the beaches were and how amazing the snorkeling was...the beaches were amazing. But the snorkeling left a lot to be desired. We had dinner on the island and it was adequate. Overall a fun trip, and one I'm glad I did. But not one I would do again.

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1 Thank bd4vols
Elizabethton, Tennessee
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The Sailing adventure out to Prickly Pear Cay Includes a beautiful day of sailing, great food out on the island, excellent snorkelling right off the beach on Prickly Pear, and our trip included the birth of several dozen Sea Turtles right in front of us, they all made it to the sea! We took the Chocolate Sailboat, the Captain was... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 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!

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55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 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 

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 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 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 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!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 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.

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