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Prickly Pear Cays

Address: Anguilla
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Ranked #7 of 32 Attractions in Anguilla
Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This small island is located six miles from the Anguillan mainland...
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 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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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 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 

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Phoenix, Arizona
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Yes, they take credit cards. Rent a boat for 4 or more hours and go to this island (and other places). You can rent chairs on the beach, swim, have lunch (the food is great!), order drinks, feed the little yellow birds right from your hand. Just a great little island with welcoming people!

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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We stopped here on our snorkeling tour. It had the best snorkeling available that we could find in Anguilla. There's a big reef around the island. We saw sea turtles, stingrays, & tons of fish. They water is the color of a pool so it's easy to see tons of sealife. Johnno's had a little bar on the island. If... More 

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Falmouth, Maine, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Our family stopped at Prickly Pear Cays on a catamaran trip from Anguilla. It was lovely the day we arrived. Swam ashore, explored the island, and had lunch at one of the restaurants. We had decent bbq chicken and ribs for lunch. The lunch was included in our tour, so can't comment on the cost, but the beers and rum... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Were here on a catamaran trip. All the boats arrive in the same bay, so it will soon be crowded. Better to have an own boat and find a silent spot. The sand is amazing!

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Great lunch and snorkeling! Came out here with Shoal Bay Scuba and had a wonderful day. The lunch was really quite good and the portions were large. Wonderful day at Prickly Pear.

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Cape May Court House, New Jersey, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Went here by private boat Captain Nature Boy. What an oasis. Pristine, fun, great BBQ ribs cold beer and clear blue water

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Hamilton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Last year did the Prickly Pear/Sandy Island tour which was great. This year decided to spend more time on Prickly Pear. Took Gotcha, arrived early enough that we beat the catamarans from St. Martin and scored the chairs under the thatched umbrellas. Walked around the island over the rocky parts, swam in the gorgeous blue waters, and had a delicious... More 

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Toronto, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

The highlight of my visit to beautiful Anguilla was my excursion to Prickley Pear with Mr. Johnno as guide, chef, and general host extraordinaire. I had previously booked to go to Prickley Pear with Shoal Bay Scuba but that trip was cancelled due to low numbers. I was not aware at the time that there were other options available to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Great food, relaxing getaway. Clear seas white beach can't ask for anything more. Allan is the bar man never met a more genuine person and his drinks the best - coldest beer for at least 6 miles.

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