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Prickly Pear Cays

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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2016
Tanya B
San Dimas
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San Dimas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 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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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We visited here for lunch, a few cocktails on the beach, and some snorkeling. The snorkeling was great! There is a bit of a current if you get too far out. You can rent beach loungers and umbrellas and the cocktails from the small beach bar were great!

1 Thank Handersen79
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

This is an absolute must on your trip to Anguilla! Charter a boat and you won't be disappointed. Great beach, great, food, great beach bar. You feel like you're on your own private island!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

It's a Robinson Caruso experience with excellent food, great people and wonderful vistas. We'll give the boat crew $50 or so... to take us by Little Bay, Crocus Bay, DaVidas and The Grand Outlook Castle... (that's a plug folks) on the way back to Sandy Ground. Prickly Pear is the only place we order lobsters because we can really clean... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Took a couple friends from Texas for another fabulous and relaxing day. They both absolutely enoyed it, a highlight of a vacation that was filled with high points. Owner of the restaurant, Alan, was there with his usual charm and the my friends loved the lobster lunch.

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Ontario Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 729 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

This was a stop with the Eagle Tours catamaran for lunch and snorkelling. The snorkelling was pretty good while we were there, but it is prickly approaching the beach, ouch! The beach is gorgeous! Lunch at Johnno's was delicious!

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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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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