We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
15% OFF THINGS TO DO when you spend $250+. Use code AUGUST15 on tours & activities
i

Prickly Pear

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Marigot, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
$110*
and up
Day Trip to the Island of Prickly Pear from St Maarten
More Info
$119*
and up
Prickly Pear Day Sail and Snorkel from St Maarten

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 198 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 99
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Beautiful, peaceful beach

This is really a beautiful beach, on a small island off the cost of St. Martin. The sand is so soft and the water surrounding the island is crystal clear. You will need to access... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
William C
,
Cinnaminson, New Jersey
Add Photo Write a Review

198 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 154: English reviews
Cinnaminson, New Jersey
Level Contributor
207 reviews
147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is really a beautiful beach, on a small island off the cost of St. Martin. The sand is so soft and the water surrounding the island is crystal clear. You will need to access the island by some type of boat, but it's worth the trip as it's one of the nicest beaches you will find.

Helpful?
Thank William C
Paris, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to spend a beautiful day away this is the place to go! The beach is calm, it's not crowed because you can only access by boat, so you can have a beautiful white sandy beach all to yourself!

Helpful?
Thank Mimi97233
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beach is gorgeous. The island is uninhabited so there nothing there besides 2 restaurants that opens on selective days and times. Great place for snorkelling.

Helpful?
Thank Kiselle F
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

The water here was so crystal clear. Great place for snorkeling or just relaxing on the beach. also had a nice little beach bar.

Helpful?
Thank Becky H
Georgetown, Canada
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Beautiful private island! Pristine beach with soft white sand! A must see! For the time of your life visit Prickly Pear Island by booking the all-day Catamaran Cruise aboard the fabulous "Winner's Touch" by Solana. What a beautiful experience! Great for snorkelling!

Helpful?
Thank Lori W
Wylie, Texas
Level Contributor
111 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We love sailing with Bluebeard Charters to Prickly Pear today we've sailed with them before always a great time, they took very good care of us what an awesome day with beautiful beaches had the best time, check these people out you won't be sorry

Helpful?
Thank SRA4
Level Contributor
44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We had a great day traveling by catamaran to Prickly Pear. The water is beautiful for swimming, the sun keeps you warm and the snorkeling is outstanding. We stopped at several beaches along the way, and even had time to get lunch. A good trip for relaxing fun with family and friends.

Helpful?
Thank BGratrix
Trinidad
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I booked this trip on Viator, TripAdvisor's affiliate site, and it was worth it! The sail spanned a little over 7 hours, first stop at Prickly Pear, deserted and environmentally protected strip of paradise. Had lunch a few drinks and spent time snorkeling and enjoying the clear waters...then off to Anguilla....where we enjoyed the waters of a private beach and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jfindly
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We had a very nice experience with Prickly Pear. The snorkelling was amazing. Great service, great boat, great time! We would sail with Prickly Pear again without hesitation.

Helpful?
Thank janedolip
Rockford, Michigan
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Spent the day with my family (ages 3 to 78) and Elliott was our captain. Had a great time. Would do Italy over again!

Helpful?
Thank tamimundwiler

Travelers who viewed Prickly Pear also viewed

Anse Marcel, Saint-Martin
Saint-Martin, St. Maarten-St. Martin
 
Orient Bay, Saint-Martin
St. Maarten-St. Martin, Caribbean
 

Been to Prickly Pear? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Prickly Pear and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Prickly Pear staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?