Prickly Pear Cays#7 in Best Things To Do in Anguilla
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Hop on a boat from Sandy Ground to experience one of the more tranquil and picturesque beaches of the Caribbean: The Prickly Pear Cays are two small uninhabited islands located about a 6-mile trip from the mainland. The area has become popular with travelers (especially families) thanks to the islands' shallow, calm swimming waters, plus the cute canaries and finches that willingly come to feed from visitors' hands.
You'll find plenty of beach chairs for rental on the cays and an on-site restaurant that's open Tuesdays through Saturdays to serve refreshments, lunch and dinner. But the experience will set you back; the boat trip can cost upward of $60 per person, and does not include food or water sports rentals. Still, recent travelers insist the trip is worth it. Consider saving some money by packing a picnic for your day away.
A once-daily boat leaves from in front of Johnno's Beach Bar in Sandy Ground to shuttle travelers to the islands for six hours, but you can also arrange a private charter for more flexibility with departure and arrival times. Another option is to reserve through Gotcha Charters, which takes visitors out to Prickly Pear Cays on Wednesdays and Fridays for $65 per person (including lunch).
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