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Prickly Pear Island

Posted by Naz on May 4, 2018
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There are two anchorages possible nearby the Prickly Pear Island. The first one is on the Northwest side of Cactus Reef. This isolated anchorage does not get much visit from BVI yacht charters. The anchorage is protected from the wind by the small cliffs located there.

The second anchorage is under the Vixen Point, it is important to steer your charter yacht clear of the coral which runs out a fair way off the Western end of the point. There are mooring buoys set here and even a small dock to go ashore on the Island.

Prickly Pear Island, Photo by: nixxmontano (Source: Instagram)

General Information

The Prickly Pear Island, not to be misjudged as the one in Anguilla, is an uninhabited island located on the Northern side of North Sound, east of Virgin Gorda. The island is one of the most favorite destinations for yacht charter tourists to visit. It is named after a flowering cactus which is found on the island. It is considered to be a National Park. Though it is uninhabited there is beach bar and various water sports facilities on the island. There is a beautiful beach known as Vixen Point which is located on the southwestern tip of the island. Ashore there is the Sand Box Restaurant and Beach bar which offers various Caribbean cuisines and drinks.

Anchor down in Virgin Gorda Sound, BVI, Capture by: shelleysdavis (source: instagram)

What to do in Prickly Pear Island?

Prickly Pear Island, Photo by: caribbean_wanderer (Source: Instagram)

Restaurant and Amenities

Sandbox Restaurant and Bar

The Sandbox Restaurant and Bar is located on the Vixen Point of the Prickly Pear Island. It is distinguished by its pink-coloured roof. They specialize in Caribbean cuisines as well as offer grills, also offer lunch and dinner meals. This spot is popular among yacht charter tourists for its various activities such as beach volleyball, hiking and visiting the Prickly Pears National Park which is nearby. The Vixen Point Beach can be marvelled upon while relaxing in the Restaurant. The Friendly owner of the restaurant is always available for a social conversation.

The View of the Sandbox Restaurant and Bar on the Vixen Point Beach located in Prickly Pear Island, Captured by: actionquest (source: instagram)

Places of Interest

Playing Beach Volleyball on the Vixen Point Beach, Capture by actionquest (source: instagram)

Vixen Point

The Vixen Point provides well-equipped anchorage systems for charter yacht sailors, there are 10 mooring balls which maintained Moor-Seacure. The Beach attracts a lot of tourists to the water sports facilities provided, playing volleyball, snorkelling and swimming in the transparent water of the beach. There are toilet facilities available on the Beach. Windsurfing equipment can also be rented from the shops. While sunset the view from the beach is magnificent. There’s also a hiking trail over to the north shore leads to two less populated beach.

Sunset view from the Vixen Point Beach, Captured by: thomasvab (source: instagram)

The Prickly Pear Island of the British Virgin Islands offers you enough reasons to visit from the stunning beach to the watersport facilities or playing beach volleyball. So what are you waiting for?

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