Prickly Pear Island, Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands British
Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands British| Map |
A British Virgin Islands National Park, Prickly Pear Island is 243 acres of tropical paradise, making it a great destination for a family outing. Uninhabited and undeveloped, except for the Sand Box Bar and Restaurant at Vixen Point, the island beckons for parents and kids to explore; a cross-island hike makes much of the it accessible. Families seeking water sports can find them at three pristine beaches, which offer top-notch sunbathing, snorkeling and swimming. Prickly Pear Island boasts first-class beaches, an anchorage that’s popular with boaters and a great place for lunch or dinner, offering families a full, fun day in a deserted-island setting.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
The beaches at Prickly Pear Island can be crowded when cruise ships disembark, so plan your family day around those times. If you aren’t able to, plan to visit the less populated beaches on the north of the island instead of Vixen Point.
Address: Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands British| Map
Hours: Year Round More Info
Price: Free More Info