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Prickly Pear Island in the British Virgin Islands

Prickly_Pear_Island Prickly Pear Island in the British Virgin Islands
This lovely island is situated in the North Sound, just east of Virgin Gorda. It was declared a British Virgin Islands National Park in 1988, meaning no further development of the island will be permitted. Prickly Pear was named for the large flowering cactus that populates the island.

One of the territory's most wonderful beaches, the ever popular Vixen Point is located on the island's southwestern tip. Swimming, snorkeling, hiking and limin' at the Sand Box Restaurant and Beach Bar are the four main things to do here. Oh ... and you can play volleyball too. So make that 5 things.

Vixen Point is a stunning beach and home to the Sand Box Bar & Grille

Sailors love Prickly Pear. It not only offers a fabulous beach and Restaurant, but there's a very nice anchorage with 10 mooring balls maintained by Moor-Seacure and a dinghy dock hear as well.

The owner of the restaurant, (Lucille Malone) is a native British Virgin Islander. Lucy is always thrilled to welcome sailors from all over the world!

If you'd like to stretch your legs, the hiking trail leads from Vixen Point Beach, around the salt ponds and over to the north shore where you will find two more terrific (and far less populated) beaches.

Prickly_Pear_Island_Vixen_Point Vixen Point, Prickly Pear Island
PP_Sandbox_Bar_and_Grille Sandbox Bar And Grille at Vixen Point

The restaurant was built in 1996, seats up to 70 people and is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Lucy specializes in fresh lobster and other seafood dishes grilled to perfection! Try her yummy conch fritters and if you want to see her blush, just ask for "Lucy's Luscious Lobster Salad" which is one of their house specialties. They make wonderful, home made burgers as well.

There's a volleyball pit for visitors and the restaurant facilities are available for private parties and weddings. I can't think of a more beautiful location for a beach wedding in the BVI! Lucy has also introduced live entertainment on Sunday afternoon's!

Contact the Sandbox Beach Bar and Restaurant at (284) 495-9122

Last updated: Jan 5th 2015
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