Located in the North Sound, off Virgin Gorda, Prickly Pear, British Virgin Islands, is a 243-acre/98-hectare uninhabited island and a British Virgin Islands National Park site featuring a nature preserve. The other main attraction on the island is Vixen Point, a long stretch of white sand with a beach bar called the Sand Box Seafood Bar and Grill. Day trippers enjoy hiking, watersports and beach volleyball. Phone 284-495-9122. http://www.bareboatsbvi.com/sandbox_restaurant.html.
To request free boat transportation to the island from Gun Creek and Leverick Bay on Virgin Gorda, phone the Sand Box.
Note: The British Virgin Islands sustained severe damage during Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. Recovery will take months or even years. Travelers should investigate current conditions prior to planning a visit.
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