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Tintamarre Island

East of the Orleans quarter of St.Martin, St Maarten-St Martin
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Islands, Beaches
Description: Known as the "flat island"
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English first
E. Palatka, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Nice place to see turtles grazing on the sea grass. Not much relief on the northwest side when snorkeling.

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U.S.
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Find a snorkeling tour and come here! It is so beautiful both on and off the beach. The sand is soft and pink, the water is sparkling clear blue, just amazing! No bathroom or restaurant facilities here. Also, know that you are likely to run into some nudists here, but they keep to themselves and don't bother anyone.

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

It was great to see the beach and also to see the none anchor points that made the island an attractive area. There were quite a few turtles in this area.

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Was a fun day for the whole family. We saw 5/6 turtles while snorkeling. Went back on a dive the island and heard whales singing. The little tugboat wreck was also nice.

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Coastal NC
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57 reviews 57 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

plenty of room to spread out, you can walk the island and explore if you wish. Tintamarre has a colorful history, check it out on Wiki if you want.

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Chicago, IL
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This was a great stop through Captain Alan's tour...swam with sea turtles and relaxed on the beach. Don't need much time here, but it is a great stop on a tour.

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Norton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

took a boat to this island to snorkel with the turtles and boy were we treated to a show under water. so much to see and the island has good hikes but wear shoes as someone in our party found out.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

With so much idyllic Caribbean beach landscape being over-developed, we feel almost traitorous recommending Tintamarre. We loved snorkeling with the turtles feeding on the seagrass. It should always be preserved - and please, if you go, treat it as a special, natural place. The world needs Tintamarre much more than another Tiki-themed beach bar blaring out "Buffalo Soldiers".

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We went on a private catamaran ride to the island. We had hoped to swim with the turtles, however the water was not clear enough to see them underwater the particular day we went. We did get to see a lot of turtles from the deck of the boat. The island is very beautiful and the day we went there... More

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Groves, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We went with Captain Alans tours to Tintamarre Island. We were able to get some pictures of the turtles feeding on the sea grass and then going up for air. We spent some time sitting on the sand before heading on to the next site.

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