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Address: Orient Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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Visit Pinel Island like an insider
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$109*
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St Maarten Speed Boat and Snorkeling Tour

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I can see how people would really enjoy going to Pinel, we were unfortunate in that it rained the morning that we went. Took the water taxi over at about 2:30 and spent 2 hours... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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North Greece, New York
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Westfield, in
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We kayaked out to the island, took about 15 minutes. Rented some beach chairs for $25 and had a pretty good meal. All in all, it was somewhat disappointing. We hiked over to the other side of the island to snorkel & didn't see much. I don't see us going back here when there are so many other beaches on... More 

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North Greece, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I can see how people would really enjoy going to Pinel, we were unfortunate in that it rained the morning that we went. Took the water taxi over at about 2:30 and spent 2 hours on the island. Encountered a very rude beach attendant which kind of got our stay off to a bad start and then ended our time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I loved visiting the secluded island. It was peaceful and had a super view of St Martin. You have to get there by boat. We got there through Billy Bones tour. Highly recommend it. Get the calamari and the fish fritters!!!!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I visited Pinel Island on a day excursion. The ferry ride was only about 5 minutes at a cost of $24 for my wife and me.. Pinel is a small island with a very nice white sand beach and shallow turquoise water. Umbrella and chairs set us back another $25. The umbrella was too small for the two of us... More 

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Eustis, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Saw some great stuff, parrot fish, needle nose, tangs etc. It was rough the day we were there but had a great time with the Octopus diving crew.

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Virginia Beach, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

The last we visited Pinel, it was part of an island tour. Both times we have visited St. Maarten as part of our cruise vacation. Pinel is about a $40 cab ride for four. The first time was in August and there were about 30 people there. This time we traveled during Spring Break with our two teenagers and it... More 

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Swedesboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We took the taxi over (it was $12 round trip per person) in the morning and spent most of the day. We took our own chairs and just found a little spot off of the trail to the right of the restaurants. There is a little covered dock near that part of the trail where we did some snorkeling. There... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great and inexpensive day trip. Head a short way off shore of Orient Beach and enjoy Pinel. Very inexpensive and worth the trip.

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Bolton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Pinel island was so quaint. The water very turquoise and the sand very white. We didnt eat there, but we did frequent the bar, and the drinks were great ! There were lizards that they fed, and a great little gift shop !

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Pinel is a small island accessible if you have your own boat or by way of renting a kayak or paying a $12 per person fee for a short return trip by water taxi. The beach area is very protected from winds and high surf and the water remains shallow for some distance from shore which is very nice for... More 

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