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Pinel Island

Orient Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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St Maarten Speed Boat and Snorkeling Tour
Type: Islands, Beaches, Outdoors
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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The island of Pinel is different and more scenic than other parts of the island,2 restaurants on the island with tables under the palm trees.I like the snorkeling and the calmness of the water.

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New York City, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Fabulous beach. $$$Expensive ok food... Scenic. You must take a boat to get there. Bring your own food and drink. Lounges cost$$. Boat to get there costs$

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ontario canada
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110 reviews 110 reviews
47 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Pine Island is as beautiful as ever. The beach bars are up and running. The most beautiful beach in St Martin. We always sit near Karibuni as we find that is the most beautiful part of the beach. Well worth the 13. us to get there. Always pick a day when no ships in Phillipsburg port as it can be... More

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New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Pinel Island is the place I dream about being when it's cold at home, and yesterday it became a reality again. After a brief downpour on the ferry ride over, the clouds gave way to sun and we enjoyed the beautiful view and the calm water and the quiet of Pinel. We like the Karibuni side ... a little quieter... More

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Springfield, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We looked online to find some new places to explore while at St Martin - we are so glad we were able to try out Panel Island. The ferry ride over was easy and a short ride. Once there we had our pick of chairs in the front and to the side of where we were dropped off. We did... More

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Amazing trip. It's a small island not much to do but tan and drink but I recommend the Eco Snorkeling! The manager gives snorkeling tours which I highly recommend

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jackson NJ
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I was excited to go to Pinel Island, however very disappointed in the snorkling. The book say $5, for the boat ride, the Hotel says $10 then whenyou get there the price is $13 pp. Then it cost another $20 for 2 chairs and a umbrella, and bring your own food and beverages unless money is no object. Very croweded... More

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Boyne City, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Prices have gone up on the Ferry and the Umbrellas, we used to pay $7/person now $13 to ride the Ferry over to the Island, and chairs will set you back $20.00. It might be a way of regulating how many people visit the island, but I wonder how much it affects the service industry employees when they have a... More

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Oak Forest, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We took a day excursion and went to this little island. 5 minute ferry ride ($26.00 x 2 people - U.S. dollars) round trip. The person driving the ferry will let you know that the last ferry leaves Pinel at 4pm. Ferry rides start at 10am and go every 1/2 hour. No matter which side of the beach you go... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Don't waste your time or money. There are plenty of other beaches around that are free. The snorkeling is nothing to be excited about unless you pay to go out with a guide. We left within the hour.

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