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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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St Maarten Speed Boat and Snorkeling Tour

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In St Martin, it is really one of the best beaches to spend the day. Calm and clean water, with a good structure... If you want to find a very private spot, walk around the island... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

In St Martin, it is really one of the best beaches to spend the day. Calm and clean water, with a good structure... If you want to find a very private spot, walk around the island and go to the beach on the other side of the island. Very few people take this walk, which is worth it....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Nice little island to visit, great exercise if you kayak or paddle board over to the island. Services are available and there is a nice little reserve to snorkel at. This was our 2nd time over to Pinel and we will return again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

This island trip is only a short ferry ride (10 min) and it is the best part of the island in my opinion. There are two excellent restaurants who will serve you food and drink on the beach while renting you chairs. The hike up the hill is worth it as well, that gets you untouched castaway like views of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This tinly Island has a great beach front with gentle waves, warm waters, and a stunning view. You can forget all your troubles on this Island with food and beverage service to your chair. There is also an area for snorkeling and great hiking paths to explore and learn about the island and its inhabitants and neighbors. A short ferry... More 

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Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We took a kayak from a small building next to the ferry, parking is free. The cost at that time was 30$ for 6 hours, and 25$ for 4. The man's name was Oz, friendly, efficient, this also includes a dry bag. Get there early or all the kayaks will be gone. When we went we arrived at 9:30am and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Small place, worth to explore. Easy commute and just a few minutes to go there by taxi. Good food, good beach you can stay there entire day.

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Gentry, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This island is absolutely beautiful. White beaches, iguanas, shopping---it has it all. There is a nice little gift shop that is very unique and has lots of gift items you might not see in other locations. The iguanas are very friendly since they are fed by the tourists regularly. They will come right up to you begging for food. There... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Quiet, nice beach, great food, snorkled and saw many conches and some nice fish. Pleasantly surprised with the gift shop, nice souvenir at a very fair price. Really worth going too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

I think it is a little over rated. It cost $10 USD per person to take ferry over/back. Chair set up $25 and although bar service is good on beach expensive compared to other beaches on island. The food was good in resturant-but over $100 for lunch. Do it once but that is enough. The beach itself is pretty but... More 

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Yorkville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We went to Pinel Island for our first time on this visit to St Maarten. I am sorry we didn't find it sooner. It is just a short (5 minute) boat ride to a lovely beach that is calm. There are 2 restaurants there that offer beach chairs and bar service and a great lunch. They even put tables out... More 

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