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Address: Orient Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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St Maarten Speed Boat and Snorkeling Tour
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Such a fun day!

People are great, food is good...great day trip with the family. Fully working restaurant, bar and chairs and umbrellas to rent as well. You can bring your own alcohol over if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
MichPz
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Huntington Beach, California
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Huntington Beach, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW via mobile

People are great, food is good...great day trip with the family. Fully working restaurant, bar and chairs and umbrellas to rent as well. You can bring your own alcohol over if you want too. Seriously we had so much fun here, a group of 13 of us, we all loved it!!!! Good times!

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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

To access Pinel Island you must take a ferry-water taxi which is €10 or US$12 departs every 30 minutes. There is a restaurant on the island. No electricity, all supplies brought in daily. No overnight on the island. Nature reserve with hiking trails so you can take in the beautiful island.

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We've been here a few times in the past few years and we haven't got tired of it. We love the calmness, the mountain views and the soothing sounds of the waves. It's a very relaxing beach away from the crowds. There are many choices of quaint restaurants and shops. Can't wait to go back.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great island getaway from your island getaway. A good balance between Beach and Nature Preserve. A short ferry ride ($12.00 USD round trip) or if you're feeling adventurous rent a kayak and paddle out. Worth the trip.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My best friend and I just floated in the clearest waste I've ever seen, while our men went to see and feed the giant iguanas that literally climb up your leg for food.

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Roswell, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on a snorkel excursion and had such fun that we came back the next day and kayaked out. It was a blast and the water was amazing. We found some fun snorkeling off to the North part of the island and saw lots of fun fish as well as a Caribbean Lobster.

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We went with a group of friends and we found the beach to be very nicely kept. It was a beautiful and hot day which was perfect for tanning and relaxing. got to meet some of the local inhabitants like the iguanas which were all over the place.

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Virginia Beach, Va
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

As close to perfection as any beach could be. We took the ferry over (5 minute ride) Cost is currently $12.00 per person. You can also rent and paddle kayaks over. The beach is pristine, soft, sifted sand. Double chairs with umbrella rent at $20 a day. Restaurant is outstanding (try a stone oven pizza) as well as the drinks.... More 

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Wilmington, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful little island with awesome iguanas to see. The food and drinks were great. Atmosphere was perfect for a beach bar!

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Durham, North Carolina
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Pinel Island is a gem of a family day trip for those looking for a picture postcard beach, great ambience, a decent restaurant, plenty of iguanas roaming around to occupy the kids, and a charming gift shop. However, food and drinks seemed somewhat pricey, and the trip over on the "ferry" (and that's stretching it) will cost you $12 round... More 

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Address: Orient Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Saint-Martin

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