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Address: Orient Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Phone Number: 0690338833
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Fun Daytrip

We took the ferry over to Pinel Island. We weren't expecting too much, but this ended up being one of the highlights of our vacation. What a relaxing and fun way to spend the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the ferry over to Pinel Island. We weren't expecting too much, but this ended up being one of the highlights of our vacation. What a relaxing and fun way to spend the afternoon. We ordered drinks and food and Oliver our waiter set up a table waist deep in the water. This is where we stayed all afternoon,... More 

Thank Equinox03
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was only there for a short visit but would have loved to stay longer! The sand is amazing! Lots of chairs and umbrellas and the bar made great pina coladas (real drinks, not from those frozen ice machines)! Cute little gift shop. Anyone going to St. Maarten should take a day trip over to Pinel!

Thank Cdngirllovestodive
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A short boat ride brings you to a great days worth ofexploring,hiking,beachcombing etc. There is a great spot to eat and drink at the boat launch. Highly recommended excursion.

Thank dgoldfield
Atlanta, Georgia
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the ferry over around 10:00am. When we arrived on the island we decided to explore and take a hike. There are a few hidden beaches but nothing like the beach club. Our lunch was great and paired with a Rosé . After lunch we waited for the Ferry and made it back around 4:00pm. Excellent day and good... More 

Thank Shanehoustonlittle
Boonton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A bit crowded but amazing!!! Water was perfect temp, service was great & you felt very safe. A few too many chairs & people. And always the extremely loud/screaming tourist....nothing you can do abt that. Highly recommend. The boat over & back is interesting with no set times.

Thank Lisa B
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You have to take a boat across to the island - $12.00 return. There are no vendors on the beach and there are 2 nice French restaurants there.We ate at the farthest one and the food was excellent.It is owned by a Frenchman called Eric.The sea is very shallow and had some seaweed.

Thank Carolyn H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I researched this tiny island before our trip and was intrigu by its beauty. Our short ferry ride over didn't disappoint! Ferry leaves every 1/2 hour and costs $12 US ea. way. The main area where you disembark is gorgeous with a peninsula of sand coming to a point. The bar at Yellow Beach is awesome and they have tables... More 

Thank Jim S
Vacaville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a stop off point for us on a snorkel cruise. It was a great selection! We enjoyed delicious ribs while being entertained by geckos, iguanas, chickens and beautiful scenery. Some rustic tables, some tables IN the water, snorkeling, swimming, iguana feeding... all kinds of fun. I would definitely like to return.

Thank Mauibird
Shelbyville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time to Pinel Island and I understand the attraction. Took a taxi from the cruise port and it is not much further than Orient Beach. You have to take a short ferry ride to the island....seriously about 4 minutes. The ferry is $12 per person round trip if you pay in US dollars. If you have... More 

Thank bluegrassCB
Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cruise stop to St. Martin- took taxi to the Cul Du Sac to catch the ferry (5 minutes across to Pinel). Spent the day at one of the best beaches in Caribbean. Crystal clear water, beautiful beach, great beach bar and no vendors. Quite a nice change from Orient Beach. Loved it there!

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