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“Snorkeling not good, because” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tintamarre Island

Tintamarre Island
East of the Orleans quarter of St.Martin, St Maarten-St Martin
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Islands, Beaches
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Owner description: Known as the "flat island"
Worcester, Massachusetts
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“Snorkeling not good, because”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We were on Tintamarre Island, last Friday, November 3rd, and because of the residual waves from Hurricane Sandy, the water was very murky, along with a strong cross current west to east, it was very difficult to swim with. On a calmer day, this would have been a great place to go snorkeling.

Visited November 2012
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Deming, New Mexico
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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“Deserted Island in Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Take a catamaran trip to Tintamarre, and discover uninhabited paradise. Be sure to get a mud bath while you are there. Your skin will feel rejuvenated. Enjoy the pristine beach. Another bucket list must!

Visited December 2011
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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“Snorkeling was disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We did a boat trip around the island with several stops. This was ok if you have never snorkeled but a real let down for a more experienced swimmer/diver.

Visited October 2012
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Omaha, NE
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“Take time to explore the whole island!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Tintamarre has a beautiful beach, but you are missing out if that's all you see on your visit. The island is much larger than you might think and provides an opportunity for hours of hiking and exploring. The interior of the island contains the remains of an airport and many old homes, all abandoned decades ago. There are also several little ponds and an additional beach to the one that the boats stop at.
If you get far enough from the beach, you are sure to see some of the island's resident goats (I saw at least ten on my visit). Their presence is also apparent when you suddenly emerge from the brush into an area that looks like it's been mowed with a lawnmower - very striking.
I definitely recommend bringing lots of water with you if you explore the island. It is much hotter in the interior than on the beach, and of course there aren't any facilities at all. You should also wear long pants if you really want to explore, as much of the island is overgrown.
It would probably take a good five hours to really see the whole island, but you can see quite a bit even with less time, since a lot of the ruins are fairly close to the beach.

Visited August 2012
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Italy
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“Stunning..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We took a private charter to Tintamarre Island and it was wonderful. Nice beach, and deserted Island. Has a touch of History as in the past was used as an airport.

Visited August 2012
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