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“Wonderful Anchorage” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tintamarre Island

Tintamarre Island
Tintamarre, Collectivity of Saint Martin, Saint Martin, St Maarten-St Martin
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St Maarten Sailing and Snorkeling Tour...
Type: Islands, Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Owner description: Known as the "flat island"
Pulaski, Virginia
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“Wonderful Anchorage”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We were in the area on a bareboat charter. We spent the first night here on a mooring ball. It was great. When we first arrived there was a crowd of people on the beach above the waterline at the border between sand and vegitation. When we got there we found a sea turtle nest hatching and the babies making their way to the water. It was magical! I'm not saying that if you go you will see the same thing but you never know. The island itself is very nice for hiking and the snorkeling was not great for coral but there were lots of fish and as many sea turtles (adults) as I have ever seen.

Visited January 2013
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san diego.california
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Best beach around St Marteen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Loved swimming there. Loved the beach and if you are going to do one beach in St marteen dont waste your time anywhere else go to Tintamare.

Visited January 2013
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chicago
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150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
“Just ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

If you are looking for great snorkeling... St Maarten is not the place. However this island is the most likely place where you will find some underwater sea life. The water here is fairly calm and clear (on most days). So it does make for a nice snorkeling day... just don't expect to see huge numbers and variety of fish.

Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great Snorkeling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Went to Tintamarre as part of Captain Alan's 4 hour Snorkeling trip, and the snorkeling was excellent -- great fish, great reefs, sea urchins, etc., etc. As I understand it, the island is a nature preserve and so you are not allowed to take anything, and I'm not sure if you're even allowed to land to explore the islan -- we did not, we stayed in the water -- but the snorkeling was great fun.

Visited November 2012
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Boca Raton, Florida
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“Beautiful spot to relax on the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Took a private yacht charter to visit for 1/2 day. Beautiful white sand beach with nice contrasting red rock and green trees. Not too crowded as you can only get there by boat. Snorkeling is not that great but we are from Florida where we measure things against the snorkeling in the Keys. No facilities on the island at all so be prepared. Great place to hang on the beach for a day. Highly recommend if that is what you are looking for.

Visited November 2012
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