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“Probably the best day in St. M” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pinel Island

Pinel Island
Orient Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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St Maarten Speed Boat and Snorkeling Tour
Type: Islands, Beaches, Outdoors
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Probably the best day in St. M”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

From the hysterical ferry ride (think hitching a ride on a waterborne pickup truck), to the quiet beaches and stunning nature preserve, to the nice young people staffing the two (admittedly pricey) restaurants, Pinel is a great time and a wonderful day trip. Put it on you itinerary now.

Visited June 2013
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“OMG”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Wow! What a wonderful island with great food at Karibunis. Very peaceful island with tropical fish swimming about in the bay. Windfall place to relax

Visited June 2013
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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great place to stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We stopped there on a snorkeling trip, this is a great spot to enjoy the beach and is a wonderful place to spend a day.

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Phila Metro Area
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“So relaxing and scenic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

A day at Pinel Island is time well spent! The ferry ride over is fun - and quick. The area is so clean and relaxing. It's nice to look at the waves on the horizon in one view, the mountainside (with horses roaming) in another, Orient beach in another....and anything else you want to look at...
The calm and shallow water is beautiful shades of blue-green. You walk out quite a distance and still are just waist deep.
The beach service is great.
The memories are instant relaxing therapy.

Visited June 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Great for children and calm waters”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Shallow calm waters make this the most kid friendly on the island. Great rental chairs and umbrellas. Area includes good snorkling. Good food and clean rest rooms.

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