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Address: Tintamarre, Collectivity of Saint Martin, Saint Martin, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Phone Number: 17026485873
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Known as the "flat island"

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Flat uninhabited island with nice unsupervised beach

Tintamarre island is off the coast of the french part of St. Martin. You'll need to charter a boat to get there - easiest from Cul-de-Sac. The island itself contains different... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Eindhoven
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tintamarre island is off the coast of the french part of St. Martin. You'll need to charter a boat to get there - easiest from Cul-de-Sac. The island itself contains different types of beaches (sandy; rocky; the east coast even has loads of petrified sponges). On "top" of the island is a former airfield of 600m, too heavy growth to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tintamarre is only accessible by boat, but it is a favorite destination for many and it can get busy. There are a few coral heads and it is home for a small population of sea turtles which can be viewed, but not touched or harassed. The island would benefit from a more present conservation team. The beauty is its unspoiled... More 

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Thank JustaVacationJunkie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A secluded private beach only reached by water. A nice quiet chill time , snorkel, have a picnic and chill lax beach. calm waters and about one hour sail from Oyster Pond on CAT. Waters can be rough with 5-10 ft waves as normal travel from St. Maarten so beware of sea sickness. It is super hot at this beach... More 

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Thank Gary P
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gone a million times to st maarten, but this was the first time we took a private tour to Tintamare. It does not disappoint. Saw a LOT of sea turtles and swam just next to us! Amazing!!! Tour guide tooks us afterwards to Creole rock and saw Lots and lots of fish too...! Must have!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a 4 hour snorkeling tour with Captain Alan's to Tintamarre Island. It was so worth it! Snorkeling on one side we were able to see the sea turtles feeding on the grasses and the stunning beach. On the other side was a nature reserve and we snorkled through the coral reef. This was the highlight of our stay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited here whilst on a day excursion and spent a while snorkelling by this island. There were lots of turtles to see feeding along the bottom of the sea and they occasionally surfaced as well. Well worth a visit.

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Flesherton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This island is like the photos you see of the Caribbean - empty, idyllic, quiet. That is until the charter boats arrive. We anchored around 8am & were the only ones at the beach. Snorkelling is almost non existent but there are sea turtles you can see feeding - they sometimes pop up but not much in the way of... More 

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Thank Lyn021
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The snorkeling was was very good but not great. We did get to see many turtles, stingrays and other fish.

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South Lyon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Beach was beautiful. Fine sand and calm waters. You could snorkel and see the sea turtles. Other wildlife were on the island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

We anchored at Tintamarre during a day sail with Adventure Sports Sailing. Great snorkel spot especially when you come across the local sea turtles. Just take a look at the picture -- the island beauty speaks for itself!

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