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Pinel Island

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Address: Orient Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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+590 690 33-8833
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$15.00*
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St Martin Kayak Rental to Pinel Island
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$125.00*
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Full-Day Eco-Snorkeling and Beach Excursion
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$64.98*
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St Maarten Power-Rafting Tour with Snorkeling

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Good island. Good beach. Good water. Snorkeling below average. One thing that surprised me is it is mostly a cash deal as the only thing they took credit cards were the food... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good island. Good beach. Good water. Snorkeling below average. One thing that surprised me is it is mostly a cash deal as the only thing they took credit cards were the food / liquor bill. With my wife and I, as mentioned $12 each ($24) for ferry, $25 for chair and umbrella, tip for beer / food runner $15. That... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Travelled to St. Maarten over the holidays, staying at Orient Beach. Spent a day on Pinel Island and it was wonderful. To get to Pinel Island, you travel via water taxi from Grand Case- short ride and taxi runs often. There are two beach bars on the island and the BEST gift shop. We rented beach chairs and spent the... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I thought St Martin had no private beaches, but experience (a rather bad one) showed me otherwise. The Island is tiny and lovely, and well worth a visit but only if you are comfortable with paying their $25 beach chair and umbrella fee. I had a drink first at the Karibuni Restaurant counter and then went on to sit on... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful place. There's a nice trail along which there are stunning panoramic vistas. Lots of iguanas. The back side of the island is a coral reef. What you need to know is that it costs $12 per person to get there from St Martin by skiff, and $25 to rent 2 chairs and an umbrella. There are... More 

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STRATHAM
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall a nice experience, glad I did it, but don't need to go back. The beach area is nice, water is very calm, really good for younger kids. The ferry over was $12 per person and once you are there it was another $12 per person if you wanted beach chairs. A bit too crowded for my liking. You can... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This little island lies off the French part of St Martin. There is a very busy beach covered in sun loungers, with a restaurant on the beach. There are a lot of tame iguanas around which are nice for kids (and adults). The interior of the island is grassy and there's a quieter beach on the other side. It's supposed... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm oh so glad we took the time to go to Pinel Island. It's quaint and charming with lovely calm cool waters. As soon as we got off the ferry, we walked around to the left side of the beach. A local woman told us that we might be able to see the wild horses roaming on the hilltop, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must go place when u go to st martin! Great beach service! And not to full either, lovely views , choose the freash langoustines that u can pick your self!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a day trip to Pinel Islands between Xmas and New Years and frankly, I regretted going there. There is only a very small beach and it was packed. All the umbrella and lounge chairs were taken. The water was very cloudy and there was alot of seaweed so even the snorkeling was no fun. Getting there is ok.... More 

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Chicago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute island with calm waters. Karibuni side seems less crowded and more family friendly. Our son loved the huge iguanas and hermit crab hunting. I agree with previous reviews that the water is cloudy not clear----seems like too many boats and the like, unfortunately. But still pretty and a fun day. In the high season, definitely rent your Karibuni chairs... More 

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