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Pinel Island

97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pinel island is definitely worth a day trip. First catch a small boat for a ferry ride. This beach was full of seaweed and stunk so bad. Once we arrived at Pinel, no smell . You are able to walk out so far on sandy...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went to Pinel Island today and it was just OK!! Not sure if it was just today, but when we got to the dock to go over to Pinel, there was a sickening stench in the air. It was stifling. Smelled like days old rotten...More

Thank Tricia H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Definitely worth going . Nice beach , no seaweed. Calm water . Perfect beach for young children . We had lunch there and the food was good and affordable . The only negative I can think of is the area where you take the ferry...More

Thank Athena70
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This Island is worth the 10 Euros round trip for families with young children. Beautiful calm water and minimal seaweed. Young children are free.

Thank jvhinojosa
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped at "Iguana Beach" on our a tour of St. Maarten and St. Martin. We stopped for about 10 minutes and took pictures of/with iguana's and fed them. I was afraid to leave the bus and got just as much enjoyment from watching from...More

Thank shaunab90
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yesterday we went to the naturel reserve to snorkel. There was no one to rent gear at all. Everything underwater and around the reefs were brown and dead. We saw maybe 5 fish total and swam all around for an hour It was very sad....More

Thank Mindy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived on the island just as all the cruise ship passengers departed, which was ideal. Lovely little Caribbean bar. Really ice place to spend a few hours.

Thank Missmarymacc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

$10 for the ferry 15 min trip 7 hours fun To bad last ferry runs at 16:00 Could have lasted to 21:00 Absolute must do, when visiting St Martin.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled to Pinel Island by speed boat hired from nearby Bikini Beach on Orient Bay, jet ski are not allowed to land on Pinel Island. The speed boat cost us $70 for 5 adults and 2 children return although I think we got a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice day trip to Pinel island. We caught the 10am ferry (12$ or 10€ round trip) and were on the island a few minutes later. Staff of the Yellow Beach restaurant were all smiles and provided directions to the snorkeling stand (our target for the...More

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mel k
July 10, 2017|
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Response from Ann S | Reviewed this property |
The restaurants were expensive. We ate lunch--2 adults and 3 teens--and it was $150 with drinks. We ate at The Yellow Beach restaurant. Despite the price tag, the menu was extensive and the food/service was great. We went... More
Michelle V
May 21, 2017|
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Response from awendling33 | Reviewed this property |
HI There, I think it was $9 per person for a two way ticket!
January 22, 2017|
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Response from Luisa O | Reviewed this property |
I've swam the distance every year for the past 10 years. It is probably 1 mile.