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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 yesterday 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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great place to spend the day. Awesome beach and restaurant. You must order one of the Guava Berry colada. Perfect beach and swim area.

Thank kingfish1192
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On July 16, we waited for approximately 35 minutes before someone in the group asked a young man in the area about the boat ride to Pinel Island. We were told the boat taxi was canceled for the the day and perhaps the following day(s)...More

Thank itsallgood99
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Pinel Island and took the first boat over at 10:00. You pick the "ferry" up in Cul de Sac where there is ample parking. They have been hit with the seaweed which has completely filled in the dock's area. The morning we were...More

1  Thank LASTACEY2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Pinel Island during our recent stay on St. Martin. Pinel Island is accessible via water taxi from the end of the road in Cul de Sac northeast out of Hope Estate on the road between Orient Beach and Grand Case. The cost is...More

Thank mhconley
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pine island does have a nude beach area. Its on the far side of island and when we say far side maybe a 10 Minute walk. Very secluded and beach area is a little rocky but some nice snorkeling can be done right off shore....More

2  Thank coachmac3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rent a kayak (put sunscreen on your legs) and paddle over to Pinel. You can snorkel quite easily. There are two beach bars where you can purchase a chair ($20 for 2). Or just off to the east of the bars, there is a small...More

2  Thank azfunsun13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a day on the Island, it was the best day of our vacation. We were staying in Maho and the taxi ride was $80 round trip, then got on this little boat for $12 per person for about a 10 to 15 minute...More

2  Thank Lrumley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous day trip! For about $10 a person, you take a boat to and from the island (we saw a sea turtle on the way!). The ferry leaves about every 15-30 mins until around 4:30. We had beautiful blue water and loved the tables standing...More

2  Thank csedam1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to spend the day with family, friends. You may opt to go hiking or just spend the day on the beach. Meals offered at restaurants are over priced. Would recommend to take along some of your own food and beverages if you do...More

1  Thank DC M
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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.