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Pinel Island

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was an unscheduled detour after deciding not to pay $53 to go to Anguilla. Off season so not a busy at all. Saw large iguanas and crabs. Best of all was the lobster traps and the eating of the fresh lobster. Not much to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Queenbz50ish
Reviewed 1 week ago

been visiting pinel island for many years the beach is beautiful great food and drinks a must experience if you are visiting st.maarten

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank auntlu0424
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went during last week of August 2019...off season. First visit to this island was via Captain Bob's 6 hour speedboat excursion. We stopped here for lunch provided by the excursion but then explored the island on our own for about 30 min. Knew immediately that...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank texaslizE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A $12 shuttle takes you from the main island on a quick cruise across Cul-de-sac Bay to Pinel Island. The water is beautiful, the staff on the island are very friendly, 2 small restaurants, and beach side dining. Hike over to the other side for...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Adam J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

love the place been here several times and it just keeps getting better staff great food great drinks great music great it is a must stop the beach is fabulous awesome for kids and adults

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank john g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the short ferry ($12) ride to Pinel Island and you will not be disappointed. Abundant photo opportunities. Beautiful beach, lounge chairs and umbrellas and great beachside service. Frozen mojitos are a must. Had a delicious shrimp lunch at Karibuni restaurant. Last ferry leaves a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank islesgrl
Reviewed August 16, 2019 via mobile

We got to cul-de-sac pier to get the boat which runs every half hour from 9:30 am onwards. We took the first boat at 9:30 am ( $12 pp) and walked across the island on footpaths to the more abandoned wild side. We had our...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 357yjp
Reviewed August 14, 2019

Rented a tandem kayak from caribbeanpaddling.com $30 for the day and paddled to the island. Very nice beach with crystal clear shallow waters. Rented two lounge chairs and umbrella $20 for the day, considered it a bit pricey since they are run by the two...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Bonzo_Bifarelli
Reviewed August 12, 2019

Spent a full day here, you take a small ferry out that takes about 5 minutes to get to the island. It is isolated and incredibly beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Daniel A
Reviewed August 12, 2019 via mobile

I’ve been many times and this is one of my favorite parts of visiting St Maarten. Nice warm relaxing water, great food and good friendly service. Even the boat ride is fun. I always wish I could stay longer.

Date of experience: August 2019
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August 4, 2019|
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June 1, 2019|
Response from nicsilta | Reviewed this property |
Very hard to get a taxi back unless you pre-strange it with the driver. Renting a car was reasonably priced and a simple drive. It’s a very small island.
April 3, 2019|
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Response from LoveTravel607849 | Reviewed this property |
There is a dock on the shore across from Pinel. It’s $12/person round trip. There are also kayaks available to rent if you want to do that.