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Pinel Island

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great day at Pinel! The food and drinks at Karibuni were top notch! Our sever Esteban was always right on time and the water / beach was incredible! Rent a chair and relax for a bit, you won't regret! Will definitely go back! HT

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Probably the most beautiful beach on the island. It's private and secluded and you can only get there by boat. The water is crystal clear and there are high top bar tables that you can lean on. Definitely go if you are in the area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robuck11
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice water taxi out to the island and nice afternoon of drinks and getting served while in the water!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Denise M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Based on information I heard on the plane over to sxm, I thought pinel island was farther away and more remote than it is. Here's what I found.... 1. No reservation required. Nice since so many adventure spots in sxm require advanced planning. This is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank BB33609
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We kayaked to Pinel Island and met my parents who took the ferry. This was my favorite beach at St. Martin. We found some glass and beer bottles in the water though. The beach can get crowded very quickly though with private boats anchoring in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 936brandyc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Actually the island was never gone just everything on it but the recovery was good and the trip over ($12 roundtrip) was quick and easy. There are two beach restaurants which offer great food. Expect to pay a bit more but it is not unreasonable...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beach, food, and drinks were wonderful. Oliver and the rest of the staff took great care of us...highly recommend making to trip over.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ericsW8101OV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I recently purchased a vacation home in SXM and are trying out all the things to do. We took a ferry to pinel island ($12 each person round trip, every 30 mins) from cul-de-sac on the French side. Both beach bars are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SerenaandRob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a great day spent on Pinel. A quick boat ride over then two great beach clubs to stay at. Or you can bring your own chairs & umbrella over to help minimize costs. Both restaurants have very good food and friendly service. And -...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Altius10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to get away for the day, peaceful and relaxing. 2 restaurants to choose from, great verity from the menu and not to mention very delicious. Beach chairs & umbrella are available for $20.00 daily rentals. Amazing service from the servers on the beach.

Date of experience: November 2018
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December 10, 2018|
Response from 936brandyc | Reviewed this property |
Pinel Island didn’t have good snorkeling when I went there, but there’s a smaller rocky island nearby you can snorkel around. There are enough beach chairs and umbrellas. I paid $20 for 2 chairs and umbrella. Food was... More
September 3, 2018|
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Honeymoon Activities (3 Replies)
Hi There We are coming for our Honeymoon in March and were wondering if there are any recommended places to visit or Day Trips that are a must. we are already spending a part of our honeymoon in St Brats but are considering Anguilla for the day and have herad of Pinel Island. Are these both worthwhile? Any other recommendations appreciated! Thanks for your help
September 14, 2011|
Response fromIslandresident|
I don't know haw many days you will be on SXM, and with St. Barths already included, you may have a full schedule already for your honeymoon. Regarding Pinel, it is easily included as something to do on SXM and is so close (5 minute ferry ride) that it isn't considered a day trip. More like just another choice of how to spend a day on SXM. I would recommend it. If you have the energy and time and like to experience as much as you can in a new location, then a day trip to Anguilla is...More
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I posted a question earlier today about Pinel island and it's now gone. Can someone tell me why?
May 06, 2010|
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Suggestions for things around Grand Case (5 Replies)
I will be in St Martin with a large group in Nov. We are planning to go to Pinel Island one day and then try one of the lolos in Grand Case for dinner. I believe the last ferry from Pinel Island bring you back by 4pm and I don't anticipate people being hungry until 6-7pm. Any suggestion on what a large group (14+) might be able to do for the 2-3hrs we have between leaving Pinel and having dinner? Is there shopping in Grand Case and will the shops be open around that time? Any attractions...More
September 15, 2016|
Response fromBobcat2348|
It is a very short drive from Pinel to Orient and can fill the hours you wish to use before dinner.