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Pinel Island

97150, St Martin / St Maarten
+590 590 29-0972
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
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97150, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed October 27, 2017

Great spot, shallow clear water, great beaches, private spots if wanted, Iguana herd you can feed and a couple of spots for food and great cocktails and beer. Its only about 500 ft off the coast of St Martin French side.

Thank Michael F
Reviewed October 10, 2017

This place had a swim able beach, a couple of bars-restaurants at the boat landing even a bit of shopping and secluded beaches on the back side. I hope that it's able to come back and the people who own and operate the businesses are...More

Thank Rene D
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

Spent the day at Pinel island. It's a perfect beach! Not to big but enough action to make it interesting. The smell of BBQ wafting in the air. Great lunch spots. Not cheap though. You won't find a better location for a beach lunch in...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

Pinel is one of my favourite places to go in St Maarten. It's a small piece of land, accessible via ferry on the French side. There's 2 restaurants, a beautiful small beach and a really beautiful view. Make sure not to miss the last ferry...More

1  Thank emaleefromstein
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

I'm so glad I took an advise to visit this little island. Just a couple of minutes via ferry you get to this chill and amazingly beautiful island. Highlight of our trip, actually! Turquoise clear water, white sand, delish drinks and fresh lobsters for lunch.....More

1  Thank Orinta J
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

I've been planning a visit to Pinel Island for the longest time, the beach, restaurants, ice cream boat and gift shop! I couldn't wait! BUT...when we drove in where you park, windows closed, the smell was ridiculously bad! I can't even imagine waiting for the...More

Thank Jo-Ann K
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Nice place but not for us. Crowdy, noisy and kids running everywhere. For families but not for the one looking for quietness. Foods and drinks are expensives and service is less than avergare.

Thank Gilles V
Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

By August 25 the smelly seaweed mentioned in previous reviews had been cleaned up - no trace of it. We spent a lovely day enjoying sea, sun, sand, iguanas, birds and fish. The snorkeling was good - lots of fish. The food was good. If...More

1  Thank Crope
Reviewed September 1, 2017

Been a few times to Pinel Island and enjoyed all three visits. Difficult to get to as you must take a small motor boat over to the island but once you get there it is nice. The best area is away from the main beach...More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

Top day Enjoy a drink around a tAble set in the sea choose your lobster get taned and think about nothing...that's Pinel island 2 restaurants... 1st one was good

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mel k
July 10, 2017|
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Response from ngaffney13 | Reviewed this property |
Coming from New York I feel the prices are comparable. There are lots of options for food so you really can find something for every budget. Obviously the more your drink the higher the bill.
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.