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Reviewed March 25, 2019

Nice place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. It beautiful and the food was decent. Its a great place to have fun with friends.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jemmi G
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Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

Spent two different days here kayaking and beaching. Good restaurant and service. Less crowded than Orient and the ferry boat was $12. Hard to beat for a day at the beach

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Inspire243861
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

Small short beach without the carribean beauty I look for. Expensive concession on the beach but it was good food and drinks. The boat ride over to the idland left from a beach overrun with stinky sea weed and flying bugs. Save your money and swim elsewhere. There are better options in St. Martin.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kcinatl09
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

Pinel Island is basically a sandy point with two beach bars and tightly packed beach chairs. Two chairs and an umbrella rent for $25. In order to swim you need to wind your way through the chairs to get to shallow water, and then walk out deeper, and duck under the ropes to where the boats are anchored. They really want you to just stand in shallow water. It's probably great for little kids, but not for adults who want to swim. We didn't try snorkeling, because there seemed to be only sand or seaweed to look at. I think the point of Pinel island is to rent chairs, buy food and sit under an umbrella with a lot of other people. Fun for them, not for me. The boat ride over, however, was nice. $12 U.S. or 10 euros. They rent snorkel stuff at the dock, but again, not for us!

Date of experience: March 2019
3  Thank 000Amy000
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Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

We spent about four hours on the island, hiking the trails to the windward side, eating lunch at the Yellow Beach Cafe, sitting around and swimming in the water on the leeward side. Having read the 1-star reviews I can say that they have greatly cleaned up the island, and there are now sufficient washrooms in place by the restaurants. We saw turtles when kayaking, but I don’t think it’s much of a snorkeling destination, as the waters are either clear or very wavy. We didn’t visit for the snorkeling anyway, we just wanted a relaxing day away from our cruise ship, and Pinel delivered. We got there before 10am and had no problem renting a beach chair, but some people elected to sit in the sand in the ‘public’ area and there was plenty of room for them. I’m guessing we weren’t there during peak season.

On the whole, a nice place to spend a day.

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank 829duncanr
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