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Pinel Island

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Address: Orient Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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+590 690 33-8833
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US$15.00*
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St Martin Kayak Rental to Pinel Island
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US$125.00*
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Full-Day Eco-Snorkeling and Beach Excursion
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US$64.98*
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St Maarten Power-Rafting Tour with Snorkeling

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Awesome Day Trip...

We discovered Pinel Island last year and love it! It's a quick boat ride from Cul de Sac over to the island. Two restaurants/bars, a gift shop, chairs & umbrellas for rent. Great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
edenl
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We discovered Pinel Island last year and love it! It's a quick boat ride from Cul de Sac over to the island. Two restaurants/bars, a gift shop, chairs & umbrellas for rent. Great for swimming because there is little wind and calm water. Great day trip!

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take the little boat, or better yet, kayak over to Pinel Island and spend a day. You will pay for chairs and an umbrella, but its worth it. We took the hike around the island up to the peaks overlooking the cliffs -- it was about an hour hike / walk but well worth it. We enjoyed a lunch at... More 

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St. Maarten-St. Martin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is good and the atmosphere is nice You can enjoy whit your family and friends. Only need are more frenly. The island live from the tourism industry

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Pinel Island is definitely worth visiting. We took a few minutes boat ride from the mainland for 12$. Pinel Island has fabulous beach. Snorkeling is good (not much fish or corral). I do not recommend snorkeling at the guided natural park. They charge 12$ for snorkeling tour, but you can see everything on your own. The water was very calm... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't get me wrong, my wife and I rented a kayak and paddled out to Pinel. We had about half a day. The paddle out was nice and calm but nothing special. The beach was pretty crowded and was just that, a beach. We didn't think it was any better than the beach at our hotel. The snorkeling was not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Take the local shuttle 10 euros or 12 usd for a return trip. A bit expansive but the island is a sort of paradise where you can stay on the first beach- a sort of cruise place with food and umbrella not so expensive vs orient bay or you can walk to the other beach 10 minutes and enjoy calm... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful location with a great beach and wonderful snorkeling. Just a short boat ride ($12 per couple return) on a shuttle boat from the main land. Would visit again!

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Rosemere, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful day on paradise island! The sea is crystal clear and so calm. The set-up of the chairs and umbrella, perfect! The lunch at Karibuni a dream!

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Unionville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful place for a day trip. Very family oriented lot of little kids having a blast!😀Great restaurant and a very relaxed atmosphere.

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Williamsburg, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great beach and water here- not too crowded on our visit. Restaurant and bar at Yellow beach were excellent! Worth the 25 minute taxi drive from Phillipsburg- $25 each way set by Government. Water taxi is $12 RT per person and about 5 minutes.

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