Pinel Island, Saint-Martin

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Take a boat ride out to the soft sands of Pinel Island, and enjoy a sheltered beach with calm waters, lethargic iguanas basking in the sun, and lovely hiking trails circumnavigating the island. There’s great snorkeling to be had in the sandy-bottomed bay, and cold beverages to be enjoyed at the beach huts, which also serve food and sell basic beach supplies. Consider arriving early, as the beach will likely get busy. It’s worth bringing your own shade in the event that the beach's loungers and umbrellas are all taken. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Pinel Island by using our Saint-Martin vacation planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Went to Pinel Island today and it was just OK!! Not sure if it was just today, but when we got to the dock to go over to Pinel, there was a sickening stench in the air. It was stifling. Smelled like d...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Definitely worth going . Nice beach , no seaweed. Calm water . Perfect beach for young children . We had lunch there and the food was good and affordable . The only negative I can think of is the area...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Great day at Pinel. Departure by boat € 10 return (free for children less than 6 years) or kayak € 30 day. The island is beautiful with lots of iguanas. 2 restaurants with prices cheaper than on st martin. We ate at the first restaurant and it was great. Good lobster at reasonable prices. The plate of tapas is excellent and plentiful.
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