Pinel Island, Saint-Martin

4.1
#2 of 6 in Nature in St. Maarten-St. Martin
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. Use our Orient Bay trip planning site to visit Pinel Island on your trip to Orient Bay, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I agree that the trip over was "meh". Nothing much to the place. There are plenty of beaches on Sint Sint Maarten/St. Martin to visit, you don't really need to visit Pinel.  more »
  • Spent Sunday on Pinel Island and had a great day. Ferry ride was short and only $12 per person - I was going to paddle board or kayak over, really glad I didn’t 😉. It was a busy day and didn’t know....  more »
  • This Oasis of beauty is a must see. The staff is so friendly. The food amazing. Feels like you are off the grid for several hours. Love love.  more »

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