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. Use our Saint-Martin trip planning site to visit Pinel Island on your trip to Saint-Martin, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We went here as one of our stops on a day tour. The beach was nice and the water clear and warm but there was a lot of damage to the trees and the iguanas are all but gone after the hurricanes.  more »
  • My husband and I rented a car at the cruise terminal for 70 US for the day because we wanted to kayak and visit Pinel Island. Be aware that hurricane Irma really decimated this part of the island in p...  more »
  • We used to come to this beach when it was full of tourists and have to hike to the backside beach to take our clothes off. now becaquse of hurricane irma nothing and no one was there but we still went...  more »

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