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Pinel Island

97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Reviewed yesterday

Pinel Island is a great day trip especially if you're staying in Grand Case or Marigot. A $12 ferry from Cul de Sac gets you there in about 10 minutes. There are calm waters for swimming or snorkeling, lounge chairs and umbrellas for rent, a...More

Thank DRL51
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved everything! We arrived a little early thinking the ferry left at 9:30 when in fact they leave at 10. It is $12 US per person for a round trip ferry ride. It is a short trip to the island where you can chose to...More

Thank ngaffney13
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped here for about 30-45 minutes on our snorkeling trip and had a blast. This island in uninhabited, but has a bar or two and a gift shop where we picked up a few things at decent prices. Our favorite feature on this island...More

Thank Lenny P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Pinel island is a lovely place to spend the day. The ferry ride over takes about 10 minutes, costs $12 per person, and the water is calm on a sunny day. Once you are there, if you want to sit on beach chairs, you have...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Must go here. Gorgeous beach - no surf. Iguanas who want to eat lettuce and they are so cute. Friendly beach waiters who bring you beer. What else can one want?

Thank varneykr
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on a scuba diving trip while staying at St. Martin. We stopped at Pinel Island. The tour guide brought bread to feed the little iguana and we got great photos. Beautiful clear water and a great place to sit in the sun.

Thank Atlez
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to Pinel twice on this past trip! It was incredible! Its only a short ferry ride and costs 12$ a person to go and come back. It is a MUST see when visiting Saint Martin. The water is warm and inviting. The locals...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great little island very close to Anse Marcel..... A 15 minute boat ride and you're there.... Beautiful beach, great beach, food service, and crystal clear water

Thank michaelbagley2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our day at Pinel Island; however, spent a bit more than we were planning. Between the cost of the ferry, chair & umbrella rental, food and drinks, it added up. Not breaking the bank, but a little more than other beaches on...More

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice beach but only tourists, no locals. Plenty of iguanas to see, you won't have to go far which us very convenient with little kids. Staying on a towel under the tree is not an option unless maybe you walk around the island and find...More

Thank Alena L
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Michelle V
Thanks to DeniseA250 for great directions to the ferry to Pinel. Can anyone tell me how much it costs to take the ferry over- roundtrip?
22 May 2017|
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Response from awendling33 | Reviewed this property |
HI There, I think it was $9 per person for a two way ticket!
What is the distance between St. Martin and Pinel island? I am a swimmer and would like to swim to the island. Is this adviseable? I would be swimming next to a kayak.
23 January 2017|
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Response from Luisa O | Reviewed this property |
I've swam the distance every year for the past 10 years. It is probably 1 mile.
Kerry B
do they have towels on pinel island
20 December 2016|
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Response from LumenateTHEway | Reviewed this property |
No.. and not for rent either.. But yes, you can purchase a tourist towel from the little shop in between the 2 restaurants. about 8-10 euro