Pinel Island, Saint-Martin

#2 of 6 in Nature in St. Maarten-St. Martin
Island · Nature / Park
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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  • We enjoyed SUP around the island - lots of jellies though - not sure if they sting, but watch where you step if you get off of the board. :)  more »
  • 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 »

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