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Ilet Pinel

  • Beach–Sight
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 10/12/2015

Fodor's Review

A protected nature reserve, this kid-friendly island is a five-minute ferry ride from French Cul de Sac ($7 per person round-trip). The ferry runs every half hour from mid-morning until dusk. The water is clear and shallow, and the shore is sheltered. If you like snorkeling, don your gear and paddle along both coasts of this pencil-shaped speck in the ocean. You can rent equipment on the island or in the parking lot before you board the ferry for about $10. Plan for lunch any day of the week at a palm-shaded beach hut, Karibuni (except in September, when it's closed) for the freshest fish, great salads, tapas, and drinks—try the frozen mojito. Amenities: food and drink; parking. Best for: snorkeling; swimming.

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Ilet Pinel, 97150, St. Martin

Published 10/12/2015


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