From Little Key to Pinel Island, kayaking is very unchallenging. It should take you another 10 minutes to beach your kayak on the island. Leave it on the main beach, grab your dry bag with you and start to explore the island!
You can choose between adventure and chilling time. The two sides of the beach let you enjoy the warm Caribbean water, the sunny weather (don’t forget to put on sunscreen every 2 hours!) and to relax on the restaurant’s beach chairs & umbrellas. For those who prefer the natural shade, the palm trees are here for you!
Visit the gift shop, order a rum punch at the Yellow Beach
or a Pina Colada at the Karibuni
, go for a hike around the island, try yourself at snorkeling… Pinel is like Heaven on earth. An easy heaven to reach by paddling ☺.
Feeling adventurous? Embark in your kayak and paddle to the channel between Sint Maarten
and Pinel island
to reach the North beach
. There, you escape from the rest of the world for a little while. That beach is unspoiled and you will automatically feel away from the civilisation, which is good at some point!
Snorkeling there can be amazing too, if the sea condition allows it. When it does not, the ocean can be quite rough in the channel, so we recommend walking to the beach instead of kayaking.
From that spot, you can also hike through the easy trail to the top of the island and admire the view to the islands around: Tintamarre, Green Cay, Saint-Barth and of course, beautiful Sint Maarten
Then, when the time has come to leave Pinel Island
and give it back to nature, it will take you only 10 minutes to kayak back to the shore, thanks to the wind that always comes from the backside. And after a few homemade cocktails, this is the good news of the day ;)!