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Hello - just booked Bernard’s Tours to take us to Pinel Island in a couple of weeks during a port day on the Harmony of the Seas. I’ve been there once before while on a land-based vacation 3 years ago. I’ve seen posts from earlier in the summer. Anyone have any more recent experiences there to share?  

 

Also, we dock at 7:00, but our Bernard’s meet time is 10:00.  I thought for ships that come in that early, his tours start earlier? (I’ve done his Orient-Maho tour before.)  Could it be his earlier time slot(s) were filled?  I just wondered how long we’d actually have on the island itself. 

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The first small ferry/launch to Pinel does not leave until 10 a.m.  It's easy to get a taxi to the ferry at the taxi station near where you will dock but try to be at the ferry dock no later than 9:30 as there will be a lot of people wanting to go over and the next launch doesn't leave for at least a half hour, maybe longer. We have been to Pinel many times and it continues to be our favorite destination when visiting SXM. We will be returning next March. Both beach bar/restaurants are very expensive so be prepared. 

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On 9/12/2019 at 8:25 PM, Luckiestmanonearth said:

So what exactly is there to do on Pinel Island ?

Swim, snorkel, eat, relax, drink, read a book..... It's pretty lovely. Since you have to take a water taxi to get to it, it's not as busy and you don't get hassled by people trying to sell stuff.

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