As you might have understood, Pinel is a separate island from Sint Maarten. Located at the very North of the French side, about less than a kilometer away from Saint-Martin’s coast; it creates a very calm bay in between the two islands. Furthermore, there is Little Key Islet which brings an additional cover from the right side of the bay. Basically, the profile of Cul de Sac bay is very similar to a lake with this “islands district” that are well positioned on the Caribbean Sea. Thank you Mother Nature!

And its special location makes it THE top spot for paddle boarding in Sint Maarten, accessible for everybody and in many different ways!

Renting a Paddle Board at Pinel Island is the best way to discover the coastline! Being a mix between windsurfing and kayaking, paddle boarding is the perfect way to be on the sea.

And the good news is: everyone can do it too! Stand up paddle is easy and fun. You don’t need to be a great windsurfer or surfer, stand up paddle is for everybody : growing kids, adults and even elderly people. If you know how to work on your body balance, you will end up being a complete paddle boarder within a few hours on the board! 

You will love it so much that you won’t be able to stop gliding across the calm bay of the island :)

If you are a nature lover, you won’t be disappointed! Standup paddle boarding makes you discover the ocean, giving you unbeatable points of view. Cruising on a stand up paddle board at Pinel Island provides a higher outlook, increasing the visibility of what is going on around you: landscapes, underwater life… There is no better way to experience marine environments!

Don’t think twice, grab a paddle board and explore our island’s beautiful nature!