Beaches on the
Pinel Island: a tropical paradise
Beach Life in
Pinel Island, a tropical sand point protected from the surf
Local girl on
The boardwalk to Karibuni beach bar
The dock of the taxi boats that take you back to shore
The Paradise Gift Shop sells hats, beachwear, pareos, handcrafts, art, paintings....!
Relaxing tropical setting and shallow waters make Pinel so popular!l
With lots of shallow waters, this paradise like sand point is protected from pounding surf. The water is calm and crystal clear, accompanied by beautiful beaches.
When you arrive on Pinel Island you will see a large sand spit. Behind that a stand of Coconut palm trees, and then a small hill that makes up this picture perfect paradise. There are no cars, no roads, (and of course no ATM!), however you will find a a few of beach bar restaurants, one is run by Frenchmen (Le Karibuni), the another one is "Yellow Beach", a local tiki-hut style place serving BBQ food, seafood and grilled fresh lobster.
The beach bars get their power supply by generators, by the way. Between these bars, hidden in the sea grape, there is the "Paradiso" gift shop (Tom´s Place), a treasure chest of Caribbean colors and unusual gifts.
Pinel Island is also a clothing optional
(topless) beach, especially the north side.
At the "Yellow Beach" Restaurant on Pinel
Contemporary style at this fine Villa
Villa Cote Mer with a fabulous view of Pinel
Ideal for snorkeling for its coral reefs (there is a snorkel trail, too!), and also for sunbathing, as the main beach stays sun-drenched until the end of the day!
Some people have been known to camp here overnight, but be aware that camping is not permitted as it is a nature preservation area!
At the Karibuni beach bar, they serve you drinks right away into the shallow water!
Karibuni beach bar restaurant on Pinel
"Yellow Beach's" view towards Orient Bay
Pinel's boat's dock for the "ferry' boats"