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Sexy Fruits Boutique http://www.sexyfruits.com/ Adam & Eve Boutique Fiesta Mexicana Paradisio Pirate http://www.sxm-restaurants.com/orient/pirate/index.html Yo-Yo Pizza (off beach) Leandra Marlyndy - bathing suits by Luiz (off beach) http://www.marlyndy.com/ Baywatch http://www.info-res.com/baywatch/ Pedro’s http://www.sxm-restaurants.com/orient/pedros/ Perch Bar – Club Orient (2 for 1 happy hour 12:30-1:30, come as you are ) Papagayo http://www.cluborient.com/cluborient-ang/homepage.htm French: Pinel Island (Isle Pinel, or in French Ilet Pinel or Ile de Pinel) is a tiny island on the north end of St. Martin, 5 minutes off the shores of French Cul de Sac, and a few hundred yards off the northern end of Orient Bay (while you can see the parasailings on Orient Beach from Pinel Island; you cannot walk from Orient to Pinel—a taxi is best and you can ask the driver to come back and pick you up at the tiny dock for Pinel on the main island whenever you wish.) A must see on your visit! It is the place where people on St. Martin/St. Maarten go to relax! The end of the road at French Cul de Sac opens onto a wide sandy area where there is a small wooden dock. Vendors and small ferryboats are waiting there to run you over to the islet for a fee of five dollars. It is possible to rent a kayak to paddle or swim over especially with snorkel gear (though tiring or risky due to boats traveling across the water), but why not enjoy a wonderful short five minute taxi-boat ride for a relaxing day of exploring, sunbathing, or a picnic. When you arrive on the island, you will see a large sand spit with coconut palm trees and then a small hill that makes up this picture perfect paradise. There are no cars, no electricity, etc., however you will find two small beach bars/restaurants, one is run by a Frenchman, the other is a local shack with BBQ food, and grilled fresh lobster as well. Between these two bars is the Paradise Gift shop (Tom´s Place) a treasure chest of Caribbean colors and unusal gifts. It’s a beautiful small beach with varied and interesting snorkeling and food. Everyone on our tour said this was the most spectacular, relaxing day of the entire trip! http://www.stmartin.com/beaches/pinel.html Just returned from our cruise and we decided to go to Pinel Island. We were the first to arrive and the place was lovely. Chairs and umbrellas lined the tiny shoreline and you can rent them from blue or yellow vendors (two different prices too!) The locals were preparing food for the restaurant on the island. I saw lobster as big as I had ever seen. The weather was a little rough so the snorkling was not all that great. When others began to arrive, I knew that it was probably a very busy place. Be prepared that this is a topless beach and many of the people walk around as such. Go early and enjoy the serene atmosphere before everyone arrives. The little ferry ride from Orient Beach runs on the half hour. They waited to fill up our boat, full! But plenty of room on the isle. Great Trip! Great Place! St. Maarten is not known for its snorkeling but perhaps the best available is at Pinel Island, across the bay from Orient Beach. I've been to St. Maarten several times but have never been there when there wasn't wind or when there was calm water. Maybe I'm just unlucky. When we went to Pinel Island we were on the leeward side of the wind so it was pretty calm. http://www.bywindkal.com/Files/Orient%20Restaurants.pdf

French: Grand Case: Grand Case is better known for fine dining rather than for swimming. The Grand Case Boulevard and the beach are lined with restaurants that built up the image of "The Gourmet Capital of the Caribbean". That´s why some people call the beach "gastronomic" or "Gourmet Beach"! If you are not up to swimming or snorkeling, but still want to do some underwater sightseeing and watching tropical fish, you can go on the semi-submarine "Seaworld Explorer" (see page Activities). They organize regular trips from Grand Case to Créole Rock. http://www.stmartin.com/beaches/grandcase.html We spent the day at the Grand Case Beach Club. We wanted something a little off the beaten path, not resorty and on the French side and we were very happy with our choice. Grand Case is this wonderful little town with what look like pastel-colored cottage residences dotting the beach but are actually

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