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Maho Beach

Maho Bay, 3550-147, St Maarten-St Martin
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Type: Beaches
Description: Located at the end of Maho Bay and also very close to the airport where airplanes fly right above the beach.
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Plainfield, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

The planes flying over the Maho beach was amazing! Probably the most extraordinary & thrilling experience of my life. Make sure though that you check the landing schedule to catch the big planes arriving. There is a bar right on the beach that has the daily arrivals and departures schedule...MB is beautiful! Clear turquoise water, great snorkeling right off the... More

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Having breakfast or lunch and a cocktail while watching a 747 fly a few feet above you, is not something you can do just anywhere! We got there early, around 10 am and were able to get beach chairs with an umbrella or you can sit in the bar area deck. The plane will not fly over you if you... More

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Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We came here to watch planes land (and take off) and the vibe here was fantastic. People clap and cheer as the planes touch the run way and line up and hold onto the runway fence as planes take off (the so-called fence challenge). Getting a spot at the bars nearby make be difficult and over-rated. The beach itself doesn't... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I have seen this beach advertise on the travel channel and elsewhere for years. We road 4 wheelers to the beach in time to play in the crystal clear waters and watch the KLM 747 fly over!! So amazing!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Maho beach is a decent beach but jets taking off and landing at the airport are very loud and can make conversations difficult. Fortunately, this is only an issue in the afternoon and not at night or early in the morning.

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Went to Maho beach and was a bit disappointed. I can understand that the view of planes taking off and landing ,and people on the fence but the beach itself if really small

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It was fun to see the planes take off and land. Don't stand in the airstream path, the sand blows and hurts your skin. As most of the Caribbean, the water was beautiful and blue. The beach itself was a bit on the smaller side. There was really no where to park but it was easy to make it work.

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Babylon, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I recommend visiting Maho "airport" Beach when on St Maarten as it is a unique experience. There aren't many places in the world where you can enjoy tropical waters with white sand only feet from a beach bar and an international airport runway. The beach itself is roughly a half mile with the north facing runway ending in the center.... More

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Louisville, KY
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80 reviews 80 reviews
36 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Watching the planes come and go from a perch at the bar, was a lot of fun. It was also fun to watch the people that decided to stand behind a jet as it was taking off, and watch them have to hold on to a fence to keep from being blown over. It was exciting to see the planes... More

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Oldsmar, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Watching the planes from the Sunset Grill was great! We weren't adventurous enough to stand at the fence.

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