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Address: Maho Bay, 3550-147, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Located at the end of Maho Bay and also very close to the airport where...

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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A Must Experience - Arrivals of 747's A340's 767's

Great place to mingle with people from all over the world. If you enjoy the big birds of the sky landing over your heads, this is the place for you. Time your visit to see the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Bronx, New York, United States
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

the beach is pretty eroded and it is steep, Is nice to watch the KLM plane land and take off but that about it went there twice during our stay but stayed by the pool of our resort the rest of time. please stay away from being the planes when they are taking off the sand becomes very painful when... More 

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Small beach but only good to see the airplane landing , if your not part of the hotel close everything is over price

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Thank Raymond R
South Carolina
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On our recent cruise over the holidays one of our ports stops was St Maarten. We have been there numerous times and always wanted to go out to this beach famous for the plane flyovers close enough to touch...well we get a taxi to take us out there with a few other cruisers and it took FOREVER...it is on the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to mingle with people from all over the world. If you enjoy the big birds of the sky landing over your heads, this is the place for you. Time your visit to see the infamous KLM Boeing 747 arrive from Amsterdam (3 days a week - at approx 12:30pm local time). Remember to check arrival schedules before heading... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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228 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spend a few hours at Maho Beach during our private shore tour of St Maarten and had a blast watching the planes land and take off. This is a pity beach, don't go here for a relaxing day on the sand ;)

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Thank aussiejohn69
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is where the planes fly right overhead when landing! You can also stand at the fence when the planes are taking off - the wind is incredible, but don't have bare skin exposed as there are little rocks and pebbles that get shot up at you. If you are standing behind the plane taking off be sure to hold... More 

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Thank Dr3wn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A MUST go see experience if you're in St Marten. Check out the arrival schedule of KLM's flight from Amsterdam - the epic 747 landing over your head. Bring you camera, bathing suit and sunblock!

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Thank Scott S
Ottawa
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The only reason to come to this beach is to experience the plane landings. If you are coming for that then I rate the beach as excellent. The beach is nice and the swimming is great but can get very crowded when the planes are landing. If you just want a beach day then find another beach there are lots... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is not the best beach on St. Martin for a quiet relaxing day by the sea. Rather, it is where you go to experience airplanes landing directly overhead and taking off while blowing you off the beach with the jet exhaust. Check flight schedules online and try to time your visit for when the KLM 767's come in/take off... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Of course the shore excursion people tell you not to go here - they can't sell you a tour!! Say it is "dangerous", "fumes from planes", "no place to sit", etc etc. Anyhoo....saw all the Youtube videos and we had to go. We were fortunate to be there on a Friday so we could see the 747 from CDG arrive... More 

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