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Address: Maho Bay, 3550-147, St Maarten-St Martin
Activities: Gambling, Shopping
Description: 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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St Maarten Half-Day Trip to Orient and Maho Beach

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Worth Seeing the Planes Come In

Not really a beach to sit and enjoy the sun & ocean. People are here to watch the planes landing & taking off just a few feet away. It's worth it to visit at least once while... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Not really a beach to sit and enjoy the sun & ocean. People are here to watch the planes landing & taking off just a few feet away. It's worth it to visit at least once while on the island!

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Warwick, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful beach, but the constant and VERY loud noise of the planes landing and taking off along with the smells of jet fuel make this undesirable!

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Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We have spent many days at Maho beach. Fun place to go and be apart of the famous plane coming in. If you have never been here then this is a once in a lifetime experience that everyone should have!

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Greeneville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It feels like you can reach right out and touch the planes! We had seen a story about this airport on the Travel Channel and we just had to go there while we were visiting on a cruise. The beach is small and always packed, but it was still worth the trip just to watch the planes land and take... More 

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Montpelier, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We only came here for an afternoon to witness the awesomeness of the take offs and landings of the planes and to get some pictures. We witnessed 2-3 small planes taking off and one large AA plane landing and at least one large plane taking off. The beach was very crowded and small and not a beach we would want... More 

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The water is beautiful but the waves are significant for swimming. The road is very close. I would guess the beach is less than 40 feet wide at it's widest point. So the road noise is significant. We also noticed a lot of trash in the sand. But none of this was enough to ignore how neat it was to... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

You know those pictures on the Internet you swear aren't real? This is where reality is overpowered by the experience. Also known as " Airplane Beach", this is small strip of sand that is literally across the road from an airport runway. There is a bar that has landing times of major airlines so you can get camera ready and... More 

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Markham, Ontario
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Only thing I liked was seeing the planes landing but as for the beach its very rough and not recommended for kids / non swimmers. Best beach is the Galion Bay which is on the french side, its very calm and shallow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

The view of the planes from our Balcony coming in over Maho Beach was amazing and we did not hear any noise!

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

It was so thrilling to see the planes come and go! The color of the water was breathtaking! Spent hours at Maho, relaxing on a lounge chair, taking refreshing swims in the beautiful water, and even enjoying a drink or two from the BBQ!

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