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Address: Maho Bay, 3550-147, St Maarten-St Martin
Activities: Shopping, Gambling
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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If you like busy, packed beaches then this is the place for you. It is a nice beach to go watch the free entertainment of watching planes fly in really close and people who... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Turner Valey, Alberta
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Turner Valey, Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

If you like busy, packed beaches then this is the place for you. It is a nice beach to go watch the free entertainment of watching planes fly in really close and people who somehow think they can withstand a jet blast. The smell of jet fuel hangs heavy in the air as well. I like to leave the city... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We went to Maho Beach, or more commonly known as Airport Beach. While not the most beautiful beach in St. Marteen, in my opinion, it is worth going to just for the thrill of being so close to the big planes arriving and departing from the airport. Be sure to check arrival schedule before you go because there might be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful weather, beautiful beach, some beautiful ladies and aircraft coming over your head. What more could you want? This was top in our wanted visits on a recent cruise. We were not disappointed. A smashing time was had. Get yourself there but go by taxi or bus not the cruise ship excursion and safe yourself a fortune.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Perfect beach + plane spotting experience! It doesn't get any better than this. Arrived there by cruise, took a taxi to Maho Bay (US$ 8)... Drive was about 15mins. Arrived there couple of mine before the first main airliner landing. Beach is almost perfect. A bit crowded for my taste for all the plane spotting. It's got a couple of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Worth the day trip to see the planes land! Careful, you'll get sand-blasted and all your stuff will be blown into the ocean if you stand directly in the path of larger incoming and outgoing planes. Tip: stand off to the side, hold on to your stuff and get your camera rolling! Awesome experience, not to be missed! Definitely not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

the best part you can see the airplane landing and taking off from the beach.Water is amazing and you can swim easily if you are simmer.Unfortunately is not big enough and most of the time is crowded.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

It was very cool to be in the water while planes were flying overhead. I didn't feel being swept away as i was expected ,but it was very much fun. The water was wavy and warm. Not to much place on the beach. Was har to find a spot to place the clodes. I would recommend not to count on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Airport beach ! Not your normal tourist attraction but after seeing the videos on youtube just had to make a visit whilst we were on the island its an experience not to be missed ! Looks crazy on video just as crazy in the flesh

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Finksburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

St. Maartens airport sits right at Maho Beach. The end of the runway is just off the beach. Island hopper prop planes come in more frequently than the jets do but it's the big jets that everyone comes to see. They take a straight in approach and when they are right over the beach it seems like you can almost... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

At the end of Princess Juliana International Airport is Maho beach..,planes from props private charters privatevets to jumbled land and take off righe over your head, Food and beer are plentiful as is a rollecking good time, Dont forget the sunscreen!!

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