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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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Wayne's World on the beach

We ventured out to Maho Beach while visiting St. Martin and it was a great time. The rush you feel from the airplanes is so much fun. It's more exciting than it is scary. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
andriachannels
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We ventured out to Maho Beach while visiting St. Martin and it was a great time. The rush you feel from the airplanes is so much fun. It's more exciting than it is scary. The beach is very crowded but that is because it is very small. We grabbed a table at the Sunset Grille and made our way out... More 

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Lake Worth, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Loved watching the planes....got as close as we could and got sandblasted! Nice chairs and umbrellas for $10 each. Food and drink service on beach.

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Edgewater, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This beach is beautiful!! But everyone visiting St. Maarten knows it. The beach is smaller than pictures let on. It was so, so crowded, too. That being said, seeing the airplanes land just past the beach was AWESOME! It was so cool to see them land and take off. We got lucky and saw about 5 planes land while we... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We recently visited Maho Beach while touring St. Maarten. While I agree that the sight of large planes landing overhead is interesting and unique, the beach is nothing special. It's relatively small and crowded with people. Some folks think it's a good idea to hold on to the airport fence while planes take off to see if they can stand... More 

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Mebane, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

While on tour in St. Maarten we stopped at Maho Beach for a few hours and watched a few planes land. It truly is an amazing sight to see huge airliners landing just yards from the beach, as well as take off and feel the jet blast as they do. This beach was really crowded and there are no water... More 

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New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This beach is really nice but the waves are a little rough. I would recommended anyone to go to this beach. Many people visit this one especially if you are vacationing on the Dutch Side.

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Quispamsis, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great place to watch the planes land and take off. The beach is not the best place to sunbathe as there is alot going on with the planes.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

You have to come to Maho Beach to experience the thrill of watching the planes come and go! When they come it feels like you can reach up and touch them. When they go it feels like your being sandblasted to death and people are clinging to the fences and hanging on for dear life! There are also some great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

It costs just can fare to get there. Right at the airport. Beer was $3.00-$4.00 US. Pop was $2.00US. Didn't need to eat there so it costs virtually nothing. Price of drinks. The waves were insane. Best work out ever. Kids loved it. Planes landed every couple of minutes. The big ones are awesome. I have never paid so little... More 

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Lafayette, IN
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We stopped at Maho beach with Bernard's tours and we spend about an hour and a half here. I have been wanting to go to this beach for quite a while and was excited to be able to finally go there. Although it was very busy we had no problem finding a spot to relax on the beach. The plane's... More 

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