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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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Brooksville, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
37 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for quiet seclusion stay away! This beach is crowded, noisy and a must experience! The main attraction of this beach is the up close and personal airplane experience. The planes do come very close to you as they land and you will get blown away if you stand to close to the jets taking off. Be... More

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Racine, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great little beach, beautiful and exciting with the airplanes flying overhead. Must do. Didn't shop or go to bars but they are right along beach for those who want it.

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St Maarten-St Martin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a must see, whether you are an airplane enthusiast or not. It is spectacular to see those jets coming so close overhead when landing at the airport. Make sure you stay long enough to see a jet take off. BUT, hang onto your hats, sunglasses and any other gear because it will get blown into the ocean. Great... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

If you like jets, adrenaline, beer, and a beach, then this place is worth a visit. Bus was very easy to get from cruise port and cost about $1 per person. Took about 30 min to get there. Primetime is between 11 & 2. An unforgettable experience. We got there around ten and were able to set up shop right... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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164 reviews 164 reviews
50 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

A not to be missed experience. Planes land feet above your head. Maho is a small beach that has it all. Swim and sun, the Sunset bar nearby for refreshments and food, beach umbrellas, and the best view anywhere of planes landing right over your head and they make their approach to Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM)

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

You see it on commercials and You Tube. There's NOTHING like experiencing it live and in person! The guessing game is the best part.... How big is this plane? Then the Air France airplane comes in! Watching the plane's come in and even take off is out of this world. Whether you're by the fence or in the water, it's... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Nice, busy place and loud while you see the airplanes. I like the airplane beach bar which has ok food.

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Miami, Florida
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

you can see the planes landing over your head. Water is nice. Lots of people. I saw lots of good beaches in St Maarten.

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Toronto
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This beach is very crowded. The Sunset bar is pretty cool with great priced drinks. I recommend checking it out!

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Scotland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

For as long as I can remember all of my 52 years this has been on my lists of must see and go to places, On March 18th 2014 whilst on the Norwegian Getaway cruise I did just that and it was all and more than I had ever dreamed of.The planes were always my main attraction but I was... More

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