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Maho Beach

Address: Maho Bay, 3550-147, St Maarten-St Martin
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St Maarten Half-Day Trip to Orient and Maho Beach
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Type: Beaches, Neighborhoods, Bodies of water, Nature & Parks, Other, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Gambling, Shopping
Owner description: Located at the end of Maho Bay and also very close to the airport...
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Type: Beaches, Neighborhoods, Bodies of water, Nature & Parks, Other, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Gambling, Shopping
Owner 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Do NOT go here if it's just a beach you are wanting: it is awful - just a thin strip of sand between the road and the sea with pretty downbeat restaurants. However, that is not the reason for coming here. The beach is right at the end of the airport runway and so idiots stand in the slipstream of... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

What a place, warm weather, warm surf and sand. A great bar- restaurant, with a good band. Large 747 type planes landing 10s of feet over your head, while you stand on the beach. And the large planes takeoffs, well that can just get crazy. Its about $8-10 us per person by taxi from the cruise ships. Sometimes there's a... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Many people all standing on the beach/roadway in a party like atmosphere to get that perfect picture of the plane flying by. I had a hard time relaxing as I was worried about the blowing sand, the closeness of the planes and the whole ordeal. The water is blue and the beach has nice sand but all day long planes... More 

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Norwalk, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We were in the flight pattern but we knew that before we came. Watched all the crazies hang on the fence and be drilled with sand from the jet wash during take off

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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We were on Barnard tours and this was one of our stops. It truly is a must experience in a lifetime! To view the planes flying directly over the beach is amazing!!!! We didn't get to see any of the people hanging from the fence- but was told a big jetliner left earlier an some nut's were hanging on the... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Add this to your list while on the island because you won't see it anywhere else! Try to go earlier in the day to avoid the crowds and the extreme afternoon heat. Chairs and umbrellas are available for rent ($20 for 2). The beach isn't as large as we thought it would be so it can get busy easily. Check... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This was part of our tour with Blue Bubbles on the Caribbean Spirit. It was awesome to watch the planes landing and taking off right over the beach, bay, and our ship. You won't see this anywhere else. Our crew was great. Thanks again Raphael, Kimberly, Ollston, and Pablo. Can't wait to do it again when we are back in... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Wow! A must visit. Visited on a tour. What an experience. The beach was packed as was the bar. Great views of small and large planes landing and taking off.

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Jessup, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I am an aviation enthusiast so this was a must. I actually booked our cruise based on an itinerary that included St. Marteen. We visited this beach as part of a tour package and had about 45 minutes onsite. We were lucky on the timing as we saw numerous Caravans, Business Jets, a pair of A320s and a 737 land.... More 

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Newquay
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

If your holiday ideal is seeing and hearing large jets close at hand and breathing aviation vapour fumes, then this beach is ideal! There is a day long party atmosphere with a noisy, bustling bar at each end of the short beach, catering for the busloads of cruise shippers who come for this unique experience. ust appeal to lots of... More 

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