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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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Almere, The Netherlands
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126 reviews 126 reviews
80 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

During a cruise we visited St. Maarten one day and a friend told us about Maho Beach. This is a beach at the far east of the Dutch side of St. Maarten, just in front of Princes Juliana International Airport. The beach itself was not spectacular, but the coming and departing airplanes are. We took a taxi from the cruise... More

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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We wanted to take the kids to experience Maho Beach as the airplanes few overhead. The water was absolutely breathtaking. Unfortunately there was almost no beach when we visited and people were sitting in the rocks to keep dry. There were also rocks in the water, so as nice as the water color and temperature is, we stayed an hour... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It is so cool to see (and feel) the airplanes swoop right over you! When there is one of those huge Air France jets preparing to take off, you can feel the huge blasts of air from the jets! Sometimes you have to wait a little wile to see a plane, but it is worth the wait! It is a... More

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New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Crystal blue water - can't beat it! Loved watching the planes land, it was very fun and a must-see! It was also fun to be jet-blasted by the planes leaving St. Maarten! A very rare thing to do so take full advantage of it when your in Maho!

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Orlando, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I think is a bit over rated. I loved the water, how ever the beach is very small. I was told in October/November the beach will "grow" again. Nice to be able to see the planes take off and land so close to us. However please be mindful and be safe. We saw few people flying away from the fence... More

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Triangle, NC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This is smaller beach with surprisingly coarse sand, some rocks in the water and, at least compared to many other beaches on the island, poor beach services. None of that matters when the first plane comes in and the assembled crowd goes wild. It really is an amazing sight and an experience not to be missed. Do it at least... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I liked everything about Maho, the island is perfect for a quiet getaway. I loved shopping in Philipsburg! there are many options for gifts or souvenirs. I found designer bags and designer sunglasses for a very modest price. I would've loved to shop more but I was on a limited budget.

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Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This free beach may be a little small and rocky but there is nowhere like it. The water was clean, the drinks were cheap and the jet blast and landing planes are great. Perfect for all ages, but prepare to be there for a few hours to see the large jets land and takeoff. Don't miss the photo opportunities for... More

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SUSSEX, ENGLAND
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A spotters delight. You can catch some rays on the beach sipping a cool rum cocktail. Also feeling the jet blast as the planes arrive and depart.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Bring a video camera and water camera, to enjoy the beautiful and amazing time you will spend here, from snorkeling to scuba diving. Its crystal clear aqua blue beauty. from the people to the sea life, filled with color and happiness. Had an amazing time. came back with beautiful and unforgettable memories. It will take time to overlook the planes... More

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