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Address: Maho Bay, 3550-147, St Maarten-St Martin
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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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Go for the beach, stay for the planes flying over your head

All i have to say is, if you are ever in St. Martin, you have to see it to believe it. I thought the planes were going to land on the beach. They are so close, i stood in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

All i have to say is, if you are ever in St. Martin, you have to see it to believe it. I thought the planes were going to land on the beach. They are so close, i stood in the water and watch them fly over my head. I saw a big plane taking off and some crazy people ignore... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We had planned on taking a 4 hr hike in St. Maarten but that got cancelled, which made me sad;-( NOT! Sorry but I had put on a few pounds before vacation and we had just done a walk through the rain forest in San Juan so I was kind of happy this hiking thing got cancelled. Mike and Cindy... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

What an experience. Make sure you go when the big planes come in and leave. Unbelievable! We sat at the bar then headed out when the planes came in.

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Pompano Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was very cool, and probably the only place remaining in the world where the attorneys haven't ruined the fun for everyone. No place else (without pilot's credentials) will you be able to get this close and experience the power of jumbo jets. The internet pics are cool, but don't do it justice. It's congested, and the beach itself isn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a thrill on the beach. Check this one out. The beach is at the end of the airport runway and the planes land right over you. You can practically see the "do not open hatch" on the bottom of the plane! The take offs are just as thrilling but be careful. Those jets will blow... More 

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Douglasville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I read about this before we visited and was looking forward to seeing some planes fly in. We were lucky enough to get two pretty close to each other. The beach was PACKED, and it's not a very large beach. We stayed long enough to catch a couple of planes, get a few pictures and then left. It's not a... More 

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Sorrento
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The beach is not great. But it is a great place to see the airplanes fly right over your head! What a rush. Be careful of the sand flying when planes take off, it is VERY powerful. A must for thrill seekers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Talk about an overpowering experience. This is something that you have to see and experience for yourself. You can watch videos on YouTube, but they don't do this experience justice. Last week we were on the island, driving and experiencing whatever came our way. We parked near the Casino and took a short walk to Maho Beach. The beach directly... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Went to the Bar/Restaurant on the beach at the end of the runway to watch the planes landing and taking off. Fun spot if you have never been there. Seen U-Tube videos of this, but you must experience it first hand if you are on the island. Fun time. Take lots of photos.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

and it's hilarious to watch the uneducated get blown off of the beach thinking they can watch a large jet take off and get away without a sand dermabrasion!

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Address: Maho Bay, 3550-147, St Maarten-St Martin
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