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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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Our Cruise Ship was visiting St Maarten and we decided to visit this famous airport beach. Outside the port, there was a board showing you all the island tours that were on offer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Our Cruise Ship was visiting St Maarten and we decided to visit this famous airport beach. Outside the port, there was a board showing you all the island tours that were on offer. We selected a $25pp trip and advised the driver we would leave the tour at Mayo Beach. (Our group of 4 was linked with another group of... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Crowded but lovely beach, lots of bars and restaurants, right on path of planes, just had to sit on beach and snap pictures

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Andover, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

There is no place on Earth like this. Paradise with low flying jets.. what could be better? Was lucky enough to see the big boy KLM 747 coming in, what a sight to behold! Nice bar and café there, so had to try a beer! In terms of having a beach day, if this is all you wanted maybe this... More 

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East Chicago, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

huge beach nice local food and excellent sea little deep for the kids but enjoyed keep an eye on the child from the waves try the restaurant around nice site to spend the day on family or freinds

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Copiague, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

There really is no Maho beach if you think of it in terms of a resort beach. Watching people get blown over by jet exhaust or crashing waves keeps it interesting for a while, but after that you realize it's simply a lousy beach.

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ottawa, ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The beach is coming back and is an easy 12 minute walk from one end to the other. The thrill is to watch the airplanes landing from over the water and just clearing the fence at the beginning of the runway. Watch out for the sandblast from the larger jets when they take-off. It is powerful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

If it weren't for some friends we met on our cruise, we probably wouldn't have gone to Maho. I am so glad we did. You have got to experience it to believe it. The planes are literally just over your head. And I got the biggest kick watching the sand kick up on take off. A must see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Rather small and croweded beach, I guess there are better places for a relaxed day in the beach..but to see (and feel!) all these planes starting and landing is a unique experience.

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St Maarten-St Martin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

After coming I. With a group if 17, half of them who ordered food and drinks already, we we're threatened that if we didn't order more that they were going to shut off the wifi. Then they proceeded to kick out members of our group that had order d drinks but food to go from another restaurant. When we talked... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I went to this beach for the experience of the planes flying over your head. It's loud, but awesome. I don't recommend sitting on the beach right over the fly zone. You will be assaulted by flying sand..lol Water was beautiful, it had a bit of a current. If you are not a strong swimmer then be careful. There is... More 

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