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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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Fly by, gotta do it once :)

This is fun, but too close for me, the signs before the location that is directly under the planes impressed me :). Observed three airplanes total coming in, 2 from a boat and 1... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

This is fun, but too close for me, the signs before the location that is directly under the planes impressed me :). Observed three airplanes total coming in, 2 from a boat and 1 from the road before the beach, there is bar there, but can't remember the name. Yes, the pictures are real, the planes fly that close in... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Very small beach. Gets super crowded around noon with tourists from all over the island and from cruise ships waiting to see the KLM 747 land. That IS a fun experience. Not a place I'd want to spend the entire day.

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

If you have seen this place on the Travel Channel then you will know what I am talking about. Maho Beach is right at the landing and take off end of the runway for the international airport on St. Maarten. People gather at the bar on one end of the beach and wait for the scheduled take offs and landings.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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Mount Sinai, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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

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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Tyler, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

We loved Maho!! very cool experience to be under the planes landing! Check out the video: https://youtu.be/9H8YvhUR0mg

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