Omg, this thing is completely insane! Not only should visits to Maho Bay Beach be discouraged, they should be absolutely prohibited! On a recommendation, my gf and I stopped here to see the planes come in overhead. Pretty cool stuff, until a big jet landed and then taxied up the runway and turned its exhaust on us. Suddenly we were being painfully sandblasted with debris that imbedded itself in our skin deep enough to cause bleeding! Thank God we happened to be sitting with our back to it and not standing or we would have been blown over and swept into the sea! Also thank God the exhaust did not pick up any sharp pieces of metal or broken glass or we could have lost eyes, body parts...listen up people, I am NOT EXAGGERATING HERE!
We were totally shocked and unprepared for the violence of this event. What if we had a small child or infant with us?? There are huge signs all over the place warning of the possibility for severe injury or death, but we pooh-poohed them because this was a RECOMMENDED activity (by our hotel concierge) and there were so many other people casually and nonchalantly lounging on the beach. Most of them scrambled to leave after that, I can tell you!
So...SERIOUSLY...DO NOT DO THIS! Truly, I am SHOCKED that S.M. does not close this beach permanently. It's really crazy!
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