In response to another reviewer: Yes, one of the beaches is right next to the airport. The best place on earth to watch airplanes land. It's a right of passage to stand on the beach at Maho Bay as a big 747 lands and you feel you can almost touch the plane.
All of the big planes come in over a couple of hours in the afternoon. There are probably 5 or 6 big airplanes that land at this airport. This airport is not Chicago O'Hare, it's a small island airport. All the other planes are small prop planes.
As for the noise, you can't hear the planes from the hotel, just from the beach. Also, that's just one of the beaches, if they would have ventured to the other side of the hotel along Mullet Bay, they would have come across a beautiful quiet beach, a 5 minute walk from the hotel.
And as for the noise from the beach bar and casinos. I don't know where he was situated because I have never heard either from the hotel in the six times I've been there.
Beautiful pool and sunbathing area. Check out the waterfall!
Depending on where you go, food is good to excellent. Eat fish, you are on an island! And yes, there is a Subway if you really miss American food.
The beach bar is a wonderful place to see the sunset. You can't beat burgers, a beer, and a beautiful Carribbean sunset.
This isn't Disneyworld, if you want a lot of action, I would suggest going elsewhere. But if you want a nice place to relax, this is just your cup of tea.
Within walking distance from the hotel are many restaurants, one casino, a couple of bars, a small grocery store, and one or two nightclubs. They have a small main street that also includes jewelry stores, swim shops, and an ice cream place.
I'm not a jewelry fanatic, but it is my understanding from talking to other guests that it is one of the best places to buy jewelry in the world at great prices.
Rent a car and go see the French side of the island. You can drive around the entire island without stopping in 2 hours.
Overall, a beautiful, fun place to visit.
- Also Known As:
- Village At Maho Bay Hotel St. Maarten/St. Martin