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Address: Maho 3550-147, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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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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Our favorite beach on the island

Pretty beach, great water and not very crowded. It gets busier when cruise ships are in town. great views too.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pretty beach, great water and not very crowded. It gets busier when cruise ships are in town. great views too.

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Lindale, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a wonderful day in St. Maarten at Maho Beach. This was one of our stops on our honeymoon cruise on the Carnival Fascination and I would highly recommend it. Took lots of wonderful pictures and enjoyed the crystal clear water and lovely beach. Sunset Beach Bar was a little overpriced and overcrowded so we took a short stroll... More 

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Plainfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you love watching planes land and take off over your head this is the place to be. They come in right over the beach very low for landings. Crazies are on the beach. 1-3 in the afternoon is the best time.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the wife loved this area, it was a great 'gotta do it once" experience for her hanging onto the fence as the airplanes power up before take off and then blow you away!!!! Then after that action, you retreat into the water and cool off a bit and go back to the fence and do it again.

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Trinidad
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This beach is very beautiful but not appropriate for non swimmers. The first day I went into the water I was knocked down by a wave. However, on the plus side it is the only beach which offers the unique opportunity to view planes taking off and landing at very close range - an experience which totally compensates for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic day at the beach with a difference. Watch the jets take off and land , but keep hold of your hats.

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Lecanto, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing like standing on a beautiful beach on a tropical island watching a jumbo jet land right over the top of your head (literally). This is something I have wanted to do since I first heard of it when we were here several years ago and today I actually got to experience it! Very pretty (but very crowded)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I made it! Still remember from university we've been learning about the interesting places around the world, and at that time I thought "one day I'm gonna go there". Beach is not the best I've seen...BUT the planes just over your head is something unusual! The airport is literally just across the street and when the jets landing you have... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is very small, but mighty. Clear, blue, tropical water overlooking the ocean one way. Turn around and watch giant airliners land and take off from yards away. It feels like you can reach out and touch them. Super loud. Be aware the noise can be pretty extreme. Perhaps not for small children who may frighten easily. Parking (paid)... More 

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Rolesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love airplanes and LOVED this experience! This was the main reason we came to this island. We could walk from our hotel. As my husband said about the planes skimming over our heads, "mission accomplished, she screams every time!" It is sure to thrill and excite!

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