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Address: End of SXM Airport Runway | Phillipsburg, St Maarten, 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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Major beach is undoubtedly one of the best. The experience of crystal clear water that is not rough at all gives someone a fantastic beach bath. Both times we went we just didn't... read more

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Trinidad
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10 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Major beach is undoubtedly one of the best. The experience of crystal clear water that is not rough at all gives someone a fantastic beach bath. Both times we went we just didn't wanna leave. Then there is the availability of great food right next door at Sunset Bar and grill. Then of course the excitement of planes and jets... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A fun place to go for an afternoon, the Sunset Bar is right then for a beer, watch out for the jets taking off!

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Thank Steve G
Coral Springs, Florida
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You may have never thought about visiting an airport while on vacation, but this is a must see. Maho Beach basically sits on the end of St. Maarten Airport. The planes land directly over top of you, where it feels like you can reach up an touch them. Check the airport flight schedules. You have really got to see KLM... More 

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Thank Beth E
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was not initially excited about going to this beach. I prefer quiet beaches with few people. But this place really had an electric energy about it. There were people from all over the world just so excited to see these crazy planes flying right over. Really makes your heart pound. The surf got pretty big and my kids loved... More 

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Thank DrJHyde
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Kind of unique beach! First, I must say it is beautiful... clear water!!! But also it is very interesting to see the planes land feets away from you 😳. Its cool, great experience fir anyone! Tip: wait for the BIG PLANES to take off right behind them! Ha ha... unique!!

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Thank Amarilis B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here while on St Martin during a cruise with my wife. Saw pictures online of the planes, but nothing like seeing it in person. Will definitely come here again next time I'm on the island.

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Essexville, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A real novelty for beach goers. planes land just over your head. Beach is small but you have to see it if you are on St Marten.

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Thank MARTYnROSE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an amazing and unique beach with the airport just steps from the beach. You must experience the jet blasting. and the planes that fly over your head.

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Thank Barry L
Bronx, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are into planes this is the perfect location to fulfill that passion. They fly exceptionally close for that perfect postcard selfie.

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Thank elw966
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

As the title say it's all about the planes and believe me every 5 mins you will see one however the big planes come in around lunch. Not only that landing is fun but that jet blast experience is something everyone should try ( remember hats and glasses can easily fly away ) the only down fall is because it's... More 

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