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Maho Beach

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 airplanes fly right above the beach.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“jet blast” (195 reviews)
“planes landing” (198 reviews)
“sunset bar” (171 reviews)
End of SXM Airport Runway | Phillipsburg, St Maarten, Maho 3550-147, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Reviewed yesterday

Everyone goes to Maho. The novelty of almost being able to reach up and touch the planes as they come in, or feel the jet blast from one taking off is worth the visit. But there are MUCH nicer beaches with better views, better snorkeling,...More

Thank Les J
Reviewed yesterday

yep its exactly like the internet pictures! If you're on the island of St Maarten you have to go hear! The beach is very nice and the sea lovely but you go there for the planes not the beach I think. The bar/restaurant was rocking...More

Thank Anthony W
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was exciting to watch the planes landing. There are restaurants on both sides of the beach and there are beach chairs rentals available, however parking is very limited close to the beach. An arrival schedule for Princess Juliana is available on line so you...More

Thank Maryellen V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beach was very nice, water was warm and soothing. Very nice to relax on. My husband and I just walked the beach picking up See she'll.

Thank Sara C
Reviewed 4 days ago

I considered this beach a "must do" for our first trip to St. Martin because, well, it's so famous! If you're looking to come here for the wow factor of seeing the planes, then you'll love it. It really is cool. However, if you're looking...More

1  Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must add to your bucket list. Maho Beach is more than just a beach. There's Sunset Bar & Grill where you can relax pool side, dine at various restaurants and enjoy live entertainment or watch planes land at Princess Juliana Intl Airport behind the...More

2  Thank MsVivaVoce
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a bad experience. We came in the morning and we took a taxi from the cruise port special to that beach, as we were told that it would be very interesting to watch the big planes landing straight over our heads, but we...More

Thank Rami A
Reviewed 6 days ago

You can get a list on your phone of when the big planes are landing, they need very inch of the runway, so they come in very close to the beach. It looks like you can touch the wheels.

Thank TonyM60
Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoy some good food at the beach and the amazing water! The beach area is small here so it can get crowded when several ships are in port. Cab driver suggested Orient Beach for more beach space and boat toys but like most people we...More

Thank michele44448
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited mahoo beach as part of a port of call of a cruise with royal caribbean, I enjoyed the airplane's landing at the beach. The beach is small and there's some nice bars where you can buy drinks or have some food, its 30...More

1  Thank Jimmy T
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Hi, I know there are lots of places to rent chairs at Great Bay Beach but are there any places to rent from that are better than others. We will be there in August off a cruise ship.
June 12, 2017|
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Response from AlvaroNYC | Reviewed this property |
the place is small but not much people rent the chairs for obvious reasons since is too windy. But you can rented easily at the place.
Do they still fly the big planes over the beach??? I read something that the end of 2016 they stopped
June 8, 2017|
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Response from Joe B | Reviewed this property |
The only change I'm aware of is that KLM no longer flies 747's. Plenty of other planes though.
How much do the chairs and umbrellas cost to rent at Maho Beach & is there a good place to rent them?
May 22, 2017|
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Response from Monique J | Reviewed this property |
Rent close to the restaurant then you have better access to food, drinks and a restroom. Also they have a board with the plane schedule so you can keep track of the big planes coming in. They usually charge $15 for a chair... More