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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“jet blast” (201 reviews)
“planes landing” (207 reviews)
“sunset bar” (173 reviews)
End of SXM Airport Runway | Phillipsburg, St Maarten, Maho 3550-147, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful beach, gorgeous water and of course nothing better than planes landing right over your head. We were there for one of the last KLM 747 take offs and was epic to say the least. Will visit again for sure.

Thank Rod P
Reviewed yesterday

We spent the morning at this beach and enjoyed our time there. It was a $16 per person taxi ride from our cruise port to get to the beach. It was really neat watching the planes coming in from the beach as they got very...More

Thank Lauren B
Reviewed yesterday

if you sit on the beach you will get more than just an ocean view. we watched the daring people get the blowback from the planes and it was fun to watch but those people are crazy!!

Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stayed at Sonesta Maho and were able to enjoy this beautiful, clean and small beach... Good location to enjoy snorkel and the take off / landing of the large and small airplanes!!!

Thank Soledad M
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you like a good thrill, then watching planes take off and land from Maho Beach is a must do in Philipsburg. My husband and I visited Maho Beach last Tuesday as part of tour #2 w/ Bernard's SXM Island Tours. The beach was crowed...More

Thank shaunab90
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great beach right at the end of the runway for Princess Julianna airport. You get great water, great beach, and spectacular views of the aircraft landing. No where else can you get all this. And, after all, it's on St Maarten! Chances are you're on...More

Thank JT03
Reviewed 4 days ago

Mayo beach was so much fun . The water was beautiful, the music and drinks were great. It was exciting watching the planes landing and being sand blasted during take off. Very enjoyable afternoon at this beach. Highly recommend!!!!

Reviewed 4 days ago

ok must see this place just for pure shock value to see how stupid the tourists can be watching a plane come in oner the beach. This is very dangerous so I would suggest to watch from afar with a nice big cocktail in your...More

Thank Cindy Q
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great Beach and on of the Most recommended beach on the island. Where you can spent a whole day alone or together

Thank Gerlon D
Reviewed 5 days ago

This small beach area if full with lots of people all watching the runway only feet away. Come here if you want to see planes fly only feet over your head. Or face the runway when planes start down the runway to take off. Hold...More

Thank Lorraine F
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August 2, 2017|
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Response from Jamie B | Reviewed this property |
We asked what the high season was here on the island and the driver told us April-November. We are here in July the low season right at the end of the runway and see about 8 jets a day and about as many smaller jets. It is... More
Veronica D
July 30, 2017|
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Response from WaterXO | Reviewed this property |
the wave at Maho Beach were very strong when we were there. So did not see any jet ski around. Maho beach is not that big of a area too. Also, St. Marteen is not like a "jungle" island so I am not aware of any zipline place?
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.