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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” (196 reviews)
“planes landing” (204 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

We took a taxi from the harbour which was about 30 dollars, including tip, don't know what the actual price was:) It took about 20 minutes to get there and at the time it was really busy with cars, taxi's etc. The beach itself was...More

Thank BarbaraRiekwel
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great time watching the planes land & take off from this beach. Yes it's very crowded with the cruise ships in port but go to Sunset Bar & see the airplanes schedules for the day, grab a great spot order some drinks...More

Thank Amy F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must do for travelers as rare to be so close the huge airplanes. Opportunity for some great photos and memories. You can get flight info at Flightradar24.com and time your visit to arrival of the larger jets. You can spend an hour here and...More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having read all about this beach and the aircraft landing, we thought why not. This is an amazing beach with a lovely bar where you can rent a sunbed, eat or drink and also has live information boards giving all the information needed to watch...More

Thank Debra G
Reviewed 4 days ago

The attraction of this beach to many people was that you could get off a cruise ship, be bussed to the beach and be pushed into the sea in the blast from a jet engine. Well recently a lady from New Zealand died whilst doing...More

Thank OccidentalAccident
Reviewed 4 days ago

What an unique experience! It's a blast (literally) to see the planes come in seemingly on top of peoples' heads. It's especially exciting when the big jets come, you can see the schedule at Sunset Bar & Grill. We rented lounge chairs (out of blast...More

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had seen this beach in the youtube videos and we were very curious to know in the flesh what the experience was like The result is that Maho Beach is in the Dutch part of the island, full of bars and restaurants, with lots...More

Thank JME1313
Reviewed 5 days ago

Experience of a lifetime ! My husband and I wanted to stay there all day. Beach crowded of coarse, but being so close to the planes was a complete rush !!

Thank chiquita0082
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The "landing show" is very funny, full of airplanes fans. Good beach, warm water and some fish. There's a little bar next to the beach, some restaurants and free parking.

Thank Vicky R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to see the planes take off. It is a great Beach. the planes come right over your head. Pretty cool. Stood behind 737 and was crazy.

Thank 310ran
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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.
June 8, 2017|
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Response from prdisney09 | Reviewed this property |
I was there a Saturday on may 2017 and I saw many big planes during the day including Delta and Jetblue arrived to the airport at Maho beach. There is a big screen at the bar with the airport itineraries you can see when the... More
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