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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” (200 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 via mobile

So fun and it is exactly like what you see on YouTube. We are on a RC cruise and it was an easy 20 minute cab ride. I googled the airport for arriving flights and times. So we saw 3 AA , 2 Delta and...More

Thank Timbelis
Reviewed yesterday

Totally Awesome experience. if you travel to st martin, you must visit this beach!! There are two beach bars close by to fully quench your thirsty thirst !

Thank RonnieG1234
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Maho beach was ok but nothing compare to Anse Marcel on the French side!!! Any how this beach is definitely a tourist sight. We look pictures as the plane was landing in and I thought it would be a good idea to take pictures as...More

Thank antonellad561
Reviewed 2 days ago

watching planes come in right over Maho beach was amazing. was hard to leave the beach can't wait to come back

Thank marbed50
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

1  Thank Les J
Reviewed 3 days ago

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 5 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 5 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 6 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 1 week 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
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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