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“Amazing Place!”
Review of Sunset Beach Bar

Sunset Beach Bar
Ranked #22 of 112 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Description: Fasten your seatbelts for fun in the sun! Sunset Bar & Grill is St. Maarten's most popular beach bar and it's easy to see why. We are right on a beautiful white sandy beach, but also right at the end of the runway of Princess Juliana International Airport. Where else can you enjoy an ice cold beer as a huge KLM Jumbo Jet soars right over your head?
Crown Point, Indiana
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57 reviews
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“Amazing Place!”
Reviewed March 31, 2014

The view is unique here. Its the only place in the world where you can experience the thrust of a 747.

Visited March 2014
Thank JulieAnn J
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St. Maarten-St. Martin
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“Very good service and food”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

Liked the setting and the atmosphere. I liked the idea of being in a restaurant but we were really mainly outdoors. Nothing like this in Canada. BRRR

Visited March 2014
Thank happyseniors2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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“'Can't miss' destination for plane spotters”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

It was my kids who insisted on a vacation to Saint Maarten - they love watching planes and can take photos and videos for hours. So, off to Maho beach we went on day 2 of our holiday. The restaurant is right on the beach, mere steps away from the end of the runway and in prime viewing location for all arrivals and take offs. Sunset Beach bar & grill gets very busy and rapidly overflows onto the beach, so either arrive early to claim a good table or arrive late (mid to late afternoon) after most of the cruise ship passengers have been bussed back to Philipsburg. We elected to camp out on the beach most of the day and then have a late afternoon refresher before heading back to our hotel. The service was friendly, but a little bit slow. The food was pretty good, but of course it is the 'atmosphere' that makes this place a standout. We spent an hour or so cooling off with cold beer, some appetizers / deserts and watching the last flights of the day come through. Oh, if you have a car and need a place to park, there is a very large and very reasonably priced parking garage right at the roundabout.
If you enjoy watching large plans up close this is a can't miss destination on the island. During the daytime the place is very 'family friendly', after dinner I understand it can get a bit more 'wild' - you may not want to take your kids after dinner.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Dave S
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Granite Quarry, North Carolina, United States
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Amazing, Burgers and View”
Reviewed March 29, 2014

An amazing place for a meal and watch the planes come in. The burgers where amazing, you had to cut them to eat them, they were so large. Cooked to order and unbelievable menu, must visit for lunch when on the island.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Jean M
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Dover, New Hampshire
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“Catch an airplane if you can!”
Reviewed March 28, 2014

Hours of entertainment...great people and plane watching. The food, drink and service are outstanding. Definitely a must if you spend any time in St. Maarten.

Visited March 2014
Thank Klportsmouth
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