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“Perfect spot for plane watching”
Review of Sunset Beach Bar

Sunset Beach Bar
Ranked #21 of 115 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery
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?
Reviewed July 11, 2014

It's not going to set-off your culinary sparklers, or anything like that. It's simply a great place to grab a drink and chill on the beach with a zillion other people... all there to watch the planes land and take-off. Good burgers...decent drinks... but best of all... restroom facilities--with a beach right there, to satisfy all your plane--and people watching needs.

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Thank Steve N
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

The planes , the drinks, the ambience are all unique and breathtaking- make sure to bring a camera- they post the times of planes arriving

Thank Gary S
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

Loved the view from the restaurant, seeing the planes depart and arrive just a few feet above your head. Drinks were cheap, but the bartenders just want to get you in and out and rarely cracked a smile.

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Thank Solbucket
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Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you have a couple hours in St. Marteen make sure and stop by the Sunset Beach Bar. There is a nice little beach but the big draw is seeing the planes landing and taking off. There is a schedule on a surfboard right at the entry. If you are brave, go right behind the engine and hold onto the fence (leave your hat in the bar) and be prepared to get pummeled with sand and small rocks. It is a once in a lifetime experience. Save it for the bigger 747 planes from Air France and KLM.

Thank Jim R
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

If you've never been here, worth checking out once. Prefer Guy's Driftwood Boat Bar if you want to watch the planes. The road is clogged with taxis and goofballs waiting to hang on the fence.

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