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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” (208 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 via mobile

If on the island, this is a must-visit spot. Awesome experiencing seeing the aircrafts land and take-off within close proximity. Just be aware and adhere to the danger signs posted around the area. Its an awesome experience!!

Thank Tricia H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Maho Beach has been on my list for a while, so I was excited when I found out we'd be visiting on our cruise. The place was everything I expected and more. Be sure to have your camera to get some incredible shots.

Thank jtwned24
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you do nothing else on the island, THIS needs to be on the top of your list of places to go. The vibe is great and the drinks are plentiful with bars along the beach. I had always heard of the famed Maho Beach...More

Thank DoubleDown00
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a sight to see!! Beautiful water. Had lunch at the bar, very good service. Music is too loud for some, dancing, lots of cruises in. Plenty of taxis.

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful spot indeed, you can see the Sonesta Resorts from there. It's an amazing experience to see the planes and jets pass so close and would be even more fun if you are in the water :). We also saw a few persons got jet...More

Thank Letty_LeBelle
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beach is beautiful and great for watching the airplanes! We loved it! Water was warm and there were some waves but they were small and gentle! What a great place to spend your times in sxm!

Thank Welove G
Reviewed 6 days ago

The beach is pretty and its amazing to see all those planes landing just above your head. Unfortunately, and logically, this attracts A LOT of tourists. This sometimes makes it a bit too busy. However, if you like planes this is definitely the place to...More

Thank Daphne v
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Maho Beach is nice, if small and a touristy. There are good places to eat and drink in the vicinity, but the beach itself is small and a bit crowded.

Thank Bob E
Reviewed 6 days ago

You would have to be insane to want to sit on this beach with huge aircrafts landing 100 ft over your head

Thank J M
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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2 August 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
30 July 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?
12 June 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.