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Amazing Plane Spotting at Maho Beach
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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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“planes land” (233 reviews)
“sunset bar” (174 reviews)
“planes coming” (127 reviews)
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Maho 3550-147, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The whole point of this ‘attraction’ is that you get to see the huge jumbo jets fly over your head & knock you off your feet. It’s a tiny beach, and there is very little else here other than two bars, it’s pretty much in...More

Thank essexdean
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited Maho Beach when our cruise ship stopped in St Marten for the day. We found a nice table at Sunset Bar & Grill just a few feet from the beach, had lunch, a few drinks, and watched planes land. It’s really a cool...More

2  Thank dcyonce
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The ocean here was a bit rougher than last year and falls off quickly. we stayed for 1.5 hours and watched a few small to medium plans land and take off. No jets. A taxi with 2 cost around $20 and takes about 20 min...More

Thank solarpowered1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little beach that is crazy close to the departing and arriving planes. Two nice bars on each end of the beach for good food and a cold beverage.

Thank Donnie W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

About a 30 minute ride from the cruise port, you have this incredible beach that's less than 100 metres away from an airport. Really cool if you're an airplane enthusiast. You can watch airplanes come in, and stand in their jet blast as they take...More

1  Thank stazytravels
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no way you can visit St. Maarten and not stop at Maho Beach. I recommend going for the beautiful sunset, have a drink and watching the planes land. It is truly a once in a lifetime experience. Stay away from the fence for...More

1  Thank Nicole M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice beach, nice water, airplanes overhead and the bar next to it had great views! Had a great time here.

Thank Hockeymom46and4
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have watched the Youtube videos on this beach and wanted to experience the Planes flying overhead while you swim. Taking our tour of the island we were lead to this as our last stop for an hour. I have never been here before and...More

1  Thank RobTorres
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Living near an airport at home I didn’t think this was that big of deal. I’m not sure I would go here again. I would rather have a quiet beach to hear the waves, not jets

1  Thank tbird437
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since the hurricanes, this island is in terrible shape. Taking a taxi from the port to the beach we saw many blue tarps covering many buildings and many uninhabitable buildings. Most of the hotels were in terrible shape. The beach area was a very small,...More

1  Thank spdriv
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equastad
28 December 2017|
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Response from Ken F | Reviewed this property |
A quick visit to Maho Beach is all you need. There’s not much of a beach since hurricane Irma struck. There’s a nice piece of beach at Simpson Bay just before the Resort Hotel. There’s also a fun beach bar at the same... More
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Gatorpappy
10 December 2017|
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Response from bill890 | Reviewed this property |
20 minutes, about 10 miles,longer to get back as traffic is nuts in the afternoon.
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13 November 2017|
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Response from Mark E | Reviewed this property |
Haven't got an answer as to where the best place to stay is as we always rent a condo for our stays. I understand Beachside Villa's is up and running which is right behind the airport runway. Very very nice place! As far as... More
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