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Maho Beach

End of SXM Airport Runway | Phillipsburg, St Maarten, Maho 3550-147, St Martin / St Maarten
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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 landing” (221 reviews)
“sunset bar” (174 reviews)
“taking off” (58 reviews)
End of SXM Airport Runway | Phillipsburg, St Maarten, Maho 3550-147, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

the beach is nice but compare to many otger beach here surely it not the best beach for getting a sun tan, what it really mKe it up to be really cool is watch other tourists don't follow the safety sign instruction and go stan...More

3  Thank CocktailsNinja
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you take a tour eventually you will stand at the end of the runway. Not overly impressed. The idea of standing at the end of the runway and watching massive aircraft take off is impressive for perhaps 5 minutes. Then the rational side of...More

1  Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is the famous airport beach and it is the busiest beach on the island. It is not the best beach on the island by any means, but is worth watching a plane or two land.

1  Thank Alexj786
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

AIRPORT BEACH!!!! What a place. Did the fence surf with a 737, holy crap that was warm, lost my Oakleys to the cause, swam in the ocean, drank a few Mango Mojitos. Just don't put your towel, parasol behind the runway!! All of your kit...More

1  Thank Royston S
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Given the notoriety of Maho Beach, I HAD to visit it, in spite of Irma recovery still very much a work in progress. The proximity of the arriving and departing aircraft is mind-boggling. Sadly, there is virtually no beach left, since the hurricane. Foreshore has...More

1  Thank Ken F
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Many people have heard of Maho Beach or "Airport Beach" but if you haven't been and you get chance it really is something else. There are a couple of really nice bars both on the beach and along the road in Maho village. The beach...More

1  Thank Fisherhull
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This beach is a must do place to visit in St Martin. We found a taxi to take us there. He dropped us off at the restaurant on the beach. We rented beach chairs and umbrellas at reasonable prices. The food in the restaurant was...More

1  Thank Susan A
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The very first beach we went to on the island of Sint Maarten/St. Martin was Maho back in 1988. After more that 40 visits to the island, it is still our favourite #1 beach to go to however we have visited most of the many...More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Came to the beach via a jet ski tour. We didn't go onto the beach but we did get to see some planes land which was awesome. Definitely worth checking out.

Thank Demelza T
Reviewed 5 October 2017

You must come here at least once in your lifetime! Its a unique experience and we loved it! The atmosphere is awesome! The music is pumping loud and a real beach party theme going on! Seeing and feeling the jet blast is amazing! and the...More

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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.
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
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