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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)
“take offs” (68 reviews)
End of SXM Airport Runway | Phillipsburg, St Maarten, Maho 3550-147, St Martin / St Maarten
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Reviewed yesterday

Its a bucket list item. Right by the run way, the sand storms from the pending take off, picture postcard photo opportunity. If you visit St Maarten you simple MUST go here. That said, the beach is pretty awful. Narrow, very crowded and access is...More

Thank LeeDJones
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worst. Beach. Ever. Must get to the beach from the parking lot by walking along a narrow road with high curbs (dangerous) and climb over large rocks (also dangerous) to what little sand there is. No chairs, no umbrella, no facilities. NO lifeguards! Very poor...More

Thank Anthony A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Checked out Maho Beach on a recent Eastern Caribbean cruise. Taxi from the cruise shop dock was about $18 for three people and dropped us off right near the famed beach by the airport. Beach is gone. The high end hotels and bars in the...More

Thank pdxken2017
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is just a small average beach. The water is a little cloudy but clean of debris as is the beach. We didn't get to see any planes land but my review is of the beach so I would not have rated it any higher...More

Thank Allen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maho Beach, aka Airplane Beach, is know for being so close to the SXM runway that the airplanes that are landing are literally feet above your head. As a beach destination, it is not great. As a unique experience, it really can't be beat. Unfortunately...More

Thank CCLoop
Reviewed 1 week ago

As the reviewer below stated, this is not what it once was but the beach is slowly returning. The beach was crowded but we were lucky to see a few planes land and take off. I am hopeful that this beach will return to what...More

Thank Lov2travelz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shared taxi at $8US a person will take you to Maho beach. Post Irma the beach was very small with waves creating a strong undertow and a steep drop off. Beach is located at across from the airport runway and the attraction was the plane...More

5  Thank Howard P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good Tex mex menu with all the action of the planes over head. Remember in October 2017 there was no beach left, only rocks . So you will not be able to get that over head feeling when the planes land.

Thank ewerthner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I originally saw the photos of the plane durectly overhead of the beach goers I thought it was photoshopped. Then I get to take that same picture and it is impressive.

1  Thank Sachette
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought this was going to be one of those places where everybody goes, but at the end it is not so intresting as it seems. I was definately wrong. It was very thrilling and electrifying to be on this beach. I really suggest you...More

Thank HellenValigia
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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
11 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.
14 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