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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” (196 reviews)
“planes landing” (204 reviews)
“sunset bar” (171 reviews)
End of SXM Airport Runway | Phillipsburg, St Maarten, Maho 3550-147, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really awesome to stand and feel the jet blast as the planes take off. beside to close your eyes and hold on tight. The water is beautiful also. Grab a bite to eat and the restaurant at the beach. The ribs are awesome

Thank David N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maho Beach attracts scores of tourists eager to view aircraft up close as these depart and land at the island's international airport. You get to stand exceptionally close to the end of the runway, separated from a narrow road and beach by a fence, as...More

Thank DC M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will not be disappointed when visiting Maho Beach about a 40 min ride from downtown Phillipsburg (or the cruise port area). Watching the planes fly in and out is spectacular and breathtaking. Just don't sit near the take off zone or you and your...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being an aeroplane nerd this was on my bucket list. Fantastic to watch the planes line up for take off and even better to stand directly under the approach so bear the threshold. There is an arrival list on the surf board in the bar,...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 1 week ago

lets face it, we all have seen the images of the jets gliding over Maho Beach, or of the folks surfing the fence while the jets depart, and until you experience it in person, you will never know how impressive it is. KLM doesn't fly...More

Thank midnight2012
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is a tourist attraction and often very crowded. It is a small beach but watching the planes take off and land is an exhilarating experience and something you must try. This beach isn't the place for relaxation, but the place to get pelted...More

Thank 20jack03
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying very near the airport so took a trip over to Maho to experience it. The beach is very nice and it's really cool to watch the planes come in to land. The jet blast from the larger crafts pack quite a punch...More

Thank Tracey T
Reviewed 1 week ago

No wonder cruise ships have this as an excursion now. This is the only place in the world you can be directly under planes of all sizes including 737s while enjoying a clear white sand beach for free. Chairs and drinks cost extra of course,...More

Thank FredLawrence_NC
Reviewed 1 week ago

THE JETBLAST IS REAL!!! You really get blown away, all the way into the ocean!! Be careful because people have gotten hurt from this- but it's a fun experience and a must do if you're in the area.

Thank Chlo J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good fun beach, nice to watch the plans come in. The people who call themselves "tour guides" are annoying as is the people selling bags.

Thank Benlondon79
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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.
9 June 2017|
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Response from prdisney09 | Reviewed this property |
I was there a Saturday on may 2017 and I saw many big planes during the day including Delta and Jetblue arrived to the airport at Maho beach. There is a big screen at the bar with the airport itineraries you can see when the... More
23 May 2017|
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Response from Monique J | Reviewed this property |
Rent close to the restaurant then you have better access to food, drinks and a restroom. Also they have a board with the plane schedule so you can keep track of the big planes coming in. They usually charge $15 for a chair... More