Feel the rumble at Maho Beach, one of the Caribbean's most popular plane-spotting destinations. While other beaches draw visitors with their quiet setting, tourists flood this coastal spot to get exactly the opposite experience. Airplanes landing at an adjacent airport fly so low over this beach, the jet blasts can actually knock you over or blow you into the water. To spot the planes from a safe place, drop by one of the area's beach bars, many of which feature arrival/departure timetables and broadcast real-time transmissions between the landing aircraft and the airport's control tower. Put Maho Beach at the forefront of your travel plans using our Maho online road trip planner.
Tours to Maho Beach
$40 BOOK WITH VIATOR St Maarten Shore Excursion: Orient and Maho Beach Half-Day Tour
Duration: 5 hours
$44 BOOK WITH VIATOR St-Martin and St Maarten: Sightseeing Tour of the French and Dutch Sides of the Island
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Maho Beach reviews
Great experience to see the jumbo planes arrive and take off so close to you. Small bar owned by my friend "Guy" with good people working there. more »
Nice clean beach. Fun with the planes. Food choices not good. Parking on the road side. Must for at least, if you want to watch the planes landing and take off. more »
It was fun and exciting to watch the planes come in right over our heads. I found it hysterical that people would stand behind a plane that's kicking up sand at 180mph. Alittle short on brains but... more »
Clean beach lovely water. Awesome experience when airplanes landing. Close to lovely bars around !
The best place to be on a fine sunny day. I can't stop thinking of going back to take more pictures and eat and drink. Swim too.
Probably more of a fun beach to stop by at for views of airplanes, rather than to lounge on all day. The beach is narrow with a road right beside it and many tourists who come and go as planes go by. But it's a treat to watch the planes land and depart!
Lovely beach and the place to watch airplanes taking off and landing.
What a cool experience.. the beach is just a little strip...but the experience of whating the planes take off and land is worth the trip.. a couple of small restaurants right on the beach..
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