Maho Beach, Maho

Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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.
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  • Amazing beach next to our Hotel! Was not packed at all and seeing the planes land and take off were spectacular!  more »
  • You have to visit if you’ve never been! Very cool to sit and watch the planes fly in so close to the sand.  more »
  • World Famous Beach, know as the top 10 most scariest airports in the world! This is a bucket list check off. You need to research the flights coming in so that you don’t miss it, as there are only a....  more »
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  • 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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