Maho Beach, Maho

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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Maho Beach by using our Maho online road trip planner .
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  • One of those 'Got to do's' when in St Martin's. Fun to watch and the bigger plane that comes in the better. Hellish for parking. We had a hire car and one car park charges a dollar for every 4...  more »
  • We recently hired Cisco to take us to Maho (Sunset) Beach from a cruise ship. We managed to see a big jet take off right in front of us. He also took us around the entire island both the Dutch and.....  more »
  • We're 64 and 70 so really should be mature and sensible by now, but we just had to go and sit on the beach directly under the flight path and behind the jets taking off, didn't we? I'm certainly glad....  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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..
  • Cool place for photos with plane, 5* only for the location. "Beach" hardly exists. Itwas destroyed after hurricane. There is a concrete inside of the water so even dangerous to swin.
  • The experience watching the planes take off and land is really cool and very unique, but the beach itself tends to collect up a lot of empty cups and beer bottles, as well as other various items drink travelers leave behind on the sand and rocks. Many travelers also tend to stand in the road at time waiting for the planes and cause traffic to come to a standstill until they are out of the way.
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