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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” (201 reviews)
“planes landing” (207 reviews)
“sunset bar” (173 reviews)
End of SXM Airport Runway | Phillipsburg, St Maarten, Maho 3550-147, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beach is beautiful and great for watching the airplanes! We loved it! Water was warm and there were some waves but they were small and gentle! What a great place to spend your times in sxm!

Thank Welove G
Reviewed 2 days ago

The beach is pretty and its amazing to see all those planes landing just above your head. Unfortunately, and logically, this attracts A LOT of tourists. This sometimes makes it a bit too busy. However, if you like planes this is definitely the place to...More

Thank Daphne v
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Maho Beach is nice, if small and a touristy. There are good places to eat and drink in the vicinity, but the beach itself is small and a bit crowded.

Thank Bob E
Reviewed 2 days ago

You would have to be insane to want to sit on this beach with huge aircrafts landing 100 ft over your head

Thank J M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful beach, gorgeous water and of course nothing better than planes landing right over your head. We were there for one of the last KLM 747 take offs and was epic to say the least. Will visit again for sure.

Thank Rod P
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent the morning at this beach and enjoyed our time there. It was a $16 per person taxi ride from our cruise port to get to the beach. It was really neat watching the planes coming in from the beach as they got very...More

Thank Lauren B
Reviewed 3 days ago

if you sit on the beach you will get more than just an ocean view. we watched the daring people get the blowback from the planes and it was fun to watch but those people are crazy!!

Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed at Sonesta Maho and were able to enjoy this beautiful, clean and small beach... Good location to enjoy snorkel and the take off / landing of the large and small airplanes!!!

Thank Soledad M
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like a good thrill, then watching planes take off and land from Maho Beach is a must do in Philipsburg. My husband and I visited Maho Beach last Tuesday as part of tour #2 w/ Bernard's SXM Island Tours. The beach was crowed...More

Thank shaunab90
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great beach right at the end of the runway for Princess Julianna airport. You get great water, great beach, and spectacular views of the aircraft landing. No where else can you get all this. And, after all, it's on St Maarten! Chances are you're on...More

Thank JT03
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2 August 2017|
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Response from Jamie B | Reviewed this property |
We asked what the high season was here on the island and the driver told us April-November. We are here in July the low season right at the end of the runway and see about 8 jets a day and about as many smaller jets. It is... More
Veronica D
30 July 2017|
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Response from WaterXO | Reviewed this property |
the wave at Maho Beach were very strong when we were there. So did not see any jet ski around. Maho beach is not that big of a area too. Also, St. Marteen is not like a "jungle" island so I am not aware of any zipline place?
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.