Maho Beach, Maho

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#1 of 30 in Parks in St. Maarten-St. Martin
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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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  • The aeroplane photography opportunities do not disappoint. The people are very friendly, I especially recommend the Driftwood boat bar, yes the bar is a stylised boat, staff are brilliant food v... 
    The aeroplane photography opportunities do not disappoint. The people are very friendly, I especially recommend the Driftwood boat bar, yes the bar is a stylised boat, staff are brilliant food v...  more »
  • Saw the YouTube videos of this online but it was 10x better to be there in person! What a rush was worth every minute of my time !!! 
    Saw the YouTube videos of this online but it was 10x better to be there in person! What a rush was worth every minute of my time !!!  more »
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  • The beach is a magnet for air traffic tourists , especially the landing and take-off is very spectacular but also risky. Very busy and a lot of traffic at the beach so don't expect a quiet caribbean beach.
  • Extremely beautiful beach here at Sint Maarten, pretty crowded, but clean. Got bars on each side of the beach, free wifi available. Astonishing view especially when a plane is on short final or about to depart. Driving here might be pretty challenging, not even close to having enough parking space around here, I have to park somewhere about 10 mins walk away from the beach. But definitely pay this beach a visit, otherwise you ain’t in Sint Maarten.

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