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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  • BEAUTIFUL WATER. Planes in and out all day, but not overwhelming. One of the prettier beaches we have ever been to.  more »
  • My family and I arrived in St. Maarten on a cruise ship and took a taxi from the port to Maho Beach. We chose to walk to the farthest beach and bar area because it was less crowded. We rented lounge c...  more »
  • If you are visiting St. Maarten this beach is a must see. I recommend that you check the flight schedules online to pick the best time with flights coming in to get the best experience with larger planes. Typically the larger planes arrive between 1:30pm and 2:00pm.
  • Great fun standing right at the start of the airport runway, being blown away by the aircraft thrust!!?
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