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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  • Used to be a cool beach to watch the planes land...maybe head over to Sunset Beach Bar to get a drink. Place is packed with people now.  more »
  • We loved Maho Beach! Plane spotting was awesome! The beach itself was a bit crowded by noon but we had our own little space. The water was warm and snorkeling was among the best I have had "for free"....  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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