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.
Tours to Maho Beach
$129 BOOK WITH VIATOR Best Of Full-Day Snorkeling and Beach Excursion with Hot Lunch in Sint Maarten
Duration: 6 hours 15 minutes
Maho Beach reviews
Cool experience, careful swimming send on beach sucks you right above ankle same thing happens when you in water, when waves pull you back very uncomfortable. Few restaurants near to have lunch and... more »
This was a fun little stop within walking distance of our resort. We got some really cool pictures at sunset with planes landing and watched a few depart. Great place for a quick stop and new... more »
Clean beach lovely water. Awesome experience when airplanes landing. Close to lovely bars around !
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.
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