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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.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Beacon Hill Road, Maho, St Martin / St Maarten
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Seems that the beach was rough. I think they laid down cement after the last hurricane to preserve the beach so it is very steep. Water was clean and clean can be. Go watch the planes. Don't stand close when they take off.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank mckaydarien
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best experience ever at Sonesta MAHO! Friendly stuff and newly renovated hotel and best location over- Sonesta MAHO has its own part of MAHO beach!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Enjoyingsun
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must see place to go! Nothing else like it in the world! Check the flight schedule, hold you taxi and go see something else!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank neversettlelifestyle
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Maho Beach is world famous for its proximity to the main runway to the airport in St Maarten/St Martin, and, you have to experience it to believe it! Yea, it's incredible as you watch planes of all sizes land and take off, the runway less...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Pistol4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’d never seen water this clear before. It was the most beautiful blue! I loved the beach; I live near an Air Force base, so I thought watching the planes landing periodically was cool.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jmill034
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Check the flight schedule before you go. If there aren't any big planes coming in while you're there, don't bother. Literally every single one of the transportation staff at the port is extremely rude. They treat you like crap and cram at least 18 of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Roam583766
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The world famous Maho beach is known as a beach to watch the planes land, and it is. It’s also a great little beach to soak in the crystal clear Caribbean. Not too rough, just some minor waves and a sandy bottom. It gets 5...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank djgroove
Reviewed 1 week ago

the bar we rented the chairs from had only place for possible 20 chairs and a wall of stone rocks cemented to block the ocean. we had to walk over a plank to get over the hole in the sand before the stone wall and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ian M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Forget to have relaxing time on your sun-bed and umbrella because this “beach” is only attraction where millions people come to witness airplane landing just above theirs head!tight, only one road that finish with big beach bar with noisy music! worth to see and spend...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MajaSwe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful to watch . When we were there not to crowded. Current strong so should be a strong swimmer or have life jacket On

Date of experience: October 2019
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14 September 2019|
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Response from garylB5279QS | Reviewed this property |
Hi , the ship excursion are very good but you can also take a cab for about 8.00 per person to mayo beach there’s also a excursion to buccaneer beach with chairs , lunch and transportation back to ship .
3 September 2019|
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Response from Keith L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we used our iPhones too and we got some great shots/video. I also used a GoPro and as others have said, you don't really need a zoom!
29 August 2019|
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Response from Joyce S | Reviewed this property |
I was there last March. I don’t recall the rocks being a big problem.