Maho Beach – Sint Maarten’s must-see air show
Come and discover Maho Beach, one of the most famous and unusual beaches in Sint Maarten, located at the end of the Princess Juliana International Airport. Here you can enjoy an idyllic setting with white sand and turquoise water while witnessing a unique and impressive air show.
The landing of the planes at Maho Beach is an unforgettable moment. You will first see an approaching plane, then you will see it move in the axis of the beach, passing a few meters above your head. All types of aircraft, from private jets to commercial planes such as Boeing 747, Airbus A340 and even the famous Concorde, have already landed on this mythical runway. Only the best and most experienced pilots can attempt the adventure.
The departure and arrival times of the various airlines are posted on a board in the surrounding bars, allowing visitors not to miss this fascinating spectacle. Numerous bars and restaurants, including the famous Sunset Beach Bar, offer terraces with unobstructed views of the beach and the airport to make the most of the attraction.
However, it is important to respect the safety rules when visiting Maho Beach. Do not place your towel along the runway or in line with the aircraft engines. Close your eyes and cover your ears to protect yourself from the sand and the noise of the engines, which can exceed 120 dB. Read local authority warning signs carefully and never cross the fences surrounding the trail.
Around Maho beach, you will find many fast food and tapas bars to eat, as well as clubs to enjoy the nightlife of Sint Maarten. The atmosphere is warm, relaxed and cosmopolitan.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Maho Beach during your stay in Sint Maarten and live a unique experience, mixing relaxation and thrills.