Surprising but true: Maho Beach, which lies west of Philipsburg - the capital of the Dutch part of the island (known as Sint Maarten) - is a world-famous tourist attraction. And with good reason: lying on a towel, you can watch planes landing at Princess Juliana International Airport just a few metres above your head. A plane spotters' paradise, this beach is one of the few places where you can admire the trajectory of an aircraft from the end of a runway.
Watching the planes above the beach has become such a popular activity that departure and arrival times of different airlines are displayed on a table in the bars, and the Sunset Beach Bar even has an enclosure outside which broadcasts radio communications between pilots and air traffic controllers. Be careful and do not forget to breathe: the engine blast can be seriously exciting!
Beacon Hill Road
Sunset Beach Bar
2 Beacon Hill Road
+1 721 545 2084