St Maarten Airport Maho Beach tour

Maho Beach is a Worldwide Famous beach thanks to its unique position next to St Maarten airport. So while you relax on bthe beach, swim the turquoise water you can experience the planes landing above your head ! A Truly unique experience. You can also have a breath taking relaxing day at one of the 2 Bars located at Maho Beach : the Sunset Beach Bar & the Driftwood where you can eat, enjoy some nice and fresh drinks while listening some good music. The tour to St Maarten airport beach will begin directly from the Cruise terminal in Philipsburg St. Maarten. Then you will drive through Philipsburg, then Cay Hill, Cole Bay, Simpson Bay and Maho Beach St Maarten. Once you arrived at Maho aka Airport Beach you will enjoy your time sunbathing, swimming or having a good time at one of the 2 beach bars. And you will see the plane landing over beach over your head at Maho. Or you will experience the jet blast o the planes that take off from St Maarten airport beach (be very cautious with the jet blast because there are many injuries every weeks). And after that you will driven back to St Maarten cruise port in Philipsburg.            

Maho Beach

People enjoy the turquoise water, the beach, the restaurants and gather to watch the plane landing over their head or get the blast of the jets when the planes take off.
This is a must see and must experience ! Just be cautious ! You can see our St Maarten airport beach video HERE.
And to prepare your trip you need to know where is Maho Beach ! So you can look at our Map HERE or below.

In addition to swim while planes land over your head or take off, you can have nice drinks at either the Sunset Bar or the Driftwood Bar. Also you have 2 casinos nearby and all the stores at Maho.

Prepare your itinerary with our Map of Airport Beach in St Maarten


Maho is comprised of Maho Beach and Maho village.

Maho Beach is known worldwide thanks to its position at the beginning of St Maarten airport runway.
You can see the planes landing above your head while on the beach, in the turquoise water or having a drink at the Sunset Bar or the Driftwood beach bar.
And when the time of the take off comes be careful if you decide to go behind the jet blast because it will really blast you !!


Maho village is composed of all inclusive resorts hotels, restaurants, bars and fine shops that you will love for your St Maarten shopping. In fact Maho is a destination within a destination that has truly redefined few years ago St Maarten nightlife, entertainment, restaurants, shopping and gaming in a vibrant resort atmosphere.

Maho village is really an open mall by the beach with its numerous stores that range from beauty products to jewelry to women’s clothes to cigars. They are around 30 duty free stores in Maho. So if you want to enjoy the St Maarten shopping tax free Maho is definitely a place to visit.


And after that you can enjoy the Casino Royale, the bar piano or the open sky bar !
The Casino Royale located in the heart of Maho is spectacular from the outside and its name could make you believe that you are James bond!
And when you go inside the casino they every game you can imagine. The Maho Casino is the largest in St Maarten boasting 21,000 square feet of gaming. With 21 tables of gaming including roulette, black jack, craps, poker (Three Card Bonus Poker, Let It Ride Bonus, Caribbean Poker, and Texas Hold’em). The casino has also 410 slot machines including a variety of classics and modern video slots. Casino Royale is the home to the only Sex in the City, Hangover, Wheel of Fortune and Betty Boop games on St Maarten. The casino also has a private “high-roller” poker table area with the highest table limits on St Maarten island. You can also bet on your favorite sports. No need to go to Las Vegas !


Restaurants and bars are also numerous and diverse in Maho village. From sushi to pizza to french food there are restaurants for any envy !


In Maho you have 3 hotels resorts that are among the best in St Maarten.

The Sonesta Maho Beach island is a St Maarten all inclusive resorts that is quite spectacular. The resort offers so many activities and thing to do in St Maarten that you will have to come for another holidays to do them all !!
They offer relaxation treatment, spa, a large pool with cascading waterfalls, 4 tennis courts, a specific program and activities for children. The Sonesta is really a world class all inclusive resort that happen to be by the famous Maho Beach in St Maarten and in Maho village. That’s even more things to do in st maarten while in holidays.

The 5 stars Sonesta Ocean Point Resort is in the Sonesta Maho Beach resort but is apart ! The Ocean Point hotel is the only  St Maarten all inclusive resorts for adults only.
The Ocen Point resort has 3 pools, 3 bars, a restaurant, 24 hour room service and private concierge. It’s truly a Luxury hotel.

The Royal Islander Club is a condo resort with kitchen and all the modern amenities that you can expect from an hotel.


With over 40 miles of coastline, St Maarten has plenty of spaces to offer the best beaches located either toward the Atlantic Ocean or toward the Caribbean Sea.

St Martin features some of the world’s finest seascapes. From unspoiled, quiet shores to lively hubs of activity, every single one of St Maarten beach is unique and reflects the rich diversity of the island itself.
St Maarten has 37 beaches and many of them rank among the finest and the best beach in the Caribbean.

Whether you want to see sunset or sunrise,whether you want to relax or party, whether you want to enjoy fine lunch or local food, whether you want to practice some water sports or do some snorkeling you will find a St Martin beach that correspond to your envy and mood of the day. You have the choice between 37 beach in St Maarten.

You will find below a short description of every beach in St Martin ordered by popularity :

Maho Beach or Airport beach is world famous for its unique location right under the St Maarten Airport runway.
People enjoy the turquoise water, the beach, the restaurants and gather to watch the plane landing over their head or get the blast of the jets when the planes take off.
This is a must see and must experience ! Just be cautious ! Learn more about Maho Beach HERE.
Orient Beach is located Known as the “St Tropez of the Caribbean”. Orient beach, situated in the north eastern part of St Maarten island in Orient Bay, is one of the island’s largest and most popular beaches.
A naturist or nudist beach can be found to the extreme south of Orient beach.
Learn more about Orient Beach HERE.
Cupecoy beach has beautiful sandstone cliffs creating beautiful coves and caves, and as it faces the South West of St Maarten making it a nice spot to admire sunsets. Learn more about Cupecoy Beach HERE.
Simpson Beach is running along St Maarten Airport (Princess Juliana International Airport) and the picturesque fishing village of Simpson Bay, this undeveloped strip of fine sand runs to the foot of the “Pointe Burgeaux” rocks.
Learn more about Simpson Bay Beach HERE.
Mullet Bay Beach is very popular with locals and tourists. The beach is fine sanded and stand on the edge of the golf course.
Learn more about Mullet Bay HERE.
Pinel island is a small ilet off coast St Martin on the french side. To get there you need to take the Pinel island ferry at Cul de sac and there is a rotation every 30 minutes starting at 9.30 am
Learn more about Pinel island HERE.
Tintamarre island is an inhabited island part of the French Natural reserve. Tintamarre has 2 beaches with one very protected from the wind while the other is open to the wind and is better fitted for snorkeling St Maarten.
Learn more about Tintamarre HERE.
Anse Marcel Beach is a sheltered and well developed beach in the north of St Martin island. As the bay is protected on both sides, the water here is calm.
Learn more about Anse Marcel HERE.
Baie de l’Embouchure Beach is Swept by the trade winds and protected from the Atlantic swell by a coral reef and the rocky islands of Coconut Grove, the bay offers perfect conditions for windsurfing all year round.
Learn more about Baie de l Embouchure HERE.
Burgeaux Beach is small beach nestled between the rocks of “Pointe Burgeaux” and Maho Beach.
Learn more about Burgeaux Beach HERE.
Cay Bay Beach is a small and very pretty cove beach.
Learn more about Cay Bay HERE.
Dawn Beach is a pretty beach that is fairly well protected.
Learn more about Dawn Beach HERE.
Friars Bay Beach is a nice and very famous beach thanks to its restaurants.
Learn more about Friars Bay HERE.
Galisbay Beach is a small and extremely calm beach located in Marigot.
Learn more about Galisbay Beach HERE.
Geneve Bay Beach is a very small beach and is more known for its natural pool.
Learn more about Geneve Bay HERE.
Grand Case Beach is one of the longest beach of St Maarten island. The beach is in the heart of Grand Case, St Martin
Learn more about Grand Case Beach HERE.
Grandes Cayes Beach is a long beach in the northern part of Saint Martin island.
Learn more about Grandes Cayes HERE.
Great Bay Beach is in the heart of Philipsburg,St. Maarten the capital of the Dutch side.
Learn more about Great Bay Beach HERE.
Green Cay is a small island with a quiet beach just in front of Orient Beach.
Learn more about Green Cay HERE.
Guana Bay Beach is a nice little beach on the Dutch side of Sint Maarten island.
Learn more about Guana Bay HERE.
Happy Bay is a small beach but very popular especially among the locals.
Learn more about Happy Bay HERE.
Indigo Bay Beach is a nice beach on the Dutch side of St. Maarten island.
Learn more about Indigo Bay HERE.
Kimsha Beach is a beach just off Simpson Bay road with some nice beach bars and water sports activities.
Learn more about Kimsha Beach HERE.
Little Bay Beach is a beach just outside Philipsburg St. Maarten.
Learn more about Little Bay HERE.
Long Bay Beach is a very exclusive beach with Luxury villas and the worldwide renowned Hotel La Samanna.
Learn more about Long Bay Beach HERE.
Lovers’ Beach is a tiny beach just outside Marigot, Saint Martin. It’s called “Plage des Amoureux” in French.
Learn more about Lovers beach HERE.
Lucas Bay Beach is the last beach on the French side of St Martin before the Dutch side on the eastern part of the island. Sometimes this beach is also called Coralita Beach.
Learn more about Lucas Bay Beach HERE.
Nettle Beach is long stretch of sand outside Marigot, St Martin with plenty hotels, resorts and restaurants.
Learn more about Nettle Beach HERE.
Pelican Key Beach is composed of several little stretch of sand dispersed among villas and several hotels resorts on the Dutch side of St Maarten island. Learn more about Pelican Key Beach HERE.
Petites Cayes Beach is a small reclusive beach located on the French side of St Martin island.
Learn more about Petites Cayes Beach HERE.
Plum Bay Beach is a very exclusive beach on the French side of St. Maarten island .
Learn more about Plum Bay Beach HERE.
Red Bay Beach is a long beach located on the French side of St Martin island.
Learn more about Red Bay HERE.

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