Maho Beach, bordering the Maho Resort and Royal Islander Club, is a small stretch of white beach. It is the location that attracts all of its visitors: The beach is located at the Western end of the runway of Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM), thus providing you with a very special experience! For those who love the thrill, or just like airplanes, watch and see incoming jets gliding in and landing just a few yards above your head!
Maho Beach is facing the west of the Caribbean sea, so sunset views are great, but sometimes obstructed by approaching airplanes landing at Princess Juliana airport (SXM). Touch down is about 40 -100 yds behind the beach. As bigger as closer!
Nowhere else a Boeing 747 will be passing as close over your head as on Maho Beach.
The best time of the day to see the most is between 1:30pm - 5:00pm. The 747's and Airbus 340 usually glide in around 2:00 and leave around 4:00pm, which is sandblasting time!