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Saying Goodbye to St Maarten

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, Sint Maarten
25 Kudos
St Maarten and Saint Martin were an island treat. There's a Dutch side and a French side and both influences were found on each respective side of the island. St Maarten's claim to fame is Maho Beach, the popular beach that is next door to the runway at Princess Juliana airport. You can take a taxi there and either set up on the beach and watch the planes come down low over your head for landing or hang out at the next door Sunset Bar and Grill. I prefer the latter for the music, great food and drinks, the TV screen that lets you know which planes are arriving, and a better view for photo opps.
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Princess Juliana Airport - Anguilla Ferry
The airport next to the beach, where the planes take off from and land on.

Points of interest

Saint Thomas
usually another port of call on the same itinerary as St Maarten
Port Everglades
take a cruise ship here to sail to the eastern caribbean
where the cruise will port in St Maarten; take a taxi to Maho Beach
Simpson Bay
the body of water over which the planes come in for landing
Saint Martin
this is the French side of the island and you can see the French influences
Orient Beach Studio
It was windy on this side of the island. I would have preferred to spend our whole time at Maho Beach.
Sint Maarten
The Dutch side and location of Maho Beach and the Sunset Bar.


Sunset Bar and Grill
Good food and drinks, great music, a TV with incoming and outgoing flights.

Special activities

Maho Beach
Come here and set up on the beach to get a view of the planes overhead.

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