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papa60 08-27-2013 08:53 AM

St. Maarten Maho Beach Question
 
What would be the best time of day to watch planes land at Maho Beach?

billybuzzy 08-27-2013 08:50 PM

papa60...While there are aircraft coming and going throughout the day, the majority of which are smaller prop "island hoppers" , We found frequent large jets coming and going between noon and 3 PM this past Feb (2013). The Beach Bar on Maho Beach posts a blackboard with the expected daily arrival times...it's a great view of the beach and the aircraft without the sandblasting!!!! It's a fun thing to do on St. Maarten's Dutch side.

BillyBuzzy

FYI....The Name of the Beach Bar is Sunset Beach Bar

papa60 08-28-2013 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by billybuzzy (Post 299090)
papa60...While there are aircraft coming and going throughout the day, the majority of which are smaller prop "island hoppers" , We found frequent large jets coming and going between noon and 3 PM this past Feb (2013). The Beach Bar on Maho Beach posts a blackboard with the expected daily arrival times...it's a great view of the beach and the aircraft without the sandblasting!!!! It's a fun thing to do on St. Maarten's Dutch side.

BillyBuzzy

FYI....The Name of the Beach Bar is Sunset Beach Bar

Thanks, Billy...I'll have to check out that bar!

RichC 09-13-2013 05:50 AM

There's a web site (that I can't remember) that shows the traffic at the airport during the day that you should check. The last time we visited we arrived mid afternoon & there weren't any more flights scheduled to arrive or takeoff until 4 PM & with the traffic jams going back to the ship it wouldn't be advisable to wait.

billybuzzy 09-13-2013 03:08 PM

KLM comes in from Amsterdam about 1215pm American about 135PM, Jet Blue 230 and 330pm!!!! Takeoffs
are (roughly) KLM @130PM, American @ 300PM, Jet Blue @350 and 400PM......there are numerous Charters coming in at unpredictable times. There are plenty of small aircraft coming and going at any time!!

BillyBuzzy

papa60 09-14-2013 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by billybuzzy (Post 299157)
KLM comes in from Amsterdam about 1215pm American about 135PM, Jet Blue 230 and 330pm!!!! Takeoffs
are (roughly) KLM @130PM, American @ 300PM, Jet Blue @350 and 400PM......there are numerous Charters coming in at unpredictable times. There are plenty of small aircraft coming and going at any time!!

BillyBuzzy

Thanks! I would love to see a 747 land there!

papa60 01-11-2014 08:35 PM

Any update on the mosquito problem in St. Maarten? Do we have to worry about it?

RichC 01-12-2014 03:10 AM

I've never seen even one mosquito there. I'm sure they have them but there hard to fine.


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