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Old 01-04-2009, 11:27 AM
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Hi guys,

been watching some videos online of ships and excursions in st marten, can you tell me if there is a beach where the planes are nearly touching peoples heads as its coming into land on the runway nearby, I love planes and would love to see this, seen it on youtube but not sure if it was made up or not.

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Old 01-04-2009, 11:34 AM
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Sunset Beach at the approach to the airport. The airplanes are low but not as low as some make it out to be. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZNwlxIzw4k
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:55 AM
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unreal, thats brill! will i be able to access that beach from the cruise port?
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:08 PM
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No. The pier is not near the airport. Queen Julianna airport is about 10 miles west of the pier as the crow flies.
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:06 AM
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ok no prob, Ill get a taxi,
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Take the minibus from Philipsburg that's cheaper. On our way back we were the last passengers on the minibus and for 2 extra $$ we were brought back to the pier. We bought something to drink in the supermarket across the street from the beach and sat down to watch.

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Old 01-05-2009, 08:39 PM
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We rented ATV's and drove to Maho beach after driving to a few other beaches. We waited about an hour but didn't see any big planed come in. There's a place to rent ATV's or small convertables that's only a 10 minute walk from the ship. An ATV is $75, and a jeep is $85 for the whole day. I think that a pretty good deal, and we had a great time.




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Old 01-06-2009, 09:06 AM
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brilliant thanks Sonny, Id love to do it, we took quads in jamaica up a dirt track on our last cruise and it was great craic!!
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:54 AM
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We rent a jeep or ATV every time we are in St. Maarten. They give you a map and let you go where ever you want. Orient Beach is one of our stops. Here is a picture of the vehicle we rented for $85...

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