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  • April 22, 2016 3:45 PM ET

    Feel the Heat: St. Maarten Plane-Spotting

    Feel the Heat: St. Maarten Plane-Spotting

    PHOTO: Perhaps the most iconic plane landing in the world is just steps from two Sonesta Resorts (Courtesy Sonesta Resorts)

    One of the most unique attractions of visiting St. Maarten starts with landing into Princess Julianna International Airport.

    You may not know it, but the flight you’re on is giving a crowd of sunbathers at Maho Beach the thrill of their life, where planes blast by for a landing at considerably low range and it’s an Instagram-worthy sight to behold.

    Guests of the family-friendly all-inclusive Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and the adults-only Sonesta Ocean Point Resort are both located right on the famed Maho Beach, providing front row seats to the spectacle. 

    SEE MORE: Sonesta Ocean Point Resort

    Plane landings can be captured from the comfort of guests’ ocean view suites and balconies (Ocean Point Butler Suites even include binoculars) from Maho Beach Resort’s oceanfront Palms Grill or The Point Restaurant, and Ocean Point’s posh Mediterranean Azul Restaurant, perched on a cliff overlooking the bay affording spectacular views.

    Aviation enthusiasts from all over the world visit Maho Beach making it one of the #1 voted beaches. For the brave and curious, it’s just steps to the area in front of the runway, where tourists and locals alike wait for the next incoming 747 to experience this striking display that is fun, safe and one-of-a-kind.  

    For more information or bookings please call 800-SONESTA (766-3782), or visit


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