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Sunset Beach Bar

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#2 Beacon Hill Road, Simpson Bay 97150 , St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-545-2084
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Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fun place to go and have some local beverages and good bar food and spectacular scenery of plane coming and going. Also nothing like watching people line up immediately behind a jet with 90000 lbs of thrust per engine be blown off there feet into the sand and ocean. Priceless!

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Bellflower, California
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A perfect place to sit and eat and drink, and drink some more as you watch the planes come in and depart at Moho Beach. Plan to come early and get a front row seat on the patio and edge of the sand for the best photos of this popular airport attraction. A must experience while on the island!. Great... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to watch jets take off and see people get blown over from jet blow back. F old and drinks were fine. Watching people was great fun.

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Naples, Florida
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168 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been to SXM a "zillion" times, but we never tire of the fun experience of having a drink at Sunset Beach Bar...."THE" time to be there is when one of the jumbo jets is due into the airport next door, literally flying right over you, close....sooo close, you think it will land on you. Have your camera/cell phone ready!!... More 

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Rochester, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the first place that we stop after getting off the plane. There is a small but nice beach, and a crazy view of the planes landing. If you haven't seen any photos of planes landing there you need to. They have reasonably priced food and drinks. If you are there at happy hour it's even better. They recently... More 

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Thank WNY_Travel
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Plan to spend so time enjoying a bite to eat , having a cocktail and watching the people try not to get blown off the fence fron the jets exhaust as they take off .

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Thank Dennis G
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a drink and some appetizers while we waited for the planes to land. It costs to park but if you show the ticket to the bartender they will punch it and you park for free.

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Thank Dave L
wading river ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Although my husband and I are in or 50's, we always enjoy a day at Maho Beach to watch the planes take off and to be right underneath them when they are landing. Our day always includes a lunch and margarita at sunset beach bar. Great bar food reasonably priced!! highly recommend this establishment😀

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Jacksonville, Florida
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped at the Sunset Beach Bar as we always have done when we go to St. Martin to have a drink and appetizer and watch the crazy people get blasted from the get blast from the planes taking off from the airport. Always a good show. Friendly and helpful waiter, good food and drink.

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Thank badcr125honda
Estes Park, Colorado
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw this great restaurant from the water first. After finishing our tour, we headed out to see if we could find it. While tucked away, the views and beach were fantastic. Our food was wonderful and service was quick and friendly. The decks around the dining area were fun to relax on while watching the tide come in.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #2 Beacon Hill Road, Simpson Bay 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 721-545-2084
Description
Fasten your seatbelts for fun in the sun! Sunset Bar & Grill is St. Maarten's most popular beach bar and it's easy to see why. We are right on a beautiful white sandy beach, but also right at the end of the runway of Princess Juliana International Airport. Where else can you enjoy an ice cold beer as a huge KLM Jumbo Jet soars right over your head?

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?