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Sunset Beach Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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#2 Beacon Hill Road, Simpson Bay 97150 , St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-545-2084
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The wood fired pizza, especially the KLM and the guacamole is a must try. Watching people get blown away as planes take off and the music make it an entertaining afternoon. They could probably use some more staff tho as they seem to be quite busy.

Thank Tonya S
Ottawa, Canada
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320 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Order a meal and a drink and sit and watch the planes land over the beach. Sun, ocean, and planes...perfect for a bar.

Thank Richy_Bobby
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

there are a few places for beverages along the road. the main attraction are the planes.get yourself centered on the beach with a cold one for an overhead flight and amazing. tThe beach is beautiful but the waves are misleading. No sign posted but ok for strong swimmers as the exit has a huge undertow. you cant go to st.... More 

Thank Jonathan B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visit here every trip to St Martin just for the amazing experience. I highly recommend standing on the beach when planes arrive but don't risk it when they take off. It is something everyone should do at least once in their life. The service and food are okay but who cares?

Thank Happy_Gourmet1
Kristiansund, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Beach Bar is big busy and noisy it is the ideal place to watch the planes take of and land above the famous Maho Beach,even though the place is heaving with people the service is efficient and the waiting staff are in control at what they do,food is good and the beer is cold don't go to this island... More 

Thank Ray H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is legendary for watching the planes land especially taking off. You can stand right under flight pattern and feel the jet engines, pretty unique. There is a bar / restaurant there also. They also have a small swimming pool and you can use for $5. Parking and traffic is pretty hectic.

Thank Budmanri
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Maho beach to do the world famous plane spotting in the Caribbean. Fantastic fun. Sunset restaurant is just a good casual place to eat for a burger , wrap or pizza. Good quick service and beer was cold.

Thank champ50
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the bar you see on TV where people try and hang on the fence when airplanes take off. Incredibly funny to see them get slammed into ocean. Drinks are good along with the nachos.

Thank Harleyrider1968
Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

best place on SXM to plane watch and wave good bye right at the end of the runway, but don't be a fool and try to hang on to fence when 747 takes off you might end up in hospital. Food and drinks are great, you have to go just once. We have a friend that is an airplane buff... More 

Thank Akecspop
Detroit, Michigan
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

2 for one happy hour most days 4-6. Breakfasts are good. Pizza is o.k. Onion rings were great. Wonderful view of the ocean and planes. Staff was very nice, but it gets very crazy on cruise ship days, so sometimes you have to seek them out for re orders or your check.

Thank timsnorm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?