Maho & Mullet Bay
Giant airplanes cruise at such a low altitude at Maho Beach, it feels like they might land on the sand. A short walk away on Mullet Bay sea grape trees and palms provide shade, snack bar-style restaurants serve barbecue, and huts rent chairs, towels, and snorkeling gear.
Explore Maho Beach and Mullet Bay as part of a guided sightseeing tour (via Jeep, power boat, catamaran, sailboat, or ATV) encompassing both the French and Dutch sides of the island, making stops to sunbathe at Orient Beach, sample the food scene in Grand Case, stroll charming Marigot, and enjoy the sweeping views atop Cole Bay Hill.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Maho Beach and Mullet Bay are ideal spots for experiencing beach life.
- Get in a round at the island’s only 18-hole golf course at Mullet Bay.
- Flight schedules are posted everyday at Sunset Bar and Grill on Maho Beach.
- Try your luck at two casinos (Casino Royale and Dunes) within walking distance of Maho beach and Mullet Bay.
How to Get There
Maho Beach and Mullet Bay are both on the Dutch side of Sint Maarten, adjacent to Princess Juliana International Airport. If arriving by cruise, take the free shuttle bus to the beaches. If driving, park around the corner from Sunset Bar and Grill.
When to Get There
Come to Maho Beach early afternoon when the larger planes typically land, but expect crowds at any time of day. In general, the weather on the island is pleasant year-round, with July and August being the warmest months. Deals on hotels and flights may be found during the spring and fall seasons, while migrating humpback whales are seen off the coast February through June.
Another Great Beach: Great Bay Beach
Straddling the entire length of Philipsburg, Great Bay Beach is one of Sint Maarten’s longest and widest beaches. Along its 2-mile (3.2-kilometer) stretch are lively beach bars, rum shacks, and street carts serving ice-cold beers and some of the city’s best spots for dining and duty-free shopping. Running alongside the beach is a friendly boardwalk, perfect for strolling, cycling, or zipping along on a Segway.