Plane Spotting St Maarten

Plane Spotting Hotels St Maarten

St Maarten Airport is probably one of the worlds top locations for both aircraft spotting and aviation photography.

The Maho beach area is superb for aircraft photography at St Maarten, with aircraft literally feet above the golden sands.

The top rated hotel for viewing at St Maarten Airport is the Sonesta Maho Beach Hotel featured below. The hotel is only a five minute walk from the

final approach over the beach. A room facing balcony will also give excellent views enabling great photography of landing aircraft at St Maarten Airport

Sonesta Maho Beach Hotel
Is now world famous for it’s views of the action and is the number one for St Maarten Aeroplane Spotting. It is also only a 5 minute walk from the beach area where you can probably get the best landing shots in the world. The resort and hotel is ideal for a family holiday.   
Location: *** Perfect location and ideal for St Maarten Airport photography
Spotting: *** Sit back on the balcony, or laze by the pool and view the aircraft at St Maarten Airport. Aircraft are easily read off from an airport facing room balcony. Ask for a view facing East or the Runway (not an Ocean facing room)
Photos: *** Photos can be taken from the balcony but to be honest, the main attraction of St Maarten is the low beach shots, the location is only a 5 minute walk from this hotel. Photos from the hotel balcony are into sun for most of the day, obviously from the beach area you pass to the other side of the Runway to get the sun behind you.
Value: * Expensive at around £150 a night, but well worth it for the once in a lifetime experience.
Book:  

The hotel can be booked through any of the following links Booking.com

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 A 5 minute walk from the Sonesta Maho Beach hotel brings you to the Sunset Bar with live ATC where great shots like this can be taken. Note the Sonesta Maho Beach hotel in the background.This photo is courtesy of TripAdvisor.  Another low arrival over Maho Beach St Maarten, just a 5 minute walk from the Sonesta Beach Hotel.This photo is courtesy of TripAdvisor.   

 

 View from the balcony at the Sonesta Beach Hotel


 St Maarten Airport Spotting locations, an alternate budget hotel :-

Travel Inn Hotel Simpson Bay
Is a convenient hotel for those who cannot afford the luxury of the Sonesta Hotel above. All rooms have a balcony with free plug in internet. The hotel is situated around 2 miles from Maho Beach and is only a short journey by local bus which pass nearby. There are numerous restaurants in the vicinity with a 24 hour McDonalds next door to the hotel.
Location: *** Perfect location.
Spotting: ** The rooms to go for are on the 2nd floor front of the hotel facing East in the range of 216-222. From here you will see all departing Jet traffic, however the lighter commuter type prop aircraft tend to turn prior to the hotel so will not be seen.
Photos: * No reports from hotel. Maho Beach is just a short bus ride away
Value: ** Deals for around £65 per night are available.
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OTHER ST MAARTEN HOTELS

There are numerous other hotels oin the St Maarten area which may have airport views, and if not should only be a short taxi ride away from the Sunset bar. The Booking.com site has a comprehensive list of hotels on the Island.

 

 

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  • Air Franz

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  • Ian Woodrow

    I stayed in Travel Inn Hotel in May. It was fine. A TV which I didn’t really use but it worked. Toilet was fine. Bed big and comfortable enough. Balcony outside the room… if you want photos of the planes it is good for them doing the right turn after departure from runway 10. Price did not include breakfast so I thought it was a bit expensive to not have this included. The location is excellent for the shops, eating and drinking establishments and there is a general store nearby. Handy for the buses to Maho/Mullet and Philipsburg (change buses at Cole Bay (at the KFC) if you want to go to Marigot. I never had to wait more than about 5 minutes for one of the little minibuses.
    I would stay here again.