Plane Spotting in St. Maarten

I had one request for my 35th birthday: head to St. Maarten for a long weekend of plane spotting. If you love planes (& tropical locations), this is a bucket list trip! Here are some of my favorite shots from the long weekend.

From Sunset Bar on Maho Beach:

Air France A340 – the largest plane that current flies into SXM
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this little Insel Air was the lowest landing we saw all day
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American 757 from CLT
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Delta 757 from JFK
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United 737 from EWR
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American A319 from PHL
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Delta 757 from ATL
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From Sonesta Ocean Point Resort…

Spirit A321 from FLL
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American 757 from JFK
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Air France A340 from CDG
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Air France A340 – kind of in love with this plane
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Air France A340
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Delta 757 from ATL
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American 737 from MIA
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From our balcony at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort…

Jet Blue A321 (Mint!) from JFK
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Jet Blue A321
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Sunwing charter carrying many happy Canadians
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KLM A330 from AMS – this route used to fly a 747, sad to have missed it!
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On the runway…

Air Transat A310 headed to YUL
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Jet Blue A321 headed to JFK
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On Maho Beach…

in case you were wondering if this is as fun as it looks
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9 Responses to Plane Spotting in St. Maarten

  1. Jennifer April 22, 2017 at 4:30 pm #

    It looks like you could touch those planes!

  2. Lena April 22, 2017 at 6:02 pm #

    No ways!!! These photos are just unreal.
    I am not sure I could be at easy on that beach with all those planes flying so low right above me :)

    • christina April 23, 2017 at 4:32 pm #

      It’s definitely not a sun bathing beach – the water has a steep drop off & there are too many crazy people like me running around looking at the planes :)

  3. Tarah Vongbouthdy April 22, 2017 at 10:42 pm #

    We hung out at maho beach and watched the planes fly in and out and what a crazy experience! I swear we were so close to some of those planes! Great place to watch but gets busy!

    • christina April 23, 2017 at 4:31 pm #

      It definitely gets busy! We visited on a day when there weren’t any cruise ships in port, which was definitely key to the beach not being packed.

  4. Sarah April 23, 2017 at 12:11 pm #

    Those photos are both beautiful and hilarious — and kind of terrifying. But you look happy!

    • christina April 23, 2017 at 4:31 pm #

      I was SO blissfully happy! It was an adrenaline filled experience, that’s for sure!

  5. Eryn MacGillivray April 23, 2017 at 4:12 pm #

    Those are all such cool photos!!! So impressed right now haha!

    • christina April 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm #

      It’s a great place!

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