October 20, 2016

Getting to Maho Beach from Cruise Port in Philipsburg St. Maarten

You can spot plane flying over Maho Beach in Philipsburg
Maho Beach is also known as the airport beach because of how close the airport is to that beach. It's one of the tourist attractions in Phillipsburg as visitors enjoy spotting airplanes flying over the beach during flights taking off and landing.

If you are traveling to Philipsburg through cruise ship, you can follow the steps below to get to Maho Beach from the cruise terminal in Philipsburg:

  1. After you are allowed to disembark the cruise ship, walk towards the tourist information desk's direction. At the back of it, that's where you will find the taxi stand.
  2. You will see orange shirt people at the taxi stand. You walk up to them and tell them you want to go to Maho Beach or just look at the signs that are posted at each stand.
  3. Beneath each sign poster, you will see the taxi fare. Don't get intimidated of the fare that says 1-2 people $20 for Maho Beach. Taxi in St Maarten is not the typical taxi we are all used to. It's basically a shared van. The more people get in the taxi, the lesser price the taxi costs. So if there are just two of you traveling, wait until you get more people to go to Maho Beach as it will get much cheaper to get in the taxi. You don't have be related to other passengers.
  4. Hop on the van and enjoy the ride. It's about 20-30 minutes journey. Once you get to the beach, you pay your shared fare directly to the driver.
Not Typical Taxi - It's A Shared Van
Enjoy the beach and hopefully you get a good photo shot of airplane flying over the beach. My suggested time to go there is between 2pm and 3pm in the afternoon as there are usually big International flights come in. There's a surfboard in front of the Sunset bar that posts flights arrivals and departures information, or you can watch on their big screen tv for more flight schedules.

This surfboard has daily flight schedules
When you are ready to go back to the cruise ship, follow the same steps to get the taxi back to the cruise terminal. The fares remain the same based on how many people in the taxi.

Taxi Fare to Maho Beach
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