About Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM)

Princess Juliana is a beautiful airport nestled between Maho Beach, Simpson Bay, and the Simpson Bay Lagoon on St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies. It is famous for its extremely low aircraft approaches over Maho Beach, which are all visible from nearby Sunset Beach Bar. Signs warn thrill seekers of the possibility of death or severe injury from the jet blast, but people tend to have short memories. Cars have been blown off the road, and people have been blown into the water. Awesome!

Our Experiences at Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten

We first visited Princess Juliana International Airport during our July 2008 trip to St. Maarten. We stopped back to switch planes on our November 2009 trip to see Jimmy Buffet perform in St. Bart’s.

Our videos of the jets coming in at the end of the runway on Maho Beach have been featured on ABC Nightline and Entertainment Tonight.

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