4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

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  • Location:Philipsburg or Simpson Bay, St Maarten
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

St Maarten Half-Day Trip to Orient and Maho Beach

Enjoy a sensational day of sun and sea as you bask at two of St Maarten’s most popular beaches – Orient Beach and Maho Beach. First, head to Orient Bay Beach where you’ll find an abundance of water sports on offer, including jet skiing, sailing and paragliding, as well as plenty of beach bars and restaurants. At Maho Beach, watch aircraft fly close overhead from the nearby airport. You'll feel like a jet-setter on this half-day trip that includes complimentary refreshments and round-trip transport with a friendly guide!


  • Half-day beach tour in St Maarten
  • Swim, sunbathe or rent water sports equipment at Orient Bay Beach
  • At Maho Beach, watch planes fly overhead from nearby Princess Juliana International Airport
  • Enjoy complimentary refreshments (water, beer, soda or guavaberry rum punch)
  • Hear entertaining and informative commentary from your local guide
  • Round-trip hotel transport included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

With transport included, this tour makes it easy to get around St Maarten and two of its most well-known beaches. You’ll have plenty of free time for the beach on this family-friendly excursion!

What You Can Expect

St Maarten Half-Day Trip to Orient and Maho Beach

Relax on the beaches of the Caribbean

Prepare for five hours of absolute fun in the sun! Your friendly guide will pick you up at your hotel in St Maarten and deliver you to two fantastic beaches by air-conditioned van or coach as you enjoy complimentary refreshments onboard. First, head to Orient Bay Beach, the island’s longest beach, equipped with complete tourist amenities including a wide range of beach bars and restaurants within easy reach.

Check out the many water sports facilities where jet skis, sailboats, paragliding and even some kids’ activities are available (own expense), or simply take a dip in the clear green water of the Caribbean. After two hours at beautiful Orient Bay Beach, your guide will deliver your group to Maho Beach, known for its proximity to Princess Juliana International Airport.

Head to Maho Beach around midday, just in time to view the arrivals of large aircraft at the airport! While at Maho Beach, enjoy lunch at Sunset Beach Bar and Grill (own expense) while you listen to the live feed from the control tower. Then, watch airplanes loom overhead as they approach the runway and feel the tremble of the jet blasts from departing flights at the nearby airport.

You’ll have approximately two hours to spend at Maho Beach, where you can relax amid the cool breeze of the Caribbean, watch the swelling waves of the sea or stroll along the pure white sand – lost in the sound of crashing waves on the rocks that rise off the coast. Once you’ve achieved official status as a St Maarten beach bum, your guide will transfer you back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Todd K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great trip overall! Had a little difficulty at first contacting the local guides to set-up the pickup from our cruise ship, but once that was squared away, the rest of the trip was awesome. Got to visit two great beaches. Would definitely recommend this excursion!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Tour was excellent. My husband and I were treated very well. Enjoyed the historical knowledge our guide had not only St. Maarten, but also surrounding islands. Very relaxed and informal, blended in quite well with the island. At Orient Beach, If you are looking for a little solitude, but convenience of restroom and beach bartender, take a walk further down the beach to Coco resort. Maho beach is smaller and crowded, but crazy exciting with the planes flying directly over head as they land.

Nancy L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

We had a blast! There was 12 family members on this trip our driver was Ricky he was outstanding. I highly recommend this tour! Thanks Ricky!!! and thanks for the rum punch that put me too bed early that day.

Susan E

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

Really enjoyed seeing the sights, especially Maho beach and the urchins by the ocean.

Andy T

4 star rating: Recommended February 2014

The tour people were great. Very easy to meet up with after we debarked the cruise ship. I did not realize this was more of a tour rather than getting us to the beach. We really wanted at least an hour at both beaches however we got only half hour at Orient beach because we had to run to Maho to catch the big airplane coming in. We had more time at Maho but beach was crowded. We did have a nice lunch and tour guide was available to leave when we wanted.


3 star rating: Worth doing April 2015

I enjoyed my tour guy however I wish my crowd was different. Would definitely recommend for large groups rather than couples.

Wayne D

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better December 2013

This trip was overly inclusive to the extent that it turned into a whole day excursion. Caused me to loose a second excursion in the afternoon.

Christy T

1 star rating: I do not recommend this May 2015

Difficult to actually get a hold of the operator of the tour till we never actually made it I was looking for something related to just seeing the airplanes take off rather than that and a beach stuff also it would be nice if the operator of the tour would make available the schedule prior to going on a tour

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