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Sunset Beach Bar

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#2 Beacon Hill Road, Simpson Bay 97150 , St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-545-2084
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Cayman Islands
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best to visit early before the beach nearby gets flooded with cruise ship passengers, i had a very nice quiet breakfast here with amazing view of the beach and the planes landing right above the water and the beach, prices are good and the menu is customisable

Thank rokajoska
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great beach bar to watch the planes arrive & depart. They have a schedule there for all the flights too. Make sure you time it out wisely because this is a very busy bar & may not get a seat.

Thank hijk4rock
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We only had drinks here but it's a must just to see the people get blown away by jet fuel from planes. Apparently Air France planes are the most powerful. Great spot

Thank c8and2
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We started at the beach and watched the airplanes land. We migrated to the restaurant for some food and drinks. Pizza was good. Service was good. It took a long time for food though. It was busy. Restrooms were super clean. Great spot to chill out and watch.

Thank Todd R
Central Oregon, Oregon
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So crowded and loud. We skipped and watched the planes from the beach and left. We aren't crazy about uber tourist places.

Thank scrabbleal
North Las Vegas
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Location location location! Food was good service excellent and fun. We loved watching the air traffic, and even took a nice swim at the beach.

Thank NorthLasVegasPenny
Chicago, Illinois
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94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Saint Maarten institution has doubled its size and upgraded its burgers. The drinks are still reasonably priced and the service is mostly good (ask for Thelma). You can watch the planes land and take off and the more adventurous folks (with less common sense) get blown​ off the wall by jet wash. And the sunsets are great.

Thank my-place-in-the-sun
Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A well visited and often too crowded bar to have a drink and a snack. But the view is perfect. The service is average but snacks and beverages are above average. They have to upgrade their garbage collection. Their garbage collection point is smelly and used kitchen oil is polluting the area. I hope they are not killing the goose... More 

Thank Etienne L
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great spot right on Maho beach to watch the planes arrive and take off! Friendly stuff great atmosphere.

Thank Elizabeth M
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our trip to St Maarten wouldn't be complete without a visit to Sunset Beach Bar. We love spending the afternoon watching planes land, take off and enjoying lunch and drinks. The food is casual, tastes great, and goes perfect with a iced bucket of beers. The energy, fun, and excitement is not to be missed.

Thank Karen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #2 Beacon Hill Road, Simpson Bay 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 721-545-2084
Fasten your seatbelts for fun in the sun! Sunset Bar & Grill is St. Maarten's most popular beach bar and it's easy to see why. We are right on a beautiful white sandy beach, but also right at the end of the runway of Princess Juliana International Airport. Where else can you enjoy an ice cold beer as a huge KLM Jumbo Jet soars right over your head?

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?