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Sunset Beach Bar

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££ - £££
American, Bar
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#2 Beacon Hill Road, Simpson Bay 97150 , St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-545-2084
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent one afternoon at Sunset Bar-- watching the planes, eating appetizers and drinking. The friends we were with loved the plane watching. We sat in the bar. They had great drinks!!!!!! A trip is not complete without going to Sunset Bar-- which is located right at the airport

Thank Mots206
Quezon City, Philippines
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been here last 2010 and the place was small and cozy. Now they did a big expansion and add another restaurant that serves dinner. Sunset beach bar was always great to visit. They have the best view to watch the planes land. The food was okay. I had the sunset burger which was cold and dry. I didn't complain... More 

Thank Lakwatsera09
Austin, Texas
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a tourist attraction but a very good one. Some of the excitement of watching the people getting blown into the water from the airplane jet blast when taking off is somewhat muted now that the 747's don't fly in anymore but still it is a great visit. They have remodeled the entire area adding more outside seating and... More 

Thank J Craig W
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went there for the day from St Maarten. The beach is STUNNING! The restaurant and lunch was just average. My husband was disappointed that they didn't offer any chicken breast and I was confused that the two promised drinks with the tour only included one with alcohol. The trip we took there with Nexus tours was... More 

Thank Andrea B
Harlan, Kentucky, United States
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great happy hour specials. Food and service was below average despite previous positive reviews. Would recommend to visit for drinks but elsewhere for food.

Thank skidigdug
Howell, New Jersey
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pictures of airplanes landing right past the fence have made this a go to place for every tourist with no imagination or a quest for the adventure, as if it is glorious or glamorous. A desire to get sand blasted and potentially hurt in front of a bunch of drunk tourists. The bar is fine and an average bar,... More 

Thank reynolro
New York City, New York
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

didn't eat or drink here, but the venue looked amazing. The location is great to see the planes coming and going. Would recommend a visit.

Thank tar419
Georgetown, Canada
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice spot to stop for a drink whilst watching the planes and to listen to air traffic control, very busy happening location

Thank TBetchley
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the new view and room for more people. Pool and now nightly entertainment through the holiday season! Great update to an awesome island staple. Most popular plane take off of any island ever!

Thank DeeMCausey
Napanee, Canada
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was great with great food and drinks. The location was perfect to view planes on their flight path before landing. Try to go just prior to lunch to get a good parking spot in their lot and to get a good seat to view planes coming in.

Thank Rick L

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?