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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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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You go to the Sunset Beach Bar to watch big jets land right over your head and it is very cool. The place can be packed depending on the time and if the cruise ships are in port. We found that later in the day was best and when larger planes were landing and taking off. Food and beverage is... More 

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Thank Jimtgov
Inwood, West Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is always our last stop on the Island before heading to the airport. The food here is great, the service is wonderful and the view of the planes landing and taking off is out of this world!! An absolute must stop before you leave the Island!

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Thank Dave0888
Sussex, New Jersey
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This used to be a small fun little bar with GREAT atmosphere. Since being noted on various TV shows as a top beach bar they have become very tourist focused. Food is still very good but prices have risen.

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Thank Joet201460
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent an afternoon here, and were able to get a shaded area which was much appreciated. The place was very busy but our server Maddy (male) was awesome. He was very attentive and took care of our large & needy group very well. The beach was absolutely packed and way too crowded to even attempt to grab a spot.... More 

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Thank Chris_in_DSM
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have review this restaurant before but it has changed dramatically since last year. Lot's of improvements in parking, bathroom facilities, tables, and many other areas. Food was very good and the view of the ocean and planes landing is unprecedented. I highly recommend this for lunch on the island!

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Thank kywildcat74
Guadeloupe
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most iconic bar of the island. Watch the planes landing and sometimes taking-off ! Success is there and they should strengthen their team to speed-up the service.

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Thank kevinnickles
Chicago, IL
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food, great drinks, wonderful people watching. Don't miss it, one of the highlights of the island.

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Keswick, Canada
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The best spot (other than the beach) to get a drink and watch planes coming in to land. When we attended, it was overcrowded and hard to find a table. The food was ok, but not fine dining. There was a sign that "topless women drink for free". Sure enough, one showed up. Had to have a talk about different... More 

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Thank mikekris
Penetanguishene, Canada
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to eat, drink and watch the airplanes. Not expensive and the waterfront views are beautiful.

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Thank Grant B
tolland, ct
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For being a semi "famous" location, the staff/management at this bar needs some serious improving. The service staff just doesn't care, you will wait a LONG time to get a drink. It's worth the trip to have a drink and watch the planes fly in, but limit it to one drink to avoid the frustration of the horrible staff.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, View
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
Description
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?