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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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Guadeloupe
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 3 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
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days 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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Penetanguishene, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

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tolland, ct
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank areyoukiddingTA
Reinbeck, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Exciting place to hang out. Good drinks planes coming and going, easy to get to, nice gift shop. Good views

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great pepperoni pizza and cold beer with fantastik water views, a must place to come. However watch the bar tender, he tried to overcharge me twice on the same day.. The restaurant will validate your parking pass for free parking.at the lot next to them. Happy Hour starts at 4 pm and topless women drink free at... More 

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Carbondale, Illinois
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What you see is what you get. Not known for gourmet food just fun food. I did not like my shrimp poor boy sandwich because I do not like fishy food and the sandwich was loaded with shredded fish and very few shrimp........I will go back but stick with chheese burger. Service was quick and friendly and view is fantastic.... More 

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Vantaa, Finland
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344 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As a couple with together over 50yrs working at airport, we had to visit here. We were lucky to get excellent view over beach and landing planes. First impression was not the best, as lady at bar had really bad day and her aim was to insult customers. Luckily we stayed, as rest of the staff was simply great. We... More 

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Eagan
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a very informal place (shirts are not required for either sex and we saw members of both sexes taking advantage of that). We just had a couple of drinks and a couple of appetizers while watching the planes land a few yards away from us. Drinks were served in plastic cups and the chicken quesadilla and mozarella were... More 

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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, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, 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
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?