Maho Beach wouldn't make our top ten beaches list, but it doesn't have to as aviation aficionados travel from all corners of the globe to watch the unique spectacle here. Small aircraft and huge jets fly mere meters above the beach before touching down at St. Maarten's famous airport. Just search Maho Beach on YouTube and you'll see what all the fuss is about. For more action head down to the Sunset Bar where you can hear the radio transmissions between the planes and the airport. The more foolish among you can try standing next to the fence before take-off, although we strongly advise you not to. The phrase 'blown away' takes on new meaning here.