Maho beach in the Caribbean island of St.Maarten is one of the best spots for sunbathing and plane spotting. The beach is literally steps away from the main runway of the Princess Juliana International Airport. As the runway is so short (7,150 feet) planes have to approach at minimal altitude making for a spectacular view for the sunbathers underneath.

Watch this short video showing the most famous and anticipated plane the KLM Boeing 747 as it arrives on the island.


Last month, Brazilian photographer Daniel Botelho captured incredible images of the low-flying planes at Maho Beach as the fly just feet above swimming tourists.

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