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What would you name a pair of sunnies that are beautiful, big and bold?  Well, we chose Maho!




Take a trip –

When you go to the beach you are aware of all the possible dangers, right – sunburn, jellyfish stings, chafing from wet togs, sand in your sandwiches?  But what about being blown into the water by the jet blast of a low flying airplane?   While typical beaches might be quiet havens to relax and chill, plane-spotting tourists flood Maho Beach on Saint Martin to get a completely different experience!  And it’s bold, like our sunnies!

On the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, Maho Beach is so close to the Princess Juliana International airport that aircraft on their final approach fly over the beach at less than 100 feet above ground level!   You can lie on the beach, put your shades on, and watch the underbelly of a 747 thunder a few dozen metres over your head, the blast from the jet engine blowing sand (and all your belongings) everywhere.  The thrilling experience makes the beach one of the world’s favourite places for plane spotters chasing an adrenaline-rush.  Boredom is definitely a forbidden emotion here!

We think our bold Maho sunglasses would be great for plane-spotting and for sunbathing on the beach and Maho Beach is certainly one of the few places in the world you can do both at the same time.  In fact, watching planes is such a popular activity that daily arrivals and departures are displayed on a board in most bars and restaurants on the beach.  The beach itself is all white sand and has almost no vegetation because of the jet blast erosion.  Along with the plane spotters, it’s popular with windsurfers and skim boarders.  But you need to keep your shades on to protect your eyes from the jet blast!

Our Maho glasses are also great for festivals and excellent for holidays.  Maho has a charming, festive atmosphere and a tourist-friendly nightlight with plenty of casinos.  So what a perfect fit.  It’s a match made in Maho.

Random Maho Fact:

Maho is located on the island of Saint Martin (French)/Sint Maarten (Dutch).  The whole island is just 87 kilometres and it is divided 60/40 between France and the Netherlands (the division dates back to 1648).   That makes it the smallest inhabited island in the world that is divided by two separate nations.

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