Mahogany Bay

Mahogany Bay Beach provides visitors with calm waters with little undertow, making for a great swimming and snorkeling spot for the entire family. Beautiful white sand provides great suntanning areas and smaller pools are perfect for wading.

Located in Holders Hill, Mahogany Bay is on the South West coast of Barbados. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Those vacationers who like parts of town the are bustling with activity won't have trouble fitting in at Mahogany Bay.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is accessible to both pedestrians and vehicles. Parking is available on the opposite side of the fish market off of Highway 1.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach is situated on the west coast of the island and benefits from its calm waters. To the south of the beach are a series of restaurants and bars, most notable The Cliff, while the Paynes Bay Beach lies to the north. Large tropical trees provide excellent shade, while the soft white sand makes for excellent sunbathing spots.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Since Mahogany Bay can be found within an area that sees many visitors, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South West coast of Barbados. It is close to Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course, which is located one and a quarter miles to the north, and it is one of a few the area's interesting attractions.

Beaches and museums may seem an odd combination to some, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Folkstone Museum (situated just a short taxi trip or walk away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a whole new perspective of Barbados.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Mahogany Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course Golf Course 1.2 mi. N Barbados
Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Bagatelle Slot Machine Arcade 1.8 mi. E Barbados
Sandy Lane Country Club Golf Course Golf Course 2.0 mi. NE Barbados
Sandy Lane Green Monkey Golf Course Golf Course 2.1 mi. NE Barbados
Barbados Arts Council Arts Organization 2.1 mi. N Barbados
Holetown Monument Monument 2.1 mi. N Barbados
NuEdge Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.2 mi. N Barbados
St. James Church Historical Site 2.5 mi. N Barbados
Folkstone Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.6 mi. N Barbados
Folkstone Museum Museum 2.6 mi. N Barbados
Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum Museum 2.9 mi. NNE Barbados
Royal Westmoreland Golf Course 3.7 mi. N Barbados

Cities and Towns

Tourists at Mahogany Bay who are seeking a little additional excitement might want to think about heading over to Holetown, which is close-by and is an active, busy area.


How many other people you encounter at Mahogany Bay will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Vacationers trying to find a room close to Mahogany Bay won't find it very tough, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to pick from in the area. Find the closest and most convenient booking options by viewing those shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Mahogany Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Crystal Cove Hotel 0.1 mi. S Resort
Beach View Hotel 0.3 mi. N Hotel
Palm Paradise 0.3 mi. ENE Guest house
Villa Marie Guesthouse 0.4 mi. S B & B
Tamarind Cove Hotel 0.6 mi. N Hotel
The House 0.6 mi. N Hotel
Treasure Beach Hotel 0.6 mi. N Hotel
Old Trees Bay 0.7 mi. N Hotel
St. James 0.8 mi. N Hotel
Angler Apartments -- -- Hotel


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far away. Reflections is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves delicious Mediterranean food. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's not far off the beach at all.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Mahogany Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Reflections (246) 262-6166 Mediterranean Informal 0.1 mi. S
Cariba (246) 432-8737 Asian, Caribbean, Contemporary Informal 0.2 mi. NE
The Cliff (246) 432-1922 Contemporary, Eclectic, International Fine Dining 0.2 mi. N
The Café (246) 432-2300 Caribbean Very Casual 0.3 mi. N
Pizza Man Doc Holder's Hill (246) 432-1700 Italian Very Casual 0.5 mi. NE
Daphne's Restaurant (246) 432-2731 Italian Informal 0.5 mi. N
Il Tempio Italian Restaurant (246) 417-0057 Italian Informal 0.6 mi. S
Kathy's Restaurant (246) 419-4200 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.6 mi. N
The Garden Bar and Restaurant (246) 432-0817 Indian, Vegetarian Very Casual -- --
Kýma (246) 424-7571 Afghan, American Informal 0.9 mi. S
Seascape (246) 424-7571 Caribbean, International, Mediterranean Fine Dining 0.9 mi. S
Shiso (246) 424-7571 Asian Informal 0.9 mi. S

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches in Barbados besides Mahogany Bay worth visiting.

You might also enjoy Gibbs Beach, a popular beach beloved by tourists. It is located five and a half miles to the north. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Paynes Bay Beach is an area which doesn't see as many crowds. It is located just a short distance away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Batts Rock Beach, located a mile and a half to the south.

Maybe Mahogany Bay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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