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 Durants, Mahogany Bay is on the South West coast of Barbados. You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. Those visitors who find secluded beaches too calm and inactive will likely enjoy the atmosphere 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, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Since Mahogany Bay is of course located inside a major tourist area, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Found on Barbados' South West coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course, which is less than a mile away.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Barbados, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. For example, you might enjoy a visit to St. James Church, which is a quick cab ride or walk from the beach.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Mahogany Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course Golf Course 0.9 mi. N Barbados
Sandy Lane Country Club Golf Course Golf Course 1.7 mi. NE Barbados
Barbados Arts Council Arts Organization 1.7 mi. N Barbados
Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Bagatelle Slot Machine Arcade 1.7 mi. E Barbados
Holetown Monument Monument 1.8 mi. N Barbados
NuEdge Art Gallery Art Gallery 1.8 mi. N Barbados
Sandy Lane Green Monkey Golf Course Golf Course 1.8 mi. NE Barbados
St. James Church Historical Site 2.1 mi. N Barbados
Folkstone Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.2 mi. N Barbados
Folkstone Museum Museum 2.2 mi. N Barbados
Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum Museum 2.5 mi. NE Barbados
Royal Westmoreland Golf Course 3.4 mi. N Barbados

Cities and Towns

Mahogany Bay guests looking for other opportunities for exploration might consider heading to Holetown, since it's not far away and is a particularly busy area of Barbados.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Because the beach is located in a pretty popular tourist area, it is not typically very tough to find the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. For visitors wanting to book a place that's on or near the ocean, the table below lists the accommodations closest to Mahogany Bay.

Accommodations near Mahogany Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Beach View Hotel 0.1 mi. SSE Hotel
Tamarind Cove Hotel 0.2 mi. N Hotel
The House 0.2 mi. N Hotel
Treasure Beach Hotel 0.3 mi. N Hotel
Old Trees Bay 0.3 mi. N Hotel
St. James 0.4 mi. N Hotel
Crystal Cove Hotel 0.5 mi. S Resort
Villa Marie Guesthouse 0.8 mi. S B & B
Sandy Lane Hotel 0.9 mi. N Hotel
Angler Apartments -- -- Hotel


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to visit an area restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest restaurants is Daphne's Restaurant. This restaurant has a menu featuring Italian cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Mahogany Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Daphne's Restaurant (246) 432-2731 Italian Informal 0.1 mi. N
The Café (246) 432-2300 Caribbean Very Casual 0.1 mi. S
The Cliff (246) 432-1922 Contemporary, Eclectic, International Fine Dining 0.2 mi. S
Pizza Man Doc Holder's Hill (246) 432-1700 Italian Very Casual 0.2 mi. E
Kathy's Restaurant (246) 419-4200 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.3 mi. N
Cariba (246) 432-8737 Asian, Caribbean, Contemporary Informal 0.3 mi. S
Reflections (246) 262-6166 Mediterranean Informal 0.5 mi. S
Bajan Blue (246) 444-2000 Caribbean, International, Mediterranean Very Casual 0.9 mi. N
The Clubhouse Restaurant (246) 444-2030 International Informal 0.9 mi. N
The Spa Café (246) 444-2000 Eclectic Informal 0.9 mi. N
L'Acajou (246) 444-2000 French, International Fine Dining 0.9 mi. N
The Garden Bar and Restaurant (246) 432-0817 Indian, Vegetarian Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Barbados has many beaches, so if Mahogany Bay doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Mahogany Bay is what you're looking for, you'll want to consider also visiting Gibbs Beach, another destination with a good amount of excitement. You'll find it five miles to the north. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Paynes Bay Beach is a beach which doesn't see as many crowds. You'll find it just a little ways away.

You may also want to consider Batts Rock Beach, which is located within a short distance.

Mahogany Bay could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, Barbados offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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