Mahee Bay Beach

Set between two sprawling resorts, you can bet that Mahee Bay Beach sees a good deal of tourism. Still, many agree that the beauty of the beach makes it worth braving the crowd.

Located in the vicinity of Montego Bay, Mahee Bay Beach is on the North West coast of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Vacationers who want a somewhat serene and secluded beach, that's also not too far from the town's amenities may find that Mahee Bay Beach is just the right spot. It's just slightly removed from the center of it all, but it also doesn't completely lack a social atmosphere.

How to Access The Beach
Mahee Bay Beach is located just off Norman Manley between Riu Montego Bay and Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort and Private Island.

Amenities and Ambiance

White sand powders the shores of Mahee Bay Beach, which features startling turquoise waters.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Keep in mind that the immediate vicinity around Mahee Bay Beach is rather congested, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Mahee Bay Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on Jamaica's North West coast. It is near some interesting sites like RIU Montego Bay Game Room, which is found a quarter mile away, and it is one of a few area's attractions.

Historical attractions like Fort Montego offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Mahee Bay Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Jamaica's past, without having to stray too far from the beach. Actually, this coastline is located only a brief cab ride away from this interesting historical site.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Mahee Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
RIU Montego Bay Game Room Slot Machine Arcade 0.2 NE Jamaica
Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge Slot Machine Arcade 3.9 SW Jamaica
Caribbean Treasures Gaming Lounge Gambling Arcade 3.9 SW Jamaica
Fort Montego Historical Site 3.9 SW Jamaica
Montego Civic Center Convention, Conference and Meeting Space Center 4.0 SW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Mahee Bay Beach is very close to Montego Bay, so walking the city is a definite option. Those visiting Mahee Bay Beach who are hoping to find some additional excitement should think about making the trip to Montego Bay, since it's close-by and is an area full of activity. From the beach, Montego Bay isn't far off, maybe three and a half miles (six kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Mahee Bay Beach will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Since this beach is in a relatively popular vacation area, it is not usually much of a challenge to find just the right type of hotel close-by. For vacationers looking to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the following table lists the options closest to Mahee Bay Beach.

Accommodations near Mahee Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cariblue Beach Hotel and Scuba Diving Resort -- -- Hotel
Hotel Riu Montego Bay 0.2 mi. NE Resort
Sandals Royal Caribbean 0.2 mi. NE Resort
Coyaba Beach Resort & Club 0.7 mi. E Resort
Ocean View Villa -- -- Guest house
Sandals Montego Bay 1.5 mi. WSW Resort
Tropical Court Hotel 2.3 mi. SW Hotel
Relax Resort 2.5 mi. SW Hotel
Executive Inn 2.9 mi. SW Hotel
Buccaneer Beach Hotel 3.2 mi. WSW Hotel


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. Mystic India is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has both Indian and Indonesian cuisines. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Mahee Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Mystic India (876) 953-9460 Indian, Indonesian Informal 0.3 mi. SE
Coffee n Cream Cafe (976) 953-4588 American -- 0.3 mi. SE
Dock's Bar and Grill (876) 953-9150 Eclectic Informal 0.7 mi. E
The Polo Grounds (876) 953-9150 Eclectic Informal 0.7 mi. E
The Vineyard Montego Bay (876) 953-9150 Caribbean Informal 0.7 mi. E
Scotchies (876) 953-3301 Jamaican Very Casual 1.4 mi. E
Bayside Restaurant (876) 903-3323 International Informal 1.5 mi. WSW
Island Juices (876) 953-3009 -- -- 1.5 mi. E
Il Giardino Restaurant (888) 830-5974 Italian Informal 2.1 mi. E
Seagrape Terrace Restaurant (876) 953-2211 Jamaican Informal 2.1 mi. E
Julia's Italian Restaurant (876) 952-1772 Italian -- -- --
Prince of Wales Pub (876) 953-9770 English Informal 2.8 mi. E

Other Beaches

Jamaica has many nice beaches, so Mahee Bay Beach is not your only option.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Bucaneer Beach, located within a couple of miles.

There's plenty to see and do in Jamaica, and Mahee Bay Beach is just one of the many options.


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