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.

Situated in the vicinity of Montego Bay, Mahee Bay Beach is on the North West edge of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Seclusion and privacy are the features which most exemplify Jamaica's beaches, but Mahee Bay Beach is a little different. You'll still find it has a calm, serene mood, but you can visit without having to be too far removed from the city's activity.

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, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Since Mahee Bay Beach is located within a major tourist area, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Jamaica's North West coast. It is near RIU Montego Bay Game Room, which is located a quarter mile away, and it is one of a few the area's interesting attractions.

If you want to learn more about the history of Jamaica, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. The nearest historical attraction is Fort Montego, which is four miles away.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run low on 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 mi. NE Jamaica
SuperClubs Ironshore Golf & Country Club Golf Course 0.8 mi. E Jamaica
Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge Slot Machine Arcade 3.9 mi. SW Jamaica
Caribbean Treasures Gaming Lounge Gambling Arcade 3.9 mi. SW Jamaica
Fort Montego Historical Site 3.9 mi. SW Jamaica
Montego Civic Center Convention, Conference and Meeting Space Center 4.0 mi. SW Jamaica
Treasure Hunt Montego Bay Casino 4.2 mi. SW Jamaica
Gallery of West Indian Art Art Gallery 4.8 mi. SSW Jamaica
Bellefield Great House Historical Site 5.0 mi. S Jamaica
Vegas Gaming Bogue Gambling Arcade 5.7 mi. SSW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Mahee Bay Beach tourists looking for further attractions might want to consider going to Montego Bay, because it's nearby and is an area full of activity. From the coast, Montego Bay is just up the road, maybe three and a half miles (six kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Beach-goers looking to find a room close to the beach shouldn't have a tough time, as there are plenty of hotels to pick from nearby. Find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by viewing what's shown below.

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 the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. Mystic India is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers both Indian and Indonesian dishes on the menu. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a little ways away.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown below.

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

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Mahee Bay Beach.

Another location you may want to try is Bucaneer Beach, located within a couple of miles.

Of course, Jamaica has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Mahee Bay Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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