Mahoe Bay

The white sands and cool waters at Mahoe Bay attract guests for sunbathing and playing in the waters. Swimming and snorkeling are among the popular activities at the beach. Nearby luxury resorts, villas, and a restaurant give the area an upscale ambiance.

Located on the island of Virgin Gorda, 1.8 miles west-southwest of Santu Patia, Mahoe Bay is on the West coast of the island, You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Beachgoers should keep in mind that, while Mahoe Bay is certainly not secluded, it's also not one of the Virgin Islands' most crowded beaches. This makes it a good option for those of you who want to visit a somewhat lively beach but also want to skip out on the crowds.

How to Access The Beach

The beach is accessible via the nearby Mango Bay resort and turnoffs from the main road.

Amenities and Ambiance

Stunning blue waters and soft white sands radiate from Mahoe Bay Beach located north of Savannah Bay. A soft curve of sand leads to a lagoon-like beach surrounded by reefs, a perfect spot for snorkeling and swimming in the cool waters. Visitors staying at the nearby villas are often the only guests strolling the shores at Mahoe Bay, giving the beach a secluded and tranquil atmosphere.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. You might also have the option to get lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. You'll find the waters off-shore to be of good snorkeling quality, so grab your equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration. Surprisingly, Mahoe Bay is often devoid of many visitors. The nearby luxury resorts and villas often bring tourists to its shores but the beach still manages to retain its calm and inviting atmosphere.

With that said, it is important remember that while there will be some forms of amenities (BLANK) if you go to Mahoe Bay, it can be located inside a hot tourist destination. Because of this, if these amenities can make or break a good time, it will be an appropriate motivator to visit earlier in the morning prior to when the crowds or try a beach elsewhere. If you arrive later, it's possible you may miss the chance to take advantage of all those comforts that the beach has for its guests.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the West coast of Virgin Gorda. Old Methodist Church is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is one of a few popular spots in the area.

If you can't wait to see as many of the Virgin Islands' attractions as possible, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Mahoe Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Old Methodist Church Historical Site 2.1 mi. SW Virgin Gorda
Little Fort Ruins Historical Site 2.6 mi. SW Virgin Gorda
Copper Mine National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.0 mi. SSW Virgin Gorda
Copper Mine Ruins Historical Site 3.0 mi. SSW Virgin Gorda

Cities and Towns

The town of Spanish Town is close-by and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the coast, Spanish Town is a quick trip away, maybe two and a half miles (three and a half kilometers).


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. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may see visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Vacationers will find a nice variety of accommodations to choose from in the area around Mahoe Bay. The most convenient of which can be viewed in the table below.

Accommodations near Mahoe Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Rosewood Little Dix Bay 1.7 mi. SW Resort
Virgin Gorda Village Hotel -- -- Hotel
The Wheelhouse 2.1 mi. SW Hotel
Leverick Bay Resort & Marina 2.3 mi. NE Resort
Fischer's Cove Beach Hotel 2.7 mi. SW Hotel
Bitter End Yacht Club 3.9 mi. ENE Resort
Biras Creek Resort 4.0 mi. E Resort
Saba Rock Resort 4.0 mi. ENE Hotel


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you visit a local restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, within just a few miles of this shoreline. Rock Cafe & Sports Bar is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has Caribbean cuisine. They are also known for their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's only a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Mahoe Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Rock Cafe & Sports Bar (284) 495-5482 Caribbean Informal 0.0 mi. SSE
Giorgio's Table (284) 495-5684 Italian Informal -- --
Sugarcane Restaurant (284) 494-8000 Caribbean Informal 1.0 mi. N
Little Dix Bay Pavilion (284) 495-5555 International Informal 1.7 mi. SW
The Pavilion (284) 495-5555 -- Fine Dining 1.7 mi. SW
Lighthouse Restaurant & Beach Bar (284) 495-7154 -- -- -- --
The Cove (284) 340-3005 International Very Casual 2.3 mi. NE
The Restaurant at Leverick Bay (284) 340-3005 International Fine Dining 2.3 mi. NE
Anything Goes Bar & Restaurant (284) 495-5244 -- -- 2.3 mi. SW
Bath & Turtle Restaurant -- International, Vegetarian Very Casual 2.3 mi. SW
Mermaid's Dockside Bar & Grill (284) 495-6663 Caribbean Very Casual 2.3 mi. SW
Hog Heaven -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Mahoe Bay doesn't suit their tastes.

Another option worth considering is Little Dix Bay, located within a short distance.

The Virgin Islands has plenty to offer its visitors, and dropping by Mahoe Bay is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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