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 in the heart of 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 regardless of whether you are staying very close. One beach that tends to attract a broad range of travelers is Mahoe Bay, which is generally active and popular, but usually not over-crowded. If you prefer to avoid the Virgin Islands' quiet, secluded beaches, but also want a little space to spread out, this beach offers a comfortable middle ground.

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.

There is also a concession stand available. You might also have the option to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who are generally found here.

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 clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you've been hoping to get in 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.

Mahoe Bay with its choice of amenities and services are found well within a popular area that can get crowded. Taking that into consideration, if the amenities are a deciding factor, it will be an appropriate idea to make it there early in the day prior to when the other people show up or even going to a more secluded beach elsewhere. If not, you may lose the chance to take advantage of all the services that Mahoe Bay offers its guests.

What's Nearby


Set on the West coast of Virgin Gorda; it's located near attractions like Old Methodist Church, which is two miles away.

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 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

Mahoe Bay is very close to Spanish Town, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Spanish Town is the closest city and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the shore, Spanish Town is a fairly short distance away, maybe two and a half miles (three and a half kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Mahoe Bay will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it can attract guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good number of lodgings within a car's reach. Some of the closest options are displayed in the following table.

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
Saba Rock Resort 4.0 mi. ENE Hotel


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest restaurants is Rock Cafe & Sports Bar. The restaurant features Caribbean food. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurants are provided in the following table.

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) 543-9494 Caribbean Informal 1.0 mi. N
Rosewood Little Dix Bay Beach Grill (284) 495-5555 American, Caribbean Very Casual 1.8 mi. SW
Rosewood Little Dix Bay Sugar Mill (284) 495-5555 Caribbean Fine Dining 1.8 mi. SW
Lighthouse Restaurant & Beach Bar (284) 495-7154 -- -- -- --
Rosewood Little Dix Bay Pavilion (284) 495-5555 International Informal 1.9 mi. SW
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

Other Beaches

Virgin Gorda has many nice beaches, so if Mahoe Bay doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Vacationers may also want to visit Little Dix Bay, which is located a mile and a half away.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Virgin Islands; then again, a trip to Mahoe Bay could end up a family favorite.


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