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.

Situated near the center of the island of Virgin Gorda, 1.8 miles west-southwest of Santu Patia, Mahoe Bay is on the West edge of the island, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Many of the beaches in the Virgin Islands are quiet and secluded, but the ambiance at Mahoe Bay is one of both seclusion and activity; this means you can relax without having to be too far removed from the city's activity.

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 snack bar here. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to order some food from one of the local vendors who are typically found at this location.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Mahoe Bay because there are public restrooms. The water in the area is of good snorkeling quality, so grab some gear if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life. 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 as well as its offerings for amenities and services are of course located within a hot tourist destination. If busy-beaches are not something you want, it'll be a decent idea to plan your day for times when there are less people, perhaps arriving earlier in the day. If you wait around, you may miss the opportunity to fully enjoy all the amenities which Mahoe Bay has on site.

What's Nearby


Mahoe Bay is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the West coast of Virgin Gorda; it will be near other attractions like Old Methodist Church, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in the Virgin Islands. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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

Spanish Town is the closest town and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the shore, Spanish Town is just up the road, about 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. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it can attract visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

Guests will find a good assortment of accommodation options to pick from in the vicinity of Mahoe Bay. The closest of which have been listed 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
Saba Rock Resort 4.0 mi. ENE Hotel


When you start craving an afternoon snack, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so you won't have to wander too far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is Rock Cafe & Sports Bar. The restaurant features Caribbean food. They're also renowned for their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

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

There are other beaches on Virgin Gorda you might like besides Mahoe Bay.

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

Mahoe Bay could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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