Mahogany Beach

Mahogany Beach, Ocho Rios: Address, Mahogany Beach Reviews: 3.5/5

Mahogany Beach
3.5

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3.5
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Joni-Gaye C
Jamaica237 contributions
Friends
Mahogany Beach is a great spot for a group to hang out, listen to music and eat. The sea water is clear, you can see fish swimming. It is shallow and has stones and seaweed near the shore, but the water is calm. There is a river and a cave that are ideal for a photo shoot. The picnic area was what impressed me, I would go back for a picnic.
Written November 16, 2020
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bsmedmedphd
Pennsylvania1,528 contributions
Couples
My husband and I visited Mahogany beach for a few hours in mid-November 2018. It’s a public beach w/no admission fee. The weather was perfect. It was a nice way to spend a few hours, but we won’t return to this particular beach. The beach is small and well maintained. The bar/restaurant plays entertaining Jamaican music. Chairs are $7 each to rent and there are large shaded areas to sit. The bathroom is very tiny w/limited space to change and a nail on which I hung my hat upside down by the string to put my stuff in while changing. The lady outside asked for a tip for watching the door. The beach wasn’t too busy until a group of people arrived from a cruise ship and stayed for awhile. The food was decent and served quickly ($28 for club sandwich, fries, 1 alcoholic drink, 1 nonalcoholic drink). The shops had the usual stuff you find for sale in shops in Jamaica. The friendly dogs on the beach did make me sad. One was injured and several appeared to be nursing (didn’t see pups though). We enjoyed the water but couldn’t get very close to the reef when snorkeling from the beach. We did see some fish and coral and watched a fisherman bring in the fish and a squid in his net. Being in the water was the highlight of our visit. We left our stuff on the chair while we were far out in the water and it was fine (no lockers to rent). There were some entertaining locals around who seemed to keep an eye on things (we tipped the guy in our area). Overall, we’d have gone somewhere else if we’d have done better research beforehand, but we always enjoy time on a beach in Jamaica so can’t complain.
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Written November 23, 2018
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Valrose B
Birmingham, UK59 contributions
Friends
This used to be a beach anyone can go to, very small not as beautiful as some but nice place for a drink and a quick rest off. Loosing customer interest because no longer accessible to anyone only to the residence staying. The beach doesn’t match the grounds of how beautiful it could be
Written April 21, 2018
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shawn1582
Orlando, FL7 contributions
Friends
We took a CoolRunning tour from our hotel and we were dropped here to catch a catamaran. The first thing we saw when walking in was a small puppy with a severe case of mange, fleas and no fur lying in the middle of the road. Not far away was a large severely neglected dog (I later found out on Instagram that he is a Mastiff) CHAINED to a tree. The chain was very heavy. The dog did not appear aggressive and wagged his tail whenever people walked by. It was apparent he had been chained to the tree for many years. Total indifference by staff. There was also a goat tied to a tree. I regret that I did not take a photo,. If you care about animals please don't support this beach. Jamaica has many beautiful beaches. Skip this one.
Written November 14, 2017
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watchmaker5089
Lone Wolf, OK9 contributions
Friends
The cab driver told us to go here but man, when we arrived it was full of people trying to sell us stuff. Even more than other places. I rather not stay so we ended up leaving. I didnt' feel safe swimming over here since there were people everywhere.
Written July 1, 2018
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olineck_l
Sherwood Park, Canada15 contributions
Couples
We ended up here only because were walked Main Street and landed here. After dealing with the overwhelming heckling of the locals ("taxi?", "smoke?", etc...) finding the beach was a nice welcome sight...until we got in to the beach. The beach is SO small...we were there on a "quiet day" so there weren't many people...I couldn't imagine it on a busy day. There is a restaurant you can order food. We decided to have lunch here, had a burger & fries. It was only mediocre...nothing to write home about. I wouldn't go again or recommend it.
Written March 13, 2018
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Melissa K
16 contributions
Friends
From the moment we stepped on the beach we felt it was our own private paradise. We were greeted by friendly staff who set our chairs under a large tent and then asked if we wanted to dine on the beach or in the restaurant. Evoke we knew it tables were set out on the beach and our food delivered hot and delicious. The water was sublime. It was unexpectedly warm and in some spots felt like we were in a jacuzzi. Mahogany Beach felt like our little secret. The music swept us away.
Written October 27, 2017
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Sweetnyss
Hamilton, Canada64 contributions
Our beach was wavy and we couldn't swim. This beach was like glass. There's a bar and the beach was empty when we were there.
Written January 19, 2020
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Let's Go
1 contribution
Couples
It's not much of a beach. Shallow water and a muddy silty lake feel under your feet. If you notice in most photos that no one is swimming but just standing. Swimming would stir up muddy water. On the up side the people were friendly and not aggressive at all. The drinks were good and loaded. We didn't eat there but people who did say the food was good.
Written February 4, 2019
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EnjoyDiscovering01
191 contributions
Couples
This beach was advised by a local taxi driver (maybe his friend works there?) and it was not that impressive. The beach is small, the water not that beautiful, not a lot of place with shadow. You really have to come early if you don’t want to be lying under the sun. The staff was not very friendly, always pushing you and insisting to give a tip for everything. I would not recommend this place. But I don’t know any other in the area. Ask some other locals.
Written April 2, 2018
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