Mamora Beach 

4.3 (7 ratings)
  • 17° 0' 54" N, 61° 44' 9" W / See on the map

Characteristics

  • Anchor
    Allowed
  • Mooring buoys
    Unavailable
  • Anchor stern to
    Unavailable
  • Lines ashore
    Not necessary

Type of seabed

  • Sand

Protection against wind & swell

Reachable by dinghy

  • Beach
    Available
  • Snack
    Available
  • Water
    Available
  • Dock
    Available

User reviews (7 ratings)

  • Håkon
    Håkon ~ 17/05/2021
    Hello World | Sailboat ~ 13 m

    I'm honestly a little surprised about the high rating of this anchorage. Entry is not tricky, since the channel is wide, but with swell, tail wind, and with a 2,3m draft, reading 2.8-3m on our echo sounder on the most shallow patches is less margins than we find comfortable. Once we got in, our anchor dug down on secondary attempt. Winds were nice and consistent. The smell in the bay was awful and water is as murky as it gets. There was a recent "sargasso incident" with lots of sargasso weed washed up on the east coast of Antigua which might be the reason for that. Even though protection is fair, small swell gets into the bay. It is absolutely not bad, but places like Falmouth or green island offers less stressful anchoring. We wanted to treat ourselves a breakfast at the hotel, but they could only offer a $95 day pass for breakfast, lunch and pool access. Which was a little over our budget unfortunately. We left for Green island the next morning and this is a true five star anchorage. Mamora bay is not.

    I'm honestly a little surprised about the high rating of this anchorage. Entry is not tricky, since the channel is wide, but with swell, tail wind, and with a 2,3m draft, reading 2.8-3m on our echo sounder on the most shallow patches is less margins than we find comfortable. Once we got in, our anchor dug down on secondary attempt. Winds were nice and consistent. The smell in the bay was awful and water is as murky as it gets. There was a recent "sargasso incident" with lots of sargasso weed washed up on the east coast of Antigua which might be the reason for that. Even though protection is fair, small swell gets into the bay. It is absolutely not bad, but places like Falmouth or green island offers less stressful anchoring. We wanted to treat ourselves a breakfast at the hotel, but they could only offer a $95 day pass for breakfast, lunch and pool access. Which was a little over our budget unfortunately. We left for Green island the next morning and this is a true five star anchorage. Mamora bay is not.

  • Lucile
    Lucile ~ 03/05/2021
    Le Semi-Croustillant | Sailboat ~ 11.1 m

    Uninteresting anchorage. Green water, huge hotel complex, rubbish and Sargassum covering the rest of the bay.

    Mouillage inintéressant. Eau verte, énorme complexe hôtelier , détritus et Sargasses recouvrant le reste de la baie.

  • Jasmin ~ 07/04/2021
    Korra | Sailboat ~ 14 m

    Protection is good, but the water was pretty green and you couldn't see your own hand while swimming in the bay. The restaurant on shore charges 80US$ for a dinner (all you can eat) if you want to use it as an outsider that isn't a customer of the hotel. Quality didn't look worth it, so we didn't do it.

    Protection is good, but the water was pretty green and you couldn't see your own hand while swimming in the bay. The restaurant on shore charges 80US$ for a dinner (all you can eat) if you want to use it as an outsider that isn't a customer of the hotel. Quality didn't look worth it, so we didn't do it.

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