"…a half-crescent of beach, small but perfect with
lush green hills rising beyond it,"-Ethel
Little Maho Bay
Little Maho is a miniature version of Cinnamon Bay, having most
of the same facilities and things to do. It is smaller, more
intimate and calmer than Cinnamon, which may make it easier for
beginning windsurfers and water sports enthusiasts.
Continuing on from (Big) Maho Bay about 1.5 miles from where
the road leaves the beach and curves to the right, you will
come to an intersection; turn left along the water's edge.
Proceed to the stone building on the right at the intersection
of the Francis Bay and Little Maho Bay Campground roads. Turn
left and go up the hill to the parking area. Park and make
your way down the 224 wooden stairs to the beach.
Little Maho can also be approached via the Maho
Bay Goat Trail, which connects Big and Little Maho Bays.
Little Maho was once known as "Lille Maho" (Little
Maho in Dutch) and is still sometimes referred to by that name.
Boats moored at Little Maho
may use most of the facilities at the campground including the
activities desk, restaurant, general store, telephones and rest
Windsurfers, kayaks, sunfish and snorkeling equipment can be
rented at Maho Bay Watersports located near the beach. Also available
at the water sports shop are SCUBA dive packages, lessons and
certification and night snorkeling expeditions.
On Sunday afternoons pick up volleyball is played from about
3:00 to 5:00.
Unnamed Bay Just to the
Little Maho Bay
a bit more seclusion, check out the quiet little pocket beach
between the Campground and Francis Bay, which is just a short
swim or rock scramble to the north.
From the beach the best snorkeling is along the rocks on either
side of the bay.