Trelawney Luminous Lagoon

One of nature's true phenomenons, Trelawney's Luminous Lake lights up an electric blue at night due to microscopic organisms that glow in the dark. Visitors from around the world come to dine at the on-site restaurant, take a boat tour, or even dive right into the water.

Tour guides wait by the shore each evening at dusk, awaiting the opportunity to take visitors out onto the iridescent waters. This is one of the few bioluminescent lakes in the world, so you may not want to miss the opportunity to dive in. A word of caution, the bottom of the lake can be muddy, so swim shoes are advised.


Set on the northern outskirts of Trelawny Parish, 1.1 miles west of White Bay, Trelawney Luminous Lagoon invites local residents and vacationers who are rooming in this part of Jamaica. Whether or not you're staying in the vicinity, you should consider stopping by for some fun in the sun. It is 2.0 miles east of Falmouth.

Nearby Restaurants

If you get hungry visiting this lagoon, it definitely won't be a problem -- you'll discover a plentiful supply of food offerings in this area. The nearest restaurant to Trelawney Luminous Lagoon is Fisherman's Inn Restaurant, which serves International meals. It is maybe around less than a hundred yards away from Trelawney Luminous Lagoon, so check it out and place your order. Glistening Waters Restaurant and Rock Wharf Grill are additional nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At Rock Wharf Grill you and your party can test out Jamaican cuisine and enjoy the Jamaica scene.

Nearby Attractions

There are other places of interest nearby, including Water Square, which is a mile and a half away Falmouth. You might want to also consider making the trip to Fort Balcarres, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

A lagoon is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

Attractions Near Trelawney Luminous Lagoon
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Water Square -- 1.6 mi. (0.7 km) WNW Falmouth
Fort Balcarres Historic Site 1.7 mi. (0.8 km) WNW Falmouth
Outameni Theme Park Museum 1.9 mi. (0.3 km) WNW Falmouth
Albert George Market Historic Site 2.0 mi. (0 km) W Falmouth
Davidson House Historic Site -- -- Falmouth
Falmouth Court House Historic Site -- -- Falmouth
Good Hope Great House Historic Site -- -- Falmouth
Martha Brae Waterwheel Historic Site -- -- Falmouth

More Information


You can visit the lake every night of the week, but the best time is when the moon is the least full.

Location: Trelawny Parish, Jamaica


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