Alligator Hole

Located within the Canoe Valley National Nature Reserve, Alligator Hole is a small mangrove-lined river famous for the three beloved manatees who call it home. Once in captivity, the manatees were thankfully released into Alligator Hole where they continue to dwell.

Although it is not guaranteed that you will encounter one of the manatees, they usually surface near a man made dam around 5 p.m. to be fed. However, if they are not there, a local attendant will be happy to take you by boat to see them up close, and you should tip them for this generous service.


Alligator Hole can be found northwest of Round Hill, a neighborhood in Manchester Parish; it is to the southeast of Mandeville.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most delightful options while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be eating food at a restaurant within traveling distance of this river. The closest place to eat to Alligator Hole is Domino's Clarendon, which serves Italian dishes. Murray's Fish & Jerk Hut and Little Ochie are a couple other dining options close-by. At Little Ochie you and your party will be able to eat some Jamaican dishes and experience the Jamaica culture.

Nearby Attractions

If you'd like to find out more about seeing two rivers, make a trip to Gut River, situated within driving distance. You'll find at least one or two other attractions nearby, including Bloomfield Great House, which is within traveling distance in Mandeville. You might want to also consider visiting Mandeville Park, which is another attraction in the area.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Attractions Near Alligator Hole
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Bloomfield Great House Historic Site 14.0 mi. (1.5 km) NW Mandeville
Mandeville Park -- 14.1 mi. (0.7 km) NW Mandeville
Odeon Mandeville Other Activities/Excursions 14.3 mi. (0.6 km) NW Mandeville
Oaklawn Memorial Gardens -- 14.4 mi. (0 km) NW Mandeville

Location: Manchester Parish, Jamaica


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