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 is located northwest of Round Hill, a neighborhood in Manchester Parish; it is to the southeast of Mandeville.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most exciting options while spending some time exploring the area could be enjoying fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of this river. The most nearby place to eat to Alligator Hole is Domino's Clarendon, which offers Italian meals. Also close-by, you will encounter restaurants like Murray's Fish & Jerk Hut and Little Ochie where you and your group will be able to try a bit of Jamaican cuisine and enjoy the local foods and culture of Jamaica.

Nearby Attractions

If you are interested in visiting two rivers, seek out Gut River, which is found within traveling distance. There are some additional places of interest in the area, including Bloomfield Great House, which is within traveling distance in Mandeville. Also consider making the trip to Mandeville Park, which is another nearby attraction.

Rivers are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's more to visit in Jamaica. The following table includes other attractions close-by.

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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