Alligator Pond

Alligator Pond is more than a relaxing coastal setting at which you can spend your days baking in the sun and splashing in the surf. It also serves as the place of occupation for many local residents. You see, the pond is located within a small fishing village, and many visitors find watching the boats launch from the shore a huge part of the charming beach's appeal.

Situated in Manchester Parish, 3.1 miles southeast of Junction, Alligator Pond is on the South West coast of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. The beaches in Jamaica aren't usually known for their peace and quiet, but you'll find Alligator Pond to be a little calmer than most, which offers some middle ground to those who'd like a less hectic scene, but one that's not completely empty.

How to Access The Beach
Alligator Pond is set at the foot of the Don Figueroa Mountains.

Amenities and Ambiance

Backed by the Don Figueroa Mountains, Alligator Pond has true island appeal. The sands are white, verging on grey, and the waters are a sparkling turquoise. Seafood vendors in brightly colored thatched huts line the shore and fishing boats bob through the surf. Just 20 minutes off shore by boat is Alligator Reef.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you find that you enjoy shores that grant a tranquil place to escape, then you will want to try Alligator Pond; it is tucked away within a less urban section of the region.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Jamaica's South West coast. It is close to Lover's Leap Lighthouse, which is an easy cab ride's distance, and it is among the favorite local destinations.

If you want more information on the history of Jamaica, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Bloomfield Great House, which is 12 miles away.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Alligator Pond
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Lover's Leap Lighthouse Lighthouse 5.3 W Jamaica
Bloomfield Great House Historical Site 12.2 NNE Jamaica
Manchester Country Club Golf Course 12.9 NNE Jamaica
Art 'n' Tings Handicraft Dealers 14.9 NW Jamaica
Jamaica Fun Farm Museum 18.6 NW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearest region of Jamaica to Alligator Pond is Plowden. This friendly part of Jamaica is just two and a half miles from the shore, so a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. This section of Jamaica is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how packed the nearby hotels are. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may meet guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.


Although you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you're prepared to venture a little out of the way. Little Ochie is one of the closest eateries, which is less than a mile away.

The table below lists nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Alligator Pond
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Little Ochie (876) 852-6430 Jamaican 0.9 mi. E Jamaica

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach in Jamaica will have lots of options besides Alligator Pond.

You might also want to visit Treasure Beach, located just a cab ride away.

Of course, Jamaica has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Alligator Pond is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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