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.

Located in Manchester Parish, 3.1 miles southeast of Junction, Alligator Pond is on the South West coast of Jamaica. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Alligator Pond stands out because it's one of the best spots for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Other nearby beaches you'll come across in Jamaica offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but are usually more crowded because they're lined with some of the most famous hotels and restaurants.

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.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Alligator Pond offers those who visit an angelic and relaxing environment, since the region surrounding the beach is free of city-life and traffic.

What's Nearby


Alligator Pond is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South West coast of Jamaica; the area is home to other attractions such as Lover's Leap Lighthouse, which is five and a half miles to the west of this spot.

History-focused attractions such as Bloomfield Great House are the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Alligator Pond, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Jamaica's past, without having to go too far from the beach. Actually, this coastline is located a relatively quick cab ride from this place of historical significance.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

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 closest area of Jamaica to Alligator Pond is Plowden. This location is just two and a half miles from the shore, so you needn't use up an entire day here. Plowden is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may see guests from smaller lodgings in the area.


While this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you are willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the nearest restaurants is Little Ochie, which is less than a mile away.

A few nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

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

Other Beaches

Alligator Pond is just one of many beaches you can visit in Jamaica.

You might also want to visit Treasure Beach, which is located ten and a half miles to the west.

Perhaps Alligator Pond is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, Jamaica offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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