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.

Positioned in Manchester Parish, 3.1 miles southeast of Junction, Alligator Pond is on the South West edge of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. You will generally find quite a number of places to throw down a towel, as the beach and its surrounding area is not overflowing with tourists.

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.

There is also a snack bar here.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you favor coasts which grant a serene enclave, then a good choice for you is Alligator Pond; it is back within a less urbanized section of Jamaica.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on Jamaica's South West coast. It's located near Lover's Leap Lighthouse, which is a brief cab ride's distance, and it is one of the attractions in the area.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Jamaica Fun Farm, a lovely museum found 18 and a half miles away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Alligator Pond
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Lover's Leap Lighthouse Lighthouse 5.3 W Jamaica
The Mud Palace Gallery Art Gallery 11.6 W Jamaica
Bloomfield Great House Historical Site 12.2 NNE Jamaica
Breds Treasure Beach Sports Park Park 12.6 W Jamaica
Jamaica Fun Farm Museum 18.6 NW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The closest region in Jamaica to Alligator Pond is Plowden. This location is just two and a half miles away, so it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. This section in Jamaica is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. Alligator Pond is not located near many major hotels, but it's often visited by visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.


Though this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you are willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the nearest places to eat is Little Ochie, which is just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

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, located ten and a half miles away.

There's plenty to see and do in Jamaica, and paying a visit to Alligator Pond is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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