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 edge of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby. Jamaica's beaches are pretty busy for the most part, but Alligator Pond is a little bit further from the crowds, which makes it an excellent attraction for those of you 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.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Alligator Pond offers those who visit an angelic and relaxing haven, as the region surrounding the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


Positioned on the South West coast of Jamaica; it will be near other attractions like Lover's Leap Lighthouse, which is five and a half miles away.

If you want to mix a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Jamaica Fun Farm, a lovely museum found some ways off, but, if you've got a car, it's not a bad trip, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't get bored. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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 section of Jamaica to Alligator Pond is Plowden. This destination is just two and a half miles from the coast, so it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. This region in Jamaica is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.


Though there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you're prepared to venture a little out of the way. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Little Ochie, which is less than a mile to the east of it.

Nearby restaurant options are included 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

Jamaica has many beaches, and Alligator Pond is just one option.

You may also enjoy Treasure Beach, located a quick cab ride away.

You may find that Alligator Pond is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, Jamaica offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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