Crab Pond Bay

A dazzling sliver of white sands meets turquoise waters at Crab Pond Bay. The water is shallow around the shore and completely translucent. The Sandals resort is on this bay, but most of the people who flock here wind up on the other side of the resort, where there are thicker stretches of sand, swimming pools and beach bars.

Set in Crab Pond Bay, 1.5 miles northwest of Whitehouse, this beach is on the West coast of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. Beachgoers should keep in mind that, although Crab Pond Bay is by no means secluded, it's not the busiest of Jamaica's beaches either. It's makes a great option for those of you who want to visit a somewhat lively beach without having to fight other beachgoers for a spot in the sand.

Amenities and Ambiance

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Crab Pond Bay on Jamaica's West coast. It is near some interesting sites like Peter Tosh Monument, which is one of a number of attractions close-by.

If you want more information on the history of Jamaica, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. One attraction of this sort is Bellefield Great House, which is a little ways away from the shore, but can be reached in the car.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Crab Pond Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Peter Tosh Monument Monument 4.4 NW Jamaica
Abeokuta Paradise Nature Park Park 9.6 NNW Jamaica
Bamboo Avenue Scenic Trail 11.8 E Jamaica
Jamaica Fun Farm Museum 14.9 E Jamaica
Appleton Estate Rum Distillery Distillery 17.4 E Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Black River, a town which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From Crab Pond Bay, Black River is a car ride off, about ten miles (16 kilometers) away.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels within a several miles, the nearest ones are shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Crab Pond Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sandals South Coast 0.3 mi. W Resort
South Sea View Guest House 3.3 mi. SE Guest house
Luna Sea Inn 4.4 mi. NW B & B
Bluefields Bay Villas 5.7 mi. NW Villa complex


Though this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you are prepared to drive a bit. One of the closest places to eat is Dragon Lounge Seafood Restaurant, which is a mile and a half away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Crab Pond Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Dragon Lounge Seafood Restaurant (876) 952-1578 Jamaican 1.5 mi. SE Jamaica

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach in Jamaica will have lots of options besides Crab Pond Bay.

You may also enjoy Sandy Ground, which is located two and a half miles to the southeast.

Crab Pond Bay could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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