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.

Located in Crab Pond Bay, 1.5 miles northwest of Whitehouse, this beach is on the West coast of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. Visitors will find that, while Crab Pond Bay is certainly not secluded, it's not the most crowded beach in Jamaica either. It's the perfect choice for those of you who want to make the most of their trip to the beach but also want to skip out on the crowds.

Amenities and Ambiance

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Crab Pond Bay on Jamaica's West coast. It is near some interesting sites like Peter Tosh Monument, which is one of the attractions in the vicinity.

Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but some visitors find that museums like Jamaica Fun Farm (situated within the range of a cab) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new perspective of Jamaica.

If you can't wait to see as many of Jamaica's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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 Alley Scenic Trail 9.7 E Jamaica
Jamaica Fun Farm Museum 14.9 E Jamaica
Appleton Estate Rum Distillery Distillery 17.4 E Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Crab Pond Bay is in the Black River area, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Black River is nearby and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From Crab Pond Bay, Black River is located roughly ten miles (16 kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

While you won't find very many places to stay in the immediate vicinity, those options closest to Crab Pond Bay can be seen 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
Horizon Cottages -- -- Cottages
Port Of Call Hotel 9.9 mi. SE Hotel


While this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you're prepared to drive a bit. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is One Bean Café, which is just a little ways away.

The table below lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Crab Pond Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
One Bean Café (876) 275-2776 -- -- 1.5 mi. SE
Dragon Lounge Seafood Restaurant (876) 952-1578 -- -- 1.5 mi. SE
Culloden Villa (876) 963-5300 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

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

Another location you may want to try is Sandy Ground, which is located two and a half miles away.

Perhaps Crab Pond Bay is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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