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 consider dropping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. Vacationers who want their beach to have a little bit of everything——a hint of seclusion, with a somewhat social scene—— might enjoy stopping by Crab Pond Bay for a few hours. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it's not dead and empty either.

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


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the West coast of Jamaica. It is near some interesting sites like Peter Tosh Monument, which is one of a number of favorite destinations in the area.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Jamaica, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. One of the nearest historical attractions is Bellefield Great House, which is 24 miles away.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed 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 close to Black River, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Black River is nearby and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From Crab Pond Bay, Black River is found maybe ten miles (16 kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Though there aren't many places to stay within driving distance, the nearest ones have been listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Crab Pond Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sandals Whitehouse 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


Although this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you're prepared to drive a bit. One of the nearest places to eat is One Bean Café, which is just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurant options are listed below.

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

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices in Jamaica besides Crab Pond Bay.

You might also want to visit Sandy Ground, located two and a half miles away.

While Jamaica has many alluring attractions, visiting Crab Pond Bay or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Jamaica even more memorable.


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