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.

Situated in Crab Pond Bay, 1.5 miles northwest of Whitehouse, this beach is on the West coast of Jamaica. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. One beach that tends to attract a broad range of travelers is Crab Pond Bay, which is generally active and popular, but never too crowded. If you want to avoid Jamaica's highly secluded beaches, but also want to be able to claim a spot without any trouble, Crab Pond Bay offers a good middle ground.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Jamaica's West coast; the area hosts attractions such as Peter Tosh Monument, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Jamaica, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. The nearest historical attraction is Bellefield Great House, which is within a car's reach of the coast.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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

Black River is the closest town and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the coast, Black River is a little ways off, maybe ten miles (16 kilometers) away.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Though you'll find very few hotels close-by, the ones found closest to the shore are shown in the following table.

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


While the area surrounding Crab Pond Bay isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you're willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the closest places to eat is One Bean Café, which is only a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of restaurants closest to 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

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Crab Pond Bay in Jamaica.

Another option worth considering is Sandy Ground, which is located only a short distance away.

Maybe Crab Pond Bay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, Jamaica offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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