Hunt Bay

Sandwiched between Kingston and Portmore is the lovely Hunt Bay. Because Hunt's Bay is not set in a populous resort town, vacationers who hope to experience a quiet day at the beach have a better chance of doing so here.

Set toward the center of Saint Elizabeth Parish, Hunt Bay is on the West coast of Jamaica. You might want whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Vacationers who seek a stunning shoreline in a secluded part of town should check out Hunt Bay, a pretty, but less popular part of the coast.

How to Access The Beach
A2 is the closest main road to Hunt Bay, but it is a dirt road that goes on for several miles that leads to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Almost formed into a perfect crescent, the shore of Hunt Bay is lined with verdant trees. The sand is white,almost grey in some places, and the waters are blue-green. Just east of the middle of the crescent, a river of fresh water dumps into the bay.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Hunt Bay offers an idyllic and serene retreat, thanks to the fact that the area surrounding the beach won't be overly crowded.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Hunt Bay on Jamaica's West coast. Bamboo Avenue is just a cab ride away, and it is one of the attractions in the area.

Beaches and museums may seem an odd combination to some, but some visitors find that museums like Jamaica Fun Farm (found eight and a half miles away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and help share a different side of Jamaica.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Jamaica. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Hunt Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Bamboo Avenue Scenic Trail 7.2 NE Jamaica
Jamaica Fun Farm Museum 8.4 ENE Jamaica
Breds Treasure Beach Sports Park Park 12.4 SE Jamaica
Peter Tosh Monument Monument 12.8 NW Jamaica
Appleton Estate Rum Distillery Distillery 13.5 NE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The closest town is Montego Bay, which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From Hunt Bay, Black River is just up the road, maybe a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's often visited by guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Vacationers will find a pretty good range of accommodations to choose from in the area around the beach. The most convenient of which can be viewed below.

Accommodations near Hunt Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Waterloo Guest House 2.0 ESE Guest house
Kool Rooms Guest House 2.9 ESE Guest house
Port Of Call Hotel 3.5 SE Hotel


While this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you're willing to venture a little out of the way. Norma Bennett Snack Counter is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

A list of nearby restaurants is included in the following table.

Restaurants near Hunt Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Norma Bennett Snack Counter (876) 634-3078 -- -- -- Jamaica

Other Beaches

Jamaica has many beaches, so Hunt Bay is just one of your options.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Crane Beach, situated a quick car or cab ride away. Others might prefer Malcolm Bay, which could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to other popular destinations. It's found a half mile to the west.

Another option worth considering is Parottee Bay, located not a great distance away, meaning a quick cab ride will get you here pretty easily.

Of course, Jamaica has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but a trip to Hunt Bay could end up a family favorite.


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