Little Laughlands Bay

Little Laughlands Bay is located in Saint Ann. Aside from a resort set on the beach, nothing except a river, trees, and flat lands exists for miles around the coast, making this a great locale for getting away from it all.

Positioned in Saint Ann Parish, 4.7 miles east of Runaway Bay, Little Laughlands Bay is on the North edge of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Jamaica's beaches are hardly known for being secluded, but you'll find Little Laughlands Bay to be a little calmer than most, which offers some middle ground to those who'd prefer to stay out of the busiest areas.

How to Access The Beach
Connected to A4 is a long dirt road through some of Jamaica's flat lands that lead to Little Laughlands Bay. Just before the beach is a patch of sand for parking.

Amenities and Ambiance

Right along the westernmost point of the beach, a river of fresh water dumps into Little Laughlands Bay. From there, the dark tan sand dips inward for a ways before jutting back out into the topaz colored sea.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

If you find that you enjoy coasts which bring visitors a peaceful environment, then you should enjoy Little Laughlands Bay; it is located in a less urbanized part of the region.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on Jamaica's North coast; it's located near attractions like Chukka Caribbean Adventure's Original Canopy Tour, which is pretty close, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

Historical attractions like Annandale Great House provide a great compliment to the natural beauty of Little Laughlands Bay, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Jamaica, without venturing too far from the coast.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Little Laughlands Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Chukka Caribbean Adventure's Original Canopy Tour Zip Line Site 1.1 S Jamaica
Runaway Bay Golf Course Golf Course 3.9 W Jamaica
Grand Bahia Principe Casino 5.6 W Jamaica
RIU Ocho Rios Casino Casino 6.8 ESE Jamaica
Annandale Great House Historical Site 10.2 SE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of St. Ann's Bay, which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the shore, St. Ann's Bay is a fairly short distance away, about four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Those looking to find a room not far from Little Laughlands Bay shouldn't have a difficult time, as there are lots of accommodations to pick from close-by. Find the closest hotel booking options by perusing those shown below.

Accommodations near Little Laughlands Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Royal Decameron Club Caribbean 2.6 mi. W Resort
Columbus Inn 2.8 mi. ESE Hotel
Seacrest Beach Hotel 2.9 mi. ESE Hotel
Tamarind Tree Resort Hotel 3.4 mi. W Resort
Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort by Curio 3.4 mi. W Resort
Runaway Bay Heart Hotel 3.6 mi. W Hotel
The Cardiff Hotel and Spa 4.0 mi. W Resort
Runaway Bay H.E.A.R.T. Hotel 4.0 mi. W Resort
Villa Sonaté 4.1 mi. W Hotel
Jewel Runaway Bay Resort 4.2 mi. W Resort


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you visit a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without going too far from the coast. Aquamarina Beach Bar & Grill is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has both American and Jamaican menu items. They are also known for serving hamburgers and sandwiches. The restaurant is pretty nearby, so a short taxi ride is a good option.

The following table lists nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Little Laughlands Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Aquamarina Beach Bar & Grill -- American, Jamaican Very Casual 3.4 mi. W
Coral Cafe -- Jamaican Informal 3.4 mi. W
Court Jesters Fire Over Pizza -- Italian Very Casual 3.4 mi. W
Golden Sabre Sushi -- Asian Informal 3.4 mi. W
Jade Samurai -- Japanese Informal 3.4 mi. W
Moonstone by Sohpia -- Italian, Mediterranean Informal 3.4 mi. W
Platinum -- Caribbean Fine Dining 3.4 mi. W
Aquamarina Beach Bar & Grill (844) 903-1160 American Very Casual 4.2 mi. W
Coral Café (844) 903-1160 Buffet Very Casual 4.2 mi. W
Court Jesters Fire Oven Pizza (844) 903-1160 Italian Very Casual 4.2 mi. W
Golden Saber Sushi (844) 903-1160 Japanese Informal 4.2 mi. W
Moonstone by Vincenzo (844) 903-1160 Italian Fine Dining 4.2 mi. W

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Jamaica, so if Little Laughlands Bay doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Travelers may also want to consider Priory Beach, located fairly close-by, so a short cab ride is an easy option.

Maybe Little Laughlands Bay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Jamaica you might like.


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