Mollasses Beach

Located near several resorts along the north coast of Jamaica sits Mollasses Beach. Because of it's location, more tourists visit this beach than locals, and the shore is typically very well kept.

Located in Hanover Parish, northeast of Johnson Town, Mollasses Beach is on the West coast of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Mollasses Beach has fast become the favorite of many vacationers; it has a somewhat urban and convenient setting, but is rarely packed with crowds of beachgoers. If you want to avoid Jamaica's highly secluded beaches, but don't want to be inundated with noisy crowds, this beach offers a comfortable middle ground.

How to Access The Beach

Several well-paved roads surrounding the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort make their way to Mollasses Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

From your spot in the tan colored sands of Mollasses Beach you will have a view of the gorgeous aquamarine waters, a pier to the west, and fishing and sailing boats along the horizon.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


Mollasses Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on Jamaica's West coast. It is near Grand Palladium Casino, which is found a quarter mile to the northeast, and it is one of a few attractions in the area.

Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but many travelers find that museums like Hanover Museum (found only a brief walk or taxi ride away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a whole new perspective of Jamaica.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Mollasses Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Grand Palladium Casino Casino 0.3 NE Jamaica
Hanover Museum Museum 1.1 W Jamaica
Barbican Estate Historical Site 3.3 E Jamaica
Tryall Golf Course Golf Course 6.3 E Jamaica
RIU Tropical Bay Game Room Slot Machine Arcade 14.0 SW Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The closest section in Jamaica to Mollasses Beach is Elgin Town. Elgin Town is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full the nearby hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Although you will generally find few places to stay withing driving distance, those accommodation options closest to the beach can be viewed in the following table.

Accommodations near Mollasses Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort and Spa 0.2 NNE Hotel
Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa 0.3 NE Resort
West Palm Hotel 1.4 W Hotel


While the area surrounding Mollasses Beach isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you are prepared to venture a little farther away. Sarducce's Restaurant & Bar is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby restaurants are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Mollasses Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sarducce's Restaurant & Bar (876) 956-2841 -- -- -- --
Shortie's Internet Cafe & Wi-Fi (876) 956-3532 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Jamaica, so Mollasses Beach is not your only option.

Another option worth considering is Watson Taylor Beach, which is located one and a quarter miles to the west.

You may find that Mollasses Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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