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 near the heart of Hanover Parish, northeast of Johnson Town, Mollasses Beach is on the West coast of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Those planning on making a stop at this beach can have a relaxing time without missing the chance to do a little people watching.

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.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


This spot is on Jamaica's West coast. It is near Grand Palladium Casino, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is one of the popular spots in the area.

Historical attractions like Barbican Estate offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Mollasses Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Jamaica's past, without having to go too far from the beach. In fact, this shore will be found three and a half miles to the east of this place of historical interest.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.

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 of Jamaica to Mollasses Beach is Elgin Town. Elgin Town is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


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. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Though travelers won't find that many places to stay withing driving distance, those options closest to Mollasses Beach are shown in the list below.

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


Though this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you're 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.

A list of nearby restaurants is 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

Needless to say, there are other beaches in Jamaica besides Mollasses Beach worth visiting.

Another option worth considering is Watson Taylor Beach, which is located within a short distance.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Jamaica, and Mollasses Beach is just one of the many options.


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