Parottee Bay

Parotte Bay is a rather large bay off Jamaica's west coast. Both private homes and hotel properties exist just behind the beach, making it a great place for tourists and locals to mingle.

Located in Parottee Beach, Parottee Bay is on the West coast of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. Beachgoers should keep in mind that, though Parottee Bay isn't considered a quiet and secluded part of the coast, you wouldn't necessarily call it a busy beach either. It's the perfect choice for those of you who want to enjoy a beach with mild activity but wish to stay away from the most populated spots.

Amenities and Ambiance

Because the shore of Parottee Bay goes on for quite a distance, there are some areas that are thinner stretches than others. No matter where you are, you'll encounter white sands, green trees, and topaz waters.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

If you find that you desire beaches which provide an angelic environment, then you should enjoy Parottee Bay; it is hidden away within a less urban sector of Jamaica.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Parottee Bay on Jamaica's West coast. It is near Jamaica Fun Farm, which is situated nine and a half miles away, and it is one of the attractions close-by.

If you're intrigued by Jamaica's history, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. One of the nearest historical attractions is Bloomfield Great House, which is within a car's reach of the shore.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in Jamaica. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Parottee Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Jamaica Fun Farm Museum 9.4 NE Jamaica
Bamboo Alley Scenic Trail 10.6 N Jamaica
Art 'n' Tings Handicraft Dealers 10.9 NE Jamaica
Lover's Leap Lighthouse Lighthouse 13.4 ESE Jamaica
Appleton Estate Rum Distillery Distillery 15.8 NNE Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Parottee Bay is close to Black River, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Not far away you'll find Black River, a city which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From Parottee Bay, Black River is not far away, roughly five miles (eight kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's often visited by visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of lodgings within driving distance. A list of the closest possibilities have been displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near Parottee Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
South Shore Guest House 3.8 mi. N Guest house
Ashton Great House and Hotel 4.4 mi. N Guest house
Waterloo Guest House 4.4 mi. N Guest house
Invercauld Hotel 4.6 mi. N Hotel
Idlers Rest Beach Hotel -- -- Hotel
Port Of Call Hotel 5.2 mi. N Hotel
Two Seasons Guest House 6.6 mi. SE Guest house
Treasure Beach Hotel 7.0 mi. SE Resort
Golden Sands Beach Cottage 7.3 mi. SE Resort
Jake's Resort 7.5 mi. SE Resort


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you eat at a local restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest places to eat is Riverside Dock Restaurant & Lounge. The restaurant is not far away, so a brief car or taxi trip is a convenient way to get there.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Parottee Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Riverside Dock Restaurant & Lounge (876) 965-9486 -- -- 4.3 mi. N
Alvin's Fish & Jerk Pork Center (876) 965-9855 -- -- -- --
K & K Sport Bar & Jerk Center (876) 634-3860 -- -- -- --
Norma Bennett Snack Counter (876) 634-3078 -- -- -- --
Oliver's Restaurant (876) 634-3970 -- -- -- --
Sea View Restaurant (876) 965-2685 -- -- -- --
South Shore Guest House Bar & Restaurant (876) 965-2172 -- -- -- --
St. Best Restuarant (876) 965-2394 -- -- -- --
Yellowtail Restaurant & Bar (876) 634-1319 Jamaican Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Jamaica, so if Parottee Bay doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

You might also want to visit Billy Bay, which is located not a great distance away, so a quick cab ride is an easy option.

While Jamaica has many alluring attractions, Parottee Bay is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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