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 might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Visitors should keep in mind that, while Parottee Bay is certainly not secluded, it's also not one of Jamaica's most crowded beaches. This makes it an excellent choice for families who want to make the most of their trip to the beach without having to fight other beachgoers for a spot in the sand.

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.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. You will find the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

Parottee Bay provides an angelic and tranquil retreat, since the location that surrounds the beach is not heavily urbanized.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Parottee Bay is on Jamaica's West coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Jamaica Fun Farm, which is not too far away, within taxi range.

If you want to learn more about the history of Jamaica, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Bloomfield Great House, which is 22 miles to the east.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

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

The closest town is Montego Bay, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the shore, Black River is just up the road, about five miles (eight kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of hotel rooms within a car's reach. Some of the closest options can be viewed in the list below.

Accommodations near Parottee Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
South Shore Guest House 3.8 N Guest house
Waterloo Guest House 4.4 N Guest house
Invercauld Hotel 4.6 N Hotel


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Parottee Bay; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest places to eat is Riverside Dock Restaurant & Lounge. The restaurant is reasonably close, so a quick car or cab ride will get you there hassle-free.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed below.

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

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Parottee Bay.

Another location you may want to try is Billy Bay, which is located not a great distance away, meaning a short cab ride is an easy option.

Parottee Bay could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Jamaica you might like.


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