Tropical Lagoon

Tropical Lagoon is true to its name. Its a pool of ocean water that is inland from the main beach, round and darker blue than the turquoise sea. It's fun to swim but there is no true sandy beach to speak of as trees surround it on all sides. It is adjacent to the Tropical Lagoon Resort and therefore will probably be crowded with swimmers and onlookers.

Situated in Portland Parish, 1.1 miles west-northwest of Fairy Hill, Tropical Lagoon is on the East coast of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying very close. This beach is not just another pleasant piece of the coast, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches in Jamaica. While Tropical Lagoon may be a little bit out of the way, it offers unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you want to see the underwater world.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the East coast of Jamaica; the area hosts attractions such as Folly Ruins, which is four miles away.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Tropical Lagoon
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Folly Ruins Historical Site 3.8 WNW Jamaica
Folly Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.1 WNW Jamaica
Christ Church Historical Site 4.3 W Jamaica
Port Antonio Craft Market Shopping Center 4.5 W Jamaica
Old Pera Windmill Historical Site 21.0 S Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The closest town is Kingston, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the beach, Port Antonio is a quick trip away, about four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a reasonable selection of lodgings which can be reached in the car. Some of the closest options are displayed in the following table.

Accommodations near Tropical Lagoon
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Tropical Lagoon 0.0 mi. WSW Hotel
Goblin Hill Villas at San San 0.5 mi. WNW Villa complex
Resort at Wilks Bay 1.0 mi. WNW Villa complex
Frenchman's Cove Resort 1.1 mi. WNW Villa complex
Geejam 1.5 mi. W Hotel
Mocking Bird Hill 1.9 mi. W Lodge
Jamaica Palace Hotel 2.1 mi. W Hotel
Trident Hotel 2.8 mi. WNW Villa complex
Match Resort 2.8 mi. W Cottages
Hotel Tim Bamboo 3.9 mi. W Hotel


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Mille Fleurs. The restaurant has both Caribbean and Fusion menu items. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Tropical Lagoon
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Mille Fleurs (876) 993-7267 Caribbean, Fusion Fine Dining 0.6 mi. W
Bushbar (876) 993-7000 Jamaican Informal 1.5 mi. W
Boston Jerk Centre -- Jamaican Very Casual 1.9 mi. ESE
The Veranda (876) 633-7100 International Fine Dining 2.8 mi. WNW
Wi Yard Anna Banana's (876) 542-1497 Caribbean Informal 3.7 mi. W
Yosch Restaurant (876) 993-3053 International Very Casual 4.1 mi. W
Marybelle's Pub on the Pier (876) 413-9731 Jamaican Very Casual 4.6 mi. W

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Jamaica, so Tropical Lagoon is not your only option.

You might also enjoy Fairy Hill Beach, found within a mile or so. Fairy Hill Beach attracts locals and visitors alike to its energetic shores. During the week crowds are at a minimum and snorkeling is fantastic at the small off shore reef, but bring your own equipment. A small eatery serves vegetarian and Jamaican jerk dishes for a nice afternoon snack. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might like Winnifred Beach. It's located three quarters of a mile to the east.

Another option worth considering is San San Beach, which is located three quarters of a mile away. $8(USD) will get you into this private beach that is perfect for snorkeling and enjoying the warm, shallow waters in this protected area. Near Frenchman's Cove, the atmosphere is more upscale and Princess Island, across the way, is an easy swim to a secluded island. A lunch bar and equipment rentals round out a fun beach day at San San Beach.

Jamaica has a lot to offer its visitors, but a trip to Tropical Lagoon could end up a family favorite.


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