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.

Located in the heart of Portland Parish, 1.1 miles west-northwest of Fairy Hill, Tropical Lagoon is on the East coast of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. This beach is not just a tropical beauty, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in Jamaica. While Tropical Lagoon might be a little bit out of the way, visiting this beach instead of a more crowded one could make your experience less stressful.

Amenities and Ambiance

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the East coast of Jamaica. It is near some interesting sites like Folly Ruins, which is a short taxi ride's distance, and it is one of a number of attractions close-by.

If you can't wait to see as many of Jamaica's attractions as possible, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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
Portland Art Gallery Art Gallery 5.1 W Jamaica
Old Pera Windmill Historical Site 21.0 S Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Tropical Lagoon is close to Port Antonio, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. The city of Port Antonio is close-by and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the beach, Port Antonio isn't far off, about four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may meet guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Beach-goers will find a pretty good variety of resorts and hotels to pick from in the area surrounding the beach. The closest of which can be seen in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Tropical Lagoon
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Tropical Lagoon 0.0 mi. WSW Hotel
Geejam 1.5 mi. W Hotel
Mocking Bird Hill 1.9 mi. W Lodge
Jamaica Palace Hotel 2.1 mi. W Hotel
Hotel Tim Bamboo 3.9 mi. W Hotel
Great Huts 4.1 mi. SE Lodge
Mango Ridge Guest Cottages 4.4 mi. W Cottages
Demontevin Lodge Hotel 4.4 mi. W Hotel
San San Tropez 5.4 mi. W Hotel
By the Sea 8.0 mi. W B & B

Food

If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest places to eat is Mille Fleurs. The restaurant serves both Caribbean and Fusion menu items. Visitors often rave about their seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's only a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is provided in the following table.

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
Woody's Low Bridge Place (876) 436-5624 Jamaican Very Casual -- --
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
Survival Beach Restaurant (876) 384-4730 Jamaican, Vegetarian Very Casual 3.8 mi. W
Shadows (876) 933-3823 Eclectic Very Casual -- --
Dekal Internet Cafe & Bistro (876) 297-7566 International Very Casual 4.5 mi. W
Yosch Cafe -- International Very Casual 4.5 mi. W
Brisc Sports Bar and Grill -- Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Chicken Place Restaurant & Catering Servs The (876) 993-4984 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Jamaica has many nice beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Fairy Hill Beach, found only a short distance away. 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. More active guests, though, may be interested in Winnifred Beach, which offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. It's located three quarters of a mile to the east.

You may also want to consider San San Beach, located less than 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 offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Tropical Lagoon is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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