Blue Lagoon

Legend has it that a dragon resides in the bottomless Blue Lagoon, yet still visitors flock to the lagoon each day to experience the breath taking lagoon that was made famous around the world by Jacques Cousteau and Brooke Shields.

Located near the heart of Port Antonio, Blue Lagoon is on the East coast of Jamaica. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Travelers who'd like to avoid renting a car will probably like Blue Lagoon. There are so many things to do in the area, as this beach is right in the center of all the daytime activity.

How to Access The Beach

There are two main ways to get to the Blue Lagoon. The most popular method is to take a narrow road off A4 with signs directing you to the lagoon. The more adventurous traveler may want to hop aboard a boat from San San Beach, which will the moor around the corner from the lagoon and allow you to jump into the water and swim the remainder of the way.

Amenities and Ambiance

You would be hard pressed to find a more beautiful natural watering hole in Jamaica than Blue Lagoon. The waters are indeed a striking hue of blue, and surrounding the lagoon is not powdery sand, but thick forestry.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Be mindful that Blue Lagoon is in an area which is is a much-visited area, so show up early.

What's Nearby


Found on Jamaica's East coast; the area hosts attractions such as Folly Ruins, which is three quarters of a mile to the northeast.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in Jamaica. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Blue Lagoon
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Folly Ruins Historical Site 0.7 mi. NE Jamaica
Folly Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.8 mi. N Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Blue Lagoon is near Port Antonio, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The nearby town of Port Antonio is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the coast, Port Antonio is not far away, roughly a half mile (less than a kilometer).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may encounter visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

Though there aren't many places to stay close-by, the nearest ones have been listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Blue Lagoon
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Tim Bamboo 0.2 mi. E Hotel
Mango Ridge Guest Cottages 0.3 mi. WSW Cottages
Jamaica Heights Resort -- -- Cottages
Demontevin Lodge Hotel 0.5 mi. NW Hotel
San San Tropez 1.4 mi. WNW Hotel


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Survival Beach Restaurant. The restaurant offers both Jamaican and vegetarian dishes on the menu. They also specialize in seafood.

Some nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Blue Lagoon
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Survival Beach Restaurant (876) 384-4730 Jamaican, Vegetarian Very Casual 0.3 mi. E
Shadows (876) 933-3823 Eclectic Very Casual -- --
Dekal Internet Cafe & Bistro (876) 297-7566 International Very Casual 0.4 mi. WNW
Anna Banana's (876) 715-6533 Caribbean Informal 0.4 mi. ENE
Timeout Sports Bar & Grill (876) 537-0869 American Very Casual 0.5 mi. NW
Yosch Cafe -- International Very Casual 0.5 mi. WNW
Brisc Sports Bar and Grill -- Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Chicken Place Restaurant & Catering Servs The (876) 993-4984 -- -- -- --
D-Tech Computers Internet Cafe (876) 715-4601 -- -- -- --
Green Palm Restaurant (876) 715-4482 -- -- -- --
Juici Patties Port Antonio -- Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Rusalka Restaurant (876) 715-5756 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover in Jamaica, of course, so if Blue Lagoon doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You might also enjoy Folly Ruins Beach, which is in a pretty active location. It is located three quarters of a mile to the northeast. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, you might find what you want at Crusoe's Beach. It is located only a short distance away.

Another location you may want to try is Errol Flynn Marina Beach, which is located within a short distance.

While Jamaica has many alluring attractions, a trip to Blue Lagoon could end up a family favorite.


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