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.

Set just outside the heart of Port Antonio, Blue Lagoon is on the East coast of Jamaica. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. Although Jamaica has beaches that are more secluded than Blue Lagoon, it has just the right mix of intimacy and atmosphere to attract vacationers.

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, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Be mindful that the area surrounding Blue Lagoon is visited by quite a number of tourists, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Blue Lagoon on Jamaica's East coast. Christ Church is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of a few attractions in the area.

If you're looking for nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Blue Lagoon
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Christ Church Historical Site 0.2 mi. W Jamaica
Port Antonio Craft Market Shopping Center 0.5 mi. WNW Jamaica
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 a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From Blue Lagoon, Port Antonio is a fairly short distance away, about a half mile (less than a kilometer).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full nearby hotel rooms are. Blue Lagoon is not near very many major hotels, but it can attract guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels within driving distance, the nearest ones are shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Blue Lagoon
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Tim Bamboo 0.2 mi. E Hotel
Rio Vista Resort Villas 0.3 mi. W Villa complex
Mango Ridge Guest Cottages 0.3 mi. WSW Cottages
San San Tropez 1.4 mi. WNW Hotel


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest restaurants is Yosch Restaurant. This restaurant serves delicious International cuisine. They are also famous for their coffee and pizza. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's only a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Blue Lagoon
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Yosch Restaurant (876) 993-3053 International Very Casual 0.0 mi. W
Wi Yard Anna Banana's (876) 542-1497 Caribbean Informal 0.4 mi. ENE
Marybelle's Pub on the Pier (876) 413-9731 Jamaican Very Casual 0.5 mi. NW
San San Tropez (876) 993-7213 International, Italian Very Casual 1.4 mi. WNW
The Veranda (876) 633-7100 International Fine Dining 1.5 mi. ENE
Belinda's -- Jamaican Very Casual -- --
Bushbar (876) 993-7000 Jamaican Informal 2.6 mi. E
Mille Fleurs (876) 993-7267 Caribbean, Fusion Fine Dining 3.5 mi. E

Other Beaches

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

If the active mood at Blue Lagoon has you wanting more of the same, consider heading to Folly Ruins Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. You'll find it three quarters of a mile to the northeast. If you're looking for something a little more private, you might find what you want at Crusoe's Beach. It is located only a short distance away.

You might also want to visit Errol Flynn Marina Beach, located three quarters of a mile to the northwest.

Jamaica has plenty to offer its visitors, and Blue Lagoon offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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