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 middle of Port Antonio, Blue Lagoon is on the East coast of Jamaica. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Active and social travelers may particularly enjoy this beach due to its crowded, urban location. In fact, Blue Lagoon would be most convenient for those who are staying in the hotels nearby, and those who prefer a crowded city scene over a quiet, suburban one.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Bear in mind that Blue Lagoon is in an area which is a bustling area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Jamaica's East coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Christ Church, which is pretty close, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Blue Lagoon
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Christ Church Historical Site 0.2 mi. W Jamaica
Folly Ruins Historical Site 0.7 mi. NE Jamaica
Folly Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.8 mi. N Jamaica
Portland Art Gallery Art Gallery 1.0 mi. W Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The closest town is Kingston, which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the coast, Port Antonio is not far away, maybe a half mile (less than a kilometer).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Blue Lagoon is not near very many major hotels, but you may meet guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

While vacationers will generally find few places to stay close-by, those options closest to the beach are shown 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
Demontevin Lodge Hotel 0.5 mi. NW Hotel
San San Tropez 1.4 mi. WNW Hotel


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the closest restaurants is Survival Beach Restaurant. The restaurant serves both Jamaican and vegetarian cuisines. Visitors often rave about their seafood.

The following table provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

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
Wi Yard Anna Banana's (876) 542-1497 Caribbean Informal 0.4 mi. ENE
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 -- -- -- --
Marybelle's Pub on the Pier (876) 413-9731 Jamaican Very Casual 0.5 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them in Jamaica will have lots of options besides Blue Lagoon.

You might also enjoy Folly Ruins Beach, which is generally a pretty popular beach. You'll find it three quarters of a mile to the northeast. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Crusoe's Beach is a beach which doesn't see as many crowds. It is located just a little ways away.

Another option worth considering is Errol Flynn Marina Beach, located only a short distance away.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, a trip to Blue Lagoon could end up a family favorite.


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