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.

Situated near the heart of Port Antonio, Blue Lagoon is on the East coast of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying very close. If activity and variety isn't your thing, you'll be glad that most of Jamaica's beaches are quite calm and serene. Then again, if you'd rather not visit an empty, untouched part of the coast, you're probably better off trying a beach like Blue Lagoon, with a more upbeat atmosphere.

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, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Since Blue Lagoon will be located inside an area commonly frequented by travelers, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the East coast of Jamaica. It is near Christ Church, which is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is among the area's attractions.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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

Blue Lagoon is near Port Antonio, so walking the city is a definite option. The nearby town of Port Antonio is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the coast, Port Antonio is a fairly short distance away, about a half mile (less than a kilometer).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how packed the nearby hotels are. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

While vacationers will not find that many places to stay in the region, those accommodations closest to Blue Lagoon are shown in the following table.

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


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, within a reachable distance. One of the closest places to eat is Survival Beach Restaurant. This restaurant offers both Jamaican and vegetarian menu items. They also specialize in seafood.

Nearby restaurants are shown below.

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 searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Blue Lagoon.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Blue Lagoon is what you're looking for, consider heading to Folly Ruins Beach, another destination with a good amount of excitement. You'll find it three quarters of a mile to the northeast. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, Crusoe's Beach may be a good choice. It is located not far off the beach at all.

Vacationers may also want to visit Errol Flynn Marina Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Jamaica, and paying a visit to Blue Lagoon is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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