Navy Island

Navy Island Beach is set on the 64 acre island, which is located off the coast of Port Antonio. Although there are no open facilities or public ferries that currently run to the island, a private boat can be hired to take you on an adventure to this secluded beach.

Set near the center of Port Antonio, Navy Island is on the East coast of Jamaica. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Navy Island is one of those beaches that is not terribly crowded, even though it's central to many of the area's urban amenities.

How to Access The Beach

Navy Island is only accessible by boat.

Amenities and Ambiance

Navy Island Beach enjoys a powdering of white sand that leads to crystal clear waters.

Of course, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. Vacationers will find plenty of places in Jamaica serving up delicious local cuisine, but some meals are best enjoyed spontaneously, in a truly casual setting. Some vacationers would sooner enjoy lunch on the sand, than lunch at a full-service restaurant. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

The concession stand at this spot is also an option. You may also have the option to order some food from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

Consider using this beach's picnic tables, where you can park your belongings for the afternoon, or set up a quick lunch.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Navy Island. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration. With a good mix of secluded spots and local entertainment, restaurants, and lodging, Navy Island attracts a healthy size crowd even though it can only be reached by boat.

What's Nearby


Navy Island is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on Jamaica's East coast; it's located near attractions like Folly Lighthouse, which is three quarters of a mile away.

Historic attractions, including Folly Ruins, offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Navy Island, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Jamaica, without having to stray too far from the beach. Actually, this shoreline is three quarters of a mile to the east of this place of historical interest.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Navy Island
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Folly Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.6 mi. E Jamaica
Folly Ruins Historical Site 0.8 mi. E Jamaica

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Port Antonio is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the shore, Port Antonio is just up the road, about a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

While there aren't many hotels close-by, the closest ones have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Navy Island
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Demontevin Lodge Hotel 0.5 mi. S Hotel
Jamaica Heights Resort -- -- Cottages
Mango Ridge Guest Cottages 0.9 mi. S Cottages
San San Tropez 1.0 mi. WSW Hotel
Hotel Tim Bamboo 1.0 mi. SE Hotel


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to eat at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, within a reachable distance. Brisc Sports Bar and Grill is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant offers a menu of Jamaican cuisine.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Navy Island
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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. S
Timeout Sports Bar & Grill (876) 537-0869 American Very Casual 0.5 mi. S
Yosch Cafe -- International Very Casual 0.7 mi. S
Dekal Internet Cafe & Bistro (876) 297-7566 International Very Casual 0.7 mi. S
Shadows (876) 933-3823 Eclectic Very Casual -- --
San San Tropez (876) 993-7213 International, Italian Very Casual 1.0 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Navy Island doesn't suit their tastes.

Another location you might enjoy is Blue Lagoon, situated only a short distance away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might find that Folly Ruins Beach is just right. It's located less than a mile to the east.

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

Jamaica has so much to offer, and Navy Island offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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