Location: 7 miles east of Port Antonio in east Jamaica
Attraction type: Water Hole
Significance:A deep lagoon, which changes colors according to the time of day
Best Time to Visit: Early December to mid-April
How to reach: Best way to reach from Port Antonio. You can also reach from Kingston in about 2 hours and from Montego Bay in about 4 hours.
Nearest International Airport: Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston
Blue Lagoon, Jamaica — an Introduction
Blue Lagoon, Jamaica is among the greatest natural attractions of this Caribbean Island. With its change of colors from azure blue to deep emerald, to sapphire and turquoise, the Blue Lagoon is mesmerizing and is the center of Jamaica’s tourist attractions. Though originally called “The Blue Hole”, this place was made famous by several movies, particularly Brooke Shields starred ‘Blue Lagoon’ and hence the site was re-named as “Blue Lagoon and became popular with the same name. Whatever be the reasons behind its naming, Blue Lagoon keeps offering an unforgettable vacation in the Caribbean to all the travelers who always crave for sea, sand and sun.
Jamaica Blue Lagoon is a water hole fed by underground fresh water springs and connected to the Caribbean Sea. Initially thought of as a bottomless hole, it gave rise to fables and fantasies. However, exploration has confirmed its depth to 200 feet, which renders its fabulous colors. Located at a distance of approximately seven miles east of Port Antonio, Blue Lagoon or ‘Blue Hole’ as called popularly, is conveniently approachable by car.
Visiting Blue Lagoon, Jamaica
The reason why you’ll flock into Blue Lagoon Jamaica is simply for the presence of blue and green in abundance. This enchanting place is full of blue deep water, which is caused by the depth of the lagoon. With the moving over of sun, the lagoon changes its colors from azure to intense emerald.
As a traveler to the Blue Lagoon in Jamaica, you will surely not miss exploring the beauty of the place to its fullest. Spend some relaxing moments with your near and dear ones. Also see the wonderful spring of fresh water.
If you are an adventure-monger, you can’t afford to miss the excitement of scuba diving in the Blue Lagoon, Jamaica. The deep blue water of this area is a paradise for the divers.
Another popular way to explore the beauty of the place is to take a boat ride. The beauty of the surrounding will surely mesmerize you. Boating along the shores to the nearby Monkey Island is just enthralling.
There are a number of tour companies in Port Antonio which will take you to a tour to Blue Lagoon Jamaica. However, if you choose to travel to this place independently, you can park your car in the parking lot at the closed Blue Lagoon restaurant.
The best place for accommodation in Blue Lagoon is the luxurious Blue Lagoon Villas (Web: www.bluelagoonvillas.com, Tel: +1-876-978-6245). Though a bit expensive, this is one of the best resorts in Jamaica. The coastal setting offered by this hotel is just awesome.
While visiting Blue Lagoon, you can stay in any of the many hotels in Port Antonio:
Rio Vista Resort
Hotel Mocking Bird Hill
Jamaica Palace Hotel