Blue Lagoon in Portland, Jamaica


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Blue Lagoon is located in Port Antonio and is a wildly popular travel destination for families and honeymooners.

With glistening, turquoise blue waters surrounded by lush greenery, Blue Lagoon is a vision of beauty.

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Blue_lagoon_1980_movie_posterWhen you first arrive, you may notice that the lagoon looks familiar to you. If you’ve seen the Brooke Shields’ movie, The Blue Lagoon, then you’ll know why.

Interestingly enough, the lagoon was once called “The Blue Hole,” but with the popularity of the movie, the lagoon’s name was permanently changed to “The Blue Lagoon.”

The water seems to have a bit of magic to it, as the color changes throughout the day, depending upon the way the sun shines upon the surface. When you first arrive, the water can look turquoise but you may notice that during your boat ride, the water changes to a deeper sapphire or even royal blue.


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If you’ve chosen a great tour guide, he or she will talk about the history of the lagoon, the appearances of the lagoon in movies and the celebrities who have visited.

Locals used to believe that the lagoon was bottomless, but it has since been discovered that the depth is somewhere around 180 to 200 feet.

The lagoon is also part of a legend that claims a dragon resides there.  Rest assured, no giant winged beast will harass you as you enjoy your time here!

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The water in Blue Lagoon is a mix of fresh water and salt water, as the lagoon is open to the sea and fed by freshwater springs. If you decide to take a dip in the lagoon, you’ll notice the alternating temperatures (the warmth of the Caribbean Sea and the icy cold waters of the underground streams), which is quite an experience.

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Cost:

Most people who visit Blue Lagoon say that it is an extremely interesting and beautiful place to visit. The boat tours are well worth the cost, which is around $30US, or about 3000 JMD. Otherwise, this is a free landmark as there is no entrance fee.

Some visitors complain the tours aren’t very long and since the restaurant was damaged in a hurricane, there isn’t much to keep you entertained. However, if you’re the type that can be entertained by the pure beauty of one of the world’s natural phenomenons, you will likely enjoy this trip.

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What to Bring:

While visiting the Blue Lagoon, you want to bring as little as possible. If you decide to swim, you’ll need to stash your stuff somewhere and wouldn’t want to risk losing valuable items.

  • Camera
  • Towels
  • Pocket Money
  • Always travel with insect repellent.

These items should easily fit into a tote or duffel for easy carrying.

Distance:

If you’re staying in Kingston or Ocho Rios, it will take just under 2 hours to travel to the Blue Lagoon.

From Montego Bay, it will take about 3 and a half hours.

It’s almost 5 hours from Negril.

The Blue Lagoon should be on your to-do list anytime you’re in Jamaica.  You can also contact us if you need direction on where to stay around Blue Lagoon.


 

Tour Packages That Include Blue Lagoon

 

Bikini Beach, Blue Lagoon and Rio Grande Day Trip from Runaway Bay or Ocho Rios

Pickup From: Montego Bay OR Ocho Rios
Duration: 10-12 hours
Cost: From $128.75 USD
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Blue Lagoon, Monkey Island and Rio Grande Rafting Tour

Pickup From: Kingston
Duration: 8 hours
Cost: From $230 USD
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Rafters Delight, Rio Grande and Blue Lagoon Tour

Pickup From: Kingston
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: From $222 USD
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