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Blue Lagoon picture in Jamaica
Blue Lagoon picture in Jamaica
Blue Lagoon picture in Jamaica
Blue Lagoon picture in Jamaica
Blue Lagoon picture in Jamaica
Blue Lagoon picture in Jamaica

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  • 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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Seen the Brooke Shields movie of the same name? This is your chance to live it (though with your swimsuit on, please). Travelers recommend this central Port Antonio lagoon for its breathtaking water and surrounding gardens. Like its name suggests, the Blue Lagoon is a vibrant cobalt color that's worth snapping a few pictures and swimming a few laps around. The water is cool, very deep (approximately 200 feet, according to some reports) and a mix of saltwater and freshwater fed by a nearby mineral spring. Throughout the day as the angle of the sun changes, the water appears to be different shades of blue. You'll find the lagoon about 6 miles east of Port Antonio.

The best way to experience the Blue Lagoon is on a boat or rafting tour, according to recent visitors. If you're not part of an organized tour, it's wise to visit the lagoon with a group; because of the lagoon's depth and seclusion, it can quickly become dangerous if you happen to get into trouble swimming. 

Boat or raft tours of the lagoon usually include a stop at the nearby Monkey Island. Most tours leave from Port Antonio, but full-day tours depart from Montego Bay and Ochos Rios. Some boat tours depart from San San Beach, located about 1 mile east of the Blue Lagoon. Ask your hotel concierge for more information about setting up a tour. (According to past visitors, you can also sign up for a tour upon arrival as local guides are stationed at the attraction for hire.) There is no entrance fee, but you can expect to pay about $30 for a boat tour.

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#1 Dunn's River Falls & Park (Ocho Rios) If you're staying in Ocho Rios or just visiting for the day from a cruise ship, travelers insist you allot a couple of hours to climb the Dunn's ... Read more » Mark Newman / Getty Images

#2 Seven Mile Beach (Negril) Check your calendar before taking your tots to the cumin-colored sands of this western beach in Negril. Like its name suggests, Seven Mile has plenty of space for you to ... Read more » Cultura Exclusive/Karen Fox / Getty Images

#3 Blue Mountains National Park Along Jamaica's eastern edge, you'll find the majestic Blue and John Crow Mountains, the fountainhead of the fragrant Blue Mountain Coffee and a scenic masterpiece for nature lovers ... Read more » David Neil Madden / Getty Images

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The 18-holes of the White Witch Golf Course sprawl across 200 acres of the Rose Hall Estate. Another notable golf course is the Tryall Club Golf Course MoreThanGolf / Flickr

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Reach Falls, located in Jamaica's Portland Parish, conceal secret passageways and an underwater cave.   Jekurantodistaja / Getty Images

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