Jamaica’s Blue Lagoon

Jamaica’s Blue Lagoon is a small inlet off San San Bay in the northeast part of the island, a little east of Port Antonio in Portland Parish.

The turquoise waters of the Blue Lagoon

The turquoise waters of the Blue Lagoon

Legend has it that the Blue Hole is bottomless, but a more scientific approach puts it at about 210 feet deep. Whichever you want to believe, the lagoon’s depth is responsible for its amazing turquoise colour.

Now-abandoned bar at the Blue Lagoon, which once featured in a movie starring Robin Williams... or was it Tom Cruise?

Now-abandoned bar at the Blue Lagoon, which once featured in a movie starring Robin Williams… or was it Tom Cruise?

The water in the lagoon is brackish, since it is partially fed by a fresh water spring.

Just outside the entrance to the Blue Lagoon, in San San Bay

Just outside the entrance to the Blue Lagoon, in San San Bay

There are all sorts of stories about the Blue Lagoon. One is that the actor Errol Flynn would dive to the bottom of it using only a snorkel. Not sure if that one is true!

A chilled-out way to see the Blue Lagoon and San San Bay

A chilled-out way to see the Blue Lagoon and San San Bay

The inlet was traditionally called the Blue Hole, but the popularity of the 1980s movie The Blue Lagoon starring Brooke Shields (I’m still unclear as to whether any of it was actually filmed here) resulted in its name being changed. In my opinion, this actually helps save some confusion, since there’s a second Blue Hole in Jamaica, a land-locked pool up in the Blue Mountains.

Island opposite the entrance to the Blue Lagoon

Island opposite the entrance to the Blue Lagoon

This post was inspired by Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, which this week is Teal or Turquoise.

The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon

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8 Responses to Jamaica’s Blue Lagoon

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Such a gorgeous lagoon. 😀

  2. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah…Jamaica I miss you

  3. Pingback: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Teal-or-Turquoise | WoollyMuses

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