Daydream by the Blue Lagoon
You’ll more than likely gasp when you first glimpse this 180-foot-deep jade and sapphire colored body of fresh and salt water. You can spot it either from the road as you drive along Port Antonio's east coast, or better yet, while gliding across it on a bamboo raft. Surrounded by verdant rain forest and little development, the entire scene looks straight out of the movies. That’s probably why locals like to tell the tale that it was one of the sites of the eponymous 1980 movie starring Brooke Shields. There used to be an onsite restaurant and deck, but they’ve been closed for some years now, as everyone awaits renovations. Even if you don’t hop on a raft, get out of the car to take in the view. It’s one of the most beautiful lagoons I’ve ever set eyes on, in or outside of Jamaica.
By Lebawit Lily Girma, AFAR Local Expert
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