The Blue Lagoon is one of Portland’s best known natural attraction, located seven miles from Port Antonio. It features a mystical and strikingly spectacular, turquoise colored water (changing throughout the day to a deeper sapphire or even royal blue) surrounded by lush vegetation. The site was originally called The Blue Hole, however, after the success of the 1980 Brooke Shields film The Blue Lagoon which was filmed there, the site was renamed "The Blue Lagoon".
This waterhole or lagoon is a mixture of freshwater and saltwater as it is open to the sea and fed by underground freshwater springs. It is said to be approximately 200 feet deep with alternating temperatures fed by its two water sources.
Along the shoreline is a casual restaurant where you can dine or enjoy the amazing site of the blue water. The local tour guides offer water skiing, snorkeling, scuba diving, rafting, and glass bottom boat rides. Visitors can enjoy the waters, hear the history and enchanting stories behind this amazing natural attraction. Tripadvisor gives this attraction 4 stars.
The Blue Lagoon was also once home to the famous writer Robin Moore, who wrote the French Connection whilst living here.