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This is a very long day, almost too long of a trip from Montego Bay. However, the blue lagoon is one of the highlights of Jamaica so I consider it worth it. But, be aware you will be in the car for six hours.
The day started off with rafting on the Martha Brae River because of the drought conditions on the Rio Grande. It was a 45 min relaxing trip with great scenery. Then it was the 2.5 hour trip to Port Antonio. The driver stopped at many sites though for pictures and the guide told us about the areas we were in so we were occupied for the long drive.
We took a boat ride at the Blue Lagoon, which is absolutely beautiful. There is the opportunity to jump from the boat to swim in the Blue Lagoon. But, there was no ladder to get back into the boat. My husband had to swim across the Blue Lagoon to get to shore. He is a former college swimmer so he was able to do this, but there is no way that most people can do this so swimming in the Blue Lagoon from this trip is limited to strong swimmers.
We then moved on to Frenchman's Cove where we had lunch. This was at 2:00 PM so be sure to eat a good breakfast. We had as much time as we wanted to swim there. The beach is spectacular and not too crowded.
Then it was the 3 hour trip back to Montego Bay. It was a very long day, but very enjoyable with a great driver and guide.
Super far drive BUT worth the trip for the day. I have always dreamed of seeing the blue lagoon in person and it didn't disappoint me. Frenchman's Cove was another interesting and beautiful place to go. We got to hang out with a few locals and that made the trip more memorable. This is my 65th birthday to my mother and she loved the Martha Brae river rafting (had to do Martha Brae instead of Rio Grande because it was low tide) Our Tour guide Ali Smith was very funny!
Knowledgeable guide, who did his best to accommodate. I actually was expecting to go to Frenchman Cove, which was part of my original itinerary when booked but it changed between my booking date and excursion date to Bikini Beach, which in truth was not that spectacular. The Blue Lagoon was the obvious highlight.
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