San San Beach
San San Beach
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Beautiful beach with calm waters protected by a coral reef, perfect for swimming and scuba diving.
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Andrew Little
3 contributions
Feb 2020
Im sure they do there best to keep this beach clean but the water wasn't as clean as other beaches in the area. Plastic and seaweed covered the sands and one worker trying to clean it just couldnt keep up. There was NO food or drinks and a charge to get in which seemed to turn some people away to the more active beaches. Swim to monkey island if you were adventurous enough ? Apparently there is some reefs out near monkey island but they were too far from shore to swim to on ruff sea days.
If you want privacy on a beach this is a good option but bring your own water and food.
Written February 24, 2020
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Igor K
Toronto, Ontario201 contributions
Apr 2013 • Solo
I took a private tour with "Rally" (one of my friends highly recomended him). I asked Rally to show me some unspoiled and picturesque places in Jamaica. This guy knows his business. He showed me interesting spots in Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, and Port Antonio...The San San Beach was one of the places. I really enjoyed this beach. I spent couple hours there , taking photos,sunbathing and swimming just alone in pristine waters, while Rally , as usual, was wiping dust from his favourite toy...his black shiny minivan. After this beach, we drove to "Blue Lagoon", another place I JUST LOVE IT!.. We stopped for lunch at "Anna Banana" restaurant on the beach. Good price, clean restaurant and great service. I took photos of Errol Flynn Marina...Then we visited Kingston and "Bob Marley Museum", then Port Royal with "Giddy House" (another interesting place, worth to visit".

By the way , if you want to take also a tour with Rally, his phone number is (876)845-2307, or 776-5591. I also highly recomend his reliable services, with competitive prices. Nice, clean guy and car, three trips I had with him, and all three times he was ontime. I respect his services.
Written May 15, 2013
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Cherrisse Campbell
Kingston, Jamaica14 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
My SanSan trip with my church to San San was average. SanSan is a beautiful beach one of the most beautiful beach in Portland but the facilities there needs massive improvement. Major work needs to be done to make this wonderful getaway a place to reckon. A changing room needs to implement so that you wont have younger children bathing while adults look on. Needs a good restaurant and bar. Needs to maintain whoever is taking care of the grounds need to go back to the drawning board and come up with creative ideas to make this lovely getaway into the ultimate getaway.
Written August 19, 2019
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Randy K
Saskatoon, Canada36 contributions
Feb 2022
They charge a $12 fee to attend this beach, but they do nothing to earn it. No effort has been made to maintain the area, removed seaweed etc. News flash, ignore that picture, add seaweed and garbage on the beach, and run-down amenities, and there it is.
Written March 20, 2022
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Aprilvisitor
Wales, Uk99 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
Wider cove than it's neighbour Frenchman's Cove but also beautiful. Can kayak from shore to Money Island in 15 mins or so and to Blue Lagoon in 30/40. Quiet and unspoilt.
Written April 16, 2018
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anonymey
New York City, NY16 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
My partner and I visited San San beach at a local's recommendation in February which I sadly do not recommend. Admission for two was around US $18.00, and under the circumstances of its maintenance, it should be free. A positive is there is a decent restroom. We had the long beach entirely to ourselves, and the view is beautiful and water crystal clear, however, beachfront in Port Antonio, if not all over Jamaica, is privately owned, and San San beach is totally neglected and has been left to rot. The crystal clear water was filled with plastic and dumped food packs probably from cruise ships, that clearly had been in the water for months, not weeks or days. We spent about an hour and a half pulling all the garbage we could from the waters and making a huge pile back from the shore. The next day we discovered that our swimwear and shoes STUNK from the water, though fortunately the smell washed right out. There is a sea plant that grows densely in some of the water so, there is the possibility that the scent is from that rather than pollution, dunno, but anyway I can't recommend this beach in spite of the beautiful view and privacy. The sad thing is it could easily be cleaned up if the owners hired staff to do it and then maintain the efforts. I should also mention that its right across from Monkey Island, which makes me wonder about the water there too, and motor boats from nearbye Blue Lagoon go back and forth constantly to do a beachfront villa tour - which cannot be doing wonders for the water either.
Written February 13, 2019
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Geoffrey W
Kingston, Jamaica40 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Took the family to Portland yesterday and as expected all the beaches were jam packed. However having spoken to the security at one of the popular spot he told me about this little hidden gem. Sure enough it was quite serene. With not the huge crowd(price may have something to do with it) but well worth it. Well kept lawns for resting after a good swim. The only drawback is the limited selection at restaurant but bring your own food and have a blast. Will definitely be heading back there.
Written August 7, 2018
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JulieMStrange
Murrells Inlet, SC40 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
Went to the beach itself and stayed only briefly. The beach overlooks Monkey Island and Alligator Head and has a stunning view; there was an awful lot of trash washed ashore, however. Am hoping they work to clean this up, because it is a beautiful spot.
Written December 4, 2017
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Carlos A
Kingston, Jamaica13 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
Very nice beach,long shoreline, shady areas, the water is clear and shallow for about woo metres out. The bar is not well stocked so carrying food is necessary or visit the shops nearby in Draper's. JA$700 entry per person and $500 per chair.
Written June 11, 2017
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holidaygoogler
Hartford, CT83 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
Beautiful clear waters to swim and snorkel but wear shoes.., plenty of shade and a bar. You will pay $800 j to get in to this beach
Written April 8, 2017
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