Renowned for being one of the most beautiful and magnificent luminous lagoon in Jamaica and the world at large, the Glistening Waters is a magical place that shouldn’t be missed by anyone.


Located on East of Montego Bay, near Falmouth, on the North Coast of Jamaica, Glistening Waters is considered to be the brightest of all the 4 glistening waters found in the world today including Indonesia, Bahamas, and Puerto Rico.

Here the fresh water which flows from the Martha Brae River meets the salt water ocean thus forming this astounding place.

The water is full of phosphorous making it possible for it to glow so beautifully whenever it is disturbed or agitated. The illumination which come from the water is caused by microscopic organisms that create a natural phenomenon known as bioluminescence.

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Glistening Waters also known as luminous lagoons is the brightest and most magnificent of them all as it never ceases to amaze visitors who visits from the four the corners of the world.

There is no better place to see hundreds of thousands of these small organisms called dinoflagellates than at the luminous lagoon.

Upon arrival at this natural attraction, try to disturb the waters by either dipping your hand or foot into it and you will be amazed at the wonders it displays. The waters around you will light up immediately.

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Camera – the most beautiful snapshot will be captured only when the flashlight is off
  • Bug spray
  • Water shoes
  • Cash
  • An empty bottle

The best time to visit Glistening Waters is definitely after dark. This incredible place is also considered to be the only natural night-time attraction in Jamaica.

A night boat tour of the Glistening Waters is one of a kind. You will see a magnificent fluorescent glow and watch the water change color around you as your boat glides along on the waters.

Come to the Glistening Waters and catch breathtaking views of illuminated fishes as they swim beneath the water surface.

No amount of words can describe the unique experience at Glistening Waters Luminous Lagoon.

It is only best to have a first-hand experience of this unbelievable natural attraction and see things for yourself.

It is without a doubt a spectacular place to visit; your tour to this place will be the most memorable ever as you will leave excited and full of life.

One of the most incredible activities to do here is taking a swim in the bay. The feeling is invigorating!

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