6 things you’ll want to know before going to the Luminous Lagoon in Falmouth, Jamaica
The Luminous Lagoon Tour usually begins enjoying the sublime spectacle of a beautiful sunset in the Glistening Waters restaurant, and just when the night comes, you will be able to navigate, and if desire, get in the waters of the famous lagoon.
In this opportunity, we want to share with you 6 valuable tips so that you will not feel for a second that this wonderful tour represented for you a waste of time and money. Here we go!
- Wear water shoes or life jackets to get in the water. The Luminous lagoon in Jamaica is very shallow (0.9 to 2.4 meters), and the bottom is muddy and there may be algae. You have to keep always floating or else you will sink; If you are a scrupulous person, believe us, touching the bottom will not be pleasant at all.
- Take towels and / or a change of clothes. You will not want to get wet after the dip and there are restrooms available to change.
- Take repellents. The Luminous lagoon Jamaica is surrounded by mangroves and in the night the amount of mosquitoes that prowl is impressive.
- Take a good camera. It is very difficult to get good photos or videos of the luminosity. Do not be disappointed if the photos do not capture the amazing place. In that case, better enjoy the moment and in your mind will be the memory of a unique experience. (Don’t feel insulted if someone wants to sell you some photos of the group for at about 50 US dollars)
- You may need a little courage. Jumping into the dark waters in complete darkness and in the middle of nowhere, may give you a bit of fear, but it will surely be worth it to see how the waters light up while swimming
- Last but not least, do not feel cheated if the famous phenomenon of bio-luminescence falls below your expectations. It is not misleading advertising: it really exists and is much more impressive than what can be seen in pictures. However, this ability of producing light that some microalgae called have, can be intensified or reduced depending on several factors; and also the amount of these microorganisms can decrease or increase depending on some factors, such as weather factors (if it is rainy season or drought, if it is summer or winter, if there is a full moon, etc.). Unfortunately, this phenomenon at Luminous Lagoon Jamaica has not been studied enough, and for this reason we can’t give you a more detailed explanation or a more exact recommendation of when would be the best time to go and experience it. Until then, it will remain a matter of luck, and I hope you have it because it is really amazing.
If you are going to Jamaica, do not miss this unique opportunity of watching this natural phenomenon. The event that you will see at Luminous Lagoon Jamaica, can only be experienced in three other places in the planet!