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Glistening Waters Luminous Lagoon Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Welcome to Glistening Waters Hotel, Restaurant & Marina. Situated along the Northcoast of Jamaica, and located in beautiful Famouth, Glistening Waters Luminous Lagoon is known around the world as Jamaica's only night-time attraction! Come out and experience what nature has to show you at this remarkable spot, where you will witness a phenomenon that only occurs in certain parts of the world.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This is a relatively short excursion, however it is a uniquely Jamaican experience that is worth going to.

The boat ride out to the swimming spot is short, but that is a good thing considering how it is pitch black and you are packed in on a small boat

In order to get the full experience, you have to get out and swim around to see the water light up around you. It is quite an amazing sight to see, and not one for which the photos do justice.

The water is shallow, and it is true what everyone says about the foot of mud at the bottom. It is very slimy and unpleasant, but we remedied the issue by hooking a life jacket around our backs to keep us off the ground. Problem solved.

Afterwards they had a great fire and limbo show, with a performer who ate fire, breathed fire, and limboed under a very low bar that was on fire. Very fun

Definitely recommend, however if you do not jump in the water, then it won’t be as worth it

Thank mkitay
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This experience is beyond amazing! We traveled from Negril which was about a 2 hour ride (which is an experience in itself). We should have tried to to the rose hall tour that same day but it was too late. So if you can bundle up the day it would be worth it! We were put into a boat with other people; and it was fine. The captain was funny and to the point. I thought the "lagoon" was going to be this small little place where I could see all the side, which was not the case. It was large and open and dark water. But the blue neon color when anything was disturbed in the water was more than amazing. It was magical and I recommend everyone to do this!! There are only 4 places in the world to do this!! I read that the floor of the sea is mucky so I bought some cheap water shoes at my resort (5$) and wore those just in case. when I jumped in I just decided not to touch the bottom so it was not a big deal. We swarm for about 10-15 minutes which really is good enough to get the feel, conquer any fears (like I have with dark sea water, ha) and enjoy the magnificent earth that we have! It was well worth our drive (and a brake down on the way in montego bay that left us stranded for awhile). we would do this again, we will tell everyone we know to experience this!! WOW! and I almost forgot...wear your swimming suit and jump in! completely different experience than just sitting on the boat!!

1  Thank Rebecca W
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the luminous lagoon during our recent visit to Montego Bay. As the boat ride to the lagoon began, we were a little leery as it was extremely dark and difficult to see. We took the plunge into the dark waters and they immediately lit up. The bluish-green waters were warm and fascinating. As we swam around the lagoon the waters continued to illuminate around us. As we allowed our feet to touch the bottom, it felt super mushy and weird. We soon got use to it. We really enjoyed the experience and would recommend this attraction.

Thank KiKi S
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Absolutely fantastic! Definitely a must-see at least once in your life! Although the lagoon is fairly shallow, I couldn't get enough of it! It was super fun to swim in it! They had a photographer on board taking pictures which you could purchase afterwards. We didn't end up purchasing a picture but the experience will forever be etched in our brains!

*Note - we visited this lagoon in February of 2016 but I wasn't able to pick a date that far back.

1  Thank Janie Z
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Had reservations getting in the water at night but OMG!!! INCREDIBLE and a must do tour! Seeing the water glow with your every movement was mesmerizing !!

1  Thank Brent K
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