The absolute first thing I will say is that ONE visit to the Puerto Seco Beach cost me exactly $7,600 JMD as an individual, but we’ll get back to that with the accumulated costs.
After a few weeks of coordinating a group of friends, we finally hopped in the car and made way to the newly renovated, Puerto Seco Beach on Aug. 24th. I’ve read a few articles about how this renovation was amazing, especially because it was a pretty “run down” beach spot prior. I had to see it myself.
First you’re greeted at the main entrance by a security guard who gives you a quick guideline to the beach rules such as no outside food and drinks allowed, and what’s to do on the property. I was already impressed by the cute little sign out front so I anticipated how artsy the rest of the place probably would be. Aesthetics matter. We pulled out front, and the first thing I noticed was that it was mostly locals, yes! I loved seeing locals enjoying our own little treasures on the island.
The layout was well thought out. I walked passed a buffet line in a nice outdoor eating area. I’m uncertain if the buffet was an everyday event, as there was a Miss Jamaica meet-up taking place that same day, but it was nice. I’ll let the photos speak instead.
It was a hot day, so you will 100% need to buy drinks.
Frozen drinks x2 = $1,600JMD/ $16.00US
Bottled Water x2 =$200JMD/ $2.00US
After being in the pool for a bit, you’ll be tempted by the incredible obstacle course on the water. You’ll want to do it, at least once.
Obstacle course x2 = $2,000/ $20.00US (I covered myself and a friend)
The obstacle course was super fun, especially if you’re running around with a group of friends–focusing on not falling off the course into the water and not breaking your neck trying to dive over obstacles. After 30 minutes, you’ll have fallen off at least 3 different times and it’s always a strain to get back up on the course. You most likely will not last the full hour.
After a workout like that? you’ll be starving. At this point, you’ve spent way more money than you’ve intended to but the only cure for hunger is food.Hotdog x2 = $1,600 JMD/ $16.00US
Flask of White Rum x1 = $1,000JMD/ $10.00US
Chaser x2 = $1,200JMD/ $12.00 US
At this point, you’re barely full because two hot dogs was only a temporary fulfillment, you’ll decide to wait until you’re back on the road so you could buy some real food.
A nice young man approached me and offered me a glass bottom boat ride which would have costed yet another $1,000JMD/per person. It was tempting but I denied the offer, went to change and hit the road.
Puerto Seco Beach is worth the trip. There’s always something to do, so you will genuinely never be bored. The establishment was stunning, clean and well thought out. The staff does what they’re supposed to do, and are courteous when you interact with them. Be fully prepared to spend some cash while you’re at Puerto Seco as it does get expensive while you’re on property. Also, I didn’t like that the music was mainly pop/tourist songs. I would’ve loved to hear more dancehall (clean) and soca songs from the DJ, but that didn’t dampen the day too much for me. I’ll most likely visit this beach again in a few months. Overall, I’ll give the entire experience a 8/10.
I hope you check it out soon!