Little Jamaica Hot Springs
Considered the oasis of the Arizona desert, Little Jamaica is located in the far northwest corner of the state, situated near the Virgin River. It’s not very well known and honestly one of our favorite hot springs in the area. Not only are there caves to explore, but the cascading waters while you soak in the natural mineral waters is like something from a dream. Little Jamaica is the perfect way to spend a day rejuvenating your body and soul.
There are several swimming holes you can enjoy at Little Jamaica Hot Springs. Many like the bigger pool with the flowing water down the rocks, but there are several more as you head down towards to river. After a quick soak, plunge into the Virgin River before having a bit to eat and doing it all over again. During the summer months this place has been known to become a party area and some will complain that trash is left in the wake of a fun weekend.
In the spring and summer months, Little Jamaica Hot Springs comes to life with lush vegetation and vibrant colors. This is why people tend to call it an oasis as it surprises you to see this in the middle of a desert.
Directions to Little Jamaica Hot Springs
From Las Vegas, Nevada
1. Start on I-15 North and continue for roughly 90 miles
2. Once you enter Littlefield, take exit 9
3. Follow this road for roughly 5 miles until you reach your destination
It’s a much easier drive than Google Maps might explain as the springs is directly off the road so no need to worry about having to hike to the spot.