By Wellesley Gayle
A 'mini dunns river without the crowd' and a 'true off the beaten path experience', are actual reviews by visitors to this new found attraction in Jamaica!
It's Benta Falls, also known as Benta River Falls. I've been there - and totally fell in love with it!
The event was, yes, the All Star Mannings School Alumni fun-day and cookout.
And to be brutally honest, after an exciting and exhaustive night at the mannings reunion banquet the night before and church in the morning, I had no plans to be there.
But everything worked out for good! I called my former classmate and friend, and we, along with her daughter, journeyed down - albeit later in the evening.
And I'm so glad I did!
We weren't able to explore it to its fullest, but I saw enough to know that this is the perfect place for a family (or group) picnic-type fun experience.
In addition to the lush greenery and picturesque scenery, you have to option to indulge yourself in ..
The water is one thing though, for me it is just the lush greenry, natural beauty and tranquility this place offers - I wondered why I never hear of it before.
Which takes me to the next point...
From whence came this place? When was it 'discovered'?
I spoke the proprietor, Mr. Stacy Wilson. His story is like many of the other success stories. It came from a position of trials and tests.
He had challenges with his family sugar cane business. In fact, according to him, they made a net profit of only $3,000 JMD from their last crop!
The river and falls were always there, but only the locals seemed to know of, and visited it. And so he convincesd his siblings to join him in his vision. Long story short, they totally transformed the place and opened to the world in 2017.
Today is the the most talked about attraction in Westmoreland!
Adult: J$ 500
Child: J$ 250
Adult: US$20 (or JA equivalent)
Child: US$20 (or JA equivalent)
They however has group discounts available.
I've made it easy for you to get in touch with Mr. Wilson and his team instantly. Simply complete the form below and they'll respond to you as soon as possible.
You may also contact them via the following information below.
Address: Williamsfield, Westmoreland, Jamaica
Here also is a map (Google Map) for guided directions. Note that the journey is about one (1) hour from Montego Bay or 35 minutes from Negril.
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