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21 Stunning Jamaican Waterfalls You Must Visit
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Dunns River Falls | Best Waterfalls In Jamaica By Wellesley Gayle Just so you know, Jamaica was not named, the Land Of Wood And Water by coincidence, our rivers and waterfalls are some of our best attractions!
You might have heard me trumpeting just how amazing Dunn's River Falls is right?
In fact, I recently shared some captivating photos (and a video) from one of my recent trips there here as well.
But I'd be unfair to you if I didn't share some of the other magnificent waterfalls here in Jamaica with you.
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So after a tedious exercise of research, I've put together this helpful guide, the first of its kind,
21 best waterfalls in Jamaica!
There are more, a lot more (in many cases, smaller ones) but these are the ones that our tourist rave about, and so the ones I would recommend to you.
List Of Best Waterfalls In Jamaica
I am going to guess that you'll recognize the first five, as they are among the most popular now, but don't ever discount the remaining ones.
Here we go...
# Name Of Falls Phone Number Address Parish
1 Benta River Falls (876) 599-4985 Williamsfield Westmoreland
2 YS Falls (876) 997-6360 YS Estate, Middle Quarters Saint Elizabeth
3 Dunn's River Falls (876) 974-4767 Ocho Rios St. Ann
4 The Turtle River Falls & Gardens (formerly The Enchanted Gardens) (876) 974-5114 Eden Bower Rd, Ocho Rios St. Ann
5 Tacky Falls (876) 286-8183 Roadside District, Islingnton St. Mary
6 Falling Edge Water Falls Unknown Bowden Hill Road, Stony Hill Kingston
7 Cane River Falls 876) 468-4083 9 miles, Bull Bay St. Thomas
8 Reach Falls (876) 993-6606 Manchioneal Portland
9 Reggae Falls (876) 351-5794 Hillside, Morant Bay St. Thomas
10 Originial Mayfield Falls (876) 792-2074 Glenbrook Westmoreland
11 Reggae Style/ Chukka Mayfield Falls (876) 298-6113 Glenbrook (Operated by Chukka) Westmoreland
12 Konoko Falls (876) 622-1712 Shaw Park Ocho Rios St. Ann
13 Nanny Falls Unknown Near Moore Town Portland
14 Somerset Falls (876) 913-0046 Hope Bay Portland
15 Island Gully Falls (876) 397-9250 Thatch Hill Rd, Lodge St. Ann
16 Nonsuch falls (876) 316-6411 Port Antonio Portland
17 Little Dunn's River Beach (876) 893-8817 Ocho Rios St. Ann
18 Secret Falls Unknown Near White River, Ocho Rios St. Ann
19 Kaleechi Falls Unknown Hills of Hanover (owned by Chukka) Hanover
20 Kwame Falls 876-899-6263 Robin's Bay St. Mary
21 Fish Dunn Waterfalls 876-924-4515 Bangrage, Buff Bay Valley Portland
By the way, did you notice the the majority from this list are from the parish of Portland?
Oh yeah, they have some of the best falls in Jamaica!
Other Attractions At Jamaica's Waterfalls
For many of them, the waterfalls are just one of many attractions to enjoy.
Some of the other interests include:
River walks Hiking experiences Nature walks Zip lining (more established) Fees & Entrance Costs
From my research, the entrance cost ranges between 15 and 25USD for a visitor to the island (usually half priced for children 3-12).
For Jamaican locals, with ID, it is between 500 and 1500 JMD per adult (kids between 3-12 pays between 300 and 500JMD). However, I suggest you reach out to each attraction directly to confirm rates, including special group rates.
Not also that some of these 'off the beaten path' waterfalls are just that, and so are not well regulated.
The Tacky Falls, for example, does not have an entrance fee but, according to Bianca Younis, one of the guides there, the local guide appreciates a tip from the visitor. Pictures From Falls In Jamaica
I've already been to a few of them. I'll now share some of the pictures I took with you, starting with...
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Benta Falls here. Dunns River Falls
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Dunn's River Falls here. Mayfield Falls
mayfield falls - how about this old one?
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Mayfield Falls here Somerset Falls
somerset falls, Portland Turtle Falls & Gardens
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Turtle River Falls here. I Should Tell You!
Believe it or not, but some of these amazing attractions were first brought to my attention by my guests! One of such is the Reggae Falls during a photo contest. Keep an eye on The Little Dunn's River. It is just up and across the road from the big dunns river, but it is favorite for many, both locals and visitors alike. The NonSuch waterfall in Portland is said to be one of the tallest, if not the tallest in the island! Although many of them have proper guest facilities (changing rooms, refreshments etc) some doesn't are not as they are not formalized or regulated. My recommendation: For great facilities stick with the bigger, most popular ones eg. Dunns' River, YS, Turtle River, Benta Falls etc) Otherwise be sure to go with a qualified tour guide who knows the way and the terrain. The Most Famous Falls?
So which are the most famous falls in Jamaica?
I figure someone will ask, so let me answer before, anticipating the customer :-)
The 5 most famous falls in Jamaica are:
Dunn's River Falls YS Falls Sommerset Falls Reach Falls & Mayfield Falls (both)
Planning On Visiting A Waterfall In Jamaica?
To experience the fun, thrill and challenge of Jamaica's best waterfalls, I suggest you arrange with a local guide (if you are a visitor).
You can find my recommendation here.
Watch Videos! Jamaica's Waterfalls In Video
I'll now share with you two videos from my YouTube channel. One from the stunning Dunn's River Falls in Ocho Rios, and the other from the serene Benta Falls in Westmoreland. Enjoy!
Benta Falls Video (below)
Dunn's River Falls Video (below)
As usual, I welcome your comments (link below)
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