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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.
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!
For many of them, the waterfalls are just one of many attractions to enjoy.
Some of the other interests include:
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.
I've already been to a few of them. I'll now share some of the pictures I took with you, starting with...
Read more on Benta Falls here.
Read more on Dunn's River Falls here.
Read more on Mayfield Falls here
Read more on Turtle River Falls here.
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:
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.
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!
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