Dunn’s River Falls
First Of All: GO IN THE MORNING BY YOURSELF!!
Throughout my website you will find my recommendation to go in the morning to avoid the crowds.
But never is this so true like here!
Why We Didn’t Wan’t To Go, But Did It Anyway And Loved It.
First we didn’t want to go because even if it is a very spectacular sight in which you can climb waterfalls, the youtube videos we saw, with tourist holding hands like little kids going up a waterfall, made our individualistic minds cringe.
We Did Go Anyway
But somehow we did it anyway and thought if we go early in the morning, our group wasn’t too big.
We arrived at 9:00AM and were surprised.
No tourist groups, the guides were chilling and eating breakfast, just around 8 people where there spread around the whole area, by themselves. We had a blast climbing the beautiful waterfalls for ourselves. We could take pictures with no one in the background, no noise from screaming kids, just the waterfalls and us.
How To Get There
There is a big, free and secured parking lot.
If you don’t have a rental you can easily go with a Taxi.
There are always some around for you to get away after you are finished as well.
There are some lockers as well, to store your stuff.
Where To Start
There is an entry right before a bridge where the street is.
You want to go in there.
A more dangerous entry is further down where you will climb up from the beach.
There is a manmade railing which provides a little safety to hold on against the strong current. But this part isn’t really beautiful, so we decided to go in before the bridge and went to the beach later.
There is also a beach where the cold waterfalls end and the sweet water will go into the ocean.
The beaches is pretty narrow and not that beautiful, but the water is crystal clear and warm.
Don’t plan to spend too much time here, you probably won’t.
The Exit (The Tourist Gauntlet)
You will find a couple of small signs directing you to a path to the exit. You walk
around a turn in the path and suddenly you see a whole village full off
touristic vendors. So you suddenly know what time it is, this is the “Tourist Gauntlet”.
You will be approached from every side by the somewhat aggressive vendors. My
tip is to stay cool and just walk through there. After that you will find the
exit. This is the only thing I didn’t enjoy on the trip to the Dunn’s River Falls.
passing the “tourist gauntlet” you will get to the food court of this park.
about two restaurants who serve Jamaican food.
experience and once again, Go In The Morning! A spectacular, sight where you
can actively climb the beautiful waterfalls.
A great nature experience with a little bit of action.