Tacky Falls

For a truly natural wonder, Tacky Falls is the secluded place to be. This hidden treasure is a mix of nature trail, swimming pool, and water park; it will not be a place you will soon forget, if you can manage to find it.

Tucked deep into the dense Jamaican forest, this this tall waterfall is surrounded by undeveloped land. You will have nearly ultimate privacy as you swim and explore. Just be careful, as the trails are steep and often wet, making it easy to trip and fall. Good shoes are requires that have superb traction. Also, do not expect any food vendors here, you will need to bring your own food, as well as chairs and a blanket if you are planning on having a picnic.


Tacky Falls is located west of Hope Bay, a village in Portland Parish; it is to the west of Port Antonio.

This waterfall requires a tour guide or someone who has visit the waterfall many times, as even many locals do not know where it is.

Nearby Restaurants

There are plenty of restaurants to pick from in the neighborhood around Tacky Falls. The most frequented nearby place to eat to Tacky Falls is Starlight Chalet & Health Spa Restaurant, a great eatery to have a bite to eat at before checking out Tacky Falls. Dickie's Best Kept Secret and San San Tropez offer additional refreshment choices nearby. At San San Tropez you and your group should be sure to eat some International food and experience the culture of Jamaica.

Nearby Attractions

There are some additional activities in the area, including The Blue Mountains National Park, which is within driving range in the Blue Mountains. Also, you might think about visiting Neville Antonio Park, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

Waterfalls are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

Attractions Near Tacky Falls
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
The Blue Mountains National Park -- 6.3 mi. (18.0 km) SW 11.2 mi. Northeast of Kingston
Neville Antonio Park -- 10.6 mi. (0.2 km) E Port Antonio
Christ Church Historic Site 10.8 mi. (0.6 km) E Port Antonio
Folly Lighthouse Other Attraction 11.2 mi. (1.3 km) E Port Antonio

More Information

Location: Portland Parish, Jamaica


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