Reach Falls

Discovered by run-away slaves, today this waterfall serves as a refuge for anyone seeking to escape the city life and looking to spend some time in the natural world. As one of the most beautiful waterfalls in all of Jamaica, this is not a sight to be missed by any nature lover, as not only the view wondrous, but the pools, caves, and gardens make this a fun and exciting nature-made attraction.

A deep crystal clear natural pool of crisp water, filled by a nearly twenty-foot waterfall surrounded by a variety of ferns and plants. This is the Reach Falls paradise. In addition to the main pool though, there are also smaller pools that are filled by underwater channels in the rock, creating a natural Jacuzzi to relax the most stressed of visitors. It will be hard to pull away from this natural wonder, but for those who do and explore the area may see some of the wildlife who live in the area, such as wild pigs, or if you venture a little down stream there is another set of smaller falls that conceal a cave.

Location

Reach Falls is located west of Williams Field, a village in Portland Parish; it is to the north-northeast of Morant Bay.

This is a very famous waterfall and is easy to get to. On the east coast of the Island there is the main road, A4. Then between the two towns of Manchioneal and Long Road, A4 goes around the river by bending inland. At the curve of this bend, a road exits A4; this is the Reach Road and the road you want to take. Taking the Reach Road inland, the first left will be Reach Falls Road. Do not worry about getting lost, there are signs and most people in the area will be able to help you if needed. Plan ahead though, as the waterfall park is only open from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Nearby Restaurants

If the time you spend at the waterfall leaves your stomach stomach growling, don't fret -- you will find a wide variety of lunch and dinner options in this area. Restaurant Chill Out Beach Bar is an ideal eatery to dine at before spending time at the waterfall, and offers quick access to it. Boston Jerk Centre and Mille Fleurs are a couple other restaurant choices nearby. At Mille Fleurs you and your group will be able to try a bite of Caribbean fare and enjoy the culture of Jamaica.

Nearby Attractions

There are some additional attractions nearby, including Old Pera Windmill, which is within traveling distance in Old Pera. You might also want to consider heading over to Christ Church, which is another attraction close by.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are listed in the following table.

Attractions Near Reach Falls
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Old Pera Windmill Historic Site 11.1 mi. (8.7 km) S Old Pera
Christ Church Historic Site 13.6 mi. (0.6 km) NW Port Antonio
Folly Ruins Historic Site 13.6 mi. (1.4 km) NW Port Antonio
Neville Antonio Park -- 13.9 mi. (0.2 km) NW Port Antonio

More Information

Cost

The cost to enter the watrerfall park is $10J for adults and $5J for children under twelve.

Location: Saint Thomas Parish, Jamaica

 

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