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

Located on the northeastern outskirts of Saint Thomas Parish, 2.0 miles west of Williams Field, Reach Falls invites customers lodging in this section of Jamaica. Regardless of whether or not you're staying in this location, you are free to drop by to check it out. It is 11.6 miles 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 you're hungry after spending time at Reach Falls, you should think about dining at one of the restaurants close to the waterfall. The closest place to eat to Reach Falls is Restaurant Chill Out Beach Bar, a wonderful restaurant to have a bite to eat at on your way to spending time at this waterfall. It is maybe about five miles away, so stop by and enjoy a meal. Also nearby, you'll encounter restaurants such as Boston Jerk Centre and Mille Fleurs where you will be able to try out Caribbean dishes and experience the Jamaica culture.

Nearby Attractions

Additional nearby activities include Old Pera Windmill, which is 11 miles away Old Pera. Furthermore, you can consider checking out Christ Church, which is another attraction close by.

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

Attractions Near Reach Falls
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Old Pera Windmill Historic Site 11.0 mi. (8.7 km) S Old Pera
Christ Church Historic Site 13.5 mi. (0.6 km) NW Port Antonio
Folly Ruins Historic Site 13.6 mi. (1.4 km) NW Port Antonio
Neville Antonio Park -- 13.8 mi. (0.2 km) NW Port Antonio

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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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