Somerset Falls

This small waterfall my not be magnificent, but it does create a large and refreshing pool great for swimming for the whole family. Then you can board a boat to got to the second waterfall; Hidden Falls and the grotto behind it.

The first waterfall, Somerset Falls is a good place to relax. The pool is great for swimming and there are picnic tables to eat at while surrounded by the natural rain-forest environment; though you are not too secluded, just a few yards down a path is an entire complex of restaurants and shops. To get a little further from civilization, you can take a boat to the second part of the waterfall, Hidden Falls, that includes a grotto concealed by the falling water. This limestone cave is fantastic for exploring and taking some unique pictures that will make your friends envious.


Located near the heart of Portland Parish, northwest of Hope Bay, Somerset Falls welcomes local residents and vacationers who are lodging in this part of Jamaica. Regardless of whether or not you're staying particularly close, you are free to stop by for some fun in the sun. Port Antonio is to the east-southeast.

The waterfall is located between Port Antonio and Spring Garden. As you pass Hope Bay, look for signs marking Somerset Falls.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most enjoyable possibilities while spending a few hours exploring the area could be having a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of the waterfall. Dickie's Best Kept Secret, which offers Jamaican food, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. Also within reach, you'll have eateries including San San Tropez and Belinda's where you and your companions can't get up and go without sampling their specialty barbecue.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers with an interest in viewing two waterfalls, visit Tacky Falls, which is located within a car's reach of this attraction. You'll find other attractions nearby, including The Blue Mountains National Park, which is within traveling range in the Blue Mountains. You might also consider heading over to Neville Antonio Park, which is another attraction close by.

If a visit to the Somerset Falls isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Attractions Near Somerset Falls
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
The Blue Mountains National Park -- 9.0 mi. (18.0 km) SW 11.2 mi. Northeast of Kingston
Neville Antonio Park -- 9.7 mi. (0.2 km) ESE Port Antonio
Christ Church Historic Site 9.9 mi. (0.6 km) ESE Port Antonio
Folly Lighthouse Other Attraction 10.1 mi. (1.3 km) E Port Antonio

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You get admission to both falls for one $10 payment. This includes a boat ride to Hidden Falls.

Location: Portland Parish, Jamaica


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