Dunn's River Falls

Photo credit: © Rebecca Snyder

If you are looking for a truly unique experience, Dunn's River Falls is place you may want to visit. While you can enjoy the waterfall from afar and from the small pool below, the best way to experiences this waterfall is to climb up it rock by rock. More fun than challenging, this is a wonderful treat for the whole family.

Tucked in a tropical forest, the waterfall gradually makes its way down step by step, making it perfect for climbing, while occasionally also forming a pool great for taking a break and swimming. If you have children, that's okay, the falls are great for children too, as there are paths that are easier than others up the falls. When you finish the waterfall, you can enjoy some of the many amenities around the falls, such as garden trails, little food shops, and the small beach located right next to the waterfall, all furnished in a tropical decor.


Dunn's River Falls, found within Dunn's River Park, is located close to downtown Ocho Rios; it's three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers) to the west of Ocho Rios.

Dunn River Falls is located just to the East of Ocho Rios, just across from Dolphin Cove, look for the signs that will show you the way. Additionally, most tour groups have trips to this popular location.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most exciting options while spending some time exploring the area is having a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of Dunn's River Falls. The most frequented nearby restaurant to Dunn's River Falls is Whalers, which serves Caribbean dishes. It's just around a mile and a half from Dunn's River Falls, so stop in and place your order. Oceans 11 Seafood Restaurant and Blue Runnings are additional dining possibilities in close to this natural attraction. At Blue Runnings you and your group should be sure to try out Jamaican dishes and enjoy the culture of Jamaica.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that like waterfalls, and have the energy to view some others, might check out Shaw Park Garden Falls and Milford Falls; the first of which is a mile and a half to the east-southeast of this page's attraction. Additional local attractions include Dunn's River Park, which is None away the vicinity of Ocho Rios. Also, you might consider heading to Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios, which is another attraction nearby.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Attractions Near Dunn's River Falls
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Dunn's River Park -- 0.0 mi. (5.4 km) N 3.3 mi. West of Ocho Rios
Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios -- 0.3 mi. (4.9 km) ENE 3.1 mi. West of Ocho Rios
Cove Theatre Other Activities/Excursions 1.7 mi. (2.8 km) ESE Downtown Ocho Rios
Shaw Park Botanical Gardens & Water Falls -- 1.7 mi. (3.2 km) SE 2.0 mi. West-Southwest of Ocho Rios
Turtle River Falls and Gardens -- 1.9 mi. (3.1 km) SE 1.9 mi. West-Southwest of Ocho Rios
Annandale Great House Historic Site -- -- Epworth
Cranbrook Flower Forest and River Head Adventure Trail -- 8.4 mi. (6.1 km) W 3.8 mi. West of St. Ann's Bay
Chukka Caribbean Adventure's Original Canopy Tour Other Attraction 9.0 mi. (7.2 km) W 4.4 mi. West of St. Ann's Bay

More Information


The regular admission price to climb the waterfalls is $20 per person.

Location: the vicinity of Ocho Rios, Jamaica


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