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.


Located in the vicinity of Ocho Rios, 1.9 miles west of downtown Ocho Rios, Dunn's River Falls is on the premises of Dunn's River Park, and invites residents and vacationers who are rooming in this part of Jamaica. Even if you are not staying in the vicinity, you should consider stopping by for some fun in the sun. It is 3.3 miles 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 possibilities while spending some time exploring the area could be having food at a restaurant within traveling distance of this waterfall. The most proximate restaurant to Dunn's River Falls is Whalers, which has a menu full of Caribbean meals. The restaurant is only around a mile and a half away from Dunn's River Falls, so grab a table and eat up! Also within a short distance, you and your companions will encounter restaurants like Oceans 11 Seafood Restaurant and Blue Runnings where you and your party might try a bit of Jamaican dishes and experience the flavors of Jamaica.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that like waterfalls, and would like to see others, ought to think about Shaw Park Garden Falls and Milford Falls; the first of which is a mile and a half to the east-southeast of Dunn's River Falls. Other types of local activities include Dunn's River Park, which is None away the vicinity of Ocho Rios. You might also want to consider visiting Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios, which is another attraction close by.

Waterfalls are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following list contains attractions that are nearby.

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

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

Location: the vicinity of Ocho Rios, Jamaica


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