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.


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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.

Dunn's River Falls, on the same premises as Dunn's River Park, is located in the vicinity of downtown Ocho Rios; it's three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers) to the west of Ocho Rios.

Nearby Restaurants

There are plenty of dining options to select from in the community surrounding Dunn's River Falls. Whalers, which offers Caribbean dishes, offers convenient access to this waterfall. Whalers is a brief ways off, but out of the way enough that you will probably decide to make arrangements for taking advantage of some type of transportation to get there. Oceans 11 Seafood Restaurant and Blue Runnings are some of the additional refreshment choices nearby. At Blue Runnings you and your party should try a bite of Jamaican cuisine and experience the flavors of Jamaica.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who like waterfalls, and have the energy to view some others, should consider seeing Shaw Park Garden Falls and Milford Falls; the first of which is 1.8 miles to the east-southeast of this page's attraction. Other nearby attractions include Dunn's River Park, which is None away the vicinity of Ocho Rios. You might also want to consider heading to Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios, which is another attraction not far away.

Waterfalls are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's more to visit in Jamaica. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

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
Coyaba River Garden and Museum Museum 2.3 mi. (3.3 km) SE 2.1 mi. South West 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

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


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