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 toward the center of 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 local customers and travelers who are lodging in this part of Jamaica. Regardless of whether or not you're staying very close, you should consider dropping by for some fun in the sun. In case you're wondering, Ocho Rios is three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers) to the east.

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 enjoyable options while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be having fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of the waterfall. Whalers, which offers Caribbean dishes, is very close-by, making it a great option for waterfall visitors. The dining establishment is a slight distance off, but out of the way enough that you will probably decide to make advance plans for using a viable mode of transport to get there. Also close-by, you will come across restaurants like Lobster Dave Seafood and Oceans 11 Seafood Restaurant where you and your group can try out International food and experience the culture of Jamaica.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that like waterfalls, and are interested in visiting others, ought to think about Shaw Park Garden Falls and Milford Falls; the first and closest of which is a mile and a half to the east-southeast of Dunn's River Falls. There are some other activities nearby, including Dunn's River Park, which is None away the vicinity of Ocho Rios. Also, you might think about making the trip to Dolphin Discovery, which is another nearby attraction.

If you can't wait to see as many of Jamaica's attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

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 Discovery Other Attraction 0.2 mi. (5.2 km) NE 3.2 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

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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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