Many visitors make it a goal to climb the 600 foot (182 meter) terraced falls themselves on an independent or guided visit to Dunn's River Falls. While you're there, be sure to stop at one of the lagoons, admire the natural wonder from the top, and take a refreshing dip too. Many Dunn's River Falls tours also combine a visit to the falls and park with river tubing, a shopping tour in Ocho Rios, a party cruise, or a stop at the Blue Hole or Luminous Lagoon.
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Those who don’t wish to climb the falls can hang out at the observation deck, made for sunning and viewing.
You’ll find a snack bar and souvenirs for sale on the premises.
Wear water shoes or sandals suitable for the slippery rocks.
Bring cash for entrance fees (if visiting independently) and a waterproof camera.
How To Get to Dunn’s River Falls
Dunn's River Falls are about three miles (4.8 kilometers) from Ocho Rios and roughly 70 miles (112 kilometers) from Montego Bay. Visitors can reach the falls independently by private vehicle in under three hours from most parts of the island or arrive as part of an organized tour.
When to Get There
First thing in the morning is your best bet at this popular tourist attraction. While partying vacationers are sleeping off last night’s tropical cocktails, you can get a jump on the hike to the top without huge crowds. And if you can avoid a day when cruise ships are in town, you'll be glad you thought ahead.
Dunn's River Falls is a top Jamaica attraction, but it's far from the only naturally beautiful spot on the island. After enjoying the cooling waters of Dunn's River, head to the Seven Mile Beach for a spot of sunbathing and water sports or head below ground to the Green Grotto Caves. Meanwhile, the spectacular Blue Mountains are unmissable.
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