Dunn’s River Waterfall

Jamaica is home to tons of breathtaking waterfalls, surrounded by tropical plants and impressive rocks. However, the most famous of all is the Dunn’s River Falls. Located on the northern coast, near Ocho Rios, this waterfall is an impressive 1,000 feet tall. The best thing about it is the rocks. They’re shaped like stairs, encouraging you to climb up and explore this enchanting place.

So, here’s a list of things to do in Dunn’s River Falls to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.

Climb up, explore, and take in the views

Walking up the fall is fantastic fun but be prepared to get wet. If you want to ascend this waterfall, you’ll scale with other climbers. Typically, you’re put into groups and given a guide. They’ll instruct you to hold hands with your fellow climbers as you make your way up the steps. Not only does this encourage a sense of community spirit, but it also makes the climb safer.

Practical tips for your climb

  • If you have aqua socks or robust rubber shoes, bring them with you. It’s worth buying a fresh pair before coming on holiday because rentals are usually just as expensive.
  • If you have a waterproof camera, don’t forget to bring it along. You’ll want to immortalise these memories forever with a few snaps.
  • Watch out for darker coloured rocks; this sometimes indicates the terrain is especially slippery.

Watch the sun go down  

If you catch the sunset here, you’re in for a treat. This stunning image will stay with you for a long time to come. The sun going down against the gorgeous backdrop of the falls is nothing short of spellbinding.

Chill on the beach

There’s a gorgeous beach at the bottom, and the falls flow directly into it, the atmosphere is best described as magical, so if you don’t fancy climbing, you’re more than welcome to relax, unwind, and soak in the beautiful views.

Say hello to Bunny

Bunny isn’t a rabbit; instead, he’s the resident donkey at Dunn’s River Waterfall. As you enter the fall you’ll be greeted by him, so be sure to say hello. He’s a friendly chap, so don’t be afraid to take a selfie with him.

Grab a bite to eat

There’s a charming café in the park. Here they serve authentic jerk pork, chicken, and fish, as well as tasty snacks. Enjoy a delicious bite to keep you refuelled and energised for a day of exploring.

Alternatively, you can bring a picnic or use one of the grills around the park. There’s nothing better than sharing tasty food with loved ones as you take in the fabulous scenery.