Dunns River Falls Jamaica
Dunn’s River Falls as featured in Ian Fleming’s, James bond movie Dr No, (screen shot with Ursula Andress on the beach) is one of Jamaica’s national treasures. Globally, it is as well known as Reggae and equally stimulating. There are few places where the Arawak name “Xayamaca” – land of rivers and springs – is more apt. The Spaniards called the area “Las Chorreras” – the waterfalls or springs – and it is truly one of the most beautiful spots on the island. A stone’s throw from Ocho Rios, one of Jamaica’s fastest growing resort centres, Dunn’s River Falls is unique. Described as a living and growing phenomenon, it continuously regenerates itself from deposits of travertine rock, the result of precipitation of calcium carbonate from the river, as it flows over the falls. The small dome-shaped cataracts are usually associated with thermal spring activity found in limestone caves. This, combined with its location near to the sea, gives Dunn’s River the distinction of being the only one of its kind in the Caribbean, if not the world.
Our View : The falls are a must see at least once when you are visiting Jamaica, but they can be busy (too busy at times during peak season) especially on a cruise ship day when coaches literally queue to get in, so book and choose your day wisely, a quieter day will be much more relaxed and enjoyable
Lockers and water shoes can be rented, good fun for all the family and don’t forget to have a tip for your guide
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