Advantages Fun and different
Disadvantages Not suitable for all people to partake in
I was in Jamaica on a work trip just under two years ago now and whilst we were there we had an organised trip to the Dunn's river falls included. Because it was pre organised everything was arranged prior to our arrival. However, the Dunn's River falls and park, where it is situated, seems to be the same from the main website so I will give you my opinion on this place as it is one of Jamaica's top attractions that you simply must visit if going on a trip to Jamaica!What is it?
How do I get there?
Getting to Dunns River falls is relatively simple. If you are staying in Ocho Rios then it is only minutes away with the nearest other tourist resort being Montego Bay. It is probably easier to get a taxi if you haven't booked it as a tour and these can pick up from any hotel. Alternatively you can always catch the local bus which is a cheaper alternative!
The park has two set prices - one for residents of Jamaica and one for non residents. The following prices are taken from the website -
There is quite a difference between the two as the residents prices work out to approximately £2.40 to an adult whereas the non resident's prices work out at around £8.60 per adult. My best advice would be to pay in JMD if you can as they will generally work it out to be slightly lower than if paying in USD. It can work out a bit of a saving if you have a family going in!Opening times:
What is it like?
Well when we arrived we got a guide who then took our group to the bottom of the falls on the beach. He first explains how we will climb it and tells us of points up the falls where if we are struggling we can get off. In our group there were 10 of us and he explained how we all had to hold hands and climb the falls in a line. This is the easiest way for everyone as then it helps to stop people from falling and also helps as a way of pulling somebody up a particularly steep bit.
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