Off the Beaten Path: 5 Beautiful Jamaican Waterfalls


Yes, I’m sure you have all heard about Dunns River Falls and YS Falls in Jamaica. Maybe, these two attractions are a few of the reasons you are visiting the Caribbean. No matter the size, waterfalls are amazing. But, did you know that there are five amazing and little known Jamaican waterfalls that you should take the time to visit if you can. Just make sure to take your camera!

Enchanted Gardens/Turtle River Falls and Gardens

Enchanted Gardens JamaicaThe beautiful botanical gardens, Turtle River Falls and Gardens formerly Enchanted Gardens in Ocho Rios, St. Ann is dominated by a breath-taking waterfalls with 14 natural waterfalls. The property is amazing and the falls are beautiful. Apart from the falls, there is an aviary which is home to just about every type of exotic bird.

Breadnut Valley Falls

Breadnut Valley Falls Jamaica

Head to Maggotty in St Elizabeth to discover the relaxing Breadnut Valley Falls. This cool secret is a beautiful place to visit, especially if you are looking for an attraction off the beaten path. This lesser known Jamaican waterfalls is located in the same parish as attractions like YS Falls and Lovers Leap.

Somerset Falls

Somerset Falls in PortlandSettled on an old sugar plantation in Portland, Somerset Falls is another one of the island’s lesser known waterfalls. This falls is on the Daniel River and it is the perfect spot for you to enjoy a moment of tranquility. The area is pretty low-key, quiet and surrounded by an abundance of flora and fauna. Take a boat ride and head down stream to discover another treasure, Hidden Falls. This waterfalls has a cave-like grotto that boasts interesting limestone formations. Definitely worth the trip.

Reggae Falls, St. Thomas

jamaica waterfallsCascading several feet to the Johnson River is St Thomas’ best kept secret, Reggae Falls. The falls is truly beautiful and it is located at the site of a former hydro-electric plant. Getting to the scenic and magnificent falls can be tricky, especially if it is your first time there. However, the ride to the falls is absolutely breathtaking which makes the trip worthwhile.

Island Gully Falls, Ocho Rios

Island Gully Falls ocho rios

Located in the hills of Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Island Gully Falls is a hidden attraction that is nestled in the hills of the White River Valley. Known locally as The Blue Hole, the hidden treasure offers scenic beauty and serenity, making it perfect for just about everyone.

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