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“An undiscovered attraction”
Review of Reach Falls

Reach Falls
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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“An undiscovered attraction”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

One of Jamaica's best kept secrets. You'll enjoy it for what it is—a picturesque waterfall and watering hole for only the few wise travelers and Jamaicans alike.

Visited March 2013
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Fantastic but you need to do it from the bottom”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Reach Falls was one of the highlights of my three weeks all around the island jamaican trip.
But it is important to do it the right way.
Don't go straight at the top. You'll pay like 12$ a person just to see the falls with no swimming allowed.
You need to start down the falls and climb you way up. It is amazing.
You'll find yourself walking up the river, swimming in holes, jumping from cliffs. It is like a dream. Scenery are amazing, nature at his best. Water so fresh and good. Nobody around.....
But you will need a guide to find the way to start the walk up and to help you climb. He will take pictures for you and carry your bag. The walk is not easy (slippery) and you ideally need water shoes. I won't recommend it for older people due to the risk of fall.
I can recommend you our guide, a very nice Jamaican well traveled (lived in Australia, Germany, etc...) local and very moderate price (we pay 20$ each - and it was really really worth it !!!)
His name is Cliff, you'll find him at the start of Long Bay Beach, he has a small bar/shop right on the beach, called C Life - indicated from the road.
He is truly a good guy, you can say you come from The Captain and Eva from Belgium, it might remember us ;-)
Count 4 hours to do the entire journey.

Visited August 2013
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New Jersey USA
Level 4 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“magical place”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

this was one of my favorite stops in Jamaica. we took a route taxi to the main intersection leading to Reach falls. then another taxi up the mountain to the actual falls.(only a few dollars) entrance is 10 dollars per person. that includes a guide. the grounds are covered with beautiful tropical plants and flowers. the guide leads you to the main falls via walkways and steps. beutiful sight the main falls are upon arriving. then the guide leads you up river though multiple pools and little falls. a combination of climbing and wading and swimming. the water is cool and crystal clear. a color of blue you cant imagine. we follow him splashing bobbing and swimming up to this hole in the river bed. he disappears down it, and we follow into a good sized cave. in which you get into an underground pool and pop up back into daylight in yet another pool. your guide then brings you back the way we came to the main falls. and looking for top down was amazing. thats the end of the tour. but you can stay and swim,and relax. the main falls have little caves you can hang out in, by ducking under the waterfall. you would think Disney build this,haha. there are changing facilities,bathrooms. and a life guard to watch your stuff. do yourself a favor and go!

Visited August 2013
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Maybe the nicest Falls in Jamaica but go via the back door”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

There are two ways to visit Reach Falls: The official way or paying a local guide $5 pp to hike up the Falls from the back side. The latter is absolutely spectacular. The Falls are pristine, you are completely alone, the hike is easy, safe, fun and absolutely beautiful and our guide was a character. We visited Reach, Somerset, Dunn's & YS while in Jamaica and Reach was our favorite.

Visited August 2013
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Mandeville, Jamaica
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Treasure Chest”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

It is a far drive from Port Antonio but after arriving you will forget how long it took to get there as it is magnificent! The water is clear it is zoned for non swimmers and swimmers. The life guard is extremely helpful and the tour was totally worth the hike. Highly recommended.

Visited August 2013
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