960 Feet of Fun!
Dunn’s River Falls is an astounding flowing falls that extends across more than 183 metres or 960 feet and is one of the most well-loved travel destinations on the island and a ‘must-do’ bucket list item.
Another remarkable point is that the Dunn’s River is one of the few rivers in the world that flows directly into the Caribbean Sea. The most popular activity is climbing up the falls and then hanging out in one of the several lagoons or pools along the way. Climbing Dunn’s River Falls has been done by locals as well as so many tourists for so long that it is quite easy to believe that the waterfall was made for climbing. However, in truth and in fact, Dunn’s River Falls is totally natural and all of the structures, crevices, and natural pools of water were created by the actual flow of the water’s current.
Dunn’s River Falls was also featured in the James Bond Movie “Dr. No”. Ian Fleming, who is the author of the James Bond movies, fell in love with Jamaica while visiting the island for a naval meeting and spent several winters there at his property. The movie included the well-known scene of Ursula Andress walking out on Jamaica’s famous Dunn’s River beach.
Over the years going to Dunn’s River Falls has become an important Jamaican tourist activity. Of course no stay in the region of Ocho Rios, Jamaica is fulfilled without a stop over by Dunn’s River Falls. Even though it may sound like just another of the numerous rivers and waterfalls that line up the small island of Jamaica, Dunn’s River Falls is unlike anywhere you will ever experience. Over the decades the World Famous Dunn’s River Falls & Park has offered millions of tourists and locals an immediate bond to nature and has intrigued and mesmerized families for many generations.