Dunn’s River Falls is a famous waterfall near Ocho Rios, Jamaica and a major Caribbean tourist attraction that receives thousands of visitors each year.
At about 180 feet high and 600 feet long, the waterfalls are terraced like giant natural stairs. Several small lagoons are interspersed among the vertical sections of the falls.
The falls empty into the Caribbean Sea at the western end of a white-sand beach.
Climbing the waterfalls is a popular tourist activity and is often, but not exclusively, performed with the help of tour guides from the park. It takes about 1-1.5 hours to climb with short breaks for photographs and video recordings taken by the guides. There are also stairs alongside of the falls for those who do not want to get wet or are unable to manage the rocky, uneven terrain of the actual waterfall.
The falls are bordered by lush, green vegetation that shades the area from the sun and keeps the area, and climbers, cool. The climb can be relatively hard so is often undertaken as a hand-holding human chain led by a guide to make it easier.
The falls were the location where the Battle of Las Chorreras took place in 1657, when the British defeated a Spanish expeditionary force from Cuba. When you visit, be sure to view the a plaque placed at the bottom of the falls. The Jamaican Historical Society placed it there in commemoration of the historical event
Dunn’s River is a short stream dropping only 55 metres (180 ft) from its source to the sea. It is fed by spring water rich with calcium carbonate. Because it deposits travertine, it forms a sequence of tufa terraces. Such waterfalls are described by geologists as “a living phenomenon” because they are continuously rebuilt by the sediments in spring water.
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The Glistening Waters
Located in Falmouth’s Luminous Lagoon, where the Martha Brae River and the waters of the Caribbean Sea meet is a surreal place called The Glistening Waters, though glistening might not be the best term. Swimmers actually glow at night. The Glistening waters begin where the river and sea meet. The mixture of these two bodies of water create bioluminescence micro-organisms that when disturbed at night glow brightly. The experience seems unearthly and is as hard to explain as it is to photograph. If you want to catch your experience on camera, you may need special equipment in order to get pictures that are marginally viewable. The Glistening Waters is only one of four such locations in the world and the only location where the luminary reaction can be seen 364 days of the year regardless of the temperature or the weather. Visitors to Falmouth can experience the Glistening Waters by taking a boat trip into the middle of the lagoon after nightfall and swimming in the shallow waters of the lagoon.
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Royal Caribbean Ocean Cruise
4 Days / 3 nights Cruise For two adults. Cruise from Port Canaveral or Miami, FL to the Bahamas
Vacation Code: B7
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Enjoy two days and three nights in the Bahamas. Includes all meals, drinks, taxes, gratuities, and activities on the beach and at the resort.
Vacation Code: B2
- Vacation for Two – Round-trip Passage aboard the Discovery I or the Seascape from Port Everglades to Freeport, Grand Bahamas Island – this is about a 6 hour cruise with your meals & entertainment included onboard. After you reach Freeport enjoy 4 days & 3 nights Accommodations at the Island Palms Resort. (Other upgrade options available) Then board the cruise ship for the return cruise to Florida.
- Cruise & Stay – Round trip cruise from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Grand Bahama Island. All meals and activities are included on the ship. Once you reach the island, you will get off the boat and stay for 3 nights at a 3-star resort hotel.
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Vacation Code: B19
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Vacation Code: B22
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Vacation Code: B23
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Vacation Code: J10
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Jamaican Getaway Vacation
Spend four days and three nights enjoying the beautiful island of Jamaica in this all -inclusive get-away
Vacation Code: J15
Jamaica Getaway All-Inclusive
4days / 3 nights resort hotel accommodations at the family-friendly Super-Club “Starfish” resort.
Vacation Code: J13
Relax in Beautiful Jamaica! This all-inclusive stay is for four days, three nights
Vacation Code: J17
Resort Fantasy Vacation
Enjoy Jamaica for eight days and seven nights in this all inclusive resort vacation
Vacation Code: J19
“Stay and Play” Jamaican Vacation
Take a breath for eight glorious days and 7 majestic in the Caribbean Island of beautiful Jamaica!
Vacation Code: J23
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