Travel Tips & Features

9 Must See Jamaican Waterfalls That You Have Never Heard About

Reach Falls, Jamaica
Written by Denise Clarke

Most people know about Jamaica’s most popular waterfalls like Dunns River, Mayfield Falls and YS Falls. However, there are other Jamaican waterfalls located are all over the island that are just as stunning, each with its own unique features and experience to satisfy any taste for adventure.

Tacky Falls

Tacky Falls, Jamaica

Tacky Falls – photo by glengarden1

Tacky Falls is located in the northeastern parish of St. Mary, and is still one of the most natural waterfalls in Jamaica. Getting there, however, involves an adventurous 15-minute hike along a steep, narrow trail. Those who make the trek are rewarded with unencumbered access to a 60m tall waterfall with no tourist crowds or commercial activity to distract from the enjoyment of this natural wonder.

Cane River Falls

Cane River Falls, Jamaica

Cane River Falls – photo jonasty75

Just outside of Kingston in the 9 Mile area of Bull Bay is the Cane River Falls. A favourite among the locals, Cane River Falls offers several large pools where visitors can relax and enjoy a refreshing swim surrounded by nature.

Reggae Falls

Reggae Falls, Jamaica

Reggae Falls – photo by rhonz876

One of the best kept secrets in the parish of St. Thomas is the Reggae Falls, a spectacular waterfall cascading several feet to the Johnson River. One key feature of this falls is the section where warm water springs from a rock, and according to the locals contains therapeutic properties in the form of sulphur which assists in healing wounds. The obscure location also makes Reggae Falls an idyllic getaway for natural relaxation.

Scatter Water Falls

Scatter Falls by Photo by A Wilsons

Scatter Falls by Photo by A Wilson

Though not quite as impressive as other large falls, Scatter Water Falls in Port Antonio, Portland is still a natural beauty. After hiking to the falls, visitors can enjoy a revitalizing swim, then head to the nearby Fox Caves to explore the amazing limestone stalactite formations and underground streams.

Reach Falls

Reach Falls, Jamaica

Reach Falls – photo by ferryzievinger

Reach Falls is a spectacular waterfall surrounded by magnificent natural environment and ecological sanctuary. Sitting on a 4.6 hectare property, the falls is located approximately 45 minutes east of Port Antonio, and boasts more than 23 species of ferns and a variety of birds.  First discovered by runaway slaves, Reach Falls features a natural heart-shaped pool where swimmers can enjoy an invigorating natural massage from the water flow.

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  • uforatie

    According to the caption it’s supposed to be nine waterfalls. Where are the others? Why can’t things just be straightforward and clear?

    • jamaicansdotcom

      Hi, our apologies for the confusion. You have to click next at the bottom of the page to see page 2.