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Day 142 of 365 Things to Do, See & Eat in Jamaica – The Gardens of Somerset Falls

Somerset Falls
Written by Staff Writer

Situated between Hope Bay and Port Antonio, Somerset Falls boasts red ginger lilies and green bottlebrush plants. This was once a sugar plantation whose properties stretched from the mountains to the sea. Today, it is a 97-acre property that features spectacular gardens with ponds and waterfalls. Here you can enjoy bamboo, ferns, cocoa plants, indigo and many moss-covered trees that grow along the Daniel River. You’ll have the opportunity to swim in a deep river pond with turquoise water, and guides can take to via rowboat through a tributary that is circled by limestone caverns. At the end of the journey is Hidden Falls, with its 20-foot-deep pool. Photographers, get ready to take some dramatic photos. After a day at the falls, enjoy a seafood or jerk pork dinner at the Garden Restaurant or have a cocktail in the Rhythm and Booze bar, Sundays offer reggae music, dominoes, and dancing.

In case you missed any of the past “365 Things to Do, See and Eat in Jamaica“, here they are all together.

About 365 Things to Do, See and Eat in Jamaica
Jamaica has so many unique foods, places and events to offer. These things are often missed by visitors to Jamaica and even locals. Our goal is to have you try new things and see what Jamaica has to fully offer with something to do 365 days of the year. Please note that these are all our opinions and we are always open to suggestions.

Photo Source: Carolyn Smith

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