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9 Must See Jamaican Waterfalls That You Have Never Heard About

Turtle River Falls

Turtle River Falls, Jamaica

Turtle River Falls – photo by erinkate25

With 14 cascading waterfalls, The Turtle River Falls is located in an enchanting garden setting on 15-acre in the heart of Ocho Rios. Its features include a natural swimming pool, a beautiful Japanese Koi pond and a large variety of indigenous and endangered plants.

Kwaaman Waterfalls

Kwaaman Waterfalls, Robin Bay, Jamaica

Kwaaman Waterfalls, Robin Bay, Jamaica – photo by Jaclynraefitness

Located near Robins’ Bay, St Mary is the pristine Kwaaman Waterfall, a 32m wonder of nature flowing into the pool below. Some visitors claim to see the formation of dreadlocks as they gaze up from the water to the rock face above, perhaps carved by centuries of water flow through the rocks.

Fishdone Water Falls

Fish Done Water Falls Jamaica

Fishdone Water Falls – photo by tai-law

Many people have probably never heard of Fishdone Water Falls, situated on a private coffee farm about two miles from Buff Bay, Portland. The property consists of the falls, gardens and a small museum owned and operated by Maroon Colonel Lumsden. The falls are surrounded by a natural rainforest, and visitors are usually treated to a cultural tour of sorts as they walk past historical artifacts, in addition to plants and herbs used in traditional Maroon medicine.

Nanny Falls, Portland

Nanny Falls, Jamaica

Nanny Falls, Portland – photo by wndll

About 45 minutes from Port Antonio is the clear, refreshing waters of the Nanny Fall, named after the National Heroine, Nanny of the Maroons, who led many runaway slaves to freedom. Local guides are happy to take visitors on a hike through the jungle terrain to get to the refreshing waterfalls. The property includes a mini museum and occasionally an impromptu cultural performance.

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