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by nicole lowe
January 20, 2006
Somewhere, South Carolina
October 25, 2004
From journal Western Caribbean
by Smitha Guru
October 18, 2004
There were little niches from where we could get off the track if we wanted to. At the end of the climb, there is a little natural water slide where you can slide down the rock into a natural little pool. There's also an pit-like area where you can sit down and where the water hits you in all directions, like a Jacuzzi.
If you are in Ocho Rios, this is one activity not to be missed.
From journal Weekend in Jamaica
July 27, 2004
From journal Carnival Cruise
April 25, 2004
We went on the "Beach Getaway and Dunn's River Falls" excursion while in Ocho Rios Jamaica during our cruise. The price was $115 per person. Overall I was disappointed.
The boat ride
The first mode of transportation for this exursion was by boat. The crew were very friendly, and the ride included drinks.
The crew did a great job of entertaining with music and pointed out scenic sites along the coastline.
Blundel house is billed in the description as 5-bedroom home that was once the vacation habitat for heads of state. It is described as a residence on a white sandy beach. My expectations based on the description provided by RCCL were way to high.
The beach was very small and not big enough for a walk along the shore. The beach area was gated, which kept the beach vendors at bay, but they hung over the sides of the railing and the private beach didn't end up being that private.
Lunch and drinks were provided including rum punch, fruit punch and soda, however, I was disappointed that there was no diet soda, and the meal was only mediocre. Not what I expected for a $115 excursion. After lunch, we boarded a bus which transported us to Dunn's River Falls.
When we arrived at Dunn's River Fall's we were told to leave our money behind on the bus. This was confusing, and misleading, because if you didn't have the appropriate footwear, you then didn't have money to rent the appropriate sandals. I thought my shoes would work, but it turned out they didn't, and we didn't have enough money for everyone to climb the falls. There is also several snack shops and souviner shops where money would have come in handy. Climbing Dunn's River Falls was great and the highlight of our day. The climb started at the bottom of the falls, and everyone was instructed to hold hands. There were several older or overweight people trying to climb with our group, who had a very hard time. By the time we made it halfway up the falls, the group that started with 16 climbers was down to about 6. Although my husband didn't have proper footwear (he had flipflops), the escort up the falls allowed him to join us half way up so he was able to finish the climb.
In my opinion this excursion was overpriced. If I had to select an excursion again, I would select Dunn's River Falls and a snorkeling trip.
From journal Our First Cruise - RCCL Western Caribbean