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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
April 2, 2009
From journal First Carnival Cruise 2009
July 2, 2007
From journal 3 Nights, 4 Days in Jamaica
Montego Bay, Jamaica
September 6, 2006
by Sarah the Expat
London, United Kingdom
May 7, 2004
From journal A Hedonistic Trip to Jamaica
virginia beach, Virginia
April 22, 2004
Dunn's River Falls in Ochos Rios should not be missed! You are able to actually climb the face of the falls -- with a guide, of course! The falls were several stories high with intermittent pools of water several feet deep. The falls are situated in a nature park and spill into a semi-protected bay where swimming and jet skiing are available.
The local fruit was also amazingly good – we bought it on the side of the road. We certainly were asked to buy our share of trinkets and other things, as you may guess, but all in all, we had many positive experiences with the people of Jamaica and were quite sad to leave this amazing paradise!
From journal Jamaica
Oak Hill, Virginia
July 19, 2003
Once we docked at Dunns River Falls, the crew hooked us up with a guide -- there were only six of us to be taken up the Falls. We held hands (the guide insisted on boy-girl-boy-girl) to help each other up on difficult climbs but did not feel forced to hold hands if we didn't want to. We also stopped in sections of the Falls for our guide to take pictures of us with our waterproof cameras. It was a long climb (estimate an hour), but our guide sped us past some other lines (almost to the point that we were out of breath). Once we got to the top of the first falls, we had to duck under a bridge and we thought we were done. Little did we know that there was ANOTHER one to climb!
We had been warned that we would get soaked, and we did! Boy, was it refreshing! Be sure to bring your water shoes (you can get them cheap and in your size at Walmart), waterproof camera, and something to put your money in (fanny pack that you won't mind if it gets soaked) so you can tip your guide.
Although Dunns River Falls has become such a heavy tourist attraction (there were MANY people there), I would still HIGHLY recommend doing it.
Our boat trip back was entertaining -- they taught us some reggae dance moves so we would enter our port dancing. Some people also climbed onto the mesh area of the catamaran and got quite soaked after a couple of dips in the waves.
One of the crew members video taped the whole thing (the climb and the boat ride) and was selling copies for $30.
Great excursion and would do it again if given the opportunity.
From journal A week at Beaches Ocho Rios
Manchester, United Kingdom
January 14, 2003
The Club Caribbean runs a trip three times a week. Passengers are ferried fron the Club Caribbean jetty by small motorboat to the waiting Catamaran. When we went, there were only six of us, so it was like having your own private boat. We sailed along the coastline and down to Ocho Rios. The waterfall can be viewed from the boat, cascading virtually into the sea itself.
Our boat moored up and we were given our own private guide who "walked" us up the falls (remember to tip the guide). It was an exhilerating experience to say the least, and easier than I thought it was going to be. At the top of the falls area there are various tourist shops and such, but we decided to give those a miss and hurried back down to the beach (via steps) for a swim in the beautifully warm clear blue water. Then it was back on our boat and off to a little private cove where we moored up and had our lunch. We'd been expecting a barbecue so we were a bit disappointed to only get sandwiches and fruit. However, the propensity of red-stripe and rum punch soon raised our spirits once more and we were all singing as the boat sailed back later into Club Caribbean.
From journal Island in the Sun
December 29, 2000
The best way to do this if you are staying at Sandals Ocho Rios is to take the Booze Cruise. You board a Catamaran and are served Rum Punch for the 20-30 minute ride. Once you arrive, you are at the bottom of the falls.
A guide will greet your party along with a camera guide. The camera guide will hold your camera while you go so you are able to get some once in a lifetime pictures. They also send a videographer and provide you with an opportunity to purchase a video of your climb as well (highly recommended).
One memorable moment is that there is one deep spot in the falls where you literally get to fall backward and take a plunge (all on video tape).
From journal Honeymoon at Sandals Ocho Rios Resort