Travel | Dunn's River Falls Jamaica


Just before Christmas, Kurt and I jumped on a plane and headed out to Jamaica for ten nights, kind of as an early Christmas present to ourselves and to escape the dark wintry days at home. There was two things I was certain of before we left; firstly I was going to eat my own body weight in jerk chicken and secondly I was going to climb Dunn's River Waterfall. Admittedly, I did more of the former but that's another story, one I'm currently trying to lose...


The waterfall is located just outside of Ocho Rios, a short drive away from where we was staying in Runaway Bay. I was stoked when I first saw it, it was just as beautiful as I'd hoped it would be (if not more) and I knew that we was going to have an awesome time climbing it.


There was an option to climb the falls with a guide, an option we decided to opt out of and honestly, it was the best decision we could have made. We noticed that with the guides, you were made to stop constantly for pictures and you had to hold hands the whole way up, which is totally fine if that's what you want but being the adventurous little water babies that we are, we wanted to explore.

Having not chosen a guide, we managed to climb the falls twice, taking different routes both times. It was like having the waterfall all to ourselves - our very own water playground. It was such a sweet day out and one I'll remember forever.

We took the GoPro along with us and this is what we managed to capture. Oh and just one more tip, if you do decide to climb a waterfall, make sure you wear waterproof shoes. It gets real slippy on the rocks and you need to protect your feet.













23 comments :

  1. Gosh, these snaps make me want to fly away! I haven't been in a waterfall for YEARS.
    Tara x

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    1. It was such a beautiful experience Tara, I'm going to make it my life mission to visit as many as possible! xx

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  2. And I thought I was adventurous! I LOVE this. Go you. I think it's awesome that you go out there and take the path less travelled (solo that is). I mean, who wants to hold hands with strangers on a tour? Ick. Lol, smart idea going it alone without a guide.

    Your photos are amazing!

    V
    Life+1

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    1. Thanks V that's really sweet. I think it's best to create your own path in life! But I totally agree - very icky haha. xx

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  3. Oh wow, your photos are incredible! I've just read online that snow is set for tomorrow, so this post is like a breath of fresh air! :)

    aglassofice.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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    1. Thanks Gabrielle! Have you had snow yet? It's just really icy where I am, I want it to snow so badly ha. xx

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  4. This looks utterly incredible - what an absolute dream and a great experience! The shots you came out with were great too :)
    I would love to visit Jamaica, ah! X

    www.farawaylucy.com

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    1. Thanks Lucy - I was really suprised with how well the GoPro photo's came out! You should definitely go at some point, it was an amazing place full of beautiful, happy people. xx

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  5. You say that you jumped on a plane to Jamaica like it's nothing, haha! This looks so beautiful and I would have rather have climbed the falls without a guide, too.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Haha. We had been thinking of going for some time but decided to make it a reality, much to the despair of my bank balance! xx

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  6. woah, these pictures are unreal. jamaica looks beautifullll, i'm definitely adding these falls to the list of places i must go.
    best,
    k
    www.kerryjune.com

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    1. Thanks Kerry - you should definitely add it to your list! xx

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  7. This looks beautiful! Would love to visit Jamaica someday!

    nimblenote.blogspot.com

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    1. You should Kathryn, it's a beautiful place! xx

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  8. Oooh someone fly me to Jamaica. What a gorgeous place. And thanks for the FYI re guides, not that I'd take one but at times I consider joining those groups. I am also someone who LOVES and NEEDS personal space. Hand-holding along the path and such, hell effing no!

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. Haha. I'm the same, I like to do things my way and I especially don't like being told how I should enjoy my own adventures! Definitely skip the guides if you're the same :) xx

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  9. Wow - that looks like so much fun!!! I too am a water baby and would love to try this out. Thanks for sharing :)
    Claire xx

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    1. It was amazing fun! If you love the water you should totally look into climbing waterfalls - it's such a cool experience. xx

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  10. how beautiful! amazing pictures! i'm so jealous that you went to Jamaica hopefully i'll go one day!

    http://oliviamulhearn.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Olivia - I'm sure you will go one day too! xx

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  11. this looks like an absolute dream!!

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  12. oh my gosh those waterfalls look incredible!!

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  13. I did this when I went to Jamaica with my family a few years back - we opted for the guide because they made it out to be really dangerous without one, but I wish we hadn't bothered! The hand-holding got a little monotonous and it's a bit weird walking in a conga-line of strangers up a waterfall! It was still a great experience, but I'd love to go back and do it again the way you did.

    Megan // Lazy Thoughts

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