A List of Jamaica’s Waterfalls


When I visited my first waterfall in January 2016, I didn’t realize this was the start of a new hobby (some would say obsession, because really, half my Instagram posts are at a waterfall and I learnt recently that ‘the waterfall girl’ is the name I go by in a few of my colleagues’ minds). I fell in love with Jamaica that much more, finally seeing the side of the island only tourists or the very adventurous post about. Our Taino ancestors didn’t nameΒ  Jamaica ‘Land of Wood and Water’ for nothing, and there’s a lot to learn from our waterfalls too as I already wrote about here. Last month I reached halfway in myΒ goal to see all of Jamaica’s two dozen waterfalls, a number which is subject to change. That’s not because Jamaica is spawning new waterfalls as we speak, but rather, many of these gems are still thankfully hidden, wild and free. Besides lists such as these, the only way you’ll ever hear of some of them is via word of mouth, or maybe social media. A few are tiny trickles while others are luxurious cascades with a large pool beneath for swimming. What can I say? Jamaican beauties come in all shapes and sizes (hehe).

Do, I beg of you. If you visit an uncommercialized waterfall because you heard of it from me, don’t spoil it for successive visitors. Without further ado, here’s the list of Jamaica’s waterfalls as I currently know them.

*** Click to enlarge your favourite photographs.

Kingston & St. Andrew (4)

1. Cane River Falls

2. Falling Edge Falls

3. The waterfalls in Penfield

4. The ones hidden along the Holywell trails (a trickle in low rainfall)

This day was a trickle.. but there’s a grander one by the Oatley trail too

St. Thomas (2)

5. Roselle Falls by well, the roadside quite literally (driven past but never stopped)

6. Reggae Falls

Portland (7)

7. Fish Done Falls

8. Cascade Falls

9. Scatter Falls

10. Reach Falls

11. Somerset Falls

12. The waterfalls from Spanish River in Chepstowe

13. Nanny Falls

St. Mary (3)

14. Tacky Falls

15. Kwame Falls

16. Johnny Falls in Highgate

St. Ann (5)

17. Dunn’s River Falls

18. Little Dunn’s River Falls

19. Konoko Falls

20. Turtle River Falls

21. Island Gully Falls

Trelawny (1)

22. Liberty Falls

St. James (0)

None to my knowledge.

Hanover (1)

23. Discovery Falls

Westmoreland (2)

24. Mayfield Falls

25. Benta Falls

St. Elizabeth (2)

26. Breadnut Valley Falls

27. YS Falls

Manchester (0)

No waterfall but a beautiful remote river and beach escape in one. 😍

Clarendon (0)

None here either.

St. Catherine (1)

28. Mountain River Cave Falls

If the waterfall name is hyperlinked with pictures below it, GREAT! It means I’ve already been and you can read all about it (my experience, directions, the cost etc.) in a separate post. Otherwise, well, that’s what Google’s for my dear child. Check back often for updates as I visit and write about new waterfalls. Have fun and leave the beaches. Or not. I like my rivers and waterfalls empty. πŸ™‚

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Which waterfalls have you visited and which is your favourite? Tell me below in the comments. πŸ™‚ If I missed any waterfalls though, don’t be selfish. Drop the name of the waterfall and its location in the comments too. Or keep it to yourself. I understand.

Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time. Keep nothing but memories.

-John Muir

‘Til next time. ✌🏽


25 comments on “A List of Jamaica’s Waterfalls”

  1. Love your post, wish you wrote it earlier 🀣 We are adding a couple more waterfalls to our list. Thank you πŸ™‚ btw, there is one more waterfall, not far from Ocho Rios. Secret falls, also called Blue hole. You can find out more info in our new post 😊

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    1. Haha, that’s great. Even this list is still a work in progress as I’ve learnt of at least 3 more off-the-beaten-path waterfalls since publishing. I’ll get around to updating it soon. I know of Blue Hole and mentioned it with the name Island Gully Falls. I didn’t know it also goes by the name Secret Falls, but I guess it’s not so secret anymore. πŸ˜‚ I see pictures of it on my Instagram feed ever so often. Thanks for reading & commenting by the way! Hope it will come in handy (and be even more relevant/updated by time you need it πŸ™‚ ). Take care!


  2. It’s always a delight to see water bodies especially the water falls. You have written it very well and the picture are just wow. I have also written some blogs on waterfalls, would you mind giving your feedback?


    1. Oh gosh hunny, you home-sick πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Hush! (I actually mean this genuinely) Hopefully you can come back soon and spend more time exploring Ja. Or explore your own turf as I know you’re great at doing, that’s what Seth and (forgot the name of the car) are for! There’s nothing here to be green-eyed about 🀣


    2. Seth is the name of my car, so you remembered perfectly haha. Seth Jr is the bike. πŸ™ƒ

      I am terribly homesick, even after coming home in November. I’m planning to head back this year too, but I’m also saving up to purchase a house, so travel is on a back burner for the time being.

      Wish me luck!


    3. Haha, yup! I bought the bike to match the car, so it’s father and son πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†

      Thanks. Banks are giving me the run-around because of my green card, but I’ll find a way just like I did with the car!

      Doh bodda show off too hard in the meantime. Do me a beg you. 😭

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    1. Wow, can’t believe I forgot Nanny Falls because I actually know that one even if I haven’t been yet. Thanks for the others! I knew of Nonsuch Caves but didn’t know it had a waterfall, and the St. Andrew one.. well I understand lol. Can you drop the parish for Benta Falls and Sacred Site Falls too though? πŸ™‚

      And I know right! What bad advice lol.

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