Reach Falls
Reach Falls
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Enjoy the hike upstream through lush vegetation to Reach Falls, where you can cool off in the crystal-clear pool at the waterfall’s base and explore the caves behind the cascades. There are restrooms and changing facilities, but no restaurants—grab lunch from one of the nearby villages. You can book a day tour that makes the whole experience a breeze. However, if you’re making your own way to the falls, you’ll have to decide between the official entrance or getting an unofficial guide. Going the local route offers a quieter and less crowded experience, but you won’t be able to access the tallest waterfall and main pool. – Tripadvisor
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  • Aneisha R
    Roanoke, Virginia189 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great hidden gem!
    Decided to visit this hidden gem and it was absolutely amazing! It’s in the hills and was a bit of a drive from Kingston but it was worth it. Clean and beautiful water. For locals, it was $500 and $10 I think for non residents. They sold water shoes which was a plus. I wish they had a wash off/ shower area but otherwise, great grounds!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 September 2023
  • Ella
    Sydney, Australia61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend!
    Absolutely gorgeous. We walked quite a way up with our guide, strongly recommend water shoes if you’re sensitive about stepping on rocks. On our drive in, a few people stopped our car to try get us to go with them to the “locals” pools rather than the “government” pools: saying there are 8 local pools and only one government pool. We went the official route as we were not sure about the locals, and the pools were spectacular and plenty to see - we don’t feel like we missed out.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 December 2023
  • Michael G
    Glasgow, United Kingdom11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unforgettable Adventure with Dorian at Reach Falls!
    My experience at Reach Falls with Dorian was nothing short of amazing! We were fortunate to meet him on our way and decided to take the non-touristy route up from the bottom of the falls. Dorian’s local expertise added a unique touch to our journey, making it more than just a typical tourist visit. The unconventional route involved walking through pools and swimming upstream, providing a refreshing and immersive experience. The ease of the trek made it accessible for all, and the scenic beauty along the way was breathtaking. Dorian’s knowledge of the area enriched our exploration, sharing insights that we wouldn’t have discovered on our own.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 January 2024
  • TraveldadLondon
    215 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful climb up the local route
    As you approach Reach falls there are a lot of local guides. We decided to use a well mannered guide called Dorian. They charge the same as the official entry fee with the proceeds going to the community. We had a wonderful hour climbing up through numerous pools and small falls with Dorian showing us exactly where to step while taking photos of us and pointing out interesting things. A great trip. Dorian 18765856481 if you would like to prearrange
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 February 2024
  • northlondongal2017
    London, United Kingdom27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An excellent day out.
    We got there early so we were pretty much the only ones there. The entrance area includes very clean and well kept bathroom/changing booths. There is a bit of a walk to the falls themselves, all down hill on the way there and of course therefore, uphill on the way back. My 90 year old dad couldn’t make it but he spent a lovely time with the staff at the entrance area. Meanwhile, we arrived at the main pool area (which is very secure) to meet a guide who walked us up, through a section of the waterfall itself via deep and shallow pools then back down via a very short underwater cave and a couple of optional jumps. One of our party was a non-swimmer but still managed to join in, in the water. It was an exhilarating experience for me, a breathtakingly beautiful place and we all had a great time. If you visit Portland during an extremely rainy time, you may find the Falls are closed due to the quantity of water passing through the Falls - do check in advance. Highly recommend!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 April 2024
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northlondongal2017
London, UK27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We got there early so we were pretty much the only ones there. The entrance area includes very clean and well kept bathroom/changing booths. There is a bit of a walk to the falls themselves, all down hill on the way there and of course therefore, uphill on the way back. My 90 year old dad couldn’t make it but he spent a lovely time with the staff at the entrance area. Meanwhile, we arrived at the main pool area (which is very secure) to meet a guide who walked us up, through a section of the waterfall itself via deep and shallow pools then back down via a very short underwater cave and a couple of optional jumps. One of our party was a non-swimmer but still managed to join in, in the water.
It was an exhilarating experience for me, a breathtakingly beautiful place and we all had a great time. If you visit Portland during an extremely rainy time, you may find the Falls are closed due to the quantity of water passing through the Falls - do check in advance. Highly recommend!
Written 20 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TraveldadLondon
London215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
As you approach Reach falls there are a lot of local guides. We decided to use a well mannered guide called Dorian. They charge the same as the official entry fee with the proceeds going to the community. We had a wonderful hour climbing up through numerous pools and small falls with Dorian showing us exactly where to step while taking photos of us and pointing out interesting things. A great trip. Dorian 18765856481 if you would like to prearrange
Written 29 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Michael G
Glasgow, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
My experience at Reach Falls with Dorian was nothing short of amazing! We were fortunate to meet him on our way and decided to take the non-touristy route up from the bottom of the falls. Dorian’s local expertise added a unique touch to our journey, making it more than just a typical tourist visit.

The unconventional route involved walking through pools and swimming upstream, providing a refreshing and immersive experience. The ease of the trek made it accessible for all, and the scenic beauty along the way was breathtaking. Dorian’s knowledge of the area enriched our exploration, sharing insights that we wouldn’t have discovered on our own.
Written 14 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ella
Sydney, Australia61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Absolutely gorgeous. We walked quite a way up with our guide, strongly recommend water shoes if you’re sensitive about stepping on rocks. On our drive in, a few people stopped our car to try get us to go with them to the “locals” pools rather than the “government” pools: saying there are 8 local pools and only one government pool. We went the official route as we were not sure about the locals, and the pools were spectacular and plenty to see - we don’t feel like we missed out.
Written 21 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Larry S
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The falls were pretty and it was a good swimming spot.

Reach Falls is a dedicated park, don’t fall for the “guides” come ons outside of the park. They will take you through pools down stream of the park to get you to a view of the falls from distance. We drove into the park, paid our fee and enjoyed the falls up close.

During low water levels the life guards will take you up river to the rabbit holes where you can shoot trough worm holes in the rocks. Our guide/life guard smelled of rum and weed so we opted out of that experience and just enjoyed the view.
Written 3 December 2023
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Aneisha R
Roanoke, VA189 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Decided to visit this hidden gem and it was absolutely amazing! It’s in the hills and was a bit of a drive from Kingston but it was worth it. Clean and beautiful water. For locals, it was $500 and $10 I think for non residents. They sold water shoes which was a plus. I wish they had a wash off/ shower area but otherwise, great grounds!
Written 14 September 2023
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Jess Hazell
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We loved our experience at Reach Falls. We had a local guide, Dorian, who took us through the smaller pools up towards the falls. He was friendly, knowledgeable and made the experience so much richer than if we’d just seen the main falls. 100% one of the best things we’ve done. Such surreal beauty. Can highly recommend Dorian and he charges such a reasonable rate!
Written 2 July 2023
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ladyB
London, UK59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
We found Reach Falls better than Dunns River.
It’s Morning us 4 and a guide the falls to ourselves. What a blast and so so beautiful. We have been to dunns river a few times. Reach Falls climb is more thrilling into caves under the water falls, jumping in, we had so so much fun.
Written 20 February 2023
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Emma R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
one of the most beautiful things i’ve seen so far in Jamaica. the staff were friendly, and took us up the waterfall. water and the park were clean. i would definitely recommend water shoes though it can be done without
Written 24 December 2022
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Ruby S
Birmingham, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Stunning location, crystal clear water. Our tour guide was exceptional... I just wish I didn't look at my feet the whole way round the falls!!
Written 10 December 2022
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