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Shaw Park Gardens & Waterfalls
Ranked #15 of 69 things to do in Ocho Rios
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Beautiful, well-kept gardens just a short walk from the center of town.
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Shaw Park Gardens has a beautiful breathtaking view of Ocho Rios as you come through the entryway. If you are a passenger from one of the cruise ships you can see your ship from up here in the gardens. Beside the view, there are a fantastic variety of fabulous flowers, trees and plants throughout the gardens. They have a walkway down to the pool, along the way you will see a waterfall or two. So beautiful. When you get down in the garden you turn around and get a wonderful view of the gardens from that perspective. Flower and Waterfall Lovers will have a special joy going here.

Visited October 2013
2 Thank alltvl10
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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Shaw Park Gardens & Waterfalls”
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Loved it, all plants, birds, spiders and waterfalls, please watch my video on you tube Shaw Park Gardens and Waterfalls Ocho Rios Jamaica by Danuta Rogula, so will know what i am talking about. Thanks.

Visited December 2013
3 Thank RogulaD
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Stunning falls”
Reviewed 27 January 2014

I went by myself, and there were only two other people there. There are walkways alongside the falls, and periodic platforms for special viewing, and from which one can actually wade into the pools at the base of each series of falls. The water cascades over several different configurations of rock, each unique and beautiful, and surrounded by tropical vegetation. If I had brought my bathing suit, I could have taken a dip in a couple of the pools. The falls were well worth the price of admission, but there was nothing else of much interest there. The "aviary" had only a bunch of parrots, a peacock, and a few chickens. Disappointing. But the falls are fabulous!

Visited January 2014
6 Thank darrellap
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A True Highlight”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Ronald Hawthorne was our tour guide at Shaw Gardens and I highly recommend asking for him. What a wonderful human being he is and so very knowledgeable. We spent well over an hour with Ronald learning about all of the flowers, trees and history of the hotel. Walking through the gardens takes you back to a time long ago . The views are spectacular and it really is a must see. Thank you for the bouquet Ronald!!

Visited January 2014
3 Thank NewCrew
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2014

This is such a peaceful place with several waterfalls and great guides. It used to be a sugarcane plantation. The view from the top looking down onto the ocean is astounding!

Visited February 2013
3 Thank Ladyraine
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