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“Better than I remembered”
Review of YS Falls

YS Falls
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Owner description: Beautiful series of waterfalls just off the Black River, lined with plenty of picnic areas for pleasant afternoon lunches al fresco.
Arlington, Virginia
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Better than I remembered”
Reviewed 22 January 2012

I lived in Jamaica from 1991 - 1995 and remember going to YS Falls before it was a real attraction. Back then you needed a local guide to get you there.

This time I traveled with a group of 12 and the best driver once could ask for (Kingsley James of TakeCareTours@hotmail.com). I was worried that since the location had been upgraded that it wouldn't match my memory, but was pleasently surprised. It is a beautiful location and very much worth the long drive from Negril.

Visited December 2011
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

We had a nice but short Visit to the falls,make sure to bring water shoes it can be slippery and lots money for the gift shop and for the Guys who help you with taking photos or using the rope swing(1 dollar bills)The trip was well worth it a little busy but at least not like Dunn Falls where its wall to wall people.

Visited January 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
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“beautiful and fun”
Reviewed 17 January 2012

We went on a family trip with our 2 adult daughters in their early 20's. Been to Jamaica years ago on a Cruise stop for a day. On that trip we did the Dunns River Fall and Horseback riding on the beach. So this trip we wanted to do something different and saw that YS Fall ranked high on tripadvisor. Also saw several reviewers recommend hiring a driver, instead of joining a tour. So we hired a driver through the hotel from MoBay, for the day, and drove to the fall early in the morning. We arrived around 10am and there's hardly anyone yet. The Tractor took the 4 of us to the fall. We walked to the top of the fall and then came back to the middle pool where we used the tree swing to jump into the clear water...really refreshing. There were zipliners above the the falls. Since we've done ziplining before at Costa Rica, we only played in the water for a while and left around 12pm, when loads of tour buses showed up with tourists.

Visited December 2011
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Yakima, Washington, United States
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“YS Falls”
Reviewed 16 January 2012

The falls were beautiful and relaxing. We hired a private taxi from Sunspree resort in Montego Bay. We highly recommend Short's taxi tours. (The 4 of us went for the price of what the resort wanted for one person on a guided tour.) With the taxi, you got to go at your own pace. We got there early in the morning to beat the crowds. At first you see guys just sitting around and you worry about your back packs and cameras while swimming but they are the guides. They will show you were to swim and help you into and out of the water and will take pictures for you. Don't forget to tip them at the end. You might want to add the Pelican Bar and Appleton Rum to this trip. Take water shoes

Visited December 2011
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Go for the Falls, stay for the rest”
Reviewed 15 January 2012

Stopped by YS Falls with a group of 8. The trip from Negril was long, but scenic...and we drove by the grave of Peter Tosh. The falls were everything I hoped. I recommend you take watershoes with you and make sure you take advantage of the guides there. They will help you with pictures, and tell you where to swim...and pose. Tip them well.

YS Falls also has ziplines, tubing, and a couple pools for swimming/hanging out.

Visited December 2011
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