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From Montego Bay we headed onwards to Ocho Rios, and understandably we were all a little sad after saying goodbye to Laura and our weekend family, not knowing when we’d all be in the same country again.
We arrived at Ocho Rios, checked in, dropped our bags and headed off in search of some food and then a swim at the beach. That night we all slept like babies, exhausted after the weekends antics.
The next day we woke up early and walked to the famous Dunn’s River Falls.
Now I’m more than happy for anyone and everyone out there to disagree with me here, but we were all a little let down by Dunn’s River Falls. The falls themselves are beautiful, as all waterfalls are and it is cool that you can climb up them (even if it is slippery without the water shoes) however they’re surrounded by a lot of infrastructure and man made walkways and paths that make it seem like you’re in a theme park, not at a beautiful, natural waterfall. We still enjoyed ourselves here but felt like $20 was a bit of a rip-off for what was a pretty lame time. We were lucky enough to go here super early in the morning and had the place to ourselves, and were still kind of let down.
Nonetheless we enjoyed ourselves, climbed the falls, and got some nice pictures. My word of advice is if you only have a day or so here in Ocho Rios - GO TO THE BLUE HOLE INSTEAD! Or at least read on and see what interests you more.
The next day we headed to the Blue Hole and were absolutely amazed. There is a whole series of different swimming holes, rope swings and waterfalls right out in the middle of nowhere, no infrastructure, just bright blue, natural, fresh water pools, which some seem to be of infinite depth.
Again pictures will speak louder than words here,1 but all of us loved the Blue Hole and highly suggest going here!
Tomorrow we’re leaving Jamaica and heading onwards to Costa Rica, the last 9 days have absolutely flown by!
4/4/2017 05:11:59 am
We just climbed the falls with our small children and had a great time. They thought is was such an adventure. However, next time we visit I would like to see the Blue Hole!
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