Day Trip to Dunn’s River Falls

Individuals and couples with an appetite for adventure don’t want to miss out on an excursion to Dunn’s River Falls. Located about 60 miles from S Hotel Jamaica, the world-famous destination is the perfect choice for a day trip. Visitors can drive down the country’s scenic coastline, climb up the stunning falls and retreat to relaxation after a day well-spent.

Make It a Date

If you’re planning to visit Jamaica with that special someone, plan a day trip that rivals the best exotic one-on-one dates on The Bachelor. At Dunn’s River Falls, you will be immersed in a sparking location that’s been shown to the world in everything from a James Bond film to an episode of America’s Next Top Model. Come let the power of the falls and the beauty of the region help you fall in love all over again.

All About the Falls

Spanning 600 feet and rising 180 feet, Dunn’s River Falls is a popular tourist destination in every season. Offering a climb of 940 feet, the falls comprise a series of naturally terraced rocks, interrupted by areas with natural pools of water. Considered “a living phenomenon,” falls like these are continuously rebuilt by deposits of travertine rock in the water. Unique among travertine waterfalls, the water is emptied directly into the sea.

Creating Your Itinerary

  • 8 a.m. – Leave Resort

    • Dunn’s River Falls Park is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s best to visit on a day when no cruise ships are in port to avoid those crowds, so view the ship schedule before you visit.

  • 9:30 a.m. – Start Exploring

    • Choose to go on a tour or explore the falls on your own. If you plan to hike the falls, it takes about one hour to make the climb.  

    • Once you reach where the river enters the sea, let the waters massage your worked-out muscles and take in the lush surroundings.

  • Noon – Lunch at the Beach

    • Before leaving the park, enjoy a picnic during a romantic rendezvous and spend some time sunbathing on the beach.

  • 2 p.m. – Another Adventure

    • If you’re seeking another adventure, go zip lining with Chukka Adventures or sign up to swim with dolphins.

  • 6 p.m. – Dinner in Town

    • As sunset draws near, you don’t have to make the drive to Montego Bay quite yet. Stop by the Island Village in Ocho Rios for a memorable dinner at one of many restaurants.

What to Bring

Browse our list of recommended items to bring on your excursion. Lockers are available for rent at the bottom of the falls.

  • Water shoes are highly recommended

  • Swimsuit or shorts

  • Towel

  • Waterproof case for your phone or camera

  • Sunscreen

  • Insect repellant

  • Change of clothes or wear clothes that dry quickly

  • Money for park entry fee


After making memories and taking Instagram-worthy photos at the falls, return to one of the stylish rooms at S Hotel Jamaica. You’ll enjoy essentials including USB connections, high-speed internet and plush bedding for a sound night’s sleep.