Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dunn's River Falls

Thursday after breakfast we took a cab to Dunn's River Falls. Dunn's River Falls is the biggest reason why we chose to go to the Ochos Rios Sandals resort. Jason went to Dunn's River Falls two years ago when he was in Jamaica on a mission trip and loved it. He wanted to take me there, so we picked the resort closest to it. The cab ride was only about 15 minutes!

Dunn's River Falls is a big waterfall where the river flows directly into the ocean. You go into the park at the top of the falls and take the stairs down to the bottom of the falls at the beach. From the beach you climb the waterfall back up to the top. The water is really cold, but it feels good because it's so hot in Jamaica and you are working hard to climb up! We climbed the falls twice. We had such a great time! After our second time, we went back to the bottom to climb the stairs and take pictures. It was a lot harder to climb up all the stairs!

Huge Tree in the park

I wore Jason's toe shoes because I didn't have any water shoes :)
The Beach

At the bottom of the falls

View from one of the decks as you go up the falls
A flatter part

It's a popular place!
Sign at the top
Jason climbed part of it a 3rd time to get out of the heat!
After the falls, we took a cab into the city area to get some lunch and do some souvenir shopping. We had lunch at a restaurant called Mama Marley's- apparently the chain is owned by Bob Marley's mother. We had some Jamaican jerk chicken. The market was interesting. We were pretty much the only people there, so everyone was hassling us. Everyone wanted us to look in their shop and buy something from them. They tell you, "no pressure" then proceed to talk about how they need money for something. It really was a lot of pressure/a giant guilt trip! We did find some souvenirs to take home. By the time we were done shopping we were exhausted!

When our cab dropped us off at the resort, we headed back to our room to get ready for dinner. We found a card and some chocolate cake on an anniversary plate from the resort! It was a delicious snack after a long day!

I got really excited about the cake and forgot to take a picture before we ate it!
We had dinner reservations at Kelly's Dockside Grill.

On the pier
Kelly's is an open air restaurant, and we were able to sit with a perfect view of the sunset. We ate some delicious seafood for dinner while the sun was setting. It was a little bit cloudy but still gorgeous!

Ready for dinner
Beautiful sunset 

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