If you want to experience Jamaica’s refreshing waterfalls and enjoy wild untamed beauty of the island, you must visit the luxuriant Island Gully Falls/Blue Hole.
This natural gem is located just twenty minutes south-east of the resort town of Ocho Rios. You will travel through communities called Exchange, Upton and Lodge on your way there.
This natural beauty it not touristy as yet, and this is what makes Blue Hole so special. It is becoming very popular and as it is being developed — it may one day be as popular as Dunn’s River Falls. Here are some unique views along different sections of the blue hole and the falls.
Here’s one the first photos captured before inevitably becoming a mini-tourist attraction — no rails, nothing.
Then more locals and visitors started learning about from our social media pages: I am a Jamaican, @viewJamaica and the U.S based travel website, Trip Advisor. Many visitors prefer the atmosphere at the blue hole as compared to the Disney-like feel of the famous Dunn’s River Falls.
Here’s a clip of a local diving from the falls ???:
This is where only tour guides are allowed to jump: 40 feet. ???
Here’s of one of the many tour guides diving from a cliff adjacent the Blue Hole.
Here is a second tour guide:
Here’s how divers look from the side:
Here another tour guide showing off his skills:
Think you can do it? Look at this local:
From the top of the falls at the blue hole:
A beautiful shot from the base of the falls: taken with a GOPro camrea
The size of the waterfall compared to a human:
This is further downstream, looking up at the waterfall:
A view from further downstream the blue hole:
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One of the many deep natural pools at the Blue Hole.
This could be you:
Here’s another beautiful shot:
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Here’s a little cave under those rocks above:
Further downstream, there are smaller pools ranging from 10 to 15 deep.
Let’s GOOOOO! ???
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You can do a rope-swing at some of these small pool:
Swing on the rope and let go!
What to bring | Entrance Fee: $10 USD per person (pay to the Blue Hole Guide), camera (waterproof preferable but not necessary) Water shoes (recommended but not necessary) and a towel.