It’s summer 2016 & it has been a fine one so far!
I had been hearing about Konoko Falls for awhile & so when my alumnae association decided to host our annual fellowship there I was more than elated!
We set off early to Ocho Rios because our time at the falls would be limited. We had to be off the property by 2 PM because the garden was booked for a wedding in the afternoon.
Thank God for Highway 2000 because we were there in no time!
We started the day with a tour of the Botanical Gardens.
The garden tour was not long, it lasted about 20 minutes if that much. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable of the numerous flora & fauna found there. He also explained the geological structure of the property which attributes to the main attraction, the waterfall.
The garden tour ended in the courtyard by the museum. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to tour the museum but I took a peek inside & saw some nice artifacts. My next visit to Konoko will definitely include the museum tour.
The courtyard tables & benches were very colourful. The Spanish influence could not be denied.
Konoko Falls has a mini zoo & in order to get to the Lookout & Waterfall we had to pass iy. I haven’t been to the zoo in years!
They had quite a few animals in the mini zoo.
I don’t think I was prepared for the beautiful view of Ocho Rios from the lookout.
The next stop on the tour was the main attraction…the waterfalls.
I wish someone had told me I had 192 steps to get there. It was a hell of a work out!
I didn’t attempt to climb the fall or even take a dip but the ladies who did really enjoyed it.
Here a vlog of my experience
Konoko Falls is definitely a must see spot in Ocho Rios. The beautiful scenery & the courteous staff created the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing day.
It is perfect for a family, friends or staff trip.
For more information check out their website here.
Until Next trek